FlyDragon Announces 6-Hour eVTOL UAV for Mapping & Surveillance

As we assume, the capabilities of drones continue to evolve. FlyDragon Drone Tech has released the FDG30 Mako Shark, an ultra-long endurance, fully electric hybrid eVTOL fixed-wing UAV designed for aerial mapping and survey. It has a payload capacity of 1.5 kgs and a flight endurance of up to 6 hours.

The FDG30 integrates a high-accuracy GNSS RTK / PPK module that has a differential data update rate of up to 10 Hz. With its advanced GNSS PPK data processing and photogrammetry software, mapping results are accurate to a centimeter level. It can follow moving vehicles with an auto tracking system.

The FDG30 uses a Zoom x40 + x8 digital -Dual EO-IR stabilized camera, with a 19mm lens 640*512 IR thermal sensor within a 3-axis high-precision gimbal supporting:
-IR thermal and EO PIP switch
-IR color palette switch
-Photography and video
-Target tracking
-Thermal digital zoom
-AI-based vehicle and people detection
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Thanks to CDR David Place (USN/Ret), davidplace47[at]gmail[dot]com, and Robin E. Alexander, President ATC, alexander technical[at]gmail[dot]com, for their assistance with this report, the background for which appeared in their  USN # 22 - 8 - 5 MAY 2022 edition of the UNMANNED SYSTEMS NEWS (USN).

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