A brand new development for Altus, the ORC3 is a hybrid, gasoline-electric unmanned helicopter system. Based on the highly successful ORC2 electric platform, the ORC3 features a high tech 2-stroke gasoline generator onboard, delivering ample power smoothly via a small flight battery pack. This serves the dual purpose of providing extended endurance (increased by more than a factor of 3 times over the ORC2) while also providing the redundancy of battery power should the engine fail or run out of gas.
As with all Altus ORC helicopters, the vehicle is fitted with the patented Altus ballistic emergency parachute.
Payload options include: Inspection or ISR, photogrammetric survey, LiDAR and more!