Aircraft overview:


Type: Single Electric Motor, Fixed Wing


Power source: Lithium-Polymer Battery 


Survey altitude: 30m – 300m | 98ft – 984ft


Cruise speed: 12m/s | 27MPH | 43km/h | 23kn


Flight Time: Up to 45 minutes (dependent on environmental conditions)


Max Takeoff weight: 5.5lbs | 2.5kg


Operating temperature: 14F – 140F | -10C - 60C


Telemetry data link: 433MHz Europe or 915MHz North / South America


Emergency override control frequency: 2.4GHz




Aircraft technical parameters:


Endurance: 100m | 328ft alt, visual camera, 70% image overlap: Approximately 300 acres


Wingspan: 1.5m | 4.9ft


Length: 1.3m | 4.3ft


Operational Sound Intensity at Altitude: Approx. 40dB


Computation: 720 MHz Dual-Core Linux CPU


Embedded Processing: 1 CPUs


Speed (Cruise): 12-16m/s | 43.2-57.6km/h | 26.8-35.8mph


Max Speed: 25m/s | 90km/h | 55.9mph


Max Wind (Flight): 12.5m/s | 45km/h | 27.9mph


Max Wind (Data Collection): 10m/s | 36km/h | 22.4mph


Max Ascent Rate- 10 m/s


Max Descent Rate- 8 m/s


Max Tilt Angle- 25 degrees


Tested Temp Range: -10C to 60C | 14F to 140F


Maximum operating altitude MSL: 13,123ft (4,000m)




Operational tempo:


Takeoff Distance:


Hand Launch: 0m | 0ft run, 40m | 131ft climb out (distance to 40m | 131ft alt)


Water Launch: 10m | 32.8ft run, 40m | 131ft climb out


Landing Distance:


Min Approach Distance: 200m | 656ft


Landing rollout (distance to stop from touchdown): 2m | 6.6ft (land), 3m | 9.8ft (Water), 6m | 19.7ft (snow)




Ground Control Station:


The ground control station will include a single computer in communications contact with the vehicle system. This station will primarily act as an information conduit to the operators with little manual control as the nominal vehicle operations will be fully autonomous.


A Futaba-compatible RC transmitter is used to provide remote control capabilities and manual override for the vehicle