Lehmann Aviation Launches Fully Autonomous Aerial Photography UAV

By Caroline Rees / 26 Nov 2012

Lehmann Aviation Launches LA100 UAV

Lehmann Aviation has announced the latest addition to their product portfolio, the LA100; a completely autonomous UAS designed specifically to carry a GoPro HERO3 camera.

The LA100 is designed for users with no piloting background and once launched will follow a pre-programmed flight path and return back to the user after a few minutes.

Designed for short range missions (up to five minutes), the LA100 flies at a height of 80 to 100 meters (262 – 328 ft) with the ability to fly at speeds of 20 to 80 km/h (12 – 50 mph). It’s range of up to 0.5 km (0.3 miles) makes it ideal for capturing footage with no input from the user on the ground.

The LA100 is a rugged UAV built for use in harsh environments; it can fly in winds of up to 45 km/h (28 mph) and in temperatures from -25° C to 60° C (-13° F to 140° F). With a wingspan of 92 cm (36 in) and being just 45 cm (18 in) in length, it is easy to transport. Made from lightweight foam and carbon fiber, the LA100 weighs around 850 g (30 oz), including a mounted GoPro camera.

A camera can be mounted on top of the wing to capture oblique images or at the bottom of the wing for vertical images. It can also fly with two GoPros on board at the same time.

Watch the video here:

The LA100 comes ready to fly and deliveries will start in December 2012. Lehmann Aviation plan to roll out hardware and software upgrades on a regular basis.

Posted by Caroline Rees Caroline co-founded Unmanned Systems Technology and has been at the forefront of the business ever since. With a Masters Degree in marketing Caroline has her finger on the pulse of all things unmanned and is committed to showcasing the very latest in unmanned technical innovation. Connect & Contact