eXom – the drone that lets you focus on your work, not on flying

Sensefly has just announced the eXom quadcopter drone that has some unique functionality when it comes to sensor payloads and situational awareness, initial details are on the following @theUAVguy Sensefly eXom blog 

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Comment by BayAreaCrasher on October 7, 2014 at 11:12am

Looks very interesting. 

Comment by chrisa on October 7, 2014 at 7:19pm

ok there are a lot of opportunities for small stuff obviously

Comment by Superwalloon on October 7, 2014 at 10:41pm

Made by Sensefly ? OK, so I guess this will be in the 15000$ range ?

Comment by Jack Crossfire on October 7, 2014 at 10:49pm

You have to be real quick to spot a previously unknown feature on the monitor & start the auto targeting with all 5 cameras before the 10 minute flight time is up, otherwise you might as well land & change cameras.

Comment by Sérgio Domingos on October 8, 2014 at 3:20am

Sensefly has been bought by Parrot some time ago, so it was just a matter of time for them to go multirotor, and i guess this one was developed in cooperation with the Parrot ArDrone Team. I like the fact that i will have a thermal camera, apart from that i don't see so much innovation like they say. It's funny when a company states that their pioneers in innovation in the drone field, well guess where this all started ;)

Price range will probably be in the 15000$ range like @Superwallon said. This will be because Sensefly focus on the pro stuff and parrot on the hobby stuff. Anyway as a personal opinion even for professionals it's not worth the money, with less than half that price one could build an Arducopter based multirrotor, with very reliable and high quality parts.

BTW, just some off-topic stuff, in their sneak peak video: https://www.sensefly.com/drones/exom.html i believe i recognise that place where the guy is standing, i live at about 2km from their offices and i often see them testing their planes when i go fly, but never found where they launch them. Now i think i know where, good opportunity to spy hehe ;)


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