Kestrel
No Runway. No Problem.

Kestrel is an electric vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) unmanned aircraft system designed for long-range, high speed missions. With the benefits of VTOL and the aerodynamic advantages of fixed-wing flight, Kestrel delivers long flight times with high payload capacities in even the most challenging environments.

Kestrel Coverage Area

TECHNICAL SPECS

MAX TAKEOFF WEIGHT
31 lbs (14 kg)

MAX PAYLOAD
5.5 lbs (2.5 kg)

DESIGN SPEED
43 mph (70 km/h)

SPEED RANGE
40 TO 80 mph (65 to 130 km/h)

MAX FLIGHT TIME
2 hours

ELECTRIC PROPULSION POWER
4.8 kW

Complete End-to-End Solution

Autel Robotics provides a full ecosystem with the Kestrel platform including flight planning tools, ground systems, ground control station, payloads, and data analysis tools – all optimized to leverage Kestrel’s unique performance and usability.

Kestrel Ground Station

How will your company use Kestrel?

Agriculture

  • Monitor vegetation growth and yield
  • Periodically analyze water and pesticide needs

Disaster Management

  • Aid post-disaster relief efforts
  • Execute larger-scale & more efficient search and rescue missions

Resource Mapping

  • Conduct land surveys for management and discover more
  • Optimize dikes, rivers, and fisheries with superior monitoring capabilities

Inspection / Oil & Gas

  • Survey oil and gas pipelines
  • Inspect Power cable, oil rigs and more

Security

  • Leverage long flight times for extended perimeter surveillance
  • Keep track of anti-piracy and anti-poaching operations

Imaging & Photography

  • Watch and analyze traffic patterns
  • Create higher-quality commercial real estate videos

MODULAR NOSE

With multiple task-specific nose cone modules, Kestrel can handle a broad range of use case scenarios.

Kestrel Nose Cones


EASY TRANSPORT

The fuselage separates into a tail and a nose section, allowing for easy transport and simplified customer systems integration.

 

SAFETY
With a redundant safety system, Kestrel can still glide safely to the ground even in the event of a total motor failure.

 

QUICK BATTERIES ACCESS
Battery packs are accommodated in the nacelles for quick access and changeability. The battery systems constantly monitor their status for safety and ease of use.


QUALITY
Industrial-grade solutions in hardware, electronics, and software make Kestrel a reliable flying system for challenging missions.

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Kestrel aerial side view