SpektreWorks Cobalt VTOL UAS

SpektreWorks recently announced a new VTOL style aircraft with amazing specifications for commercial operations.


Gas or Electric Endurance VTOL

SpektreWorks recently announced a new VTOL style aircraft with amazing specifications for commercial operations. The Cobalt VTOL UAS is a single wing, twin boom airplane that has a multirotor power system for vertical take offs and landings as well as a pusher power system for high speed on the wing flight. They say it can handle up to 10lbs of payload which is great for carrying all sorts of sensors and equipment. The all up weight stays under 55lbs making it easy to operate legally.

The Cobalt can be outfitted with an electric or gas power system. It's rated for up to 2 hours of flight time electric or 8 hours with the gas system. The four vertical lift motors will shut down for forward flight and using encoded motors, they can align the props with the booms for better aerodynamics and efficiency. The airframe itself is built from fiberglass and carbon fiber and the flight controller used is based on ArduPilot firmware with Mission Planner.

The base configuration of the Cobalt aircraft includes an Integrated Avionics stack with the following equipment:

  • Cube Autopilot (Pixhawk 2.1)
  • Gateworks GW5100 Embedded computer based on Freescale IMX6 Quad
  • Miltech 919 8 Port Managed Gigabit Ethernet switch
  • RFD900x C2 Radio
  • Micro-controller for mission specific payload control
  • 250W payload power between 24V and 12V busses
  • redundant fused power sources for all flight control actuators
  • Safety power interlocks for propulsion systems

For more information, you can reach SpektreWorks via email at [email protected].

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Sep 18, 2018, 10:52 AM
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Sep 18, 2018, 12:17 PM
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Jason Cole's Avatar
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My guess: Lots! They don't have a page up on it yet, but just say to email for info. They likely customize to the unique needs of each client, but I'm betting that base price has 5 figures.
Sep 18, 2018, 08:37 PM
More gadgets please.
pete914's Avatar
WOW, that thing is sweet and perfect for so many applications. It looks like a proper military drone too. Good selling point for their target market perhaps. I'm going to go ahead and say in 10 years these will be common...for better or worse.

But what Jason said: It's Gonna be $10,000-15,000...
Sep 22, 2018, 12:38 AM
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Daren71's Avatar
Very neat!

Jul 14, 2019, 10:52 AM
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More like 60-100k.

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