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The Pyka Advantage

Safe

Our autonomous flight controller keeps the operator safely on the ground, while our airplanes fly close to the surface - avoiding obstacles as they go.

Fast

Our aircraft combine a large swath with a tight turning radius, allowing them to churn through both broad acreage and small plots alike.

Ultra Low Drift

With their on-board sensors, our airplanes spray along precise paths while continually compensating for wind to minimize drift. This uses less chemical per acre and dramatically decreases the risk of accidental exposure.

Cost Effective

Pyka aircraft use less power than an electric car, and have very few moving parts, giving them the versatility of aerial application at a competitive price point.

Application Speeds

Including filling, turning, and battery swaps

85 acres/hour
at 5 gal/acre water rates
135 acres/hour
at 2 gal/acre water rates
Pyka Egret on a farm

We're building the autonomous electric airplanes of the future.

Top view of Pyka airplane

450 pound payload capacity

Takes off and lands in 150 feet

Three 20kW electric motors

90 mph cruise speed

Autonomous Flight Control

Aerial application is one of the most demanding tasks for a pilot - that's why we designed the Pyka Flight Engine from the ground up with a focus on precision, control, and reliability.

3D rendering with path and obstacle bounding boxes

Aware

Using state-of-the art 3D aerial mapping and optimized path planning, our planes know where obstacles are and how to fly around them.

Fully Autonomous

Every aspect of the mission - taxi, takeoff, flight, and landing - is handled autonomously. Ground operators provide high-level mission parameters and our software does the rest.

Precise

Pyka aircraft follow their paths to within one meter, both horizontally and vertically, even in gusty conditions.

Reliable

Multiple layers of control combined with automatic fail-over provide highly reliable autonomous control.

Key Technologies

Pyka Flight Computer

Flight Computer

Separate high-level and real-time processors, paired with a high reliability FPGA ensure our flight computer is both versatile and safe. This architecture enables the computer to simultaneously communicate with over 30 actuators and sensors while executing complex path planning algorithms.

Pyka Battery

Battery

Our aircraft are powered by redundant, swappable lithium polymer battery packs, designed by Pyka. Each pack combines best-in-class energy and power density with a fault tolerant thermal management system.

Pyka Spray Pump

Spray System

We've designed our spray system from the ground up for autonomy. At its core is our proprietary, high speed centrifugal pump which delivers chemical to a pair of lightweight carbon composite spray booms. Software-controlled variable rate application delivers chemical precisely where it's needed.

Pyka Motor Controller

BLDC Motor Controller

Pyka's sensorless Brushless DC (BLDC) motor controller meets the high power demands of electric propulsion while remaining small and lightweight for efficient flight. Its innovative features and monitoring capabilities improve propulsion system performance, versatility, and reliability.

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