Strategic Collaboration between Embention and Dronetech for Advanced UAV Solutions

Embention, a leading company in the development of products and services for the Urban Air Mobility (UAM) industry, with more than 15 years of experience and specialised in Autopilots and Motor Controllers developed in compliance with the aeronautical certification standards DO178C and DO254, collaborates with leading companies in the UAV sector such as Dronetech.

Dronetech, a company specialising in the design and manufacture of UAVs, develops VTOL aircraft that maximise safety and reliability. Its AV-2 Pelican VTOL, designed with full redundancy, is a fixed-wing aircraft capable of vertical or horizontal take-off and landing, with automated speed management to increase flight time or maximise distance travelled, thanks to the integration of Veronte Autopilot 1x, a highly reliable flight control system that can be easily configured to control the drones, UAVs, USVs or UGVs.


The main characteristics of the AV-2 Pelican are as follows:

  • More than 17 flight hours in horizontal mode and 9 in vertical take-off.
  • Maximum take-off weight of 38 kg in HTOL and 44 kg in VTOL configuration.
  • Programmable or computer-assisted manual mode. 
  • Intelligent autopilot with emergency management module. 
  • Redundancy in critical navigation, propulsion, electrical, battery, wiring, servo actuators and autopilot systems. 
  • Maximum speed of 110 km/h, cruising speed of 90 km/h.
  • Command centre in different configurations: tablet, briefcase, vehicle mounted, or fixed.

Veronte Autopilot 1x on AV2 Pelican

AV2 Pelican offers two configurations on the same platform as it is convertible into VTOL or HTOL. Propulsion is provided by two 4-stroke engines together with 8 powerful electric motors for vertical propulsion. In addition, the AV-2 Pelican allows a multitude of missions thanks to its flexible configuration, and offers rapid deployment in less than 15 minutes with only one operator. The main missions for which the Pelican was designed are surveillance, mapping and leak detection.

The Veronte Autopilot 1x advanced flight control system integrated in the AV-2 Pelican is a miniature avionics system for advanced control of autonomous vehicles. This autopilot is developed in accordance with aviation standards DO178C / ED-12, DO254 and DO 160, with Veronte Autopilot being the only one to have proven compliance with these standards in a certification process and providing the reliable evidence required for UAV certification. The Veronte Autopilot 1x incorporates a suite of state-of-the-art sensors and processors along with datailing LOS and BLOS M2M and ADS-B or ID Remote radio, all at a reduced size and weight.

For all these reasons, the integration of Veronte Autopilot 1x in the AV-2 Pelican, together with its configuration flexibility and versatility, makes the AV-2 Pelican a safe, reliable and practical UAV, capable of carrying out a multitude of missions.

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