FlightWave – The Edge UAS Difference


When FlightWave Aerospace Systems Inc., one of the country’s foremost aerial tech engineering companies, approached Echelon Design to help showcase their new Edge UAS, we confess we were a little giddy.

Not only is this sleek beauty something from an industrial designer’s dream, its versatility and endurance make it a true monster of a drone, capable of monitoring, informing, and securing anything you need under all manner of conditions. Their mission is—as they like to say—your mission, and whether that involves agriculture, energy, public safety, oil and gas, conservation, or maritime interests, the Edge UAS has you covered.

Some of our favorite features include:

  • Swappable payload options, including thermal imaging, high-res mapping, multispectral imaging, or your own custom option
  • Interactive joystick navigation and stellar on-screen display
  • VTOL to horizontal flight transition allowing you to take off from nearly anywhere
  • Over two hours of flight on its lithium-ion battery with up to a 100km range
  • Wind tolerance up to 40 knots and water resistance depth of one meter

Echelon was commissioned to develop a discovery video telling the Edge’s story in a way that could connect with their broad audience. The finished product merges seamless animations, the Edge’s inspiring specs, footage from its own cameras, and a narrative designed to underscore the device’s wide range of capabilities. The compelling short film holds appeals for tricopter experts and neophytes alike, from industries as varied as government, military, farming, or wildlife conservation.

The Edge UAS is a prototype we’re incredibly excited about, and if you want to learn more or preorder your own, checkout FlightWave at flightwave.aero/.