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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, achieves an average flying time of about 45 minutes and a maximum flying time of around 90 minutes only with a very special high endurance configuration. The md4-1000 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.
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 AHHRS (Attitude, Height and Heading Reference System) novice pilots can learn to fly within a very short time. Generally a beginner is in a position to control our drones after less than one hour of training.
Depending on load and external conditions (e.g. wind speeds) the md4-1000 aerial vehicle can stay airborne for about 45 minutes. This is »real« mission time – fully equipped and in real world. In ideal and special configuration the system can even achieve flying times of around one and a half hour. With the optional video glasses, even flights beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) can be carried out.
Four specifically designed powerful and highly efficient brushless motors result in minimal noise (less than 72 dBA, hovering at distance of 3m) and maximum robustness and reliability.
The powerful »6S2P« battery of the md4-1000 enables an average flying time of about 45 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.
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 insensitive to high voltage and strong magnetic fields.
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.
md4-1000: UAV Features for a top Performance
Get the most out of your drone with high-end features. Expand your md4-1000 with the flight and navigation controller mdFNC, for example, and plan an exact flight route for your robot – precise and reliable. With the base station and the mdCockpit application software you can always keep an eye on everything and get flight information in real time. These and other features make the md4-1000 a powerful all-rounder.
- Rate of climb: 7.5 m/s
- Cruising speed: 12.0 m/s
- Peak thrust: 118 N
- Weight: ca. 2,650 g (depending on configuration)
- Recommended load: 800 g
- Maximum load: 1,200 g
- Maximum take-off weight (MTOW): 6,000 g
- Dimensions: 1,030 mm (from rotor hub to rotor hub)
- Battery: 6S2P LiPo, 22.2V, 13000mAh
- Flat core motors: yes
- CFD optimised propeller: yes
- Closed carbon housing: yes
- IP43 protection: yes
- Temperature: -10 up to 50°C
- Humidity: max 90% r.H.
- Wind susceptibility: vibration-free images up to 6m/s
- Flight range: min. 500m with remote control, with WP up to 20km
- Service ceiling: 2000m ASL, 4500m ASL - 3-blade carbon rotors necessary
- Take off altitude: up to 4000m NN (WGS84)
Disclaimer: All technical data shown on the main website on microdrones.com are not regularly checked on correctness of data. Therefore the reference for all technical data is listed on our own microdrones-Wiki.
Technical benefits of md4-1000:
- Rain-resistant, dust-resistant
- Extremely resistant to cold
- Extremely resistant to heat
- Highly efficient brushless drive system
- 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 mobile command vehicles or in other vehicles or infrastructure
- Less time needed to train crewsLow service and maintenance costs
- Low noise electric motors
- Lower impact on ground and overall environment (less air turbulence)Lower costs compared to helicopters
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