Designed for aerodynamic efficiency
The Volanti is the VTOL version of D3 Applied Technologies' fixed-wing Cometa UAV airframe. The Volanti was designed in collaboration between D3 Applied Technologies and Carbonix.
Carbonix designed and built the tooling for high-performance advanced composite manufacture. We developed and optimised the tooling, construction method, structural arrangements, fittings, and detailing. The airframe is durable and versatile, and it's performance enables safe flying and safe carrying of expensive sensors.
In-house manufacturing techniques
All our production tooling is either carbon or metal. Good tooling with properly thought-out geometry and vital information such as cut-lines and witness marks machined-in is vital to accurate and repeatable manufacturing. We have an extensive history of experimentation to adjust tooling properties to suit the application.
Our parts are almost exclusively made from prepreg carbon, using various moulding and curing techniques.
Off-the-shelf or customised: the choice is yours
Carbonix prides itself on offering bespoke solutions to its customers, so our customers will have a UAV that is perfect for their requirements. Like choosing the colour of your airframe, our customers can choose modifications like: longer nose cones, modular payload bays, RF-transparent patches and equipment housing shelves and hardpoints.
We have a list of standard modifications we can make to tailor your perfect solution, or we can develop a new solution to your unique missions.
Modular, transportable and easy-to-use
The Volanti is built with a modular structure, making it easy to take apart and pack away. The entire system including the ground control station is packed away in three boxes, and can be transported as checked-in airline luggage.
You buy the basic off-the-shelf system ready to fly, complete with: the airframe, fully-tested avionics, ground control station and software, mission planning software and transport boxes.
Plug and play straight into your business
The Volanti flight system has been customised to be intuitive and easy-to-use. We have worked with Ardupilot developers to test and build a system that is safe, whilst also being versatile. Our in-house software developers have created a front-end mission planning system that is simple for every customer.
Carbonix offers power lift type training, as well as mission planning training with our experienced pilots. With training, maintenance packages and mission planning guidance, we support you every step of the way.