D3: fixed-wing UAV with 3h endurance and 3m wingspan
D3: fixed-wing UAV with 3h endurance and 3m wingspan
D3: fixed-wing UAV with 3h endurance and 3m wingspan
D3: fixed-wing UAV with 3h endurance and 3m wingspan

D3 is a turnkey unmanned aerial system (UAS). It consists of fully autonomous and highly modular electric glider, integrated autopilot, and ground control software. D3 is ready to fly out-of-the box with minimal training similar to the widely spread consumer multirotor drones.
The main D3 advantage is flight time up to 3 hours with an off-the-shelf 10Ah LiPo battery. In other words, six times longer than a typical multicopter flight of 30 minutes. Additionally, the D3 can take advantage of any local thermals and maintain or even gain altitude without the help of its electric motor. Therefore, the D3 can scan more area and cover longer distance than any multicopter while maintaining a cruise speed of 55km/h.

Designer

Karl Lagerfeld

Photographer

Annie Leibovitz

Client

Ruben Frankilin



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