Genuine custom designed APM powered UAVs in Spain - droning

Hi all,

We would like to share with you our company "droning" (www.droning.es) devoted to create and operate professional UAVs. 

Our team has been around diydrones for some years now and we all share our passion for drones and APM.

Some of us started with APM 1.0 or with ArduIMU.

We have focused our efforts on creating quality turn key products that incorporate all our experience in the Multirotor/Planes operation. We have been providing survey services for more than a year now and we have some ideas about how a good platform should look alike:

  • Robust and easy to operate
  • Long flight time (obvious, I know)
  • Easy (and quick) to fold and transport
  • Integrated electronics and modular design
  • No cables or protruding parts -> fairing 

Multirotor DE820

With these requirements in mind we started to design a Multirotor (DE820) that could be able to be configured both in Quad and Octo coaxial mode. This way it could be used for Endurance missions on surveys but also for filming and high payload missions.

We ended by choosing umbrella folding arm design and single-point fixed landing gears as they offer a great stability in rough terrain where it is supposed to operate.

In the Quad version we have:

  • 18 to 20" T-Motor carbon props
  • Tattu 22Ah 6S
  • Pixhawk 
  • more than 30 minutes of operational flight

In the Octo coaxial we have

  • 16" t-Motor carbon prop
  • Tattu 22Ah 6S
  • Pixhawk
  • 25 minutes of operational flight

We have created custom PCB to integrate ESC and basic signal routing so we simplify the manufacturing process.

In the next revision we are using Dropix v2 as it will allow us to mount it in a PCB socket and simplify it even more.

The DE820 can be configured with quick release payload holder, allowomg to reconfigure it quickly by swaping assembled gimbals with cameras or even connecting an EPM gripper without cabling or screws intervention.

You can find more pictures, information and videos on the web.

TA2000 Plane

Even if the DE820 is our more loved product we do have a Fixed Wing based upon the Talon airframe. We called itTA2000 and it has passed thru a customization process quite intensive.

We added a front motor mount as we think it flies much better and allow for easier hand launch.

With its current configuration it weights 2kg with camera on board and batteries. Regarding flight time it can go up to 1 hour at 50km/h.

We are working in extending the range close to 2 hours by using Li-Ion mixed battery.

Hope you like it.

Jesus, Anderl

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Comment by Luke Wijnberg on August 24, 2015 at 4:28am

Well done, Jesus!

Comment by Jesus A on August 24, 2015 at 1:14pm

Thanks Luke. Its been (and continue being) a lot of work. 


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Comment by Hugues on August 25, 2015 at 12:02am

Congrats! Looks beautiful. I like the intégration.

Comment by Quadrocopter on August 25, 2015 at 3:05am

Looking good Jesus!

I like the PCB especially :-)

Comment by UAS_Pilot on August 25, 2015 at 9:07am

Very cool... I like the X8.. Great work and good luck in you business.

Comment by Victoriano Hernández on August 25, 2015 at 2:33pm
Good job Jesus!, they look absolutely amazing...
Comment by Ravi on August 26, 2015 at 7:10pm

can u provide endurance upto 60 mins with 300 gram of gimbal/camera payload.

Comment by Jesus A on August 27, 2015 at 12:03am
@all
Thanks for the good comments!

@ravi
We are currently working in a 45 min version. The key point that we are trying to achieve in that version is the ability to go to that flight time without increasing size nor weight.
1 hour multirotors are no new but doing so while retaining a small size and weight is a big plus. At the end of the day operation and transport of a big 20kg multirotor is a real pain.
Comment by torvic on August 27, 2015 at 3:37am
Great job . The flight time in all UAV is great.
Comment by juan jose casto moreno on August 28, 2015 at 5:51am
Jesús.El drone is an impeccable job, it is also a very robust design, while agradable.Apoyo his comment that the target to beat is increasing flight time, keeping the size of their dron.Saludos and good luck with your business .

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