To our knowledge the first Italian "drone" for professional use in the range below 25 Kg. In obtaining the type certificate of the DGAC, the SPARK of developed by Italian VitualRobotix arrives in France after having been recently recognized in Italy to carry out aerial work. (See also: SPARK, the drone Italian ENAC recognized for non-critical actions)
Based on autopilot VR Brain PRO 5.2 is running on a customized version of Arducopter 32-bit, the SPARK today in France can carry out aerial photography, surveying and aerial work in general, in the scenarios S2 and S3 using as ground control also the VR PAD Station and the mission planner (see also: The no flight zone on the VR Station PAD)
The scenario S2 is to work up to 1000 meters away from the pilot even in EVLOS and a height of less than 50 meters but no people in the area of operations
L 'S3 is related to visual flight in urban scenarios and / or in close proximity to people and animals but with a maximum distance from the pilot di100m
Congratulations to VirtualRobotix facing in a market which now sees 1,622 active Operators , 2849 registered drone and 1764 allowed to operate in urban areas (means of mass less than 2 kg or up to 4 kg if equipped with a parachute) with no accidents from 2012, date on which the Regulation entered into force on French Drone Market.
Original Post Link at : http://www.quadricottero.com/2015/06/virtualrobotix-sbarca-in-franc...
more information about VR Spark and VR Brain 5.2 PRO autopilot available here :