TILT Ranger

World's First Drone Solution for Underground Mines.

Flies, runs, climbs and scans inaccessible zones to save lives, time and money


Most underground mines lose millions of dollars annually in delays, errant planning and no-gos because they can’t access or scan certain zones. (see example cases here). The TILT Ranger addresses two vital needs; laser scanning, hybrid (aerial, terrestrial) access, and optimization for underground environment. These needs are oft-occurring where terrestrial access or video scans are not applicable solely.

The output is a 3D laser pointcloud map (using SLAM) in addition to video footage (see examples here). The pointcloud map can be used as it is, converted or processed to extract vital information for the mine or facility managers. Other imaging or mechanical engagements can be customized. Some screenshots of example scans are below :






The hybrid run/fly/climb – capacities that are essential in underground mines and similar tight space environments are employing the tilt-rotor technology, which Inkonova was one of the first to commercialize in 2015.

Key Features

Customized for Underground

From motors and frames to the system tolerance and maintenance, engineered to optimize flight performance, weight, and other requisites for underground conditions.

Hybrid navigation

Can fly, run and climb, enabled by the tilt-rotor technology

Batonomous Navigation and Collison Avoidance

Our R&D efforts are solving the autonomy problem for GPS deprived, light-deprived, and tight spaces.

Past Missions and Cases

The TILT Ranger has a list of reference cases and mission expertise, an asset put to use in every new mission and order.

3D laser mapping, and other payloads

With a payload capacity surpassing 1 kilograms, the TILT Ranger can carry a variety of sensory payloads that other solutions of its size and class can’t.

Propeller protection

Carbon fibre integrated main body propeller protectors