Meet Marlyn

Marlyn is the latest mapping & surveying drone by Atmos UAV, which makes a great leap forward compared to others. By reliably combining helicopter flexibility and fixed-wing performance, Marlyn maps more land in less time, with the accuracy you need.

Her ultimate goal is to give professionals across all industries access to the skies, enabling them to further increase their business effectiveness by gathering data in a safer and more efficient way.

Marlyn’s Specifications

Forward flight

Range Up to 60 km
Weather Limit Up to 6 Bft & Rain Proof
GSD Up to 1.5 cm
Typical Take-off & Landing Area 2 x 2 m
Marlyn maps 1 km² in 30 minutes with a GSD of 3 cm.

What’s in the Marlyn Bundle?

Hover flight

Marlyn is delivered as a complete system that consists of the following:
Marlyn hybrid mapping drone, including the camera specifically selected for surveying
Interface (modem) to connect to your laptop or tablet
Two sets of flight batteries incl. battery charger
Atmos planning & ground control software
Protective travel case and spare parts for small in-the-field maintenance
We also offer a version of Marlyn that is equipped with a PPK-module, that significantly increases the absolute positional accuracy and requires fewer to no ground control points.

Frequently asked questions

Drone Operation

No, you don’t need any specific previous flight experience to fly with Marlyn. The drone is equipped with an autopilot that handles the transition from hover to forward flight and anything in between. We do encourage to have sufficient understanding of responsible airspace usage.

Nevertheless, a typical mission is fully automated from vertical take-off, to mapping the project site, back to the landing again. You can always intervene by taking over manual control of the drone via an intuitive controller or by initiating a safety routine (See the question relating safety routines below).

A pre-flight checklist is provided to further ensure safe operation of your drone.

The vertical take-off process is fully automated and can be initiated by a single push of a button. The system only requires 2 x 2 meters for take-off and landing. The drone operator can manually manage this process if required. A pre-flight checklist is always provided to make sure the system takes off safely.

Swapping the batteries is a matter of seconds. Recharging a fully depleted battery will take between 60 and 90 minutes, depending on the power source.

Our engineers have an aerospace engineering background and bring in the high safety and quality standards that come with it. As such, we will always test and validate our hardware and software sufficiently before we let others fly with it. 

We have equipped our drones with effective safety routines such as a robust and configurable Fly-to-home functionality, the ability to immediately abort horizontal flight by switching to stationary hover or the ability to take-over manually.

In case you have the need for a special safety routine, please contact us to see how we can adapt the software to meet your wishes.

Yes! The system is deployable in wind conditions of up to 6 Beaufort. In the case of rainfall or snow, the system can safely continue its flight and initiate the landing process.

Marlyn lands vertically in a designated area of 2×2 meters. The landing process is fully automatic, safe, and controlled. The process can be managed manually if required.

Combining vertical and horizontal flight is Atmos’ core technology. Our drones take off vertically and shift into horizontal flight at the predetermined height. Our autopilot provides a fully automatic transition, but allows the operator to stay in control. Our transitioning technology has been researched, developed, and optimized for more than four years, in close collaboration with the Delft University of Technology.

Purchase & Service

Atmos UAV Atmos Mission Planner software is included with the system. This software enables you to carefully plan and manage your flight-plan and projects. Post processing software can be included depending on your preferences and application.

The camera that comes with the drone is specifically selected for high quality land surveying & mapping operations in various situations: the Sony QX1. It features high light sensitivity and variable shutterspeed. The drone can be equipped with other payloads as well, such as multispectral or thermal sensors. Please contact us to check compatibility with other sensors or cameras.

Optionally, the accuracy of your positional data can be improved significantly with the PPK-module (Post processed kinematics) that provides RTK-accuracy.

A one-year warranty is included with your purchase. A product service package is available as an add-on. This includes yearly check-up and system maintenance, and updates for the Atmos Mission Planner software. Additionally, our support team is ready to answer your questions anytime!

Yes. The system will be ready-to-fly when you receive it. If desired, we can provide you and your pilots with our flight training program.

Specifications & Applications

Currently, Marlyn can be used in a wide variety of applications in which a project area needs to mapped, such as: land surveying, precision agriculture, mining, and forestry. Feel free to get in touch to discuss how we can tailor our drone technology to your specific needs.

Our product is designed to comply with the highest safety and quality standards in the field of aerospace engineering. The airframe is made of high quality EPP which results in an affordable lightweight structure with a high structural integrity and strength.

We provide the Atmos Mission Planner software with every system. This software is developed by Atmos to ensure optimal flight planning. The drone can be used with any other photogrammetry software package.

The GSD (Ground Spatial Distance) can be as good as 1.5 cm. The relative and absolute accuracy is directly related to the GSD: A higher GSD means higher accuracy. Generally, the accuracy is between 1-2 times the GSD, primarily depending on the amount of Ground Control Points and/or utilization of the PPK module. The PPK module will result in a significantly higher (absolute) accuracy of your 3d models and analyses.

Yes, it is. We’ve made it possible to separate the wings from the mid-part after flight to easily fit the whole system in our transport case. This flightcase will be accepted as check-in luggage at all airlines.

The couplings between the wings and mid-part of the drone are designed to endure the strongest flight and handling loads and ensure that they won’t come loose in any of the flight maneuvres – anywhere from take-off to landing.

Range Up to 60 km
Weather Limit Up to 6 Bft & Rain Proof
GSD Up to 1.5 cm
Typical Take-off & Landing Area 2 x 2 m
Marlyn maps 1 km² in 30 minutes with a GSD of 3 cm.

Get in touch for more info!

Send us your query and we’ll get back to you swiftly.


  • Atmos UAV

    Molengraaffsingel 12-14

    2629 JD, Delft

    The Netherlands