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Robin Laser Scanner.

Discussion in 'Commercial sUAS Remote Pilots Discussions' started by Area21, Feb 17, 2017.

  1. Area21

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    Posted by Area21, Feb 17, 2017 #1
    I am working with colleagues to move in to Laser Scanning possibly using a Robin scanner. This unit can be carried on a back pack for ground scanning or a vehicle or aerial. Have been to a workshop and the suppliers state the weight will be around 7 kg. My SkyJib X4 TiQR lifts 3 kg easily and will lift 5 kg but with reduced flight times. Can you advise me on a suitable UAV to carry one of these Robin scanners 7kg weight. Already contacted Aeronavics in NZ.

    http://www.3dlasermapping.com/robin/

    Kind Regards - Adrian.
     
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  2. Posted by John Doecliff, Feb 17, 2017 #2
    Freefly alta looks like it would do it but its a pricey drone. You are at the upper limit of a DJI S1000. Foxtechfpv makes some heavy lift drones that would do it, Kracken and the D130. You should look for ways to strip weight from the scanner while remaining functional.
     
  3. Area21

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    Posted by Area21, Feb 18, 2017 #3
    Many thanks John. It all helps with my research.
    Adrian.
     
  4. Jason S

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    Posted by Jason S, Feb 19, 2017 #4
  5. Area21

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    Posted by Area21, Feb 20, 2017 #5
    Many thanks Jason. Did you look at the promotional video on their link and the guy catching and holding the aircraft then letting it take off from his hands ! To me this was not a good promotional video as it demonstrates dangerous practice.
     
  6. Av8Chuck

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    Posted by Av8Chuck, Feb 20, 2017 #6
    Hi Adrian,

    We have been lifting heavy and expensive payloads for the past three years. We started trying to use off the shelf drones, but they were far too unreliable and could not easily customize them into the purpose built solutions we needed so we started designing and manufacturing our own. We have engineered out 90% of Chinese components.

    We have only recently begun selling these drones commercially to local Civil Engineering firms willing to work with us to refine our products. The key there is having first hand knowledge of what is or isn't working and making improvements almost on the spot.

    Just wanted to let you know that there are alternatives, and I'm sure we're not the only ones, who are coming out with real industrial grade drones.

    We developed and manufacture our own flight controllers that use the same methodology for flight control across all platforms. We have six multirotor models that are modular and can lift from 12 pounds AUW to 48 pounds AUW.


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    This Y6 lifts 36 pounds AUW. With the payload shown here we can add 44,000 MAh for a flight time of ~40+ minutes.

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    You can also switch out the booms and motors with the smaller motors and props with less battery and still fly 20+ minutes.

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    These booms are plug-n-play so you can configure the drone that's the best fit for the mission.

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    So here it is configured to carry 18 pounds AUW

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    And configured to carry 36 pounds AUW.

    We have the same setup for Quad and X8.
     
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    Posted by Av8Chuck, Feb 25, 2017 #7
    Not that anyone is reading this thread, I thought I'd post a flight test with the two Y6's in the previous post. Notice that all we have to do to go from 18lbs to 36lbs is swap boom's and go fly. There's no additional setup or tuning required. It works great.

    http://iplayerhd.com/player/a834d389-589d-41fb-a131-d72ec315fd95
     
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