project specification

Galaxy R8700

The Galaxy R8700 is ideal for small project areas and confined takeoff and landing areas. The VTOL on has heavy duty battery power and a full range of mapping payload options. The standard Galaxy™ configuration provides an all-in-one rotorcraft mapping package offers an impressive level of simplicity and productivity. Our standard kit comes equipped with capabilities exceeding more expensive systems on the market. Together with our most widely used Fusion series payload, this aircraft is a rugged platform for tackling the toughest mapping projects. You get a reliable data acquisition tool ready for field work, backed by Altavian’s industry-leading support and training programs with the flexibility to upgrade payloads and expand your operations as your needs change.

Specifications

Weight11,1 kg
Assembled Aircraft Length127.6 cm
Assembled Aircraft Width127.6 cm
Assembled Aircraft Height22.2 cm
Aircraft PowerAll Electric
Maximum Payload Weight1.67 kg
Maximum Payload Power50 W
Primary Frequency (ISM unlicensed)900 MHz
Primary Transmit Power0.75 W
Primary Bandwidth345 kB/s
Primary Range3
Primary ProtocolMAVLink
MAVLinkSpektrum™ DSMX®
Cruise Airspeed6 m/s
Maximum Airspeed15 m/s
Maximum Altitude3048 m
Endurance at Cruise25 m
LaunchVertical
LandVertical

Overview

The standard Galaxy™ configuration provides an all-in-one rotorcraft mapping package offers an impressive level of simplicity and productivity. Our standard kit comes equipped with capabilities exceeding more expensive systems on the market. Together with our most widely used Fusion series payload, this aircraft is a rugged platform for tackling the toughest mapping projects. You get a reliable data acquisition tool ready for field work, backed by Altavian’s industry-leading support and training programs with the flexibility to upgrade payloads and expand your operations as your needs change.

The Galaxy R8700 flight controls are built around the most widely-used open source autopilot in the world, enabling industry standard click-and-fly autonomy from launch to landing. In addition, the Galaxy R8700 unlocks advanced planning and flight control modes to accomplish challenging missions. 

The Galaxy has a solid stability in high winds and a weatherproof design to minimize downtime.

Single points of failure are eliminated throughout the aircraft, its controls, and its operating procedures. If something does go wrong, the failsafe procedures will land the rotorcraft to land like normal.

All parts of the aircraft attach with quick snap connectors. All serviceable components are replaceable with two hex keys.

References

Describes the product, and the payload options.

https://www.altavian.com/product/galaxy

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