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:
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:
In the Octo coaxial we have
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.
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.