Spirit

An all-new, industrial-grade drone platform designed for harsh environments. 

Industrial, public safety and military drones have to operate in difficult settings.  Remote locations.  Harsh weather.  No support infrastructure.  Delayed or cancelled flights mean wasted time, higher costs, and increased risks.  Ascent’s portable, rugged, coaxial configuration is easier to get to where it’s needed and tough enough to handle the harshest environments.

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Portable

Easily fits in a backpack. No more transport cases.

  • Cylindrical airframe

  • Collapsible rotor blades

  • Removable landing gear

Rugged

Absorbs impacts that would damage conventional multirotors

  • Polycarbonate, carbon fiber and machined aluminum

  • Protected against particulate and moisture ingress

  • IP56 with additional MIL-810G standards available


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A mission-critical platform…

The coaxial system’s rugged, sealed core module contains all of the critical components including the motors, rotor system, flight control actuators, autopilot and primary control receiver.

  • Carbon fiber, machined aluminum, steel and polycarbonate components

  • Compact and lightweight - 9 inches tall with a core weight of just 3.0 lbs

  • Water and particulate resistant for operations in any weather or environment

…adapts for any critical mission

Adaptable to any payload, the all-new Spirit coaxial provides unmatched versatility:

  • Top and bottom attach quick-attach fittings

  • Payloads and batteries can be mounted or stacked on either point as necessary

  • Modules lock and unlock with a simple twist

  • Generous CG envelope accommodates a wide range of configurations

  • 10.5 lbs. available for payloads and batteries

  • Compatible with FLIR Duo Pro R RGB/thermal camera


Outstanding Flight Performance

With a top speed over 60 mph and tight turning radius, Spirit is ideal for a wide range of missions. Click here for detailed specifications and performance.

Dimensions

  • Overall (no battery, no payload): 9 inches (227mm) x 4.2 inches (106mm)

  • Payload interfaces (diameter): Two available, each 4.2 inches (106mm) diameter, others supported

  • Empty weight (no battery, no payload): 3.0 lbs (1.4 kg)

  • Maximum operating weight: 13.5 lbs. (6.1 kg)

  • Available for batteries & payloads: 10.5 lbs. (4.8 kg)

  • Standard battery: 3.0 lbs. (1.4kg)

  • System voltage: 44.4v (12S) various stepdowns available

  • Environmental: IP56 with additional MIL-810G standards available

Performance

  • Endurance (single battery, max available payload): > 22 minutes (38 minutes w/no payload)

  • Endurance (two batteries, max available payload): > 28 minutes (53 minutes w/no payload)

  • Maximum recommended forward speed: > 60 mph (100 kph, 27 m/sec)

  • Operating temperature range: -40⁰ to 130⁰F (-40⁰ to 54⁰C)

  • Maximum operating altitude: above 14,600’ (5,000 meters)

  • Standard autopilot: Pixhawk Cube & Arducopter

  • Standard GCS signal range: 12 miles (20 km) FCC; 7 miles (12 km) CE & SRRC

Please click here for more detailed specifications


Mission Critical Applications

Law Enforcement

Hundreds of police departments and law enforcement agencies have begun to incorporate drones into their operations. Spirit’s compact, rugged form factor makes it easy to transport and deploy for:

  • Tactical response

  • Aerial observation

  • Search

  • Border Security

  • Accident & crime scene investigation

Public Safety

Able to operate in weather conditions that ground most others, Spirit streamlines the collection of vital information and supplies in the early stages of incident response when time is critical.

  • Disaster Response

  • Search & Rescue

  • Urban and suburban firefighting

  • Rural firefighting

  • Public assembly management

Spirit is ideal for ISR operations like perch & stare

Defense & Intelligence

From desert to jungle, ocean to city, warfighters face the most challenging operating environments. With a compact core that can be adapted with a wide range of payloads and still fit easily in a backpack and the common launch tube (CLT), Spirit can be deployed by individual personnel or from ground, air and sea assets to meet a wide range of missions:

  • Intelligence, Surveillance & Reconnaissance

  • Bio/Radiation Threat Detection

  • Counter UAS

  • Precision Resupply

  • Weaponized payload

Fly with Confidence

With a rugged design that absorbs common mishaps, pilots and their leadership can be more confident not only when operating in active situations, but also during practice flights that are so critical in building and maintaining the proficiency that is so critical to successfully integrate drones into law enforcement, public safety and security operations.