Hi all, our team is looking into acquiring a quadcopter for undertaking survey work, being roading, parks, buildings ect. We are looking to achieve accuracy of 20mm or better using tight ground control, this would be setout with a robotic total station.
Currently we are looking into a copter such as the DJI S1000, our thinking is more blades equals better lift and also redundancy should a blade be damaged or fail. Camera wise I have looked at the Sony DSC-RX 1, which looks to be a good quality camera for this type of work, and I have seen it mentioned on another forum here. From what I have read I would not be wanting less than 20MP.
Regarding camera's, is anyone using medium format cameras for drone surveying? If so any recommendations?
In genearal I am wanting to get peoples thoughts on what we are wanting to do, and also thoughts on components. Being a complete noob with regards to drones, are there any recommendations regarding mounts (keeping verticality, vibration softning etc).
Software wie we are probably looking at Bently Acute3D, mainly due to the fact that our schemers here use bently microstation. Pix4d seems to be very popular though.