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Iran builds VTOL aircraft for mapping

Tehran, Iran: Iranian scientists built vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft capable of using non-metric cameras to prepare large-scale maps. A faculty member of Iranian Khajeh Nasir Toosi University of Technology, Masoud Varshowsaz, explained that it is not a new system and has been already built and used for weather monitoring, but has not been used in Iran for mapping.
Varshowsaz said that aerial photography by large aircrafts are economical in large projects, but cannot be used in small ones. He added that the newly-built aircraft can carry out aerial photography in small projects and enjoys considerable flexibility.
The VTOL aircraft is produced with low cost and can be used in mountainous areas and bad weather. In addition, it can prepare large-scale maps with the precision of 5-10 centimetres.
Source: www.isna.ir