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What is the Difference Between Multi-Rotor Drone and Fixed-Wing Drone?

Multi-Rotor Drones: simple to operate, relatively lightweight in overall weight, and can hover at a fixed point.


Multi-rotors are suitable for small area applications such as aerial photography, environmental monitoring, reconnaissance, architectural modeling, and transportation of special objects.

Multi-rotor UAV is characterized by its ability to hover, vertical lifting and lowering of the take-off site requirements, but slower speed, short endurance, so in many complex environments, the scope of the area is not large is more suitable for, such as: aerial photography, surveillance, reconnaissance, building modeling and so on.

Consumer grade drones are all rotor drones. Usually rotary wing drones have a range of about 20 minutes and a load capacity of basically a micro camera.

The industrial-grade rotary wing UAV, some of the highest load in 7KG, endurance can reach 40 minutes, compared with the ordinary consumer-grade rotary wing, is also greatly enhance the operational efficiency and adaptability, in the urban areas, mining, disaster emergency and other areas involved in the mapping of the area is not big has a good performance.


Fixed-Wing Drones: long endurance, good wind resistance, wide shooting area.


Fixed wing is suitable for aerial survey, area monitoring, pipeline patrol, emergency communication and so on.

Fixed-wing UAVs are similar to airplanes in their principle of flight, relying on thrust generated by propellers or turbine engines to power the airplane forward, with the main lift coming from the relative motion of the wings to the air. Therefore, a fixed-wing UAV must have a certain airless relative velocity to have lift to fly.

Fixed-wing aerial vehicles are characterized by fast flight speed and large carrying capacity. Fixed-wing UAVs are generally chosen when there is a need for range and altitude, such as low-altitude photogrammetry, electric power patrol, highway monitoring and so on.


Drone Flight Safety

In order to prevent the drone from “blowing up”, no matter it is a multi-rotor or fixed-wing drone, it should have a stable flight control system, a perfect emergency system, as well as the design of routes, auto-pilot, and non-safety automatic return to home and other functions. Of course, the flight area, ejector frame, ground station, parachute drop point and even the weather should also be carefully considered.

Post time: Apr-23-2024