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Event38 Survey & Mapping Drone Distributor 2018-06-27T08:50:39+00:00

Event38 – Survey & Mapping Drone Distributor

Aerial Hotshots is a authorised reseller and distributor for Event38. Event38 designs and manufactures drones (RPA/UAVS), specialised optical sensors, and a Drone Data Management System for Construction, Environmental Conservation, Mining, Surveying and Precision Agriculture.

Mapping and Surveying Drones

Event 38 builds drones, sensors and post-processing software for creating high resolution, low cost maps on demand. Event38 services customers in surveying, agriculture, aggregates and research. With Event38’s diverse experience and product line, and as a reseller, we can recommend the appropriate equipment to meet your requirements and budget. Support engineers will be able to assist you with every step from setting up and flying a drone to integrating the data into your existing workflow.

Event38 – E384 – Fixed Wing UAV

Event38 – E384

The E384 is an autonomous platform made specifically for collecting the data needed to produce georeferenced ortho-mosaics, digital elevation models (DEMs), and more. Its customised Mission Planner package automatically plans flight lines and overlap based on the sensor and desired ground resolution. For repeat jobs, you can save a mission and retrieve it with a few clicks. The Intellishoot smart image capture system ties the camera in to the autopilot and GPS for precise control. It takes pictures at the planned overlap rate, and saves the GPS coordinate for each image automatically. Images and geotags are saved in industry standard formats.

The E384 is constructed from high performance expanded poly-olefin foam (EPO, not Styrofoam) in a process similar to injection moulding plastics. The EPO foam structure combined with reinforcing carbon rods allows the E384 to maintain its light weight, leaving more room for battery and sensor payload and still launching without the need for additional launch assistance equipment.

• EPO foam can flex/bend without breaking. EPO foam technology allows structural flexibility to dissipate energy in tight turns and hard landings. Closed cell foam absorbs damage from obstacles rather than cracking or breaking on impact.
• Dents and dings can be repaired by dipping the affected area in boiling water, forcing the beads to expand back to their original shape
• EPO Foam is superior to fiberglass or carbon fiber construction because it is easily repaired with readily available tools like glue and tape
• If a really hard crash were ever to happen, we can remove all the expensive electronics, sell you a new inexpensive replacement E384 airframe, and you essentially have a brand new drone.

• Telemetry
• Main Camera
• Auxiliary Cameras
• Extra Flight Batteries
• Replacement Frame
• Carrying Case
• Post Processing Software Packages
• Complete, Flight Tested Airframe
• 3D Robotics Pixhawk Flight Controller
• Flight Planning and Control Software for Autonomous Flight (Includes GPS and Flight Data Log)
• Professional Handheld Remote Controller
• 1km Ground Station Monitoring and Command Radio (Upgrade to 10km Available)
• 1 Flight Battery and Rapid Charger – 4 Cell, 8.0 Ah LiPo
• Online Operations Manual
• Tutorial Videos
• Printable Offline Operations Manual
• Pre-Field / Pre-Flight Checklists
There are two standard RGB camera options for the E384: The the Sony WX500, and the Sony QX1. All cameras include an automatic hatch mount and utilize Intellishoot, which automatically takes pictures at optimal overlap to maintain consistency and eliminate redundant data collection.

The major differences in these cameras are as follows.
• Sony WX500 – 18MP Resolution
• Sony QX1 – 20.1MP Resolution, Includes 16 mm pancake lens, external power supply, and landscape shooting for increased efficiency.
• Customized Canon Powershot S110 with infrared filters specifically designed to measure NDVI. Using ratios of visible light to infrared light,
we can calculate NDVI, which allows for the detection of crop health.

Other camera options are available for specialty applications, please contact us for more information.
• MicaSense RedEdge
• FLIR Vue Pro

A Limited Factory Warranty is included in your purchase price. Click here for complete information.

Highlights include:

• We warrant that the products we ship to you are free from defects in material and workmanship when used normally and in accordance with operating instructions.
• This warranty extends to the original purchaser for a period of 120 days or first flight whichever comes first.
• During the limited warranty period, Event 38 or authorized service representative will repair or replace a defective product at Event 38′s option.

An Extended Warranty that protects your E384 for one year is available for purchase. Click here for complete information. Highlights include:
• For a period of one year, we warrant that products and accessories provided by Event 38 are free from defects in material and workmanship when used normally and in accordance with operating instructions.
• Plan covers physical damage, including impact damage from accidental crashes, but does not cover lost or stolen items or a few other items.

• Plan covers full parts and labor and shipping costs on all hardware failures.

