Back to the Future 8 – 360° Aerial Imaging

21. June 2015

The patented V-form octocopter AscTec Falcon 8 since ever provides one unique feature: 360° aerial imaging due to free 360° view. PHT Airpicture uses that function like no other to perfectly comply with customer’s demands. Aerial imaging & incredible perspectives In many years of UAV / drone servicing our customer PHT Airpicture established a wide repertoire of aerial high-quality imaging [...]

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UAV- / Drone-based documentation 3.0

25. May 2015

vistaplus offers a visual documentation tool for projects in the construction industry, landfill- and landscape area, as well as to the issues of quality controlling and occupational safety: vistadoc. Web-based documentation per UAV / drone For many years the experienced UAV pilot Peter Burri and CEO from vistaplus has been working with the Bavarian octocopter AscTec Falcon 8. Focusing on the construction [...]

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Back to the Future 7 – Infrastructure Inspection for Network Rail

21. May 2015

Four companies have been awarded a place on a three-year national framework agreement for UAV / drone infrastructure inspection and survey by Network Rail. Two of the professional inspection providers rely on technology from Ascending Technologies. One will prove itself indispensible: The well-established AscTec Falcon 8. 20,000 miles of track & 40,000 bridges and tunnels The Network Rail Framework Agreement is one of [...]

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“Closing the gap” between fixed- & rotary-wing UAV

13. April 2015

„Closing the gap“ – between fixed- & rotary-wing UAV The gap has been closed! For precise mapping of small areas up to 100 hectares there has been a lack of a multi-rotor system providing sufficient endurance, adequate sensors and high-quality camera technologies at the same time. With the new autopilot AscTec Trinity the AscTec Falcon 8 becomes a high-performance drone, [...]

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AscTec Falcon 8 – multispectral & multifunctional

3. March 2015

Drone-based bridge inspection and geodata provided by Orbiton after the collapse of Skjeggestad bridge on February 2nd helped determine that the bridge had to be demolished as quickly as possible due to danger of further collapse. Decommissioning was to be carried out using explosives as part of a complex operation which involved danger of a massive quick clay landslide. Once [...]

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New UAV FAA Regulations – Pro Commercial Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems

16. February 2015

New UAV FAA Regulations will facilitate integration of small UAS into U.S. aviation system WASHINGTON – The Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration today proposed a framework of regulations that would allow routine use of certain small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in today’s aviation system, while maintaining flexibility to accommodate future technological innovations. The FAA proposal offers safety rules for small [...]

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Unique aerial imaging – the world from a drone’s perspective

13. February 2015

  Unique perspectives can be provided with aerial imaging. J.M. Waffenschmidt is a professional aerial photographer and filmmaker, who defies inflationary aerial imaging mediocrity by drawing breathtaking scenes from above. Ascending Technologies (AT) spoke to an expert to find out what is possible. AT: Mr. Waffenschmidt, you’re one of thousands of the so called aerial imaging professionals. Thinking of the [...]

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AscTec Professional Line – new catalogue!

6. November 2014

AscTec Professional Line Catalogue 2015 AscTec Falcon 8 + AscTec Trinity – A new era of flight control: AscTec Trinity is the first fully adaptive UAV control unit (autopilot) with up to 3 levels of redundancy for multi-rotor flight systems. Learn more reading the new catalogue of the AscTec Professional Line. Using the AscTec Trinity, the AscTec Falcon 8 Octocopter [...]

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Establish professional UAS …

9. October 2014

Establish professional UAS (unmanned aviation) in policy und public. With a huge future potential for producers and consumers the topic “unmanned aviation” is an important key aspect in the Bavarian concept for aviation industry. Read the German article about professional UAV technology and trends. The article is part of the Aviation magazine from www.luftundraumfahrt.info. Authors are: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Florian Holzapfel, [...]

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