PRECISION HOVER

 

 

Situations without satellite positioning can be divided into two main types. First, satellite connectivity may be unavailable when flying indoors. Second, satellite connectivity is cut off during an outdoor flight, such as by flying under a balcony or flying from indoors to outdoors. The loss of satellite positioning makes these scenarios dangerous for new pilots, or those who want to fly long distances*. If the drone wants to position itself using satellites, the flight controller needs the current location and flight speed of the aircraft. However, if the drone needs to position accurately without GPS, flight status and location will need to be collected another way. Vision positioning equipped drones generally use what is known as an Optical Flow visual positioning system, consisting of dual ultrasonic sensors and a single camera.

The ultrasonic sensors provide altitude information by measuring the distance between the aircraft and the landing point, while the single camera is used to calculate positioning information by capturing images below the aircraft. As ultrasonic sensors are the only measure of height, the higher the aircraft flies the less precise the data from reflected sound waves become. Accurate height positioning is therefore limited to less than 3 meters. The single camera is unable to improve height positioning accuracy and limits areas that the drone can hover stably to those that have a clear and definable texture. The Mavic overcomes these problems through the use of dual forward vision sensors. This setup allows the Mavic to see obstacles in 3-dimensions up to 15 meters in front, increasing positioning accuracy to 2-3 times that of an Optical Flow system.

It also allows the speed of the aircraft to be calculated, enabling precise hovering at up to 10 meters without satellite positioning. Dual forward vision sensors allow it to calculate its current location and speed of flight by observing the scene in front, further increasing positioning accuracy. Thanks to this precise hovering technology, the Mavic is able to automatically land almost exactly where you took off. Every time you take off, the two downward facing vision sensors record a burst of video of the ground below and pair it with satellite coordinates. When you tell the Mavic to fly home, it will return to that coordinate, match the video, and land back at your feet. *Line of sight flight is required in some countries.

 

 

HAEVIC
Google Words

 

Drone UAV, RPA, RPAS, Remotely Piloted Aerial Systems, Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, hommeltuig, robot vliegtuig
RFID Radio frequency identification tags
Agriculture Farming, cultivation, agronomy, crop growing, food production, agricultural science
3D maps Photomaps, orthophoto maps, point data cloud maps, volumetric measurement maps, contour maps
Multispectral images/camera Near infra-red images, infrared images, thermal images/camera
RTF Ready to fly, almost ready to fly
Precision farming Precision agriculture, satellite farming, site specific crop management
NDVI (Normalised Difference Vegetation Index), Plant Health Inspection
FPV First Person View, live video viewing
Game Game monitoring, game detection, game count
Dart gun Tranquilizer gun
Farm security Physical Protection Planning for Farms
Surveying measuring angles and distances on the ground so that they can be accurately plotted on a map
Surveillance Close observation, especially of a suspected criminal or predator animals
Mine Mineral extraction

SkyHunter RPA - The Security Drone for the Farmer

The SkyHunter Drone is the ultimate in robust but easy flying for the novice. Launch this sturdy plane within a minute from its bungee launch rack and see how this plane flies itself along the automated flight route. Once the SkyHunter completed its course, you will be able to simply land your plane with an on-board parachute.
The SkyHunter comes with a Ground Control Station allowing you to see a live video feed on your PC screen while your drone inspect your farm. Now for the first time you can monitor your livestock from the air in an affordable way, assessable for every farmer!
Your SkyHunter comes with full "piggy-back" training as well as technical backup and support. Spare parts are available throughout South Africa for our clients, delivered to you by courier.
Characteristics:
Fully assembled and tested by our professional maintenance crew before delivery
High strength body and wings
Large equipment and battery space
Easy battery operation - battery and charger included
Fast disassembly of components and adjustable tail structure
Big weight load and long endurance flying: more than 100 minutes flight time
Bungee launch rack for easy launch
Automated flight capabilities from take-off up to ready-to-land
Ground control station software provided
Parachute land with a flick of a button - ideal for the novice pilot
Training provided
Full technical back-up
First Person View HD video camera for live video feedback plus recording during flight
Spares and parts always available, and always affordable!
Specifications:
Wingspan: 1800mm
Wing string: 240mm
Body length: 650mm
Body width: 160mm
Body high: 150mm

Price: R149 000,00 ex VAT.
Available on our easy monthly repayment finance! Enquire here

The SuperDrone - The Security Drone for the Farmer!

