Frequently Asked Questions


Absolutely! We would be pleased to schedule a demo for you in Madrid, Spain or at your location. Please contact for more information and a demo quote, though please note that the lead-time for demos is 1-2 months and demos are to be paid for in advance.
We provide you with the basic training needed to operate the helicopter, however in some countries, specific accreditation from Civil Aviation Authorities may be required.
Yes! The ALPHA 800 helicopter (and all of our products) require Export Licenses to be shipped from Spain. Please send us your End User Agreement as quickly as possible to get the administrative approval process started. Please click here to download an official End-User Agreement from Spain. Download End-user Statement
The average delivery lead-time is between 12 to 16 weeks following purchase, subject to Export License Approval.
Yes! Alpha Unmanned Systems is pleased to help you with your project and can provide you with a professional pilot, the necessary payload and an Alpha 800 on a per diem basis. Please send your details and project objectives to info@alphaunmannedsystems for a custom quote.
Custom payloads integration are subjected to three major constrains: weight, volume and power consumption. In the ALPHA 800 the maximum values that we can accept for a successful integration are: Weight: 3 Kg Volume (aprox): 5500 cm3
The major differences are: endurance, autonomy, range and resistance to adverse weather conditions. The ALPHA 800 helicopter outlasts, flies further and performs better in rougher weather conditions than any Quadcopter we are aware of.
Rotary wing UAVs are mechanically more complex than fixed wing UAVs. The ALPHA 800 helicopter has significant advantages: vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) capabilities and hovering. These attributes, unique to helicopters, enable faster and easier deployment and eliminate runway requirements.The ALPHA 800 helicopter platform is perfect for surveillance and observation.
The ALPHA 800 is a simple but robust and reliable platform with several built-in safety features which makes it easy and safe to operate and control. Also the ALPHA 800 flight control unit has several functionalities such us speed limitations, flight time and batteries level alarms or communications quality indicator, among others, ensure a safe operation.
The ALPHA 800 complete system is a ready to fly solution that includes two ALPHA 800 UAVs with day and night payloads, one ground control station, transport boxes and ground support equipment as well as training and manuals for the operation and maintenance of the complete system.

Abbreviations and acronyms

AFCUAutonomous Flight Control Unit
AHRSArtificial Horizon Reference System
BVLOSBeyond Visual Line Of Sight
CAACivil AviationAuthority
GCSGround Control Station
RPASRemotely Piloted Aircraft System
UASUnmanned Aircraft System
UAVUnmanned Aerial Vehicle
UPSUninterruptible Power Supply
VLOSVisual Line Of Sight
VTOLVertical Take-Off and Landing

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