What is factor determine the cost of drone lidar for survey?

Drones to carry a LiDAR sensor usually used to  collect data that can be used to make detailed 3D models for a variety of applications and industriesthe cost of a drone LiDAR survey can vary widely based on several factors. Here are some key considerations that can impact the overall cost:

Survey Area Size: The size of the area you need to survey is a significant factor. Larger areas will generally require more flight time, data processing, and potentially more advanced equipment.

Resolution and Accuracy Requirements: Higher resolution and accuracy requirements will often require more sophisticated LiDAR sensors and processing techniques, which can increase costs.

Terrain and Complexity: The complexity of the terrain and the required level of detail can affect costs. Surveying areas with complex topography or dense vegetation may require more advanced LiDAR systems and processing.

Data Processing and Analysis: The cost includes not only the acquisition of LiDAR data but also the processing and analysis of that data. This step is crucial for extracting meaningful information from the raw data.

Regulatory Compliance: Depending on your location, there may be regulatory requirements that impact the cost. Obtaining necessary permits and adhering to aviation regulations can contribute to the overall expenses.

Drone and LiDAR System Quality: The quality and capabilities of the drone and LiDAR system used for the survey will influence the cost. High-end equipment may yield more accurate results but can also be more expensive.

Flight Planning and Logistics: Planning the flight, mobilizing the drone, and dealing with logistics can contribute to the overall cost. Factors such as travel, accommodation, and on-site support can impact the budget.

Data Delivery and Reporting: If you require specific deliverables, such as detailed reports, 3D models, or other specialized outputs, it may affect the overall cost.

Insurance and Safety Measures: Ensuring safety during drone operations and obtaining insurance coverage can add to the overall cost.

It's advisable to consult with drone service providers or companies specializing in LiDAR surveys to get accurate quotes based on your specific requirements. Prices can range from a few thousand to tens of thousands of dollars, depending on the scope and complexity of the project. Additionally, advancements in technology and market competition may impact pricing over time.

FDG30 VTOL fixed-wing payload FDG260X lidar system for mapping

1.VTOL UAV 6 hours long endurance with 1KG payload 

FDG30 Mako shark VTOL

VTOL UAV 6 hours endurance with 1KG payload for survey & serveillance

FDG30 electric long endurance VTOL civilian drone was developed by FlyDragon Aviation UAV company, droen frame is carbon fiber mamerial, the weight of drone frame is 6KG only, FDG30 endurance is 6 hours with 1kg payload, it's best for mapping&surveillance

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) @ 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:14m/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

Your Purchase Includes(RTF Combo):
1x Frame KIT
4 x Motor for VTOL Mode
4 x ESC for VTOL mode
4 x 22.3 inch propellers for VTOL mode
1 x 120A Tail ESC
1 x High Efficiency Tail Motor
1 x Propeller CW for Tail Motor
4 x servo
2 x UBEC
1 x PX4 Air Speedometer
1 x Power Module For Pixhawk 2.1
1 x Pixhawk 2.1 orange cube Set with Here 3 GNSS
1 x Remote controller
1 x 8S 5000 mAh battery
1 x 8S 60000 mAh battery
1 x Charger
1x Carrying Case
1x Assembling, tuned and Flying Test Service

2.FDG-260X light weight lidar system with 26M camera for drone mapping

FDG-260X light weight lidar system with 26M camera for drone mapping

FDG-260X has a maximum measuring range of 300m, and the product weight is only 0.99kg, which maximizes the operation time. The maximum laser point frequency is 1920000pts/s, three echoes, and strong penetrability. At the same time, the camera is deeply integrated, and the point cloud and image are collected simultaneously. . FDG-260X is widely used in terrain mapping, power channel inspection, forestry survey, digital city and other industries, and is suitable for large-scale data collection.

System parameters

Point cloud accuracy: 10cm@150m
Point cloud density: 42pts/m²@100m@10m/s
Equipment weight: 0.99Kg
System power consumption: 20W
Storage space: Internal flash memory 64G+128G SD card
Power Range: 12-24V
Appearance size: 11.8cm*11.5cm*11cm
Working temperature: -20℃-55℃
Platform: Airborne, Vehicle

POS performance

Model: gSpin310
Data update frequency: 200Hz
GNSS signal type: GPS L1/L2; GLO L1/L2; GAL E1/E5b; BDS B1/B2a/B3
Positioning accuracy: horizontal 0.02m, elevation 0.03m
Pitch angle accuracy: 0.005°
Roll angle accuracy: 0.005°
Heading angle accuracy: 0.017°

Laser performance

Range: maximum range 300m
Ranging accuracy: ±2cm
Number of lines: 32 lines
Horizontal field of view: 360°
Vertical field of view: 40.3°
Dot frequency: 1.92 million dots/second (three echoes)


Pixels: 26 million
Field of view: 83°

Shooting Mode: Isochronous/Isometric

FDG-260X light weight lidar system

FDG-260X light weight lidar system