Product Highlight: senseFly eBee Plus
The eBee Plus system is the ultimate tool for geospatial organizations that demand photogrammetric-quality mapping. With its unique upgradeable RTK/PPK functionality and flight time of almost an hour, this simple, largely automated solution is perfect for professionals working in fields such as surveying, construction and GIS who require a highly efficient method of data collection with survey-grade accuracy.
The lightweight, hand-launched eBee Plus is an efficient and flexible data collection tool. It is available with multiple camera payloads, so you need only invest in the configuration that suits your business’ needs. The eBee Plus can map more square kilometers per flight than any drone in its weight class, allowing you to maximize your efficiency and plan projects with confidence.
The eBee Plus includes built-in RTK/PPK functionality that can be activated either out of the box or later when required. It‘s survey-grade accuracy you control, without the need for ground control points — for less time in the field and more time putting your data to work.
A Comprehensive Solution
Built upon senseFly’s proven, safety-focused autopilot technology, the eBee Plus features three component parts, each developed with photogrammetric mapping in mind:
- eBee Plus — a light yet rugged fixed-wing drone with elongated wingspan for stable, long-duration flights of close to one hour
- Compact senseFly S.O.D.A. sensor — senseFly’s proprietary, high-resolution RGB camera. This features a 1-inch sensor and global shutter, and is capable of capturing ultra-sharp images with a spatial resolution of 2.9 cm (flying at 122 m/400 ft AGL)
- eMotion 3 flight and data management software — the next-generation of senseFly’s easy-to-use, feature-packed ground station software, featuring a full 3D flight environment, mission block flight planning, cloud connectivity, free updates and more
A breakthrough innovation of the eBee Plus is High Precision on Demand (HPoD). This described the drone’s built-in upgrade path to real-time and post-processing correction (RTK/PPK) functionality. Once activated by the user, this paid enhancement boosts the system’s achievable horizontal/vertical absolute accuracy to 3 cm/5 cm without the need for ground control points — dramatically reducing expensive, time-consuming field work.
Every eBee Plus is supplied with four free weeks of RTK/PPK activation, this period itself being “activated on demand” when the customer chooses.
Designed to meet the demands of professionals whose bottom lines depend on maximizing daily flight time and data collection, the eBee Plus flies for almost an hour, across a range of conditions and altitudes. Therefore it can document 220 ha (540 ac) in a single flight 122 m/400 feet flight — a larger area on one battery charge than any other fixed-wing drone in its weight class. Meanwhile the system’s maximum single-charge coverage — flying significantly higher above ground level1 — is 40 km2 (15.4 mi2).
The drone’s supplied eMotion 3 software boosts an operator’s efficiency further through the inclusion of pre-programmed mission blocks, which make planning flight lines and altitudes an automated one-click task. eMotion 3 also includes: multi-flight missions (so users need only swap the battery and hand-launch again to continue their project); multi-zone flights (for the simple mapping of complex sites); the importing of elevation models; live weather updates; automatic terrain-adapted 3D flight planning and much more.
1. 2,500 m (8,202 ft) AGL / 2 Except eBee SQ (eMotion Ag Supplied)
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