Unmanned Systems News

Commercial Data Capture UAV Unveiled

Published: 22 Oct 2019

RangePro X8 UAV

 

TerraView has announced the unveiling of the RangePro X8 industrial unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), which has been specially designed for industrial, first responder and government enterprise data capturing applications. The new UAV features a flight endurance of more than 70 minutes when equipped with a standard payload.

The system’s long endurance time, achieved with a highly efficient design and high-capacity batteries, allows users to capture more data with every flight and spend less time recharging and swapping out batteries. Each battery supports over 500 charging cycles, resulting in longer service life.

The RangePro X8 is available with either an A3 or Pixhawk flight control system. Its data capture capabilities can be used for a wide range of industrial applications such as volumetric studies, thermal imaging, structural integrity surveys, terrain mapping and modeling, construction site planning and utilities inspection.

Additional features include:

  • IP43 ingress protection
  • 90 km/h (56 mph) max speed
  • 3:1 lift/weight ratio
  • 360° anti-collision beacons rated for 3 miles in low light
  • Lightweight and foldable for backpack storage
  • Highly stable flight in higher wind conditions
  • Propulsion and power redundancy

The RangePro X8 incorporates swappable payload gimbal mounts for flexible mission performance. Compatible payload types depend on the flight control system selected.

Compatible with A3 Flight System:

  • Zenmuse X3
  • Zenmuse XT Thermal
  • Zenmuse XT2 Dual Cam
  • Zenmuse Z3
  • Zenmuse X5/X5R
  • Zenmuse Z30
  • Micasense Red Edge

Compatible with Pixhawk System:

  • Viewpro Q10F
  • Viewpro Z30F
  • Viewpro Q30T
  • Viewpro Z40K
  • Viewpro Mini Z10TIR

Compatible with both systems:

  • FLIR Duo Pro thermal & visible camera
  • LIDAR

Bruce Myers, president of TerraView, commented: “We’re extremely excited about the RangePro X8’s record-breaking flight time and data capture capabilities, which make this drone the highest performing in its class. The RangePro X8 is a game changer that employs military-grade technology to make drone missions more efficient and effective. This product will instantly elevate business’ capabilities, perspective, and competitive advantage.”

“We know that UAV customers are first and foremost concerned with the safety, durability and the ROI of their investment. That’s why we are so proud that the RangePro X8 not only has a longer flight time than the competition but is also engineered with the highest quality materials and built to Mil-Spec standards.”

Posted by Mike Ball Mike is our resident technical editor here at Unmanned Systems Technology. Combining his passions for teaching, advanced engineering and all things unmanned, Mike keeps a watchful eye over everything related to the unmanned technical sector. With over 10 years’ experience in the unmanned field and a degree in engineering, Mike’s been heading up our technical team here for the last 8 years.

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