Pushing UAV boundaries, the Flyability Elios is the first collision-tolerant drone - ideal for the inspection and exploration of the most inaccessible places.
Complete with a carbon fibre protective frame, the Elios allows users to fly in complex, cluttered or confined spaces, meaning they can get to places which could not previously be reached.
This state-of-the-art aircraft can be utilised by a number of industries, including energy, oil, gas and maritime - helping to improve safety, lower costs and reduce downtime.
Elios prevents the need for workers to enter hazardous places or face dangerous situations.
No need to pay out on scaffolding, rope access, or cranes. Elios collects images of the most complex and cluttered spaces.
The Elios is dust and splash resistant, operational in environments between 0° and 50°C, and mistake tolerant so that it can be easily piloted by everyone.
Operational after a few hours of training, your personnel will quickly get up to speed with their piloting skills.
Designed to fly indoors where few or no drone regulations apply, Elios will be smoothly integrated into your workflow.
As such, the Flyability Elios can be used by a range of industry verticals. These include:
Elios Ground Station is composed of a remote controller, a tablet and a purpose designed ground control application providing the pilot with live telemetry data, an SD live video stream captured by Elios, and the information and controls that you need to operate it efficiently and safely.
In addition to displaying the live SD stream received from the drone, Elios Cockpit displays live telemetry data, gives you access to a detailed status of your drone and let you adjust settings right from the application.
Key data includes battery life monitoring, flight time, camera exposure, time to the next service, video configurations and relative altitude, among other things.
The Elios can achieve up to 10 minutes of flight time and the batteries can be changed quickly.
Case studies show that 10 minutes is sufficient for capturing all of the information you need, starting with a reconnaissance flight to inspect boilers, storage tanks or other structures.
Energy company Uniper used Elios to complete the inspection of a gas turbine stack at a major energy facility.
Downtime: No downtime. Visual inspection performed in one hour instead of three days.
Costs: 9,000 Euros of direct savings (manpower, crane and scaffolding rental) for one hour of inspection.
Safety: No human entry in the stack. No related paperwork.
Engineering company Plimsoll, in Brazil, is using the Elios to take a close look inside the hulls of large ships.
Using the Elios drone for use in confined spaces, a team of two was able to inspect six tanks in a single day, capturing enough data in the process.
The Elios saved time, getting to the inspection site in just a few seconds. It also increased safety, keeping staff away from danger.
Downtime: 17 days of downtime saved. Inspection performed in one day instead of 18.
Costs: $20,000 of direct savings in manpower. No scaffolding required for visual inspection.
Safety: No human exposed to the risks of using ropes or breathing inert gases.
Types: Manual thrust, altitdue hold, pro mode (high speed)
Availability: Switch between modes at any time
Fail Safes: Auto-landing on low-battery or signal lost
Avionic Board: Autopilot, thermal video and system management
Power Board: Motors control
Type: Quadcopter configuration
Dimensions: Fits in
Motors: 4 electric brushless motors
Propellers: 4 propellers, 5 inches
Take-off Weight: 700g including battery, payload and protection
Flight Time: Up to 10 minutes
Max Climb Rate: 1.5 m/s (normal mode); 2.5 m/s (pro mode)
Max Airspeed: 6.5 m/s (normal mode); 9 m/s (Pro mode)
Wind Resistance: Max 5 m/s (pro mode)
Flight Sensors: IMU, magnetometer, barometer
Materials: Carbon fibre composites; magnesium alloy; aeronautical grade aluminium; high-quality thermoplastics
Operating Temperature: 0° to 50°
Type: Digital; bidirectional; long-range video and data downlink to RC Command uplink to UAV
Range: Up to 500m in direct line of sight
Type: Ergonomic; Joysticks and payload controls; Integrated video outputs
Operating Temperature: 0°C to 40°C
Output Port: HDMI; SDI; USB
Battery: 6000 mAh 2S
Controls: Payload settings and aircraft control
Type: Lithium polymer battery, three cells, 2800mAh, 33.08Wh
Charging Time: One hour
Payload Head: Damped from vibrations
Upwards Tilt: +65 degrees
Downwards Tilt: -60 degrees
Video: FHD (1920 x 1080) at 30fps, good low-light performance, recorded on board and streamed to pilot and camera operator
Horizontal FOV: 130 degrees
Vertical FOV: 75 degrees
Total Vertical FOV: 215 degrees (considering payload up/down rotation)
Control Modes: Auto with EV correction, full manual mode
Type: Uncooled FLIR camera core
Video: 160 x 120 pixels at 9fps, recorded on board
Horizontal FOV: 56 degree
Vertical FOV: 42 degree
Type: Five 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: 11.4W nominal power for front lighting, 28W total installed max
Navigation Lights: Green (starboard) and red (port) lights
Protection Cage: Carbon fibre cage with soft coating, modular sub-components for maintenance ease. Thermoplastic elastomer suspensions. Size of openings: Triangles of about 11cm sides. Allows for hand to access inside to swap 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
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