Drone 3DR SOLO Mapper – Escadrone – Drone for mapping

2535 €

Production has been launched the 19th of december.

Only 2 units left from the production batch

Production has started, there are only a few units left from surplus,
shipping date is for the 30th of january 2017

  • 1- Complete Pack SOLO Mapper
  • Smart-gimbal Mapper
  • Companion computer
  • SD card & USB drive 8 GB
  • Foldable leg extensions
  • Sony Qx1
  • 8GB class 10 SD card
  • Sony 16mm Lens
  • 3DR Solo drone
  • Drone
  • Solo Controller
  • 1 battery
  • 1 battery charger
  • 3×2 propellers
  • Backpack for solo
  • 1 spare battery
  • 2 spare propellers
  • 5 user manuals on the SOLO Mapper
  • 2535€
  • Paypal fees & shipping : 2535€ + Paypal fees (4.7% + 0.25€) = 2654.40 € (excl. taxes) + shipping fees outside Europe 124€ (excl. taxes). Total : 2778.40€ (excl. taxes)
  • 1- Complete Pack SOLO Mapper
  • 2535
  • Paypal fees & shipping : 2535€ + Paypal fees (4.7% + 0.25€) = 2654.40 € (excl. taxes) + shipping fees outside Europe 124€ (excl. taxes). Total : 2778.40€ (excl. taxes)

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Accessories : Additional batteryAdditional propellers


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The 3DR SOLO is now a reference in the “open-source drone” industry. This version of the Solo has been developped to allow you to create flight plans dedicated to cartography and 2D/3D mapping thanks to free and cross-plateform softwares/apps

The SOLO  : a professional mapping plateform

Escadrone worked to integrate different tools to transform the inital SOLO into a mapping UAV :

  • A powerful camera : the SONY QX1 (lightweight, powerful, precise, without distortion)
  • A live video feed integrated directly into the SOLO and TOWER apps and MISSION PLANNER
  • A 2 axis servo gimbal,  ultra light and adjustable from the SOLO Controller
  • Another integrated micro computer to automatically collect and geotag the pictures.

SOLO MAPPER Specifications :

  • 15 minutes of flight time (13 for the mission, just to be sure)
  • Video Streaming HD on smartphone, tab and computer
  • Max speed 80 km/h
  • Max wind : 55 km/h
  • weight : 1500 g alone (1999g as a SOLO Mapper with all accessories and camera)
  • WiFi range : about 1 km/ 3000 feet depending of the environment
  • Radio Cotroler with flight datas
  • Autopilot Pixhawk 2
  • Solo Battery : 14.8 V LiPo (5200 mAh)
  • Battery RC : 2600 mAh / 7.2 Vdc ; 4 hours autonomy
  • Hélices auto-serrantes 10×4.5″
  • Engines 880 kV

Integrated micro Companion Computer !

A Raspberry Pi is integrated on the expansion bay to ensure the link between the equipments and allow the collect and geotag the pictures once the mission is cleared. The computer checks if every photos has been taken. You’ll never get pictures you can’t geotag because of some missed shots. When the flight’s over, just grab the USB Key and you’ll find the folders with the geotagged images ready to use in your favorite photogrammetry software such as Pix4D, Photoscan, Smart3DCapture, …

The SONY QX1 !

The QX1 is a perfect camera for UAVs, it gets rid of the heavy screen and buttons and allows for an interesting quality/weight ratio. It can communicate via Wi-Fi and use the Sony API for remote control.

  • Effective MegaPixels : 20,1Le sony qx1 avec objectif 16mm pour drone mapping solo escadrone
  • Sensor size : APS-C (23,2 x 15,4 mm) for an advances precision
  • Recording Format : JPG, RAW, RAW+JPG
  • Shutter speed : up to 1/4000
  • ISO sensitivityISO 100-16000
  • Processor : BIONZ X new generation for a high functionning speed, radiant details and noise reduction
  • Weight : 158 g (body only) / 216 g (with battery and frame)
  • Dimensions : 7,4*6,95*5,25 cm
  • More informations on the SONY QX1 Page

2 Axis Servo Gimbal !

This gimbal has been created around the QX1 to ensure consistency between the collected photos and keeping a very light weight.

This gimbal will allow the tilt orientation of the camera for inspection or modeling applications

2 mapping missions exemples at different altitudes

Mission 1       Altitude: 45 meters AGL  –  GSD: 1cm/pixel

  • Area covered : 35 300 m² / 3,5 hectares (379 966 ft² / 8.72 acres)
  • Orthomosaic resolution : 1 cm/pixel (0.4″/pixel)
  • Flight height : 45 meters (148 feet) AGL
  • Flight Speed : 6 m/second (2.2 mph)
  • Overlap : 60%
  • Sidelap : 80%
  • Mission time : 12 minutes
  • Ascension time 18 secondes
  • Descent time : 30 secondes
  • Overall flight time : 13 minutes
  • Photos taken : 221
  • Distance between photos : 15 m (49 ft)
  • Distance traveled : 3,3 km (2.05 miles)
un scénario de vol pour une mission de mapping avec le solo Mapper

Mission 2       Altitude: 90 meters AGL  –  GSD: 2cm/pixel

  • Area covered : 142 250 m² / 14 hectares ( 1 531 166 ft² / 35.3 acres)
  • Orthomosaic resolution : 2cm/pixel (0.32″/pixel)
  • Flight height: 90 meters (295 ft) AGL
  • Flight Speed : 12 m/s (27 mph)
  • Overlap : 60%
  • Sidelap : 80%
  • Mission time : 11,5 minutes
  • Ascension time 35 seconds
  • Descent time : 60 seconds
  • Overall flight time : 13 minutes
  • Photos taken : 218
  • Distance between photos : 15 m (95 ft)
  • Distance traveled : 6,4 km (4 miles)
scénario de cartographie avec le drone SOLO Mapper Escadrone