Assigning the Phoebus to your mission is just like using a flying sport utility vehicle. The Phoebus is a powerful and exceptionally reliable UAS platform that can be adapted to fly wide variety of missions. The large payload capacity allows the Phoebus to be fitted with multiple large sensors, large format gimbals, communications or cargo systems, allowing multiple facets of a mission to be carried out simultaneously.
The Phoebus features a rugged, twin engine, carbon fiber airframe and a sealed avionics bay that helps ensure its safe and reliable operation, returning home successfully after each mission even in harsh environments and inclement weather.
By acquiring a Drone America Phoebus you are obtaining a truly affordable, multi-role, large scale UAS. The Phoebus gives you the ability to deliver up to 150lbs of emergency medical supplies to a remote hospital, preform airborne communications, maritime surveillance, endangered species conservation, aerial mapping and surveillance missions, all on the same airframe.
Average of 7 hours of flight time at max weight of 500 lbs.*
Built In Safety Features
The Phoebus has a twin engine design that allows it to continue flying even if a single engine fails. The avionics bay is sealed against dust and moisture to ensure reliable operations in all types of climates.
The Phoebus features a dust and moisture sealed avionics bay that helps ensure its safe and reliable operation, returning home successfully after each mission even in harsh environments and inclement weather.
The Phoebus has a large payload bay that can hold up to 150lbs. of payloads, including sensors, cameras, supplies and extra fuel for longer flights.
Camera and Sensors
Many cameras and sensors can be installed and configured for specific needs and missions, such as Visible, Thermal, Infrared, UV, Multi-spectral, Hyper-spectral, Atmospheric and Photogrammetry.
With two in-line 342cc 2-stroke engine equipped with Electronic Fuel Injection, The Phoebus is able suffer a single engine failure and still be able to return safely.
The Phoebus can help locate and identify potential illegal vessels, help with research or during Search and Rescue missions.
Search and Rescue
The Phoebus’s long lasting endurance and large payload capabilities allow for long distance wildlife surveying, security and research.
The large payload capacity allows the Phoebus to be fitted with more than one sensor or payload at a time, allowing multiple facets of a mission to be carried out simultaneously.
Wing-Span : 26 ft (7.925 m)
Length: 12 ft 6 in (3.81 m)
Empty Weight: 160 lbs (72.7 kg)
Fuel Weight: 180 lbs (81.6 kg)
Payload Weight: 150 lbs (68 kg)
Max Weight @ Takeoff: 500 lbs (227.3 kg)
Endurance*: 7 + hours
Speed Range: 45-100+ mph
Max Altitude**: 18,000 ft (5,480 m) MSL
Control Method: Laptop/Tablet/GCS
Take-off and Landing: Traditional Landing Gear
*Flight time varies due to payload configurations, flight conditions, temperature and altitude.**Max Altitude is determined by flying conditions, payloads and local flight laws.