Been tasked at work to look at aircraft platforms capable of 30 minute flights with a 500g payload for a VLOS flight-trial.
What is available at the top-end amateur / low-end commercial level? I am aiming to suggest platforms ranging in cost from under £1k, 1-2k and up to £5k.
Both fixed wing or multirotor solutions solutions considered.
Rediculous time-constraints involved here so off-the-shelf is likely to be a priority.
How much do microdrone quad's sell for?
P.S. - Very excited about getting paid to do what I already do as a hobby!
Important factors; temperature/height above sea level, likely wind strengths, portability of airframe. Legality of operation in proposed area of use. Degree of pilot skill available.
Important factors are; legality of operation in proposed area of use, likely wind strengths, degree of pilot skills available,portability of airframe and necessary anciliary equipment.
Do you require VTOL or is there room to land a fixed wing airplane?
The basic system offered at Event38.com fits all your requirements. Send me a message if you have any questions or if you'd like to discuss any custom options in addition to what is offered already.
Autonomous or RC?
Type of payload ? (Camera slung underneath, etc.)