"Can I also add that there is definitely a place for below 2kg technology which we see as very valid GIS grade imaging. We like the sensefly technology in particular. I also endorse the sentiments here in pricing and we regularly compete in the…"
"Use the contact us form on our website and Ill fire through the pricelist. for complete system we have many config ranging $55-65K Post processing also varies depending on what you require to do - Mining volumetric , classifying .LAs etc."
"Who said the Hawkeye is 80K? Can we raise our prices? Arguably if you are doing this as a business - which is what this technology is for (professional grade), then you need to look at about 150-200k to set up. Consider Vehicle, phone, website, …"
"@UAVstuff, with all due respect those cost assessments are incorrect. As an example - two lenses that we use are $1000 each not including filters. We also have Nex series sensors that are stripped down to save weight (time and labor) A remote…"
HAWKEYE have released their latest UAV designed for the agriculture market post successful trials in New Zealand. The RQ-84Z series UAV is a laminar flow UAV designed for photogrammetry payloads and now carries TWO Sony Nex-5 series cameras with…
From our company Blog: 2012 ESRI International User Conference, San Diego:Hawkeye UAV was fortunate enough to be invited to exhibit at this year’s ESRI GIS User Conference in San Diego. With a sponsored booth in a prime position in Hall D we could…
"Sure thing. I think the key point is that this industry is complex and people always try and over simplify capabilities. As soon as you are dealing with the environment the cards are stacked against you."
"Mike, we agree but we found a significant increase in efficiency with our new UAV and were excited, so hence the focus on Sq/km. One thing we have found from years of commercial experience is that you do need to be able to do reasonably large…"
"Oops and I have been told off by one of our staff, the acquisition was complete at 42 min not 36. I recall 36 min for the task complete and we continued for another 6 min for some extra. This was the first time I had flown for a good 6 months. …"
"Yes processing is king, especially with wide angle lens. Its taken 18 months for Areo to fully optimise for this type of aquisition. Its hard to say what the side overlap is, I think you're right - 50% is about right but it does change with…"
"We have a wider horizontal viewing angle and 20 Megapixel sensor and we are not flying a strict grid nav waypoint flight plan. In NZ the terrain is very copmplex. Attached is the evidence. Gorund speed ranges from 50 - 90 km/hr"
"It depends on the output. We are acquiring on both the upwind and down wind legs. Typically we aim for 90% for 3D point cloud generation. How we achieve this with all the variables is our IP - have been doing this for 6 yrs now both in Military…"
RQ-84Z AreoHawk is now is service in NZ after a months trial in Canada and NZ. We are acquiring 8 Sq/km in 36 min from 400-600 AGL and endurance 90 min+ -in 25 km 'hr winds.Sensor is Sony Nex-5, Migrating to Sony Nex-7 in one week (when they…