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Technology Factsheet

AscTec Falcon 8

Category: Robotics > Characterization and Inspection > Airborne System
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The AscTec Falcon 8 is a robust octocopter with a design that favors practicality over aesthetics. With a compact body, the Falcon 8 motors are staggered along two side-mounted bars and a front facing, interchangeable camera rig.

The Falcon 8 can stay airborne for up to 22 minutes and can carry approximately 1.76 pounds of payload in addition to the weight of its built-in components. The 22 minute flight time is dependent on no additional weight being added, with the flight time decreasing depending on the payload.

UAV body type: Dihedral Octocopter
Dimensions: 770 x 820 x 125 mm
Max. Take-off weight: 2.3 kg
Max. payload: 0.8 kg
Flight Time incl. Payload: 12-22 min
Max. Range: 1,000 m
Max. Airspeed: 16 m/s
Wind load: 15 m/s (GPS: 12 m/s)
Data Connection: 2 x 2.4 GHz, 10-63 mW
Transmission Power: 5.8GHz 25/100 mW
Battery: LiPo batteries with 6250 mAh
Operating Temp: -5c to 35c
Remote Controller: Mobile ground station, Waypoint
Piloting and Sensor: AscTec autopilot or AscTec Trinity with 1,000 Hz clock
Flight Modes: GPS mode, Altitude mode, Manual mode
Security Modes: Direct landing, Direct Return, High Return

Benefits

Automatic Sensor Data Verification.
Flexible Plug and Play Solution.
Three Flight Modes.
Live Flight Check.
Enhanced Safety.

Limitations

Comments

You can plan complex waypoint missions using the AscTec Navigator to automate the survey process and Point of Interest enables the camera to fix on a pre-determined position so even if you fly around or away from this point, the AscTec Falcon 8 will stay focused on the target.

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