SPECIFICATIONS
• Dimensions: 190cm Wingspan, 130cm Length (75 x 51 inches)
• Wings and body disassemble for easy transport
• Weight: 2.5kg (5.6 lbs)
• Endurance: 100 minutes flight time
• Cruise Speed: 13m/s (29 mph)
• Range: 70km (44 miles)
• Map up to 1,000 geo-referenced acres per flight at 5.0cm/pixel resolution (400 Ha)
• Max Payload: 1kg (2.2 lbs)
• Automatic lens protection for landing
• Complete mission planning and operations software
•  For your Windows 7, 8 or 10 laptop (not included)
• Autonomous flight, Return-to-launch, Automated pre-flight checklists, much more
• Complete operating instructions online and downloadable
• Operating Conditions
• MSL Ceiling: 3,960 meters, (13,000 ft), – auto take-off tested to 3,100 meters, (10,000 ft)
• Max sustained wind speed: 10 m/sec, (22 mph) for autonomous operation
• Telemetry Range: 1km from ground station to aircraft, (0.6 mi)
• 10 km+ with optional long range radios, (6.2 mi)

E384 Auto Take-off and Landing Capability

The E384 offers a auto launch capability.  In Mission planner, the auto launch function is enabled and the take-off altitude and pitch angle is set.  The launch is performed by two people: the pilot and the laucher.  The launcher uses a two handed throw technique to launch the E384 at a 15 degree angle.  Once the E384 senses it is moving at 2m/s the motor starts and it climbs to the preset take-off altitude.  Once at the altitude, the E384 commences it preset flight plan.

The E384 auto land function is not as accurate as the E386 as the E386 has a laser rangefinder and reverse thrust capability.  The E384 auto land capability requires an obstacle free approach and a landing area of 150mx 30m compared to E386 of 65m x 35m.

Event38 – E386 – Fixed Wing UAV

Event38 – E386

The E386 has been proven through thousands of hours of flight from hot and humid jungles to freezing mountains above 13,000 feet. It can fly 850 acres in 85 minutes at 5cm resolution completely autonomously. The E386 integrates seamlessly with Event38 Drone Data Management System­ to create sophisticated analytics from your flight data. The E386/DDMS combination gives businesses accurate and timely solutions to better run their organizations. This package is customizable depending on your application. Each E386 is flight tested, and a dedicated support engineer is available to help you get set up and flying.

The E386 is constructed from high performance expanded poly-olefin foam (EPO, not styrofoam) in a process similar to injection molding plastics. The EPO foam structure combined with reinforcing carbon rods allows the E386 to maintain its light weight, leaving more room for battery and sensor payload and still launching without the need for additional launch assistance equipment.

• EPO foam can flex/bend without breaking. EPO foam technology allows structural flexibility to dissipate energy in tight turns and hard landings. Closed cell foam absorbs damage from obstacles rather than cracking or breaking on impact.
• Dents and dings can be repaired by dipping the affected area in boiling water, forcing the beads to expand back to their original shape
• EPO Foam is superior to fiberglass or carbon fiber construction because it is easily repaired with readily available tools like glue and tape
• If a really hard crash were ever to happen, we can remove all the expensive electronics, sell you a new inexpensive replacement airframe, and you essentially have a brand new drone.

• Complete, Flight Tested Airframe
• 3D Robotics Pixhawk Flight Controller
• 1 Year Drone Data Management System™ Professional Tier
• Flight Planning and Control Software for Autonomous Flight
• Handheld Remote Controller
• 10km Ground Station Monitoring and Command Radio
• 1 Flight Battery and Rapid Charger – 4 Cell, 8.0 Ah LiPo
• Carry Case
• Online Operations Manual
• Tutorial Videos

The E386 package has two RGB optical sensor options; the Sony WX500, and the Sony QX1. All cameras utilize Intellishoot, which automatically takes pictures at optimal overlap to maintain consistency and eliminate excess data collection.

The major differences in these cameras are as follows.
• Sony WX500 – 18MP Resolution
• Sony QX1 – 20.1MP Resolution, Includes 16 mm pancake lens, external power supply, and landscape shooting for increased mapping efficiency.
• Customized Canon Powershot S110 with infrared filters specifically designed to measure NDVI. Using ratios of visible light to infrared light, we can calculate NDVI, which allows for the detection of crop health.
• Thermal and multispectral sensors are available upon request

A Limited Factory Warranty is included in your purchase price. Click here for complete information.

Highlights include:

• We warrant that the products we ship to you are free from defects in material and workmanship when used normally and in accordance with operating instructions.
• This warranty extends to the original purchaser for a period of 120 days or first flight whichever comes first.
• During the limited warranty period, Event 38 or authorized service representative will repair or replace a defective product at Event 38′s option.

