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Pioneer drone show by Geoscan Ltd.

Pretty much everyone these days knows that some companies can launch thousands of drones in the air and perform a breathtaking show with light and moving animation. This is an incredible piece of engineering, but  in attempt to do something similar one should consider technological, personnel and logistical capabilities of a worldwide corporation.

At Geoscan ltd, we decided to create our own droneshow on a budget using our already developed platform called Pioneer. Originally this quadcopter kit was designed for educational purposes. It is distributed to schools and technical communities to get students familiar with this kind of robots. The platform itself is modular, programmable and easy to assemble and use. 1300 mAh battery gives it solid 8 minutes of flight time. Equipped with GPS and LED modules, it turns into a perfect unit to run any kind of airshow imaginable.

Firstly, the animation is designed in any 3D editor. After that it is converted into multiple Lua script, which are uploaded to each Pioneer before takeoff. Despite we don’t use some expensive tech like RTK, there’s never been any serious issues during the flight. In the air each drone acts independently according to its pre-loaded trajectory, using GPS coordinates for orientation and barometer for altitude control.  There’s also a safety mode, which allows switching the whole swarm in manual control mode and landing it in case something goes wrong.

The first test flights took place in august involving 5, later 10 drones. Two months later, ten dozens of buzzing lights performed a breathtaking show on the Black sea coast. Having main troubles sorted out, we are currently improving animation capabilities and hope to launch 200 drones simultaneously by the end of 2018. You can learn more on our webpage  https://www.geoscan.aero/en/pioneer/. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions regarding Pioneer drone.

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Tersus UAV PPK Solution with Base Station

Tersus UAV PPK Solution with Base Station

Tersus UAV PPK solution includes BX316R PPK Receiver, AX3705 Helix Antenna and Tersus GeoPix Software. BX316R PPK Receiver supports multi-constellations and dual-frequencies. It has in-built 4G memory for GNSS observation data recoding. Very small and light AX3705 Helix Antenna is designed for UAV applications.

Tersus GeoPix integrates the functions of GNSS observation post processing, Event Mark interpolation and geotagging in EXIF. By clicking one button after input all necessary data, the software will provide the result directly as input for image processing software.

We provide David Base/Rover Kit Network Mode as default kit as Base Station working with UAV PPK Solution. It can not only work as Base Station to record GNSS raw data for post processing, but also as an easy-to-use Rover receiver to measure Ground Control Points for photogrammetry.

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Tersus UAV PPK Solution with Base Station

Tersus UAV PPK Solution with Base Station

Tersus UAV PPK solution includes BX316R PPK Receiver, AX3705 Helix Antenna and Tersus GeoPix Software. BX316R PPK Receiver supports multi-constellations and dual-frequencies. It has in-built 4G memory for GNSS observation data recoding. Very small and light AX3705 Helix Antenna is designed for UAV applications.

Tersus GeoPix integrates the functions of GNSS observation post processing, Event Mark interpolation and geotagging in EXIF. By clicking one button after input all necessary data, the software will provide the result directly as input for image processing software.

We provide David Base/Rover Kit Network Mode as default kit as Base Station working with UAV PPK Solution. It can not only work as Base Station to record GNSS raw data for post processing, but also as an easy-to-use Rover receiver to measure Ground Control Points for photogrammetry.

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DRONEE PLOTTER updates, Multi-Chart, Multi-Scale features

Multi-chart and multi-scale features implemented to DRONEE PLOTTER. Now you can visualize multiple log attributes on multiple charts, zoom to the time frame synchronously. Also, you can visualize multiple scale data on the same chart.

Visit: https://plot.dron.ee/

 For DRONEE autopilot system and drones visit: https://dron.ee/

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Drone with Articulating Arms

The ideas have no value, the important thing is the execution....

A few years ago, I came up with a solution to move loads with drones efficiently,

which consisted in articulating the arms of the drone, as the load moved out of this...

This in order to keep the thrust center aligned with the center of mass.

I gave much importance in this time to this idea but nobody of my colleges paid attention...

I made a couple of tests with a structure without motors, hanging from the ceiling whith springs controlling that

the tension of each spring was the indicated, the same.

Iḿ not going to mess anymore here i leave a document with the small study i this at that time

and it turned out that the idea was perfectly possible.

The applications that crossed my mind were enormous, perhaps the most striking was,

to grind weeds on the facades as well as the cleaning of these and roofs, paintig at height,

delivering packages in the window...

all this because the telescopic arm according to my calculations and my scale model could

extend even more than one meter beyond the propellers.

But the really interesting thing is that the drone consumes much less energy in

sustaining the same load, because the engines maintain the same thrust, like the

initial situation...blah blah blah...

For some reason i never started to build it seriously...i returned today to search on the

internet, and surprise :) someone has built it, itś a small prototype, but the idea

is nailed (video above)

Of course this is not an excuse to not continue with the project,
it is much more important the execution of the idea and its team, that the idea
here i leave my pdf : https://drive.google.com/open?id=1_AORk1fc0-E-jtf8a8JXMY6YU-jdj7FV
drone study

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