What’s the difference between fixed-wing drones and quadcopters for surveying?
Fixed-wing drones are traditionally better for large-area surveying because of longer flight times, although advancements in multirotor technology, like the release of the DJI M300 RTK, has closed the gap slightly.
In comparison, multirotors tend to be more cost-effective, smaller and easier to transport and manoeuvre during flight. Most surveying multirotors are particularly effective for low-altitude, small area surveying, although the DJI M300 RTK does provide an option for surveying larger swathes of land in one flight.
Depending on the model, fixed-wing and multirotors can have swappable payload capabilities and both can utilise high-resolution mapping cameras.
For an in-depth comparison, read our multirotor vs fixed-wing drones for surveying guide.
This answer was generated from information sourced from the following pages:
- Multirotor Vs Fixed-Wing Drones - www.heliguy.com/blogs/posts/multirotor-vs-fixed-wing-drones
- heliguy™ Blog - www.heliguy.com/blogs/posts/
- Drone Tutorials - www.heliguy.com/pages/help/