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microdrones md4-1000:
THE TOUGH WORKHORSE

The microdrones md4-1000 aerial vehicle is a miniaturised VTOL aircraft (Vertical Take Off and Landing). It can fly by remote control or automatically using microdrones’ GPS Waypoint navigation software.

The md4-1000 aerial vehicle consists of a carbon fibre body, boasts a flying time of 88 minutes and can carry a payload of 1,200 g. Rain, snow and dust pose no particular problem for our aerial vehicles.

The ultra-lightweight robust and weather–resistant carbon fibre body enables the md4-1000 to reach an operating height of some 1,000 metres.

AT A GLANCE

md4-1000: BUILT FOR ACTION, EVERY DAY

The solution for almost every application: the md4-1000.
Its patented design and new motor technology make for increased power and thus even more potential applications.

md4-1000 IS A
UAV VEHICLE

microdrones aerial vehicles are miniaturised VTOL quadrocopters (Vertical Take Off and Landing). They can fly by remote control or in automatic mode using our comprehensive GPS Waypoint navigation system.

Thanks to its unique AAHRS (Attitude, Height und Heading Reference System) novice pilots can learn to fly within a very short time.  Generally a beginner is in a position to control our aerial vehicles after less than one hour of training.


UP TO
88 MINUTES FLYING TIME

 

 

Depending on load and external conditions  (e.g. wind speeds) the md4-1000 aerial vehicle can fly for up to 88 minutes. With the optional video glasses, even flights outside the range of visibility can be carried out.

Four brushless motors result in minimal noise  (less than 72 dBA, hovering at distance of 3m) and maximum efficiency.


TARGET GROUPS

md4-1000 users and target groups

TARGET GROUPS
FOR THE MD4-1000

Public bodies

  • Police
  • Fire service
  • Authorities 

Industry

  • Geographic Informations Systems (GIS) / Photogrammetry
  • Energy & energy suppliers
  • Security
  • Aerospace
  • Agricultural users

Research & development

  • Research institutes
  • Universities

Companies 

  • Media agencies
  • Service providers

USERS OF THE
md4-1000

 

 

  • Photographers
  • Journalists
  • Media agencies
  • Archaeologists 
  • Surveyors
  • Architects
  • Real estate agents
  • Environmentalists

  • Meteorologists
  • Environmental researchers
  • Fire service and fire fighters
  • Police and security personnel
  • Film and Video creatives 
  • Television stations
  • Sports events

APPLICATION POSSIBILITIES

Areas of application for md4-1000

DIVERSE APPLICATION POSSIBILITIES

Concrete examples (extracts)

Anti-terrorist operations, Countering drugs, Aerial mapping of compounds, Tracking & monitoring of contamination in nuclear accidents, Monitoring disasters, Border surveillance, Fighting poaching, Firefighting


md4-1000:
ALL THE BENEFITS
AT A GLANCE

Technical benefits of md4-1000:

  • Rain-resistant, dust-resistant 
  • Extremely resistant to cold:
  • Up to -20 °C
  • Extremely resistant to heat:
  • Up to +50 °C
  • Flat core motors
  • CFD-optimised propeller
  • Closed carbon housing
  • Operation via GPS in combination with our comprehensive software 

Benefits of md4-1000:

  • A direct involvement of colleagues on the emergency
  • Possibility of installation in ELW or in other vehicles 
  • Less time needed to train crews 
  • Low maintenance costs
  • Low service costs
  • Lower costs compared to helicopters
  • Low noise electric motors
  • Lower air turbulence

 

 

 

TECHNICAL DATA

md4-1000
SPECIFICATIONS

 

 

 

  • Rate of climb: 7.5 m/s
  • Operating speed: 12.0 m/s
  • Maximum thrust: 118 N
  • Weight: ca. 2,650 g (depending on configuration)
  • Recommended load: 800 g
  • Maximum load: 1,200 g
  • Maximum take-off weight: 5,550 g
  • Dimensions: 1,030 mm (from rotor hub to rotor hub)
  • Flying time: up to 88 minutes (depending on load/wind/battery)
  • Battery: 22.2V, 6S2P 12.2Ah
  • Flat core motors: yes
  • CFD optimised propeller: yes
  • Closed carbon housing: yes
  • IP43 protection: yes


88 MINUTES FLYING TIME

6S2P battery for more endurance

The powerful  »6S2P« battery of the md4-1000 enables a flying time of up to 88 minutes. The 6S2P battery ensures more endurance, giving the md4-1000 top marks for its flying time. In addition to our special carbon fibre housing. microdrones is committed to continually perfecting weight in relation to the entire system.


