Have you ever wonder how to easily launch and recover a drone from a confined space, map a relatively large area, obtain high res RGB and NIR imagery from the same flight, and process the imagery automatically and quickly, at half the cost of other solutions out there?

 Here is a quickly shot video of the Aeromapper Talon and its great capabilities for confined areas. Thanks to its impressive climb rate and parachute landing, which has a 100% success rate and the most forgiving packing method. Unless other UAVs with complex parachute deployment systems that depends on “parachute ejection” methods and sometimes dual chutes, the Aeromapper Talon uses gravity for its deployment which rarely fails  J

It has an endurance of 80 mins, covering 6 km2 at 3 cm/pixel at 125 m agl.


The Aeromapper Talon is the ultimate agricultural tool.  It is ready to host the new Multiespectral camera from Parrot, the Sequoia which will be available from April 2016.

The Sequoia is a multispectral camera specifically designed for agriculture, with great features at approximately half the price of similar products offered.  The Sequoia captures calibrated wavelength, Green, Red, Red-Edge and Near Infrared at 1.2 MP and RGB imagery at 16 MP.

The Aeromapper Talon also has the unique ability to carry both the Sequoia and its standard 24 Mp RGB camera simultaneously, offering very high resolution images plus vegetation data.

The Sequoia will be offered as an optional addition to the Aeromapper Talon very soon.

More information on the Parrot Sequoia is available here.

For even tighter budgets we also offer a converted 24Mp Sony camera to NIR, available as a "swap and fly" setup.


The Aeromapper Talon can also be optionally purchased bundled with the Pix4DMapper Professional Aeromao Edition, that enables an inexperienced user to process thousands of images and quickly obtain survey-grade accurate orthomosaics, DSMs and Point clouds in a few clicks, for two separate computers and fully automatically.

Agisoft Photoscan Pro is also available, offering two different turnkey solutions for every budget.


More information on the Aeromapper Talon can be found here.

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  • dangerous hand launch (prop location) and low wind tolerance for parachute landing. 

  • Value for money always depends on how much time you can afford to waste. 

    What speed and range does it have?

  • Developer

    It is not uncommon for RC planes to have a power ratio of more then 1:1. Granted they do not have to carry a payload, but for a short burst of power just to get in the air, 45deg is relatively simple.

    The key to this is in the propeller size. Where larger propellers equals more thrust (and generally better efficiency), at the expense of a lower top speed and the practical problems typically associated with large prop clearance for takeoff and landing.

  • Thanks

    I never tried more than 30 pitch angle. I will try 45 degree with my talon.

  • Pitch angle is pretty much 45 degrees. Have done several other videos with no run at all, just toss it ito the air. Full autotakeoff, with no or little head wind

  • Woo!!!  how powerful is it, vertical auto takeoff. What is pitch angle?

    I do auto takeoff my Talon with 20-25 degree pitch angle.

  • Agree.

    Why the reaction of some  to the price tag is understandable, what most DIYers and many "pros" typically forget is the price of time, research, testing, integration and  support.

    No question a few of the best can build similar set-ups, including  more expensive with full CF body and wings. And can definitely offer them at a lower price.

    If, and only if they price their time at under $2 an hour, that is ... An immediate  fail if it is any  sort of business venture ...

  • In about year and a half landing these aircraft with the parachute landing never had a broken part that is not easily replaceable or serviceable. Wings and specially the fuselage and reinforced with carbon fiber rods, and the interior of the craft is completely redesigned and reinforced in many areas. You just won't believe how well designed it is internally. It will be nice to display interior pcitures of it but I can't. I can say it can take a lot of abuse, similar to a carbon fiber UAV, which we also manufacture.

    @Damian, do you want to make a listing of how much does cost to put together a UAV like this one? make sure you include everything included in the $9,600 USD, like:

    - 24 Mp Camera with survey lens

    - Pelican case

    - UAV ready to fly, flight tested, with parachute landing system

    - Long range control and long range data link

    - Fully autonomous, (autopilot, GPS and related gear) with tremendous support via User Manual

    - Accessories (batts, charger, spares, etc)

    - Handheld controller

    - Support

    Still, the UAV is half or less the price of other foamy flying wings with cell phone like cameras out there...

  • MR60

    I like the way you secured wings and Vtail segments. Are those plastic screws that are used ? With bolts on the other side ?

  • For $9600 one would expect a full CF body and wings ... 

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