As the UAV industry continues to expand and an increasing range of applications are considered, there is a growing need for functional hardware to make these requirements a reality. With our in house design and manufacturing facilities we are able to offer this service alongside our custom aircraft development.
Shown here is the UAV smart winch developed by us for delivery of light payloads to areas where landing is not possible (such as the top of wind turbines), or for placing of equipment or sensors in hard to reach or no access locations (with the addition of our remotely operated dropping hook – not shown here). The smart winch is integrated into one of our removable quick release landing gear systems for quick swapping of different payloads for different functions.
The winch is almost entirely automated as it must be able to operate well away from clear view of the pilot operator. A downward facing camera is fitted, and the winch is able to monitor it’s position at all times enabling the operator to have no worries about deployment height or correct retraction. A simple three positon switch is all that is needed to operate all winch functions. A number of safety systems are included such as overload protection, signal loss, positional override reset and even an emergency escape procedure in case the winch line were to get tangled or hooked to something on the ground.
The Mini 8 has been designed to meet the needs of those operating in congested areas where flight weight needs to be kept to a minimum, but without a reduction in system redundancy. In the UK the sub 7 kg limit requires a take off weight below 7 Kgs for close quarter operations, and in most cases, to allow the ability to carry a reasonable pay...PRODUCT DETAIL
The Airlift series represent our heaviest lift systems to date, with payload capacities of up to 30 Kgs. The design features an extremely tough and resilient airframe, cross braced for ultimate strength and stiffness.PRODUCT DETAIL
The Raven is our main work horse heavy lift multicopter aimed at aerial photography and camera work. Designed for take off weights up to 25 Kgs the Raven is more than capable of lifting a 10 Kg or more payload whilst maintaining a high level of speed and manoeuvrability.PRODUCT DETAIL