Expand Your Horizons

5 reasons to fly a
fixed-wing drone


Spend less time on-site

As the guide below proves, when flying a 100 ha (247 ac) mapping project, a fixed-wing senseFly eBee X drone can complete this job in 26 minutes, a saving of 22 minutes over a typical quadcopter system. Expand the project size further, up to 300 ha (741 ac), and using the senseFly eBee X reduces the time required on-site by a massive 90 minutes!


Reduce labour costs

Knowing how long you’re likely to spend on-site is essential to calculating the profitability of your mapping projects. Reason 2 of our guide takes the data from our previous section and translates that into real-world cost savings. Things get really exciting when you realize you can save up to USD $385 (per mapping mission) by flying a fixed-wing drone versus a quadcopter!


Increase your project capacity

Using a fixed-wing drone rather than a quadcopter not only helps you reduce your time on-site and cut labour costs, as Reasons 1 and 2 of our guide shows, it also helps you complete more missions per week. If you typically fly large 300 ha (741 ac) sites, flying a fixed-wing drone would be the difference between completing (and billing) for five projects versus eleven projects! Explore the stats below