First in UAS Cloud-seeding / 2016 – First in Long Distance BLOS Package Delivery / 2017
The Savant sUAS is a medium sized, all electric powered, fixed-wing aircraft. With an optional VTOL kit and an interchangeable payload system, different sensor packages and mission types are quickly accommodated. The Drone America Savant can fly for more than 2 hours, depending on configuration, allowing long distance flights and large area surveys.
The Savant has a minimal prep to launch time, a large payload bay, can fly farther, stay on station longer and deliver the results your mission requires. The Savant was designed and manufactured in our facility in Reno, Nevada. Every aspect of the Savant was created with safety in mind, from its industry leading carbon fiber construction and mission-tested military-grade autopilot to its active safety systems incorporating an on-board ADS-B and ballistic parachute the Savant is designed to successfully return with your collected data after each mission, every time.
Designed and manufactured in the USA by our in-house team at the Drone America facility, the Savant’s industry leading carbon fiber design allows for higher performance and long flight times as well as a stronger, lightweight airframe with room to carry up to twelve sensors on the same flight.
Way Point Navigation
The Savant is easily controlled through a tablet or laptop using way-point navigation. With the Drone America Savant you have the real time ability to respond to changing conditions by altering its flightpath, altitudes, orbit points and payload triggers, all from an easy to read flight map.
Camera and Sensors
Several types of cameras and sensors can be installed and configured for your specific needs and missions. The Drone America Savant can accommodate combinations of HD visible, thermal, infrared, UV, multi-spectral, hyper-spectral, atmospheric, LIDAR and photogrammetry packages.
The Savant airframe is flexible enough to accommodate any type of launch and recovery system you require. The Savant features a Kevlar reinforced undercarriage that allows for traditional landings well as options for precision VTOL, net and parachute recovery.
With exceptional endurance time and a wide array of payload and sensor configurations, the Savant is capable of completing long missions, collecting large mounts of data and flying in many conditions.
The Savant’s tough carbon design, long endurance, launch and recovery options allow for nearly unlimited maritime applications and missions.
Search and Rescue
With its lightweight airframe, beyond line of sight capability and ability to carry multiple payloads and sensors, the Savant is a valuable asset for many industries and applications.
Wing-Span: 11 ft 10 in (3.58 m)
Length: 5 ft 6 in (1.7 m)
Empty Weight: 22 lbs. (9.9 kg)
Max Weight with Payload: 37 lbs (16.7 kg)
Endurance*: up to 2 hours
Max Speed: 85 mph
Max Altitude**: 18,000 ft (5,486 m) MSL
Control Method: Laptop/Tablet
Take-off and Landing: VTOL, Launcher take-off; Traditional Landing, Net, Parachute
*Flight time varies due to payload configurations, flight conditions, temperature and altitude.**Max Altitude is determined by flying conditions, payloads and local flight laws.