Our Research and Development department is working constantly on the next generation of battery cells and the latest technologies so as to continually deliver added value to our customers. Ultimately it is our customers who benefit from the constantly increasing flying times. 

md4-1000:
A RESILIENT
ALL-ROUND TALENT

Thanks to the carbon fibre housing, the specially developed motors and the highly efficient batteries, it is possible to deploy the md4-1000 UAV in even strong winds, rain and snow. Furthermore, the structural parts and electronics can withstand temperatures up to 130° C, meaning drones can be used at high temperatures. The electronics are extremely sensitive to high voltage and strong magnetic fields.

  • Temperature: -10 bis 50°C
  • Humidity: max 90%
  • Wind susceptibility: vibration-free images up to 6m/s
  • Flight range: min. 500m with remote control,
  • with WP up to 40km
  • Flying altitude: up to 1000m
  • Take off altitude: up to 4000m NN (WGS84)

OPEN
INTERFACE:
SYSTEM INTEGRATOR
INTERFACE

Our microdrones feature an open interface, which enables users with special requirements to benefit from the vehicle’s full potential. Our System Integrator Interface (SI²) has been conceived as a connection for »intelligent loads«. Its origins are in the state-supported AirShield Project, where it was developed for the transfer of the flight control to the project system’s embedded PC for distributing the sensor measurement data. 

SI² is (similar to the Microdrones Waypoint system) offered commercially as an option.

This document gives a brief overview of the mechanical and electronic requirements which an embedded system (henceforth simply ‘load’) must fulfil in order to work with the microdrone. A description of the software protocols between both systems follows.

SI² in detail
Hardware requirements, telemetry access, data distribution, control functions, future functions

ACCESSORIES

microdrones RPA Bodenstation

BASE STATION

Microdrones RPA ground control

2.4 GHz analogue reception unit with strengthened antenna, designed to receive video and telemetric data on the ground. The telemetric data can be...

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Laser Scanner

mdLaserScan

The microdrones mdLaserScan module offers the possibility to scan the terrain below the drone very quickly with a very high precision.

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Sensor-System TetraCam Mini

TetraCam Mini-MCA

Miniature Multiple Camera Array

Various sensors are available for our md4-1000 and md4-3000 products.

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Multispektral- & NIR-Kamera

MULTI-SPECTRAL AND NIR CAMERA

TetraCam ADC Lite

TetraCam ADC Light multispectral and NIR camera

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FLIR Tau 320 Wärmebildkamera

THERMAL CAMERA

FLIR Tau 320 thermal camera

Ideal for security, surveillance and inspection applications in complete darkness. Suitable for all microdrones md4-models.

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Sony NEX-7 Set

HQ PHOTO AND VIDEO CAMERA

Sony NEX-7 Photo-/Video-Set

Results are captured inside the aerial vehicle, with live display on the ground always available.

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Sony HDR-CX740VE

HQ VIDEO CAMERA SET

Sony HDR-CX740VE

High quality results are captured inside the aerial vehicle, with live display on the ground always available.

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Dämmerungs-Kamera Set

LOW VISIBILITY CAMERA

Low visibility camera set

Ideal for security, surveillance and inspection applications in poor light conditions.

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Tageslicht-Videokamera Set

DAYLIGHT VIDEO CAMERA

Daylight video camera set

Ideal for security, surveillance and inspection applications.

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MEDIA KIT

md4-1000
PHOTOS

The material shown here is freely available for use in press and public relations work. Where possible, please provide the credit »Photo: microdrones«.


md4-1000
VIDEOS


md4-1000
Brochure

Download the product brochure für the microdrones md4-1000. This contains essential information about the md4-1000 RPA aerial vehicle, areas of application, as well as possible confogurations of the vehicle.

Should you have further queries, do not hesitate to contact microdrones. We are always happy to help. 

md4-1000 product brochure (PDF)


md4-1000
ICON COLLECTION

Here microdrones makes its first collection of icons freely available.

In particular universities, but also industrial and public sector users now have considerable support with the visualisation of their drafts and papers: whether in the concept phase of project work, or in planning concrete GIS or inspections.

Through the easy integration of the microdrones icon collection, the user enjoys considerable added value, with powerful icons in diverse positions and views.

Download the microdrones icon collection for the md4-1000 aerial vehicle:
md4-1000 Icons (.vss for MS-Visio)md4-1000 Icons (PDF)

CONTACT US


Agnes Jung-Divéky
(Sales Manager)

Fon: +49 271-770038-0
Fax: +49 271-770038-11

We are always willing to help with your queries. Get in touch using the following contact form.