At last, a long-awaited, new arrival has come to SeaBee. SeaBee has received two new EVO drones.
The new drones will increase SeaBees operational area limit from a few kilometres to tens of kilometres. The drones also increase the ‘payload’ capacity (what equipment the drone can carry) with more, better sensors, which can be mounted all at the same time. This gives more effective flight times.
The EVO drones are capable of Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL), which means they do not require a runway, and can lift off and land similar to a helicopter. This gives SeaBee a strong advantage in researching, mapping and environmental monitoring along the difficult terrain of the norwegian coastline. Not to mention in mountainous and forested regions of Norway!
Curious about what data SeaBee has collected so far? Visit geonode.seabee.sigma2.no to see the range of locations and data types.
The EVO drones are state-of-the-art, fixed wing drones, that look like a small plane. The have a wingspan of 269 cm, a take-off capacity of 10 kg and a flight time of up to 3 hours. They are equipped with a ‘standard’ RGB camera (62 megapixels), as well as multispectral and thermal cameras.
Read more about the technical details at DeltaQuad Evo – DeltaQuad VTOL UAV
Watch this space for more updates once we get these drones out into the field!