Weather Ruggedised Body

Strong molded body to protect electronics and internals in light rain and snow. Durable, UV stable with impact protection, and also has air vents for cooling but do not allow water to enter.  Optional Parachute Mounting and housing available for ICON™ and SkyJib™ craft.

Optional Retractable Landing Gear

Optional Retractable landing gear offers an unobstructed view with a 3-axis gimbal. Robust industrial actuators and Lightweight Carbon Fibre removable molded leg sections with removable skids for pack down and storage.

Navigation LED's

Ultra Bright Navigation LEDs with variable intensity, high light and low light applications to increase craft visibility over longer distances offering improved visibility for craft orientation.

The LED’s can be set to daytime mode and night mode – they can be set to each mode from the ground control device. Please note: in most geographies operation at night requires special clearance from aviation authorities.

Molded Carbon Fibre Booms

Molded booms are made from the high quality 3k twill with a cosmetic matt finish. Aerodynamic shape under thrust area for maximum efficiency and reduced drag buffeting. The special moldings offer a far more rigid and secure mounting than round section booms and precision engineered high grade alloy Pin and Bushed pivots are incorporated at the boom root for the swing mechanism.

Advanced Quick Release lever device secures the booms in place with an added safety lock mechanism.

Interchangeable Payloads

Quick Release “gear mount” allows for rapid mission reconfiguration. Various payloads can easily and swiftly be interchanged with another sensor to reconfigure the craft for a different function. Industrial grade waterproof “Pin-Out” connectors allow simple hassle free attachment of power and transmission of the sensor to the craft core and on-board computer equipment.

New advanced Anti-Vibration mount core for sensitive aerial imaging devices.

Available payloads for the ICON™ are:

– Fully stabilized universal 3-axis gimbal for cameras / payloads up to 16 lbs typically used for high-end cinema cameras such as RED Epic and Sony FS700 or other larger payloads which require stabilization.

– Custom payloads stabilized or hard mounted such and LiDAR sensors and Hyper-spectral cameras or a combination of sensors.

– An Agricultural Precision Spray payload is currently in development.

Optional Parachute System

A pyrotechnically deployed parachute offers the fastest and most reliable operation, reducing risk to persons and property on the ground, even during high speed and low altitude operations.

Our parachutes are supplied by a renowned company who have been producing ballistic rescue parachutes for light sport aircraft, ultralights and UAVs for over thirty years: their proven track record provides you maximum surety.

Find more information and additional optional extras below in our Icon overview section.

Avionics and Optional 5th generation Intel i7 Based Mission Computer

Our avionics offer fully stabilized flight either operated by a radio controller or via our advanced ground control station. Standard features include:

– Auto take-off and landing

– Fully automated and repeatable GPS waypoint flight

– Return to take-off position with the flick of a switch

– Automated return to take-off position and auto-landing on low battery voltage

The optional Intel i7 based mission computer is the highest performance computer available on craft of this type today and is used for advanced research into mesh networks, machine vision and navigation.

Find more information and additional optional extras below in our ICON™ overview section.

Need Heavy Lift and Endurance?

The Aeronavics ICON™

Endurance. Heavy Lift. Heavy Duty.

ICON™ for media and broadcasting

The Aeronavics ICON™ is the heavy lift, endurance craft for all media and broadcast needs.

Carrying a high definition broadcast camera, the ICON™ is capable of sending video via DVB-T directly to field production crews. The ICONS’s coaxial motor arrangement offers motor redundancy, and with its optional aircraft grade pyrotechnically deployed parachute, the ICON™ is capable of operating safely in the public domain.  The ICON™ is an endurance craft capable of the sustained real-time broadcast necessary for live events.

Custom and Future Payloads

The ICON™ can carry heavy payloads of up to 15 kg, and extended flight times on lighter loads. It’s an incredibly powerful and capable system with a wide range of potential application areas.

We have a standard payload option for high-end media and broadcasting and are developing a precision spray attachment – we are open to integrate other payload as required. We have integrated on this platform LiDAR scanners and combinations of Hyper-spectral / Thermal Imaging and RGB cameras.

Avionics

  • Dronecode Foundation compatible flight controller.

  • Quad-Core 2.0GHz ARM Cortex-A15 mission computer.

  • Redundant avionics power supply system.

  • Fan forced avionics cooling.

  • Long range FHSS 433MHz control and telemetry link.

Performance

  • 15kg max payload
  • 20min flight time with average payload
  • 25kg maximum take off weight
  • 60km/h max speed

Payload Options

  • Large media camera
  • LiDAR
  • Hyperspectral Sensor
  • Spray Machine
  • Custom Payload

Aeronavics Ground Station

Aeronavics offers a range of ground control options. Our Advanced Ground Station combines all of the equipment needed to control your aircraft and plan your mission into one. Control your aircraft using the integrated Microsoft Surface Pro 4 tablet, whilst simultaneously monitoring your aircraft’s flight via the integrated video receivers and full HD monitor.

Parachute

A pyrotechnically deployed parachute offers the fastest and most reliable operation, reducing risk to persons and property on the ground, even during high speed and low altitude operations.

Our parachutes are supplied by a renowned, who have been producing ballistic rescue parachutes for light sport aircraft, ultralights and UAVs for thirty years: their proven track record provides you maximum surety.

For convenience, parachutes are supplied with protective canister and certification to allow transport in standard airline cabin baggage.

Spidertracks Satellite Locator

A Spidertracks Spider 7 locator unit uses the Iridium satellite network to monitor your aircraft’s position, anywhere on the planet.  Aviation companies around the world use Spidertracks to manage their fleets, keep stakeholders informed, and respond quickly in the event of an emergency. Working with Spidertracks, Aeronavics brings this same level of assurance to professional UAV operators.  With an Aeronavics’ Spider 7 equipped aircraft, you can recover your aircraft from landings in remote locations, communicate your position to other airspace users, and monitor your fleets’ operations from anywhere with an internet connection.

RTK GPS

A conventional GPS offers a typical accuracy of approximately one metre.  RTK GPS uses an additional ground based sensor to correct for atmospheric distortions, significantly improving GPS accuracy.  An Aeronavics RTK equipped aircraft works with Aeronavics’ Mission Control ground station to sense its position to within 40mm.?By using RTK GPS, you are able to operate more precisely in proximity to obstacles, and reduce your reliance on manual surveyed Ground Control Points when performing photogrammetry missions.

High Performance Computing

For the ultimate in future proofing, Aeronavics’ aircraft can be upgraded to carry a 5th General Intel i7 based mission computer.  With a Core i7-5557U dual-core processor (quad-core with Hyper-Threading) running at up to 3.4GHz, 4MB and a massive 16GB of DDR3 memory, this is simply the highest performance computer available on a commercial multi-rotor today. Today, Aeronavics’ customers use their high performance computers for advanced research into mesh networks, machine vision and navigation.  In the future, in-field software updates will allow these same advanced functionalities to be deployed to add time saving autonomy and intelligence capabilities to your aircraft.