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3DR Solo
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The 3DR Solo is a quad-rotor aerial vehicle powered by the 3DR Pixhawk 2 autopilot system and APM:Copter flight control software. The Solo communicates with the controller and Solo app over the 3DR Link secure Wi-Fi connection.

3DR Solo Ground Control
Specifications
Autopilot: 3DR Pixhawk 2 Control: 3DR Solo Controller Wireless communication: 3DR Link 1.0 Frequency: 2.4 GHz Height: 10 in. (25 cm) Motor-to-motor dimension: 18 in. (26 cm) Weight with battery: 3.3 lbs. (1.5 kg) Power: Electric (rechargeable lithium polymer battery) Battery: Lithium polymer, 5200 mAh, 14.8 Vdc Battery weight: 1 lb. (.5 kg) Estimated flight time: 25 minutes* Maximum altitude: 328 ft. (100 m) Range: .5 miles** (.8 km) Payload capacity: 1.1 lbs. (500 g) Cruise speed: 5.7 mph (2.5 m/s) Maximum speed: 55 mph (25.5 m/s) Maximum climb rate: 11 mph (5.0 m/s) Maximum descent rate: 5.5 mph (2.5 m/s) Headwind limitation: 25 mph (11 m/s) Crosswind limitation: 25 mph (11 m/s) Camera: Streaming video compatible with GoPro® HERO 3, 3+ or 4

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Falcon

Falcon is a tactical, fixed wing, unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). The Falcon is designed around a modular payload and airframe design concept allowing for multi-mission capabilities, easy setup, and simple logistics for long term support. Falcon is single person portable system which may be operated by a single individual and is transported in a custom soft bag with backpack straps, shoulder sling, and hand holds for easy transport. Falcon and Falcon Hover utilize interoperable components including shared payloads, shared batteries, and a shared ground control station.

Falcon is bungee launched using a single bungee cord attached to any object/structure that can withstand the pull force of 15lbs (8kg). Example launch attach points include trailer hitches, roots, branches, tree trunks, brush, fence posts, a stake in the ground, and even a person holding the end of the bungee. The bungee launch provides most of the energy for launch thereby reducing the physical strength requirements to launch the aircraft. The bungee launch also directs the aircraft along a desired launch path and gains altitude rapidly allowing for operations in tightly constrained locations including forested areas, narrow paths, roadways, parks, parking lots, etc.

Falcon uses a parachute recovery as the primary landing method however a secondary landing method is a conventional belly landing. The parachute recovery allows for recovery in constrained environments as well as areas with rugged ground cover. During a parachute recovery the aircraft lands motor first.

Specifications
Falcon Ground Control Communications: Secure Digital Datalink (Up to 256 bit AES encryption)
Autopilot: Pixhawk Autopilot by 3D Robotics
Sensor Suite: Ublox GPS, Barometric Pressure Sensor, Dynamic Pressure Sensor, Redundant 3 Axis Accelerometers, Redundant 3 Axis Rate Gyros
Control Modes: GPS Waypoint Navigation and Multiple Semi-Autonomous Flight Modes
Launch Method: Bungee Hand Launch / Bungee Rail Launch
Recovery Method: Parachute or Belly Landing
Endurance: 60+ min (operations/mission dependent)
Assembly: Less than 2 min
Ready to Launch: Less than 10 minutes
Take Off Weight: Up to 12 lb (Payload Dependent)
Payload Weight: Up to 2.5lbs
Flight Endurance Range: 30-60 miles
Communications Range: 6+ miles (terrain / antenna dependent)
Dash Speed: 45 knots
Cruise Speed: 27 knots
Operating Altitude: Up to 2000 ft AGL
Service Ceiling: Tested to 12,000 ft, estimated maximum altitude of 15,000 ft MSL
Assembled Dimensions: 96" width (span) x 17" height x 54" length
Packed Dimensions: 14" width x 7" height x 54" length

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Falcon Hover

Falcon Hover (or Hover) is a tactical, quadcopter, unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) with a top mounted fuselage capable of front mounted and bottom mounted payload options. Falcon Hover is designed around a modular payload and airframe design concept allowing for multi-mission capabilities, easy setup, and simple logistics for long term support. Hover is a single person portable system which may be operated by a single individual and is stored in a custom soft bag with hand holds for easy transport. Falcon and Falcon Hover utilize interoperable components including shared payloads, shared batteries, and a shared ground control station.