An Extended Warranty that protects your E384 for one year is available for purchase. Click here for complete information. Highlights include:
• For a period of one year, we warrant that products and accessories provided by Event 38 are free from defects in material and workmanship when used normally and in accordance with operating instructions.
• Plan covers physical damage, including impact damage from accidental crashes, but does not cover lost or stolen items or a few other items.

• Plan covers full parts and labor and shipping costs on all hardware failures.

SPECIFICATIONS
• Dimensions: 190cm Wingspan, 130cm Length (75 x 51 inches)
• Wings and body disassemble for easy transport
• Required Area for Automatic Steep Dive Landings: 25x65m (27×71 yards)
• Steep Dive Gradient: 35 – 60%
• Weight: 2.75kg (6 lbs)
• Endurance: 75 minutes flight time
• Cruise Speed: 13m/s (29 mph)
• Range: 58km (36 miles)
• Map up to 700 geo-referenced acres per flight at 5.0cm/pixel resolution (280 Ha)
• Max Payload: 500g (1.1 lbs)
• Automatic lens protection for landing
• Complete mission planning and operations software
• For your Windows 7, 8 or 10 laptop (not included)
• Autonomous flight, Return-to-launch, Automated pre-flight checklists, much more
• Operating Conditions
• MSL Ceiling: 3,960 meters, (13,000 ft), – auto take-off tested to 3,100 meters, (10,000 ft)
• Max sustained wind speed: 10 m/sec, (22 mph) for autonomous operation
• Telemetry Range: 10 km+ with long range radios (6.2 mi)

E386 Complete Autonomy Launch-to-Landing

The E386 offers launch and recovery capability unprecedented in its class, capable of fully autonomous takeoff, flight, and landing. Long endurance aircraft often require a larger space for recovery. The E386 overcomes this limitation by diving steeply toward the recovery zone and using reverse throttle to bring the aircraft quickly to a stop. An onboard laser rangefinder ensures an accurate flare and soft touchdown. If you have a 25 by 65 meter (27 by 71 yards) area free of major obstacles, you can land the E386 by simply entering the beginning and end of the clear area into Mission Planner.

Event38 – IRIS+ Precision Mapping Package

Event38 – IRIS+ Precision Mapping Package

The Iris+ Precision Mapping Drone is a premiere, easy-to-use multirotor mapping platform. This kit comes with everything needed to fly, including RC transmitter, telemetry modems, and a battery. All you’ll need to provide is your own laptop. All components are configured, calibrated and flight tested prior to leaving the factory.

• Fully Assembled and Ready to Fly
• Manual and Autonomous Flight Support
• Carries Standard RGB sony WX500 as well as NDVI Converted Canon S110
• Telemetry Modules Support Mission Planner Ground Station Software
• Allows complete UAS control from a laptop
• Battery Voltage and Current Sensor
• Fully Assembled and Ready to Fly
• Manual and Autonomous Flight Support
• Carries Standard RGB sony WX500 as well as NDVI Converted Canon S110
• Telemetry Modules Support Mission Planner Ground Station Software
• Allows complete UAS control from a laptop
• Battery Voltage and Current Sensor
• Ready-to-Fly 3DR Iris+
• Preconfigured 32-bit Pixhawk Autopilot
• Includes GPS, IMU, Pressure Sensor and Flight Data Log
• Autonomous, Waypoint-Guided Flight Capable
• Turnigy 9X Transmitter for Manual Override Capability
• Rechargeable Battery Set for Turnigy 9X
• 5100mAh 3S Flight Battery Pack
• LiPo Battery Charger
• Your Choice of Telemetry Frequency (433mHz or 915mHz)
• Anti-Vibration Camera Mount
• Intellshoot (Intelligent Camera Control)
• Your camera choice of Sony WX500 or NDVI Converted S110 (or both!)

There are two standard RGB camera options for the E384: The the Sony WX500, and the Sony QX1. All cameras include an automatic hatch mount and utilize Intellishoot, which automatically takes pictures at optimal overlap to maintain consistency and eliminate redundant data collection.

The major differences in these cameras are as follows.
• Sony WX500 – 18MP Resolution
• Sony QX1 – 20.1MP Resolution, Includes 16 mm pancake lens, external power supply, and landscape shooting for increased efficiency.
• Customized Canon Powershot S110 with infrared filters specifically designed to measure NDVI. Using ratios of visible light to infrared light,
we can calculate NDVI, which allows for the detection of crop health.

