Advantages and disadvantages of Ebee

There’s been a lot of discussion lately about the ebee drone for sale, focus on is buy or not, So let's analyze the advantages and disadvantages of Ebee

Reasons To Buy the SenseFly eBee


Ebee is the smallest fixed wing sUAS you will find with such an impressive list of capabilities. The hard side carrying case may even work as carry on luggage depending on your airline, it’s that compact! To achieve the level of performance the platform offers in a package with an all up weight well under 1000g is nothing short of remarkable. Many competitors offer equipment 2-3x the size of the eBee with similar capabilities. If you need a portable fixed wing sUAS for mapping, agriculture analysis, or aerial survey this is it. You can’t get any more portable than this.


The Sensefly eBee is a very simple drone. One motor, a small flight controller, and a single fixed position camera, all stuffed in a foam body. The simplicity of this system is beautiful. Nothing extra and very few failure points. The interchangeable camera options give it job flexibility while maintaining simplicity. It all packs up in a box a little larger than a briefcase and the software is simple enough. The cameras are already professionally modified for peak effectiveness, the flight controller is fully tuned and the app has been optimized. In a UAV world littered with partial solutions and build-it-yourself kits the eBee is refreshingly complete. The most important characteristic of a good tool is that it becomes a transparent part of accomplishing the job for which it is designed, the eBee is built to be that kind of tool.


Being hit in the head by a nerf ball going 80mph wouldn’t be fun, but it’s unlikely to cause any serious damage. The eBee has more in common with a nerf ball than it does with the stiff foam and carbon fiber airframes it competes with. At nearly half the weight of most competitors the ultra-light EPP foam system is about as safe as you can get. 1 small prop in the back of the plane is also safer than almost any conceivable alternative while maintaining efficiency. UAVs will always involve an element of risk, but the Sensefly eBee design minimizes those risks as effectively as possible.

Not buy reason

Starting at $25,000 thee bee drone for sale is far too expensive for what it offers. The software makes up half the cost but isn’t a substantial value add. With the rapid evolution of aerial mapping software we always recommend a subscription based payment structure.  The drone could be built for under $1000, leaving us wondering why we should pay $20,000+ for software?

Another large drawback is the 45 minute flight time.  Flight time is the prime reason for choosing fixed wing UAVs over a quadcopter. But, in the case of the eBee, it’s only about 15-20% better than you can get with a DJI Matrice 100 with dual batteries.  

The problems continue for Sensefly with the combination of a lightweight design and a fixed camera mount.  While flying wing designs fair better than most in windy conditions, this ultra light platform is going to have a tough time taking stable pictures in wind and turbulence. 

drone delivering blood emergence between hospital

lifesaving urgency

500 deliveries/day
Capacity from each distribution center. This is up to one ton of medicine and blood products, daily.

Rain or Shine
Proven to work in extremes: from the hot California desert to the rainy mountains . drones fly through real-world weather, day and night.

30 Minutes
Average time from order placed to delivery. This was once a 5 hour round-trip truck drive for many hospitals.

120 km Service Radius
A single drone distribution center can provide instant medical access to millions. For large countries, it can builds a network of distribution centers.

2.5 kg Payload
A single flight can deliver up to 3 units of blood. For larger orders, multiple drones are sent at the same time.