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A small, ultra-compact endurance VTOL for everyday commercial use. The ALTI Ascend offers up to five times the endurance of competing systems along with a truly competitive price point of $ 35,000 USD. The ALTI Ascend features a 2-meter wingspan and follows the same tried and tested design of it’s larger brothers, the Transition and Reach. Ideal for large scale mapping, surveillance and general photo/video applications, the ALTI Ascend expands our fleet of best-in-class endurance vertical take-off and landing fixed-wing unmanned aircraft.


ALTI Ascend Key Features

Long Endurance

Fly for longer with endurance of up to 6 hours and a standard operating link range of up to 10km. The ultra lightweight carbon fuselage features a highly advanced aerodynamic design and performance, unlike any other vehicle in its class. 

Hybrid Fixed Wing

A fixed wing with a reliable quadcopter component for vertical take-off and landing. Electricity for VTOL and petrol for fixed wing propulsion, the Ascend truly is a next-generation hybrid aircraft.

Rapid Deploy

Ultra compact with no need for launch or recovery equipment, The Ascend is practical, tested and affordable. The airframe is completely modular and can be rapidly deployed, from in the case to in the air in under 10 minutes.

Vertical Takeoff

Able to vertically ascend to altitude, where it transitions into forward wing-bound flight for the duration of the mission. A smooth and level back transition into a solid hover allows the Ascend to land virtually anywhere, quickly, reliably and safely.


All our aircraft are designed to fly various different payloads. From high-resolution mapping systems to advanced surveillance EO/IR cameras with object tracking and more.

Advanced Design

An advanced aerodynamic design with low stall speed, efficient cruise with very low drag, excellent stability in high winds and an incredibly low MTOW weight of only 10kg.

Low Running Cost

With low operating costs, no expensive and bulky launch and recovery hardware as well as less staffing, the ALTI Ascend also prices lower than any other comparable system available on the market.

Class Leading

ALTI aircraft offer the highest performance and features along with the lowest cost in their class. If you need the best possible systems available at the most affordable price, look no further. 

ALTI Ascend Systems

A turn-key, ready-to-fly mapping & high-resolution photogrammetry unmanned aircraft system. 

Paired with the 42 megapixel Sony RX1R ii and Emlid Reach RS+ PPK system, the ALTI Ascend M offers the best in UAV mapping solutions, with superior image quality, accuracy and best-in-class flight endurance and range.

Advanced long range security & surveillance unmanned aircraft system. 

The ALTI Ascend S integrates the NextVision NightHawk2 EO/IR dual sensor gimbal system, ideally suited for security and surveillance applications, day or night. Featuring smart object tracking, thermal imaging, video recording and more. 

Professional multispectral imaging unmanned aircraft system for agriculture and farming applications. 

Flying the Micasense RedEdge MX multispectral camera system, the ALTI Ascend A offers the ability to capture five narrow spectral bands and generate plant health indexes and RGB (color) images from a single flight.

All ALTI Ascend packages are complete and ready-to-fly, include a C² or C² LITE Command & Control system, payload, integration, transport case, batteries & charger, spare parts and software.

Ascend Technical Datasheet

All ALTI aircraft feature our proprietary ALTI Avionics hardware and software. This includes the latest in PX4 based autopilot hardware, complete aircraft power distribution system with redundant power supply, navigation lighting system, combustion engine and ignition system, on-board microprocessor, logging, active cooling and more. ALTI flies ArduPilot with ALTI firmware. ArduPilot offers the best and most reliable VTOL fixed wing code available. ALTI is an official partner of ArduPilot 

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