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AscTec Falcon 8

Product Name:AscTec Falcon 8
Product Description:
Year of initial development::2008
Year of last update:2014
Typical Applications:photography, videography, inspection & survey
Brand:Ascending Technologies GmbH
Max. payload [kg]:0.75
Max. stay in the air [min]:22
Max. speed [km/h]:60
Max. height above ground [m]:1000
ø / wingspan [cm]:82
Height [cm]:12.5
Weight [kg]:0.98
Weight of battery [kg]:0.45
Weight of filled fuel tank [kg]:0
Number of rotors:8
Transport on human back:Y
Min. operation temperature [°C]:0
Max. operation temperature [°C]:35
Max. wind speed [m/sec]:15
Max. humidity [%]:90
Navigation Sensors 
Onboad navigation sensors:GNSS, IMU, Barometer, Compass
Type of GNSS:AscTec High-Performance GPS
Type of IMU:AscTec AutoPilot
Type of Barometer:AscTec AutoPilot
Type of Compass:3-axis magnetometer
Other :
Imaging/scanning devices 
Onboard imaging/scanning devices:Camera, Additional sensors
Type of Camera:RGB, Thermal, IR, NIR
Type of Lidar:
Additional Sensors:Gas sensors
Build-in Stablilsation:Y
Exchangeable :Y
Sensor tilting to allow oblique views:Y
Launch and Landing 
Min. ø of launch/landing site [m]:4
Launching method:Vertical take-off, from ground/hand
Automatic landing:Y
Fully pre-programmeble flight :N
Min. size of field crew:1
Piloting skills required:Y
Training provided:Y
Amount of training [hrs]:6
Software Included 
Type of software included:Flight planning, Photogrammetric software
Block adjusment software:
Camera self-calibration software:
Flight planning software:AscTec Navigator 2.0
Photogrammetric software:Agisoft Photoscan
Point could processing software:
Automatic Generated Products 
Automatically Generated Products:3D City Models, 3D Landscape Models, DEMs, Orthomosaics
Shielded propellers:
Collision avoidance systems (CAS):N
Autonomous emergency landing :Y
Base Station 
Ground computer included:Y
Type of Ground computer:Mobile Ground Station
Sensor control:Y
Real time image and video download link:Y
Speed downloadlink [Mbytes/sec]:

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Ascending Technologies

  • Konrad-Zuse-Bogen 4
  • 82152 Krailling
  • Germany



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