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GeoInspect Introduces the Procyon 800E helicopter to the European Market
Combining vertical takeoff capability with fast, long-range flight, and high wind tolerance in a cost-effective package. Equipped with the most full-featured, high performance and reliable open-source flight control system available.
Procyon was designed with mechanical simplicity as a core tenet. One of the reasons for the popularity of multirotor drones, is their mechanical simplicity, which makes maintenance and repairs easy. It has a minimum of moving parts. Not only does this make it more reliable and easy to maintain, but it is also more compact and light-weight.
One other benefit of the compactness of the powertrain unit, is that it results in very flexible payload and battery areas. While Procyon is presented here with one payload/battery arrangement, a simple lightweight mount for a Sony QX1 camera for mapping, this is just one example of a system configuration. Many more options are possible. GeoInspect can work with customers to outfit the system to fly many different payloads. Camera gimbals, LiDAR, Cargo, etc. all are possible.
Independent Tail Rotor Motor
Another design idea which Procyon borrows from multi-rotors, is the usage of individual motors per rotor, instead of using a drive-line between the main and tail rotors. This is the obvious solution for electric helicopters, as it eliminates the complicated and often unreliable drive-line to the tail rotor. No more problems with gear mesh, or belt tension due to temperature changes. Furthermore, it allows the tail boom to be mounted at a 5° angle relative the main rotor, decreasing drag during forward flight.
Single-stage Main Rotor Belt Drive
The main rotor is powered via a single stage belt-drive to the main motor. Belt drives are more durable and reliable than dry-run gears used by many other small and medium UAV helicopters. It is also much quieter. In fact, combined with the optimized rotor RPM, the Procyon makes far less noise than comparable multirotors. This makes it ideal for noise-sensitive operations such as surveillance.
3D Printed Body
For the Procyon 800E a technology is developed that allows the use of 3D printed plastic parts for the body, as well as light-duty structural parts. The 3D Printed body is not streamlined, but this is not important at the speeds typically flown by helicopter drones. The plastic body is cost-effective, light weight, and more durable than fiberglass bodies. It is also modular which make servicing and repairs easy, and finally makes the body easy to adapt as required by the end-user. Need to add a feature? It’s easy to add it in CAD, and re-print the body piece, and it will bolt right up.
Procyon is controlled by Ardupilot software, which is the most advanced, full-featured and reliable autopilot software available. The helicopter software is 90% the same as the multirotor software, meaning that helicopters benefit from all the same functionality developed for other drones. An additional benefit is that this allows an organization to combine helicopter drones in their fleet, with minimal extra training if they are already familiar with Ardupilot on other vehicle types. Diversity in equipment allows specializing different vehicle systems for different roles.
Rotor Diameter: 1780mm
Empty Weight: 7.1kg
Maximum Weight: 15kg
Payload Weight: 1-5kg
Hover Endurance: 40 minutes
Cruise Endurance: 50 minutes
Hover Wind Toleranc: 60 km/h
Cruise Speed: 50 km/h
Maximum Speed: 90 km/h
VNE Airspeed: 120 km/h
Minimum Temperature: -10C
Maximum Temperature: +40C
Telemetry Range: 20 km
GeoInspect at the Digital Construction Summit Dublin, March 7th 2018, Croke Park
GeoInspect demonstrated LiDAR at the Dublin Drone Expo 2017
The sub 5cm accurate LiDAR Point Cloud flown at the demo day on June 1st.
Get the data you need within days
- Base your decisions on accurate, near real-time data
- Safe & reliable: compliant with local rules & regulations
- Save time, save money
- Mapping made easy
Whether you need detailed information on stockpile volumes, mining sites, archaeology sites, natural resources or construction sites, our team is experienced and fully equipped to provide professional and reliable aerial data. With the use of drones we carry out such mapping tasks infinitely more efficient than traditional methods can ever achieve. From that imagery we create accurate and timely mosaics and models, ready to implement and use in any GIS project.
We put imaging data into action
Capturing high quality images and georeferenced points is one thing. Turning them into the real-time, ready to use data to your needs is another. Luckily, that is exactly what we love to do. Without the need for conversions or additional software we deliver:
accurate and timely mosaics,
digital surface models,
precise and timely maps for construction or archaeology sites,
index maps such as NDVI from multi-spectral images for the agricultural sector,
any other GIS solutions.
Industrial inspections in a breeze with photogrammetry, video or LiDAR
Regular inspections of installations such as wind turbines, energy plants, pipe lines and other industrial sites are imperative. Size and structure often make surveys from the air with unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) the logical choice. We suit the need of any inspection project with photogrammetry, video or LiDAR.
Save time, save money
UAV cuts down delivery time and project costs. We can cover ten to fifteen hectares and collect millions of data points per day. This way, you’ll be able to base your decisions on accurate data in no time: the first results will be ready for you within days. Lead times for bigger projects can be cut down from months to weeks. Quick turnaround whenever chosen parameters turn out to be not a hundred percent on par.
Professional and reliable
GeoInspect complies with local rules and regulations within EU countries and is fully insured. If we don’t have a permit, we won’t offer our services or will find a solution with you.
We only employ professional pilots and the best technical professionals in the industry.
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Sales and Support for YellowScan’s LiDAR sensor
Over the last decade, LiDAR technology has proven its efficiency with market needs steadily increasing. However, LiDAR systems are heavy (typically 20 to 100 kg) and currently operate fromutility plane or helicopter. Due to high aircraft operation costs, these kind of sensors are not attractive for small-area surveying (<100ha).
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) are also a booming sector. In particular, very high resolution aerial imagery from professional drones is a fast emerging market.
GeoInspect have signed a resellers agreement with YelowScan,a French manufacturer of UAV LiDAR solutions, to cover the Netherlands and Ireland aimed at promoting, selling and supporting the YellowScan Light Detection And Ranging (LiDAR) laser-based remote sensing technology.
In order to demonstrate the system’s capabilities, GeoInspect will start to organize spring demo days in
GeoInspect is also your partner to fly and post process your LiDAR projects
Find out what drones can do for your business
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles open up a world of opportunities for a multitude of businesses, the possibilities seem endless. Experienced and reliable partners to help you discover and develop these business opportunities are scarce, though. With years of experience in GIS, aerial mapping and inspection, ICT, data capturing and photography, GeoInspect brings a fresh and highly professional approach to the table.
We’d love to help you in any stage of any UAV project:
- Assistance or advice in various steps of drone use, whether it is in the considering, Proof of Concept or implementation phase.
- Optimizing output of the flight: how to get the perfect picture or capture the best possible geo referenced point cloud.
- Making sure your drone project is performed in a safe and orderly manner, compliant with local rules and regulations.
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