September 11, 2019

Gear

Hardware

DJI Phantom 4 Pro

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This is the go-to DJI mapping drone. 20MP camera, 4K video capable of shooting in 60FPS and 120FPS in 1080P for video production.

Highly versatile with rapid deployment, this drone is capable of mapping large sites. 30 minute battery life; we carry 6 batteries and can therefore cover lots of ground easily. Maps are very high resolution and quality. Resolution helps also with marking GPS points on the ground in the software. Resolution up to <3cm/pix.

DJI Phantom 3 Pro

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Backup drone to the go-to 4 pro if down and in need of repair/maintenance. 23 minute flight time and with multiple batteries for cycle-charge when flying large areas. Maps are lower resolution though we use GPS for ground measurement and to scale the model in relative terms, so as long as GPS points can be marked correctly in the software accuracy is maintained. 3.5cm/pix.

DJI S1000

 

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Test platform towards preparing the DJI M600 Pro for work-ready scenarios. Heavy lift drone built for carrying DSLR cameras and film cameras.

DJI M600 Pro

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A3 Flight Controller has triple modular reduncancy and and diagnostic algorithms comparing sensor data from three sets of GNSS units. Allows for incredibly precise control of aircraft and accurate data for very stable flight performance. The result means flying this drone is like flying the Phantom 4 Pro with the additional capability of heavy-lift. Capable of carrying DSLR cameras and film cameras and a suitable safe platform for LiDAR.

DJI  Zenmuse Z15-5D III HD

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Gimbal for carrying Canon EOS 5D Mark III camera.

Canon EOS 5D Mark III Camera

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Professional grade 22.3 MP full-frame DSLR Canon Camera.

Canon 35mm lense

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Leica GPS Rover

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For precision collection of GPS points in the field. Rapid deployment as it connects to a remote base station and so no need to set up a base.

Workstations

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Our partners are using the highest spec workstations which are required to process our large volume of data.

Software

Pix4D

Pix4D For flight planning

Agisoft Photoscan

Agisoft-photoscan For initial data process

Terrasolid

TerraSolid For highly accurate volumes calculations