Challenger has upped our aerial mapping game with our recent upgrade to the new eBee X fixed wing drone.
This Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) joins our fleet of rotary and fixed wing UAV technology, and is a significantly upgraded evolution of senseFly’s previous eBee deployed by Challenger. Enhanced capabilities include an endurance extension that allows for additional flight time compared to the previous eBee drone. New camera options are also included to accommodate all kinds of mapping jobs.
Our UAV team is excited about the many applications for the technology available within the new eBee X:
Easy takeoff and steep landing capability for this UAV allow it to be deployed on space-restricted sites. Challenger has the capability to deploy this Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) for surveys anywhere in Alberta, the Yukon, Northwest Territories, and Nunavut.
With the endurance extension, the eBee X has a coverage area of 500 hectares (1235 acres) at 400 ft during the 90-minute flight time. High precision on demand capability allows accuracy up to 10cm without ground control points.
The ground-breaking senseFly cameras capture stunning detail and clarity, even recording GPS position and orientation at each capture location. This UAS is designed to be flexible, and we can use a variety of cameras and methodologies to collect different types of data for our clients.
Our UAV specialists work with each client on their specific project requirements to determine the best tools for their data collection needs. A drone survey using the new eBeeX or one of the other platforms in Challenger’s fleet of UAVs can often complement other types of survey data.