Other camera options are available for specialty applications, please contact us for more information.
• MicaSense RedEdge
• FLIR Vue Pro

• Max Payload: 400g
• Standard Weight (fully assembled with Canon S120): 1.6 kg
• Standard Weight Flight Time: 13:00 minutes
• Battery: 316g (5100mAh 3S)
• 5m/s flight speed
• 2500m altitude ceiling
• 1 km telemetry range
• 18 MP camera resolution
• Coverage/resolution
• 50 acres @ 5cm/pixel
• 40 acres @ 3.6cm/pixel
• 16 acres @ 1.5 cm/pixel
A Limited Factory Warranty is included in your purchase price. Click here for more information.

An Extended Warranty that protects your IRIS+ for one year is available for purchase. Click here for more information.

Event38 Systems – Made for Mapping

The Event38 aircraft are autonomous platforms made specifically for collecting the data needed to produce georeferenced ortho-mosaics, digital elevation models (DEMs), and more. The entire workflow has been streamlined for this purpose from mission planning to post-processing. Our customized Mission Planner package automatically plans flight lines and overlap based on the sensor and desired ground resolution. For repeat jobs, you can save a mission and retrieve it with a few clicks. The Intellishoot smart image capture system ties the camera in to the autopilot and GPS for precise control. It takes pictures at the planned overlap rate, and saves the GPS coordinate for each image automatically. When the mission is over, it closes the camera hatch just before touch-down to protect the camera lens from dirt and debris. Images and geotags are saved in industry standard formats. They can be used with our Drone Data Management System or other post-processing software.

Mission Planner

Mission Planner is an easy to use planning and flight control system. It connects wirelessly to your aircraft and allows you to see flight telemetry and change mission parameters in real time. Key Mission Planner features include:

  • Quickly plan, save and upload autonomous mission plans into your E384 with a simple point-and-click interface
  • An automated preflight checklist
  • Real time flight data: altitude, speed, direction, battery level, and see its location on a moving map
  • Automatically recording logs of every flight for record keeping and compliance

Payloads & Sensors

Survey and Mapping Sensors

Sony WX500 ( Portrait)

  The Sony WX500 is a 18mp camera with an Exmor R CMOS image sensor with a BIONZ X engine with advanced image processing technologies for faster image processing and detailed reproduction

Sony Qx1 (Landscape)

The 20.1 MP APS-C-sized Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor and BIONZ X image processor work together to produce high resolution, detailed imagery with minimal noise and notable low-light quality and sensitivity to ISO 16000.

Special Purpose Sensors

The Canon PowerShot S110 is a pocket-sized camera that offers a lot of professional features. Aimed at the serious photographer looking for a capable compact, the Canon S110 features a newly designed high-sensitivity 12.1 megapixel 1/1.7-type CMOS sensor

Event38 modify this Canon to block red light and record instead near infrared light above 700nm wavelength.

The equipment required for Thermal Mapping includes the Thermal Camera Core, Lens Assembly and the Sensor control module that allows the E384 to conduct radiometric thermal mapping that allows the user to distinguish the temperature of the pixels across the image. The Flir Vue Pro 336/640 are used in the Event38 products.
The Parrot Sequoia multispectral sensor is revolutionising the sector, offering a comprehensive, adaptable solution that is compatible with all types of drones. With its two sensors, multispectral and sunshine, Sequoia analyses plants’ vitality by capturing the amount of light they absorb and reflect. Collecting this data means that farmers can do what’s best for their fields.

MicaSense RedEdgeTM is an advanced multispectral camera specially designed for small unmanned aircraft systems. It provides accurate multiband data for agricultural remote sensing. RedEdge simultaneously captures five discrete spectral bands, enabling the creation of tailored indices for customized applications. Global shutter design creates distortion-free images on every platform.

Drone Comparison

IRIS+ PRECISION MAPPING DRONE E384 E386
Flight Time 12 minutes
  • 100 minutes with WX500 Camera
  • 80 minutes with QX1 Camera (Standard Config)
  • 110 minutes with QX1 Camera  (Long Range Config)
85 minutes (WX500)
Mapping coverage (5cm/pixel, 60/60 overlap/sidelap) 50 acres 1000 acres 850 acres
Infrastructure Requirement Takeoff: 3m Cleared Circle

Landing: 3m Cleared Circle

Takeoff: None

Auto Landing: 150x30m cleared space

Pilot Landing: 40x15m cleared space

Takeoff: None

Landing: 65x35m Cleared Space

Sensor Options WX500, NDVI WX500, QX1, NDVI, Sequoia, FLIR,MicaSense RedEdge WX500, QX1, NDVI, Sequoia, FLIR, MicaSense RedEdge
Special Features Accessing Tight Worksites High Productivity Autonomous Short Field Landing

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