Autopilot & Sensors:
Open source autopilot & software is used to control autonomous missions requiring highly accurate flight patterns.
The data from a true hall current sensor protects lipos from damage and enables power scaling to increase flight performance.
Barometer readings are taken via a pitot tube outside the low pressure zone near the props, giving accurate altimeter readings.
The flight GPS and compass are moved away from the high RF noise of the autopilot, producing quality position data.
RTK GPS System:
A Real Time Kinematic GPS system is used for pin point accuracy both in data collection and general flight.
The RTK GPS system uses two GPS modules, one on the ground and the second on the sUAS communicate via telemetry data stream and generate a highly accurate position readings.
Radios & Antennas:
We use the highest quality radios for telemetry, manual control, video, and data link.
Our platform is capable of flight well beyond line of sight and behind objects. This increases safety in case of an emergency where we must maneuver into an area that would impede radio communication with the sUAS.
Our circular polarized antennas eliminate most interference in high RF areas such as cities. Their unique properties increase range and reliability.
Motors & Power:
High efficiency motors are used to extend flight time and provide stable flight characteristics.
Our motors are easily maintained to insure they are always at peak performance.
A fully soldered power distribution system from motor to ESC reduces failure points & resistance.
Redundancy & Safety:
Our platform uses 8 motors in a coaxial formation to produce a highly stable aircraft. With traditional "flat" format uavs like quads and hexas, the loss of a motor will cause an immediate crash. The coaxial format can lose motors and still be safely piloted.
We are able to operate in high wind without significant effect on the flight pattern.
Redundant power supplies, lipos, and GPS receivers insure our platform remains operational even in the case of a hardware malfunction.
We use multiple software fail-safes to insure safe operation in the event of lipo failure and radio signal loss.
Ultra-Light Modular Air-Frame:
Our air-frame is designed to keep the aircraft as light as possible without sacrificing rigidity.
Full carbon fiber construction produces an ultra light air-frame.
Our modular quick connect payloads can be combined to suit the needs of the mission.
The retractable legs act as antenna mounts moving the antennas away from the high RF environment of the main body, increasing radio transmission quality.
Made in the USA / Professional Quality Assurance:
Our platforms are custom built and perfectly tuned at our facilities in Ventura, CA.
Every UAV build is subject to rigorous QA standards.
We use CNC machines to fabricate our in house designed air frames.
Our UAVs are assembled by hand, from solder joints to balancing our aircraft are of the highest quality.
Open Source Ecosystem:
We use open source software to allow for a flexible and affordable system. The software projects we support are under active development, insuring we always are on the cutting edge of software capability.