Swift Radioplanes Partners with Canadian Based Hovercam-Media

Unmanned Aerial Systems Centre of Excellence is pleased to announce that their member Hovercam-Media (St-Félicien-Normandin) have closed a new deal giving them exclusive distribution rights in Canada of the Lynx M developed by American Swift Radioplanes (Prescott, Arizona, USA). Several fixed-wing (airplane) UAV trials were carried out by Hovercam-Media. Mr. Guy Savard, the President, and […]

Lynx UAS at I/ITSEC 2014

Lynx will be on display at I/ITSEC 2014 in MetaVR’s Booth #1249.   About I/ITSEC The Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC)promotes cooperation among the Armed Services, Industry, Academia and various Government agencies in pursuit of improved training and education programs, identification of common training issues and development of multiservice programs. Initiated in 1966 […]

MetaVR’s 1 Inch Per-Pixel Resolution Geospecific Real-Time Terrain Built With Aerial Imagery Collected by Swift Radioplanes

MetaVR has posted a video of a real-time flythrough, of 3D geospecific virtual terrain built with 1 inch per-pixel resolution imagery collected with the company’s remote-controlled aircraft [Lynx] and high-resolution elevation data. The MetaVRC, MetaVR’s remote-controlled hand-launched aircraft for imagery data collection, is a low profile, lightweight, and portable plane, modified to accommodate autonomous flight. […]

Lynx M Breaks 2 Hour Mark

The newest Lynx airframe, now called the Lynx M flew past the 2 hour mark during a large mapping flight. The flight time was achieved while carrying the standard payload and without the use of additional batteries. Final endurance numbers are expected to be 2.5 hours; this puts the Lynx’s flight time and map coverage far ahead of the […]

Swift Radioplanes Exhibits at the 2014 Reno Air Race 1st Annual Drone Zone

Swift Radioplanes recently returned from Reno, Nevada, where they exhibited at the Reno Air Races’ first annual “Drone Zone”, where companies from Nevada and the Southwestern U.S. showcased their unmanned aircraft, robotics, and collegiate research. 2014 also marked the first year of the Reno Air Races small UAS Challenge, hosted by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Worldwide. […]

Lynx Featured in ‘UAS For Aerial Mapping’

Swift Radio Planes: Lynx “The Lynx is the largest of all the UAS mentioned here and also the system you would part with the least cash for. It weighs in at about 4.5kg, but is still hand launched. The Lynx will fly comfortably for 90 minutes. The plane is controlled by an APM 2.6 but […]

Northern Arizona University Receives COA for Lynx UAS

Northern Arizona University has been granted a Certificate of Authorization (COA) from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to operate the Lynx Unmanned Aerial System (UAS). NAU’s School of Forestry will use Lynx to create high resolution aerial maps of forests in various stages of management before and after wildfires. Last year, wildfires consumed over 100,000 […]

Yavapai College Works With Swift Radioplanes on New Programs

CHINO VALLEY – Small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS), better known as drones, may soon be crisscrossing the skies over Chino Valley. But they won’t be doing any spying. The sUAS are part of a new program under development at Yavapai College that would use UAS for safety programs, including fire sciences, emergency management and agricultural studies. The […]