ELIOS by FLYABILITY

INSPECT & EXPLORE

Discover the first collision-tolerant flying robot, designed for industrial inspection professionals. Designed and manufactured by FLYABILITY, allowing for the first time access to complex, cluttered or indoor places, Elios is unleashing the potential of UAVs in a number of applications where their use was previously too dangerous or simply impossible.

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Video:  Elios, the collision-tolerant drone for industrial inspection

DESIGN

INTEGRATED PAYLOAD

Simultaneous full HD and thermal imagery recording, and adjustable tilt angle.

 

PROTECTIVE FRAME

Carbon fibre structure, collision-tolerant up to 15km/h. Modular design for easy maintenance.

 

LIVE 2.4 GHz VIDEO FEEDBACK

Robust digital video downlink for beyond line of sight operation, even in metallic environments.

 

ON BOARD LIGHTING

Powerful LEDs for navigation and inspection in dark places.

 

CONTINUOUS OPERATION

Batteries can be changed in seconds.

 

POST-MISSION REVIEW

Carbon fibre structure, collision-tolerant up to 15km/h. Modular design for easy maintenance. After finishing the inspection flight, Elios’ software presents mission data for future reference.

BENEFITS

LOWER DOWNTIME  

Decrease downtime and inspection costs, avoid confined space entry and increase worker safety by remotely accessing boilers, tanks, pressure vessels, tunnels and other complex environments inside your plant.

 

EASY TO PILOT  

No piloting experience needed. Simply unpack, insert the battery and fly without risk of collision, damage or injury. The drone is capable of taking off and landing in any variety of environments.

 

HIGH RESOLUTION IMAGERY  

Elios is capable of delivering images up to 0.2 mm/px, even in complete darkness. Along with its LED lighting and thermal imagery, it inspects and explores the unreachable

 

SAFE FOR HUMANS  

Thanks to its protective cage, Elios is safe to fly close and even in contact with humans and the surrounding environment. It can thus be used when the plant is still in operation without any risk of crash or injury.

TECH SPECS

FLIGHT MODES

TYPES

Manual thrust, altitude hold, pro mode (high speed)

 

AVAILABILITY

Switch between modes at any time

 

FAIL SAFES

Auto-landing on low-battery or signal lost

 

ON-BOARD ELECTRONICS 

AVIONIC BOARD

Autopilot, thermal video and system management

 

POWER BOARD

Motors control

 

FLIGHT SYSTEM

TYPE

Quadcopter configuration

 

DIMENSIONS

Fits in < 400mm sphere

 

MOTORS

4 electric brushless motors

 

PROPELLERS

4 propellers, 5 inches

 

TAKE-OFF WEIGHT

700 g including battery, payload & protection

 

FLIGHT TIME

Up to 10 min

 

MAXIMUM CLIMB RATE

1.5 m/s (in normal mode) 2.5 m/s (in pro mode)

 

MAXIMUM AIR SPEED

3 m/s (in normal mode) 7 m/s (in pro mode)

 

WIND RESISTANCE

Max. 5m/s (in pro mode)

 

SENSORS

IMU, magnetometer, barometer

 

MATERIALS

Carbon fibre composites, magnesium alloy, aeronautical grade aluminium, high-quality thermoplastics

 

OPERATING TEMPERATURE

0 ºC to 50 °C

 

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION 

TYPE

Digital, bidirectional, long range, video and data downlink to remote controller (RC), command and data uplink to UAV

 

FREQUENCY

2.4 GHz

 

RANGE

Up to 500m in direct line of sight

 

REMOTE CONTROLLER 

TYPE

Ergonomic joysticks and payload controls, integrated video outputs

 

WEIGHT

810 g

 

OPERATING TEMPERATURE

0 °C to 40 °C

 

OUTPUT PORTS

HDMI, SDI, USB

 

BATTERY

6000 mAh, 2S

 

CONTROLS

Payload settings and aircraft control

 

OPTIONS

Optional remote controller (camera operator) with video stream reception on a secondary screen, and dual control of camera settings.

 

SYSTEM POWER

TYPE

Lithium polymer battery, 3 cells, 2800 mAh, 33.08 Wh

 

CHARGING TIME

1 h

 

BATTERY CHANGE TIME

< 1 min

 

INTEGRATED PAYLOAD

PAYLOAD HEAD

Damped from vibrations

 

UPWARDS TILT

+80 degrees

 

DOWNWARDS TILT

-60 degrees

MAIN CAMERA

VIDEO

FHD (1920 x 1080) at 30 fps, good low light performance, recorded on board and streamed to pilot and camera operator

 

HORIZONTAL FIELD OF VIEW

130 degrees

 

VERTICAL FIELD OF VIEW

75 degrees

 

TOTAL VERTICAL FIELD OF VIEW

215 degrees (considering payload up/down rotation)

 

CONTROL MODES

Auto with EV correction, full manual mode

 

THERMAL CAMERA

TYPE

Uncooled FLIR camera core

 

VIDEO

160 x 120 pixels at 9 fps, recorded on board

 

HORIZONTAL FIELD OF VIEW

56 degrees

 

VERTICAL FIELD OF VIEW

42 degrees

 

LIGHTING SYSTEM

TYPE

5 arrays of high-efficiency LEDs for even lighting in front, top, and bottom of the robot

 

CONTROL

From remote controller, adaptive light beam controlled by camera pitch

 

POWER

11.4 W nominal power for front lighting, 28 W total installed max.

 

OPERATIONAL SAFETY & CRASHWORTHINESS

NAVIGATION LIGHTS

Green and red lights

 

PROTECTION CAGE

Carbon fibre cage with soft coating, modular subcomponents for maintenance ease, thermoplastic elastomer suspensions, size of openings: triangles of about 11 cm sides allowing for hand to access inside for swapping batteries

 

COLLISION TOLERANCE

Uniform all around the drone, up to 3 m/s on sharp objects, up to 4 m/s on flat objects

 

DECOUPLING

3-axes gimbal system, carbon fibre composite ring and transverse beam

 

ACCESSORIES

TRANSPORT CASE

IATA compliant transport case for checked-in luggage, dimensions (approximate): 60 cm x 50 cm x 50 cm

 

CHARGERS

3 A / 35 W lithium polymer battery balance charger, with charging status indicator, RC charger: 17.4 V, 57 W, tablet USB charger: 5 V

 

MOBILE APPLICATION USED DURING FLIGHT (ELIOS COCKPIT)

FEATURES

Real time video and UAV telemetry, status visualisation (remaining battery, payload settings, warnings, etc. ), control payload settings and various configurations.

 

OPERATING SYSTEM

Android, optimised for tablet provided with UAV system

 

POST FLIGHT VIDEO, THERMAL AND LOG ANALYSIS (FLYABILITY INSPECTOR)

FEATURES

Video and thermal video viewer (frame by frame), flight log analysis including point of interests recorded during flight, screenshots and flight data export.

 

OPERATING SYSTEM

Windows 7, 8 and 10 (64 bits only).

 

PURCHASE

PRODUCT PURCHASE  

Southern Cross Drones are the official resellers for Flyability SA, offering complete Elios flying system, including drone, remote controller, spare parts and batteries, training and after sales support.   Send us a message to request quote and learn more about Elios drone use cases.    Email  sales@southerncrossdrones.com

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