LED fin indicating system status
High-Performance GPS
Coupled IMU and payload unit
Hexacopter with 8 inch propellers
Dampened payload mount

AscTec Firefly

/// The AscTec Firefly is the latest and most advanced UAV in our fleets.

It was engineered for highest safety and easy handling, hence it is perfect for your automatic flight experiments. Besides the small nonhazardous propellers and low take-off weight, it comes with a patented redundant pro­pulsion system, which allows a controlled flight with only 5 rotors. The modular structure enables fast component ex­changes in case of a crash or modification during integration and testing. The “frame in frame” concept is designed to decouple the fixed connection of payload and IMU from the vibration inducing motors. This concept raises the quality of the sensor and camera data and avoids dynamic misalignments.

/// Available payloads & options:

  • AscTec Mastermind + Camera Mount Option 1 or 2
  • AscTec Atomboard + Camera Mount Option 1, 2 or 4 + Laser Scanner Mount
  • VI-Sensor (by Skybotix; find details here)
  • Propeller Protection

/// Wireless Serial Communication:

  • 2.4 GHz XBee link 10–63 mW
  • WiFi (optional)