The Black Widow is one of our most popular designs and is ideal for aerial photography, structural inspection, surveying, and other medium lift tasks where high levels of reliability and a clear sensor view are important..The co axial X8 configuration gives good performance in wind, and plenty of lift for carrying medium to heavy loads, whilst also offering very good redundancy against failure. The frame is tough and solid, and includes our tool less quick fold mechanism for ease of transportation and storage. A well proven anti vibration system and standard payload mounting rails are included, as well as the option for wide spaced retractable landing gear giving plenty of room for a centrally mounted gimbals.
This is a fast and highly manoeuvrable aircraft, that offers great stability and good resistance to wind. The use of Z arms gives great 360 degree view for the camera without getting props in the shot, ideal for both aerial photography and structural inspection where a clear all round view from the camera is required.
The Raven is our main work horse heavy lift multicopter. Designed for take off weights up to 25 Kgs the Raven is more than capable of lifting a 10 Kg or more payload. Made from high grade pure carbon fibre and custom manufactured 6061 grade aluminium, this is an extremely tough, folding frame in X8 configuration, designed with ultimate safety in mind, and built to withstand the rigors of real world commercial use.
Originally designed for lifting high end movie cameras, the Raven has gone on to carry a range of heavy and expensive payloads, where power and reliability are key. Lidar, radar, GPR, communications equipment, survival equipment and more have all been carried by the Raven and it’s variants. It was also the first aircraft to successfully go through the CAAs CAOSC assessment process, and to this day a Raven still has the highest risk exemption ever granted in the UK.
The Raven includes a well proven anti vibration system for payloads of 10 Kgs or more, a 400A Power Distribution Board (PDB), DayBright LED Navigation lights with controller, and servoless retracts. It can now also be fitted with it’s own dedicated version of our distinctive Z arms, with clearance for prop sizes up to 28” in co axial configuration. The frame can be folded using our tool less quick fold system for ease of transport and storage.
The Airlift series represent our heaviest lift systems to date, with payload capacities of 30 Kgs or more. The design features an extremely tough and resilient airframe, cross braced for ultimate strength and stiffness. The central core is a sealed transparent tube allowing visual checks of the all the key power systems, whilst keeping them fully protected. All key control electronics and batteries are fitted on top of the aircraft and can be quickly and easily covered with our ‘shower cap’ waterproofing system as used in the new Ranger series aircraft.
This renders the entire aircraft quickly and easily water resistant and capable of flying in some of the worst weather. The Airlift also features a unique folding system that allows the airframe to be reduced to a very manageable size when folded for transportation or storage, especially impressive when considering the overall size and capability of the aircraft.
Applications for the Airlift include crop spaying, wire pulls between power poles or across valleys, maritime search and rescue, popup communications systems and more.
The Ranger aircraft are new range of quads (four motor aircraft). These are aimed at carrying relatively small payloads for long durations in difficult conditions including wind and rain.
Generally intended to be used away from populated areas and dense infrastructure, these aircraft are used in search and rescue, agricultural monitoring, photogrammetry and large area surveys, security and surveillance and more, any application where long duration flight with smaller payloads must be undertaken even if the conditions are far from ideal.
There are two versions of the Ranger. The standard Ranger has a take off weight of < 6 Kgs including batteries but without payload and is capable of flight durations of up to 40 mins unladen or around 30 mins with a 1.5 Kgs payload (subject to the usual factors that affect flight time). The Ranger HV is the larger of the two and capable close to 1 hour of flight unladen and around 45 mins with a 2 Kg payload. Both versions can be folded for ease of transportation and storage and are highly resistant to wind and rain.