FutureScape 2018 lived up to its title as Survey Drone unveiled the latest aircraft in their fleet of unmanned aerial vehicles.
The Applied Aeronautics Albatross, imported from Texas USA, is one of the largest fixed wing survey platforms in the UK and will enable the company to undertake ever larger surveys on sites in the UK and overseas. Peter Wilder spoke about the capabilities of the Albatross at FutureScape:
“ With a payload of 4.4kg, a flight time of 5 hours and a range of up to 40km, the Albatross enables us to undertake long range surveys with a variety of cameras on board including thermal, near infra-red (NIR) and high resolution optical zoom lenses. The platform will eventually enable us to move into the Lidar (Light Detection and Ranging) field of operations.”
With a wingspan of 3m, the Albatross certainly made an impression at Futurescape, hovering above our Quest UAV Datahawk and DJI multi-rotor aircraft. Visitors were given an opportunity to get a drones-eye view of the show through our FPV goggles connected to our trusty Inspire 1 UAV and get hands on with our latest equipment including the Inspire 2 and Mavic 2 Pro.
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