The future of small unmanned aircraft systems, today.

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The ALTI Transition is a next generation VTOL unmanned aerial aircraft, developed as an advanced, efficient and affordable fixed wing system with the ability to take-off and land vertically, anywhere.

ALTI officially announced the Transition aircraft system across the world last year in conjunction with Unmanned Systems Technology which featured the Transition as the UST Magazine June/July cover story and ten page dossier article. Since then the Transition has been well proven and tested with flight performance and endurance of up to 7 hours and 500km range per flight.

The ALTI Transition is available to order and already shipping out to clients around the world.

We offer various build options of the Transition, from empty airframes to complete ready to fly systems with Ground Control Stations built to each client's specifications, including gimbals, payloads and more. An all-electric option is also available for shorter range and silent operation, along with custom development, integrations and full technical support services.

Specifications + Performance


Compact Size

Small size - Massive performance

Wingspan: 3000mm
Length: 2500mm
Height: 490mm

MTOW 16kg

Both main and rear wings are removable, which significantly reduce the size for rapid deployment, transport and storage needs.



Electric + Fuel

The ALTI Transition offers incredible endurance of up to 7 hours with true VTOL capability. Capture the data you need anywhere, any time.

Fuel Fixed Wing Endurance: Up to 7 Hours
All Electric Endurance: Up to 2 Hours

Endurance may be more or less depending on payload, flight conditions etc.


Open Payloads

Fly exactly what you need

With a large payload bay area, open to fit and mount a huge range of cameras, sensors and other equipment, the system offers great flexibility without limiting the operator or mission scope. With advanced sensors becoming smaller and lighter, the need for heavy payload capacity is also no longer a need.

Max Payload Weight: 1.5kg
Suggested Sensor: Next Vision EO/IR


Advanced Airframe

Cabron composite materials

An incredibly efficient and advanced aerodynamic design featuring dihedral, washout and winglets, an integrated fuel tank built into the wing saving space, along with quick release connectors for assembly, all made from aerospace composite materials.

With a fully removable main wing section, adjustable avionics and payload trays, electric and fuel options, the Transision offers the ultimate in SUAS airframe technology.


Rapid Deploy

Setup and fly in under 10 minutes

A modular 'rapid deploy' airframe allows setup and flying within a few short minutes, no bulky and complex launch and recovery hardware is required.

The wings, and tail booms are easily and quickly removed without any tools, and the entire system packs into a compact case, ready for transport with massive cost savings and less hands required.


Ground Control Systems

Control, Data and Video

ALTI's advanced ground control systems offer everything from short range basic control to long range, vehicle mounted data telemetry, control, video links, payload control systems, tracking, as well as IP rated weatherproof hardware and flight cases.

ALTI runs UAVenture's AirRails GCS and software for the most advanced VTOL Autopilot system available.


Smart Design

Hardware + Software

We developed an advanced ALTI Autopilot specifically for the Transition VTOL aircraft, featuring high end components, GPS and sensors.

The ALTI Transition offers redundant flight control, with a split dual elevator, airspeed sensor along with our sophisticated code allowing for stall speed detection and many other fail safe features like weather veining, overbank protection, velocity checks and more, the multi-rotor will instantly take control when required.


Brushless Propulsion

Reliable Power

Operate with confidence, the ALTI Transition uses the best brushless motor technology available, with high performance carbon propellers and 80A motor controllers for smooth reliable thrust to get you airborne quickly and safely.

VTOL Propeller Size: 18"
Fuel Pusher Propeller Size: 15" Tri-blade


Navigation LEDs

Smarter and brighter

Ultra bright, fully programmable navigation LED and strobe system, as well as a landing light underneath the airframe, with the ability to remotely turn the lighting on or off, as well as enable the landing light, special lighting features such as SOS, Morse and more.

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What makes the ALTI Transition different is it's endurance, performance and affordability when compared to other available systems. A brief list of key advantages the Transition offers include,

Up to 7 hours endurance An ultra compact, true VTOL aircraft with a wingspan of only 3m
Modular, highly advanced airframe design with a MTOW of only 16kg
Double Hybrid - Electric + Fuel, VTOL + Fixed Wing

The Transition is made from the highest grade materials, to the highest standards, using unique propitiatory techniques to ensure quality and reliability. A highly advanced aerodynamic design allows for low stall speeds, efficient cruise with very low drag, excellent stability and an incredibly low weight. The airframe is completely modular and can be rapidly deployed from in the case to in the air in under 10 minutes with only two operators required, this along with zero need for a runway or heavy and expensive catapult systems, provides a quicker and safer operation, anywhere.

The ALTI Transition VTOL was created and developed by ALTI UAS, the leading unmanned VTOL aircraft system developer and manufacturer. The same company also developed and owns the popular SteadiDrone range of commercial and industrial multi-rotor systems, which brought about many industry firsts, including the first small uas with rapid deploy folding airframes, front mounted camera gimbals and other unique features now found on many other systems. ALTI's foundation is based on many years of industry, technology and development experience.

ALTI also offers full custom development of VTOL UAS systems for clients and companies around the world, to suit their exact needs and specific performance and operational requirements.

ALTI flies GCS and Autopilot software by UAVenture


Get In Touch

For pricing, options and any other information required, please pop us a message via the form below and we will be sure to get back to you very shortly.


PHONE: +27 44 382 7051

ADDRESS: 1 Waenhout Ave, Knysna, Western Cape, South Africa

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