Advantages of VTOL fixed-wing drone mapping and surveying than tradional

FDG30 Mako shark VTOL fixed-wing drone for mapping and surveying

VTOL fixed-wing drone have fundamentally changed the way mapping and surveying work. Some people confuse the two, but they are different. While both are airborne data collection for ground units, the measurements require permission from the relevant national authorities; mapping is not required.

Advantages of drone mapping and surveying

work efficiency

Compared with traditional manual surveying and mapping, UAV surveying and mapping can collect a larger range of data in a shorter time, and greatly improve the accuracy of the collected data. The efficiency of drone surveying and mapping is more than 100,000 times that of traditional manual surveying and mapping.

Short delivery time

From collection to product delivery, a combination of drones and the right back-end software reduces production to an average of 4 to 6 days, compared to the 2 to 3 weeks that traditional methods typically take.

What equipment is needed for drone mapping and surveying?

• Ground Control Points (GCPs): Airborne observable targets measured with high precision to which operators can tie their digital models. These may include do-it-yourself targets (for example, marking paint, wood plastic or cardboard targets), targets that absorb GPS signals and record them for post-processing for fixed observation points and fixed landmarks

• GPS receiver and data collector: A GNSS receiver, usually on a pole, is synchronized with a data collector to resolve ambiguities, process observed data to calculate position and dynamically reproject points to the desired coordinate system

• Geodetic Datum: An abstract coordinate system with a reference surface (eg sea level) used to provide a known location to start surveying and map creation

• Local Coordinate System: The local space-time dimension in the latitude, longitude, vertical, or time dimension identified by a coordinate variable, often referred to as the state plane

• Real-Time Kinematic (RTK): A GPS correction technology that makes real-time corrections to location data as the drone surveys and captures field images.

• Post-Processing Kinematics (PPK): A GPS correction technique that corrects location data after it has been collected and uploaded.

FDG30 Mako shark VTOL fixed-wing for mapping and surveying

FDG30 electric long endurance VTOL fixed wing mapping drone frame is carbon fiber mamertial, the weight of droen frame is 6KG only, FDG30 endurance is 6 hours with 1kg payload, it's the one of best VTOL for mapping&surveillance on the mraket. FlyDragon supply PNP and RTF version.

VTOL UAV FDG30 electric VTOL fixed-wing UAV
FDG30 parameter
Body material: carbon fiber, composite material, etc.
Body length: 1800mm
Wingspan: 3000m
Landing gear height: 19cm
Landing gear installation position: below the rotor rod
Payload compartment size: 140mm*140mm*120mm
Mission compartment position: Front of the fuselage
Frame Structure weight: about 6kg
Maximum take-off weight: less than 16kg
Maximum payload: 2kg (standard load: 1-1.5kg)
Endurance: with 1KG payload get 6 hours (test flight) – 10 hours (estimated limit) @ 18 m/s (depending on the battery and model version).
Maximum control distance: manual control by remote control/3km, ground station/standard 30km (up to 100km with numerical control)
Flight speed: economic cruise speed 15-22 m/s (range is almost unchanged)
Maximum flight speed: 30 m/s

Stall speed:12m/s

Area coverage: 5000ha/ flight
Minimum circling radius: 150m
Maximum horizontal lift limit: 4000m above sea level
Wind resistance in fixed-wing mode: no less than 7 wind (17.1m/s)
Maximum wind resistance in rotor take-off and landing mode: no less than class 4 wind (7.9m/s)
Operating environment: -20℃~45℃; can fly in light rain
Power battery: 1*5000mah 8S (vertical take-off and landing) ; 1*60000mah 8S (fixed wing cruise)
Rotor emergency operation time: not less than 6.5min
Take-off and landing method: vertical take-off and landing
Vertical power propeller size: 22.3inches
Fixed wing tail thruster propeller: 14~16 inches