Tagged: Multi-Rotor

LiDARUSA is pleased to announce the integration of their UAV-scanning systems with the Harris Aerial H4/H6 Hybrid multicopters.

As surveyors and mappers experience growth they assume larger and larger projects making longer flight times increasingly important. The extended flight times become increasingly important. The Harris Hybrid can provide such flights with lidar and industrial grade cameras allowing for far greater coverage in a single flight. “The beauty of

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THEA 160 Ag Hexacopter

THEA 160 is a battery-powered agriculture hexacopter, compared with the THEA 130, the pesticide tank capacity and spray width of THEA 160 have been greatly improved to meet the operational needs of users in different industries. THEA 160 pesticide tank is 16L, the spray width is 5-7 meters, the operation

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Airspeeder off at Goodwood

Australian UAM (sort of) startup Alauda Racing is currently in the UK demonstrating their manned multicopter at the Goodwood festival of speed. They are also unveiling a race series that may start next year. “We’re delighted to have agreed on this partnership with Airspeeder who are using cutting-edge technology to

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Terra Drone Europe aids Djibouti in Port Inspection

Terra Drone Europe, a group company of Japan-based Terra Drone Corporation, has successfully completed a high-resolution photogrammetric pavement assessment using a multirotor drone at Djibouti’s key port of Doraleh. The 5-day aerial survey was accompanied by detailed inspections of the quay walls and the sea defense revetments at the Doraleh

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A comparison of VTOL mapping drones

The Fieldwork Company For some time now, VTOL drones have entered the field of aerial mapping. These Vertical Takeoff and Landing drones offer the flexibility and ease of use of a multirotor combined with the range and stability of a fixed wing UAV. At The Fieldwork Company we have been

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‘Neural Lander’ uses AI to land drones smoothly

Pasadena CA (SPX) May 27, 2019 –

Landing multi-rotor drones smoothly is difficult. Complex turbulence is created by the airflow from each rotor bouncing off the ground as the ground grows ever closer during a descent. This turbulence is not well understood nor is it easy to compensate for, particularly for

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US Air Force to Order InstantEye Quadcopters

The US Air Force is planning to purchase a new quadcopter drone – the InstantEye. In a May 23 announcement on the Federal Business Opportunities web site, contracting officials at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base said they plan to order the InstantEye MK-3 GEN4-D1 Unmanned Aerial System from Physical Sciences

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Belarus Introduces New UAS and EW Jammers

Belarus officials inspect the Grach UAS, which can carry light weapons. (Photo: Milex/Belexpo) At the MILEX 2019 defense industry exhibition held in Minsk from May 15 to 18, Belarus introduced the Grach, a light multi-purpose unmanned aircraft system (UAS). It is a multicopter capable of conducting reconnaissance missions with sensors

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Algorithm to Prevent Drone Crashes

Verity Studios, which is behind some of the highest-stakes drone flights in the world, has introduced a software algorithm it says can prevent quadcopters from crashing during unexpected propulsion system failures. “There are already numerous cases of drones crashing to the ground (sometimes injuring people) for no apparent reason,”

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Evolve Dynamics Sky Mantis

We have seen tethered multirotors before, I am not sure we have seen systems that can break the tether and fly free for 30 minutes after detachment. This would most certainly be a bonus in a security monitoring situation. Evolve Dynamics, a UK based designer and manufacturer of UAV/RPAS aircraft

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Turbine Quad Can Carry a Ton!

Monaco-based E Yo Copter says that “One Ton” should be able to lift 1,900 pounds of cargo! Intended to be used for military, parapublic, and agricultural applications, One Ton is powered by four German-made JetCat P550 turbine engines that spin the aircraft’s rotors by forcing exhaust out of two rotating

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‘One Ton’ Quadcopter

E Yo Copter plans to start ground tests of its massive jet-turbine powered quadcopter as early as June. The Monaco-based company claims the “One Ton” unmanned air vehicle (UAV) should be capable of lifting 860kg (1,900lb) of cargo slung underneath. The aircraft is intended to be used for military, parapublic

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Europe’s First Hydrogen Drone Doubles Flying Times with AMS Cylinders

Specialist drone manufacturer, SKYCORP, has successfully doubled the maximum flight times of e-Drone Zero, Europe’s first hydrogen-powered drone, to two hours, by using a new, ultra-lightweight gas cylinder from AMS Composite Cylinders. The e-Drone Zero is a powerful, long endurance quadcopter designed for the commercial market. It features a compact,

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Clyclocopter (aka “Egge Beater Wing”)

When Aerospace giants like Boeing and Airbus reveal some ambitious concept for the future of urban aerial transport, most showcase electrically powered variations on multicopters and hybrid aircraft, sketched out with familiar components like rotors and wings.

But the Russian engineers have another idea entirely. Known as

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MMC has become the largest supplier of State Grid and Second Largest Provider for China Southern Power Grid with their inspection UAS

China Southern Power Grid Guangdong (CSG) launched a large-scale unmanned aerial vehicle system on Aug and Nov , 2018. MMC underwent rigorous screening and emerged from many drone manufacturers. It won the bidding for trainer unmanned aircraft, high-precision positioning dual-light drone, night vision drone and multi-rotor lidar drone. MMC

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Skyfront – UAV Engineers, Pilots and Technicians

Skyfront’s business is growing rapidly and we are looking for talented engineers, pilots and technicians to help build, design and test mission-critical UAVs and create entirely new products. About Skyfront Silicon Valley-based Skyfront (www.skyfront.com) is a world-leading provider of long endurance hybrid-electric multirotor drone systems. Skyfront’s flagship product is the

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Researchers use AI Drones to Detect Road Damage

In a newly published paper “Real-Time Dense Stereo Embedded in A UAV for Road Inspection“), scientists describe AI that can be embedded in a quadcopter for road inspection. “The frequent detection of different types of road damage, e.g., cracks and potholes, is a critical task in road maintenance,” the researchers

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ST Engineering Hexacopter Gets Singapore BLOS Permit

Singapore’s ST Engineering believes it is one step closer to securing the first customer for its DrN-15 hexacopter unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) now that it has secured a key permit, according to a company official. Calvin Tan, assistant principal engineer, told Jane’s on 4 April that DrN-15 became the first

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