helicopter UAV, Velos Rotors seed roundVelos Rotors Raises $2M Seed Round to Scale Production of Helicopter UAV

by DRONELIFE Staff Writer Ian M. Crosby

UAV manufacturer Velos Rotors, Inc. has announced the completion of a $2 million seed round by Marathon Venture Capital. The investment will enable Velos to scale its manufacturing capacity in order to meet the rapidly growing demand for its trailblazing flying machines.

The widespread adoption of drones has been somewhat stymied due to certain shortcomings of the widely used multicopter design. While the thrust an aerial vehicle produces is proportional to the surface of its propeller, multicopters employ multiple small propellers that each cover a small surface, expending large amounts of energy.

Velos has developed a new UAV making use of a helicopter design. This twin-engine model offers industry-leading redundancy, lessened noise and vibration, and increased efficiency and performance.

The company’s full-electric, sub 55 lbs UAVs is able to reliably…


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