The key objective with the ALTI Transition was to offer a highly capable, reliable and affordable civil use commercial VTOL (vertical take-off and land) aircraft, which one could actually purchase and use every day, unlike the majority of similar system, available only to military at high price points.

Key Features


Extend your mission parameters with endurance of up to 12 hours. The ultra lightweight Carbon fuselage features a highly advanced aerodynamic design and performance, unlike any other vehicle in it’s class.

Double Hybrid

Multi-rotor and fixed wing, electric and fuel, the Transition is a double-hybrid VTOL aircraft system which is incredibly easy to operate and maintain.


Ultra compact without the need for launch or recovery equipment, The Transition is pratical, tested, affordable and unlike anything else on the market. The airframe is completely modular and can be rapidly deployed, from in the case to in the air in under 10 minutes.

Vertical Takeoff

With zero take-off run required, it’s a pure VTOL aircraft, 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 Transition to land virtually anywhere, quickly, reliably and safely.

CAA Approved Airframe

The Transition’s airframe is designed by a South African Civil Aviation Authority approved Aeronautical Design Organisation, featuring a 3m dihedral wingspan, aerodynamic winglets and boom-mounted empennage, meticulously designed for efficiency.

Aerodynamic 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 16kg.


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

Highest Quality

The Transition is made from the highest-grade materials, to the highest standards using unique proprietary techniques.


Small size – Massive performance.

Wingspan: 3000mm
Length: 2300mm
Height: 525mm
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 12 hours with true VTOL capability. Capture the data you need anywhere, any time.
Fuel Fixed Wing Endurance: Up to 12 hours
Endurance may be more or less depending on payload, flight conditions etc.

Carbon 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 Transition offers the ultimate in SUAS airframe technology.

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.

Hardware and 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.

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: 14″ Tri-blade

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.

VTOL (vertical take-off and land)

With zero take-off run required, it’s a pure VTOL aircraft, able to vertically ascend to altitude, where it transitions into forward wing-bound flight for the duration of the mission.

Able to land virtually anywhere.
Quickly, reliably and safely.
No catapult required.

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Fly exactly what you need.

Interchange between a wide range of payloads in the field quickly and easily with the Transition’s large open payload bay. Get the flexibility you need without limiting the operation or mission.
Max Payload Weight: 1.5kg
Suggested Sensors:
Trillium Orion HD25
UAV Vision CM100


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A complete control and command station.

The ALTI GCS includes a compact pelican case, high quality laptop computer, pre-loaded with mission planning and control software, Microhard modem software and any payload/video software the client has opted for, a main C2 control link for full time manual control and override, data telemetry as well as video link for long range applications and more.


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The ALTI Transition truly offers
the next generation in unmanned aircraft technology.

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Why Choose ALTI

Award Winning Technology

Manufacturing and developing one of the most advanced VTOL unmanned aircraft systems in its class. We are the currently one of the world leaders for small unmanned VTOL hybrid aircraft.

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Manufacturing since 2009

Many years of manufacturing, 3D printing, rapid prototyping, in-house engineering as well as software development. We are the largest commercial drone manufacturer in Africa.

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Working with Global Clients

We've manufactured and shipped 300+ multi-rotor systems around the world, and work with some of the largest and well-known organisations.

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