Velos Rotors

Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I buy a UAV helicopter and not a quad or multicopter UAV?

A Velos V3 UAV helicopter can carry larger payloads and have much longer flight times of up to 90 minutes. In addition, the Velos V3 is fully redundant, which allows it to be flown in harsh weather conditions and over populated areas more safely. Quad and multicopter UAV models do not have these capabilities.

What is the difference between the electric Velos UAV and a gasoline powered UAV?

Gasoline helicopters are noisy and have gas emissions and turbulence that may create problems for sensitive equipment and sensors. In addition, gasoline motors are prone to failure while Velos UAV has a fully redundant twin motor design, which is more reliable and requires less maintenance.

Why buy a Velos UAV helicopter and not a UAV airplane?

UAV airplanes may have longer distance range, but they have more limited payload capacity and require a larger airfield for takeoff and landing. UAV airplanes also cannot hover or maintain a low speed, which makes them more difficult to maneuver and unable to be used for more industrial applications including LiDAR inspection, rescue, surveillance or other high-resolution data gathering missions. 

How long it takes to receive my Velos UAV?

Velos UAV orders are filled within four to six weeks, which is less than half the typical turnaround time of other suppliers. Our modular design and stock availability of all parts help us deliver orders in a timely fashion. 

Do you integrate a custom payload for us?

Velos V3 UAVs are equipped with a unique payload rail system, which provides the flexibility to quickly design and customize most payload configurations. Specifically, the Velos V3 payload rail is 55cm long with 14 sets of extruded bases along the length placed four centimeters with M4 threaded holes. This gives the Velos V3 28 different locations for mounting payloads off the shelf. Our team can customize, integrate and test more sophisticated payloads as required.

Velos UAV has a fully redundant twin engine design. What failures can be tolerated in air?

The Velos UAV is the only UAV helicopter in its class that can tolerate a complete failure of most major components and safely land protecting its payload and the surrounding area. The patented drivetrain gearbox automatically isolates the faulty part without introducing additional drag, allowing it to land safely in the following conditions: motor failure, a broken belt, broken gear, one-way bearing failure, burned ESC, main battery failure, BEC failure and servo failure.

How easy is to fly a Velos Rotors UAV?

With the advanced autopilot system and different flight modes, the Velos UAV is as easy to fly as a quad or multicopter in normal weather conditions. In case of strong winds, Velos UAV is easier to fly compared to multicopter UAVs.

Is the training you provide sufficient in order to fly Velos UAV for my project?

We offer a three-day training session that covers the Velos UAV hardware, parts and maintenance with actual flight training in different mission scenarios. We can provide additional training if you have specific project or payload requirements.

What flight controller and ground software is used by the Velos UAV?

The Velos UAV flight controller uses custom firmware, which is compatible with all the autopilot-supported ground control software including mission planner, Q ground control, UgSC and many others.

Do you support Autopilot mode? What are its flight capabilities?

The Velos UAV has an autopilot system equipped with capabilities that include emergency auto landing, return to Land/home base, different missions with waypoints and automatic navigation/mission.