The SuperDrone is the ultimate in robust but easy flying for the novice.
The carbon fibre arms of the SuperDrone are completely collapsible, allowing you to easily transport your SuperDrone in the back of your vehicle, while quickly deploying the Drone within minutes to launch!
Experience the ease of setting up the automated flight route on your PC. With a mere press of the "Go" button on your Ground Station your SuperDrone will fly itself! Once the SuperDrone has completed its course, it will simply return itself to the launch site and land itself!
The SuperDrone comes with a Ground Station allowing you to the follow the flight route live on your monitor screen while your drone inspect your farm.
Add the FLIR Vue Thermal Camera to your SuperDrone in order to detect criminal and predator activities during night time! Now for the first time you can monitor your livestock from the air in an affordable way, assessable to every farmer!
Your SuperDrone comes with full "piggy-back" training as well as technical backup and support. Spare parts are available throughout South Africa for our clients, delivered to you by courier.
Characteristics:
Fully assembled and tested by our professional maintenance crew before delivery
High strength carbon fibre body and props - extremely light yet incredibly strong!
Easy enviro-friendly battery operation - battery and charger included
Fast disassembly of components and adjustable tail structure
DJI A2 & WooKong-M Flight Controller - class leading flight management system
Automated flight capabilities from take-off up to ready-to-land
DJI Lightbridge 2.4G HD Video Downlink for superb live video display during flight operations
Ground control station software and on-screen live video display functionality provided
DJI recommended Gimbal
Training provided
Full technical back-up
Spares and parts always available, and always affordable!
Specifications:
Diagonal Wheelbase 900mm
Frame Arm Length 358mm
Center Frame Weight (with Landing Gear Mounting Base, Servos) 1185g
Landing Gear Size460mm (Length )× 450mm (Width) × 360mm (Height)
Motor Stator Size 41×14mm
KV 400rpm/V
Max Power500W
Propeller Material High strength performance engineered plastics
Prop Size 15×5.2 inch
Prop Weight 13g
ESC's Working Current 40A
Take-off Weight 4.7Kg ~ 8.2Kg
Total Weight 3.3Kg
Power Battery LiPo (6S 10000mAh~15000mAh、15C(Min)

Price: R250 000,00 ex VAT.
Available on our easy monthly repayment finance! Enquire here

HAEVIC INTRODUCES THE FIRST EVER TRANQUILIZER DART GUN INSTALLED ON A DRONE
Again rewriting the history books, HAEVIC today introduced the first ever tranquilizer dart gun installed on a drone to the public.

In order to dart animals, the game farming community traditionally rents a helicopter to chase down the animal to dart it from the air. But this solution also implies significant costs from the game farmer.

HAEVIC has now released an elegant solution to this problem by installing a high pressure air gun on a drone. Once the drone becomes air-borne the pilot seeks out and follows the animal through his on-board camera sights. Once he found the animal, he locks onto the animal with a laser beam.

Much like a military aircraft, the dart gun follows the head movement of the pilot as the pilot turns his head to follow the animal through his camera headset. Once the laser beam has locked onto the animal, the pilot can activate and shoot the dart accurately on the correct spot.

The significant advantages to this solution are numerous. First of all the overall cost of darting game is brought down tremendously, while the game is far less exposed to stress due to a helicopter chasing down the animals.

HAEVIC is now receiving pre-orders from prospective clients with a deposit of R250 000 securing your aerial dart gun. To place your pre-order, email your full details to info@haevic.co.za