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Novadrone Nomad Specifications

July 30, 2017

Below are the technical specifications for the Novadrone Nomad. The information was obtained from the manufacturer.



Type Fixed Wing
Wing Span 3 m (9.84 ft)
Material Advanced composites, Kevlar, Carbon Fiber
Airframe Weight 2.4 kg (5.29 lbs)
Control Surfaces Ailerons, Flaps, V-tail
Payload 2.6 kg (5.73 lbs)
MTOW 5 kg (11 lbs) / Tested to 6 kg (13 lbs)
Propulsion Brushless electric motor
Battery 11.1 V, 6000 mAh
Camera 24 MP mirrorless APS-C. The camera will trigger as long as the drone is flying.


2.4 GHz / 900 MHz Up to 100 km (62 miles)*


Automated Pre-flight Checks Yes
Automatic Take-off, Flight, and Landing Yes
Autonomous Camera Triggering Yes
Automated Fail-safe Routines Yes
User Controller Fail-safe Commands Yes
Mission Planning Yes
Automatic Image Georeferenced Logs Yes
Endurance 120 minutes*
Range 130 km (80.7 miles)*
Cruising Speed 18 m/s or 40 mph (Configurable by mission type)
Maximum Altitude 12,000 m (7.46 miles)
Take-off Hand or bungee cord launch
Landing Belly landiing
Weather Condition 70 km/h (43.5 mph) winds and light rain
Travel Case Standard airline compatible size


Photogrammetry Flight Starting at 800 ha/flight (120 m AGL and 70% overlap) / Resolution 2.6 cm GSD


Camera 36 MP full frame 15, 25, or 35 mm lens
Image Sensors Thermal / Multispectral / Hyperspectral
Take-off Catapult
Landing Parachute (In development)
Data Link External radio module via R232, Satellite, 4G, 400 MHz
Control Station Hardware Integrated with flight controller system
Long Range Telemetry Tracker / High gain antenna up to 100 km (62 miles)*

* Dependent on weather conditions and line of sight. Antenna tracker and high gain antennas are necessary for long range communications.