France-based unmanned aerial vehicle developer and manufacturer Delair-Tech says it has partnered with Pix4D – a Switzerland-based UAV processing software provider – and, in turn, is releasing seven new UAV system packages.
Each of the new packages is targeted at different real-world usage scenarios (survey, agriculture, surveillance) and contains an entire turnkey, long-range UAV system and sensor topped off with included training and Pix4Dmapper software for post-processing data.
Most of the packages contain the 2 kg, two-hour endurance, 100 km range DT-18: a beyond line of sight (BLOS)-certified UAV. If more power is required, customers can opt for the XL versions of the packages, which utilize the DT-26 UAV airframe – effectively extending the total range to 250 km and endurance up to four hours.
“Currently, purchasing a UAV system can be a confusing process. With our new packages, we’ve aimed to simplify this as much as possible,” explains Benjamin Benharrosh, co-founder, Delair-Tech.
“Our new packages include all components needed to begin flying quickly and the image processing software required to make use of that newly collected data. We’ve also bundled in our comprehensive training course for two pilots; the only thing the user needs to provide is a laptop,” he adds.
Delair-Tech has partnered with Pix4D to include the Pix4Dmapper image processing software in the UAV packages as the standard method of post-processing UAV-collected imagery to convert the DT-18 or DT-26 imagery into geo-referenced orthomosaics, 3D surface models and point clouds.
Packages containing the DT-18 UAV are available to order immediately, while those with the DT-26 will be available starting in the fourth quarter.