Why switch from a turbine or piston spray aircraft to an Edison Heavy1 aUAV?


Our aircraft costs a fraction of the traditional spray aircraft and its operating costs will be about 50% lower than the typical turbine or piston spray aircraft. Lower costs = higher profits + more competitive rates

Pilot Safety

An average of 10 pilots are killed annually in the US while flying spray missions. We give you the option of flying safely and remotely, from a ground control station and supercharger with controls that resemble actual aircraft controls or simply a laptop computer and some additional hardware.

Hopper Capacity

The Heavy1 carries a 200 gal hopper (wet/dry), allowing for coverage of 80 acres in 15 minutes (at 2.5 gpa) over the target. Spraying ULV rates yields coverage of 400 acres in 1 hr (at 0.5 gpa). The Heavy2 model will carry a 400+ gal hopper.

Fuel Savings

The US aerial application fleet burns about 125,000,000 gallons of Jet-A and 100LL fuel every year. We can stop this waste while putting more money into the operators' pockets. (That's what they call a win-win)

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We do not believe in halfway measures and are committed to providing a real and meaningful option for spray operators. We want to give you, the operator/pilot, the choice to move beyond your current aircraft by replacing your fleet when it is most cost-effective to do so with one of our aircraft. Our lineup, with the exception of the Light model, are true replacements for full-size GA spray aircraft, and their specifications speak for themselves.

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If you are a current spray operator in the US or anywhere in the world, please contact us to let us know about your particular situation and how Edison can offer you a better option. Our biggest selling points to the operators are the 48% reduction in operating costs, improved safety, and likely lower insurance rates for low-time operators. We are here to help you, the operator, so please get in touch and tell us how we can best accomplish this. Thank you and fly safe!

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Span:36 ft / 11 m
Gross:3,000 lbs / 1,400 kg
Payload:1,600 lbs / 550 kg
Hopper:200 gal
Endurance:1.5 hr+ (20 min reserves)
Coverage:352 ac/hr, 142 ha/hr (70kts)


Span:55 ft / 16.8 m
Gross:6,500 lbs / 3,000 kg
Payload:3,300+ lbs / 1,500 kg
Hopper:400+ gal
Endurance:1.5 hr+ (20 min reserves)
Coverage:690 ac/ hr, 279 ha/hr (90kts)
Coverage rates are calculated based on predicted spray system performance at full boom width.
Performance specs are subject to change before final production vehicles are available for sale.
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Gene Avakyan

President/CEO and Co-Founder

Chief engineer, Aerospace Engineering and MBA degrees. Head of Edison Aerospace and hands-on designer and builder of the Edison product line.

Victoria Unikel Edison Aerospace President aerial application aircraft

Victoria Unikel

Vice-President and Co-Founder

Head of marketing and supply chain management; celebrity and public persona. Extensive marketing and importing experience.

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David Golubchik


Investor relations and legal advisor. Partner in well-established Los Angeles legal practice.

Dr Yong Hou Researcher professor Edison power systems

Prof. Yong Hou

Team Partner

Materials research engineer at ND Institute of Energy Studies. Theoretical and applied domain expertise in energy storage and delivery systems.

Renee Shelton Commercialization Specialist UND Grand Forks Edison Aerospace aUAV

Renee Shelton


Commercialization Specialist, University of North Dakota. Key business development member of the extended team.

Leon Schumacher

Prof. Leon Schumacher

Research Partner

Ph.D., NDSU Chair of Dept. of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering. Edison will work with Dr. Schumacher and his department to test aircraft spray performance and operation.

Samik Bhattacharya

Asst Prof. Samik Bhattacharya

Research Partner

Ph.D., University of Central Florida - CFD (computational fluid dynamics) analysis of airframe.

William Devenport

Prof. William Devenport

Research Partner

R&D Director of VT Stability Wind Tunnel, Virginia Tech. Prof Devenport’s team will be retained at the Stage II test cycle for wind tunnel testing of airframe.

Michael Kinzel

Asst Prof. Michael Kinzel

Research Partner

University of Central Florida - FEA (finite element analysis) and CFD analysis of flight structures


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