Falcon Hover is a Vertical Take Off and Landing (VTOL) aircraft. The VTOL launch and recovery of the aircraft allow for operations in tightly constrained locations including forested area, narrow paths, roadways, parks, parking lots, etc. Takeoffs and landings can be conducted in areas smaller than 8ft x 8ft.

Specifications
Falcon Mission Planning Communications: Secure Digital Datalink (Up to 256 bit AES encryption)
Autopilot: Pixhawk Autopilot by 3D Robotics
Sensor Suite: Ublox GPS, Barometric Pressure Sensor, Dynamic Pressure Sensor, Redundant 3 Axis Accelerometers, Redundant 3 Axis Rate Gyros
Control Modes: GPS Waypoint Navigation and Multiple Semi-Autonomous Flight Modes
Launch Method: Vertical Takeoff
Recovery Method: Vertical Landing
Endurance: 20-25+ min @ 5,800' MSL (operations/mission dependent)
Assembly: Less than 2 minutes
Ready to Launch: Less than 5 min
Take Off Weight: Up to 7.5 lb (Payload Dependent)
Payload Weight: Up to 2.5 lbs
Flight Endurance Range: 2+ Miles
Communications Range: 6+ Miles (terrain / antenna dependent)
Speed: 0 to 15 knots
Operating Altitude: Up to 1000 ft AGL
Service Ceiling: Tested to 10,000 ft, estimated maximum altitude of 15,000 ft MSL
Assembled Dimensions: 48" maximum tip to tip / 6" tall (without modular legs)
Packed Dimensions: 9" wide x 7" height x 24" length

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Pulse Vapor 55
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The Pulse Aerospace Vapor 55™ is a tactical helicopter, unmanned aircraft system (UAS) capable of carrying larger payloads up to 24 lbs. Payload options include survey-grade airborne lidar and next generation high definition EO/IR brushless gimbals. The Vapor 55™ includes an extensive safety feature set, a precision full-authority automatic flight control system, and easy to operate touchscreen ground control station. The Vapor 55™ carries a 12 lb., front mounted sensor for up to 60 minutes on a single charge. Larger payloads can also be carried. The Vapor 55™ utilizes automatic rotor speed calibration for altitudes from sea level to over 10,000ft AMSL. Pulse Vapor 55 Ground Control

Specifications
Main Rotor: Diameter 90 in
Dimensions: 77 x 26 x 23
Maximum Takeoff: Weight 55 lbs
Empty Weight: 19 lbs
Payload Weight: 10 lbs (33 lbs useful load)
Data Link: 2.4 GHz & 900 MHz, High Bandwidth, Encrypted, Digital
Endurance (Hover): 45 Minutes
Endurance (Cruise): 60 Minutes
Operational Radius: 5 Miles
Cruise Speed: 25 mph
Ceiling: 15,000 ft
Take Off Type: Automatic Vertical Take Off
Landing Type: Automatic Vertical Landing
Drive: Electric powerplant with 2 stage tramsmission, torque tube tail drive, lithium battery
Avionics: Fully automatic flight control system, 3 or 5 axis redundant IMU options, Honeywell Digital Magnetometer, Survey Grade GPS + Glonass positioning
Aerodynamics: 3 blade semi-rigid flybarless main rotor, high efficiency carbon fiber blades
Payload Compatibility: HD EO/MWIR brushless camera ball, Riegl VUX-1 LiDAR with survey grade GNSS/IMU, High resolution aerial photography imagers

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