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The Cavalon Sentinel may be equipped with day/infrared cameras as the perfect solution for fulfilling missions such as search and rescue, surveillance, and inspection. Such proven equipment can track cars and read license plates from 500 foot AGL (above ground level), and effectively detect the heat signatures of the people and vehicles on the ground.

Generally the cameras are 2- or 3-axis stabilized units with 360 degrees continuous rotation capability, with digital auto video stabilization and target tracking. Optical zoom capability ranges from zero to 30 times, and most infrared systems can provide four times zoom.

Equipped with the Rotax 915 or 916 iS engine, and optional Autopilot, the Cavalon Sentinel has all the capability needed to fulfil your mission requirements. AutoGyro recognises that different mission objectives require different cameras or on-board systems such as LIDAR scanning.

With a multitude of such systems already in service, the AutoGyro advanced engineering team has the skills and knowledge to provide the systems integration needed for such applications. Talk to us about your wants and needs, and we will work with you to find the solution.

AutoGyro is the very proud supplier of fully equipped Cavalon Sentinels to the Turkish Jandarma (Police)

Example application areas:

  • Ground vehicle tracking and recognition
  • Search and rescue
  • (Wild)Fire spotting and tracking
  • General surveillance 
  • Traffic law enforcement
  • Media aerial photography
  • Border patrols
  • Overhead line/ Pipeline monitoring 
  • Close protection etc…

Our platform for law enforcement

The Cavalon 915iS is the ideal platform to carry camera equipment and provide aerial support and overview for the officers on the ground. With plentiful energy available from auxiliary alternators, Police radio equipment can easily be powered for excellent communications and still have power for cameras, live stream downlinks, and other on-board systems.

AutoGyro has created a superb cabin ‘office’ environment and will tailor-make one to meet your needs. Our law enforcement models provide aerial support by day and by night. All our models are available as Night VFR certified in accordance with BCAR Section T, CRIE-01, and FAA Primary Category.

The AutoGyro Cavalon Sentinel offers:

  • Police radio system integration with live number plate recognition and 7″ control screen
  • Third radio integration for aux communications
  • Integrated camera display panel and controls
  • Removable passenger seat control stick
  • Heated seat with lumbar support, perfect comfort for long missions
  • Heated and well-ventilated cabin for cold or hot mission environments
  • Side-by-side seating for the excellent camera operator to pilot communications.

Enjoy the difference

  • Proven in-service technology
  • Real-life use cases, not aspirations
  • Ergonomically designed and tested
  • Super-smooth camera platform
  • Live downlink service available
  • Multiple camera fitments are possible.

    Technical Specifications

    Technical DetailsModel Details

    L x W x H (exclude rotor)

    4.6 m x 1.9 m x 2.8 m (15.27 ft x 5.85 ft 9.1 ft)

    Rotor length

    8.4 m | 8.6 m | 8.8 m (27.3 ft | 27.95 ft | 28.6 ft)

    Empty weight

    325 kg (715 lbs)

    MTOM (Max. Take-Off Mass)

    560 to 600 kg (1235 to 1323 lbs)


    Rotax 914 UL | 915 iS | 916 iS

    Take-off distance

    110 m (360 ft)

    Take-off distance, to clear 15 m (45 ft) obstacle

    Up to 6.6 m/s (1300 fpm)

    Climb rate:

    Up to 6.6 m/s (1300 fpm)

    Max. endurance 

    Up to 6 hours

    Max. range 

    Up to 600 km (370 miles)

    Cruise speed

    90 to 185 km/h (55 to 115mph)

    Fuel capacity

    100 L (26.4 US gallons)

    Comply with

    BUT (Germany), Section T (UK), ASRA (Australia), US Primary Category,
    USA Experimental Category & CCAR-21 (China). However, the carriage of goods or people and associated requirements vary by country, consult with your responsible aviation authority.

    Technical data can vary regarding country-specific legal requirements
    *2: typical aircraft configuration, 1 pilot (80kg), 40 ltr fuel, 2000 ft MSL
    *3: typical aircraft configuration, 1 pilot (80kg), max fuel, 2000 ft MSL

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