International Gathering in Malaysia around Hélicéo UAVs
On September 12, 2018, Hélicéo travels to Malaysia to present his latest innovations at an international gathering. About forty surveyors from various Asian regions have specially traveled to attend the event.
The presentation takes place at Putrajaya Marriott, the largest hotel in Malaysia. This sumptuous building has already been the subject of a photogrammetric mission by Hélicéo in April 2018.
Drone flight over the lush forests of Malaysia
After 17h from France, Jean-François Baudet (CEO of Hélicéo), Haixing (Asia Director) and Sébastien (Pilot and Geomatics Engineer) arrive in Kuala Lumpur. They are welcomed by SkyShine, the Malaysian distributor of Helicéo. Then, the guests discover exceptional landscapes by passing imposing skyscrapers of the capital to the lush vegetation of its surroundings.
It’s the great day and the good weather is present despite the beginning of the rainy season. Therefore it is under a blazing sun that succeeds flights of drones above the fruitful gardens of the hotel and bathymetric surveys.
First release of “Fusion RTK” on the Asian continent
« Fusion RTK » is the new generation VTOL aircraft drone from Hélicéo. This versatile drone can take off and land on any type of site safely, including rugged terrain. Thanks to its V-tail, it offers extreme stability in flight. Moreover, it provides photogrammetric missions of very high quality flying flat and low speed (14 m / s). With its powerful engine, it can withstand winds of around 50 km / h. Lastly, its one hour autonomy allows you to raise surfaces of up to 700 ha (1730 acres) in a single flight.
Building scan using multirotor drone “SuperFox6”
An automatic flight at 100 m above the ground is performed with the “SuperFox6”. This aerial multirotor drone has 43 minutes autonomy. Recognized for its exceptional wind resistance (50 km / h), it can perform quality missions in extreme conditions. Thanks to the RTK system directly integrated into the DroneBox, there is no need for ground target, which saves you time during your missions. The “SuperFox6” gives you an accuracy of 3 cm in X and Y and 5 cm in Z.
“FoxBathy” is sailing on the ponds of Putrajaya Marriott
To finish this presentation, “FoxBathy” is launched and raises the ponds of the Putrajaya Marriott hotel. This fully automated bathymetric drone provides a productivity gain 10 times higher compared to traditional methods. With it, only one operator can exercise from the bank safely. This aquatic drone can carry different types of echosounders (centimeter monofrequency, decimetre single frequency or centimetric bi-frequency) to acquire a data mesh of a few centimeters to the meter.
New horizons for Hélicéo in Asia
This international gathering paid off as it gave birth to four new partnerships in the Philippines, Vietnam and Indonesia.
We warmly congratulate the teams who participated in the organization of this day, and thank our hosts for their legendary welcome.