In addition to being rugged, this advanced flying gadget is also IP44 rated, meaning it is protected by solid particles over 1 mm (0.03”) in size and from sprays of water, making it a great option for harsh environments.
Elios 3 relies on FlyAware, which is a combination of computer vision, LiDAR technology, and a powerful NVIDIA graphic engine. You can think of the drone as your indoor GPS that uses its LiDAR to constantly scan surroundings and create centimeter-accurate 3D maps in real-time. That LiDAR sensor and the SLAM (simultaneous localization and mapping)-based algorithm also keep the inspecting drone stable when flying, even when it has to deal with tough conditions. It is also easy to control even by inexperienced users, without any special training.
The drone is equipped with a 4K camera and a thermal camera and boasts a 180-degree field of view. It also features a distance sensor and LEDs that produce up to 16,000 lumens.
With no payload, Elios 3 offers a flight time of 12.5 minutes. With the LiDAR payload, the drone can stay in the air for 9 minutes and up to 8 minutes with maximum load.
Flyability doesn’t mention the price of its new Elios 3 but it does encourage customers to contact its sales team for more inquiries.