Experience the Advantages of Unmanned Flight

Experience the Advantages of Unmanned Flight

Scout 18

IDS’s Scout 18 is a smart drone developed for agricultural, survey, and industrial applications. The modular system is easy to maintain and ideal for the most demanding of jobs.

For risk reduction, Scout is fitted with a triple redundant flight control system ensuring any failure can be quickly mitigated to preserve flight and continue the task.

The core power distribution board contains a smart hub to monitor the current draw from each motor to send to the remote pilot. The smart hub also helps as an early warning system independent of the flight controller to detect any possible malfunctions from the motors or speed controllers. The smart hub is connected to monitor the main battery temperature and voltage of each cell. This data can be used as part of a battery maintenance log to understand the health of the batteries and identify potential problems before they become catastrophic.

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IA-3 Colibri

IDS’s IA-3 Colibri is a multi-functional tool for professional remote pilots. The IA-3 Colibri can be relied upon for deployment supporting law enforcement, search and rescue, humanitarian, survey, aerial monitoring, and photogrammetry operations in urban or remote locations.

The IA-3 Colibri is a rapidly deployable asset taking approximately five minutes from backpack to launch. The IA-3 Colibri has foldable arms for storage/shipping and provides a modular payload bay for numerous sensors.

The IA-3 Colibri’s unique design allows for options such as dual payload bays (dome and belly) and the capability for amphibious/underwater observation from the surface.

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Gimbals and Payloads

IDS’s G200 and G300

IDS’s G200 and G300 gimbals have been designed considering the needs of an operator in the field, not an engineer in a less challenging environment. The gimbals are constructed from aluminium and robust enough to survive harsh conditions while still providing steady video and capture capabilities to the user.

Unlike brushless gimbals on the market, IDS G200 and G300 do not require tuning or balancing when changing from one sensor to another, and there are numerous slots to attach your desired camera or sensor.
The IDS gimbals are also up to 50% lighter than their comparative brushless variants on the market, therefore enabling the remote pilot to use a larger payload if required. For example, the G300 weighs 640g and can carry a 5kg payload!
Other advantages for the G200 and G300 gimbals are:

  • Made in New Zealand
  • Light weight, only 460g and 640g respectively
  • Easy set up. Out of the box installation and balance, no need to tune the gimbal
  • Ruggedized and strong
  • Can be fitted with heavier customised sensors and payloads compared to brushless gimbals
  • Cost effective alternative

IDS’s G100

IDS’s G100 gimbal is a smaller variant of the previous two, concentrating on a specialized sensor package. The G100 is best suited to be a dedicated mount for a survey sensor to be orientated straight down from the aircraft. It is the smallest and lightest of the three gimbals, only 165g but can handle a payload of 500g.

Once the desired angle for photogrammetry is selected, the gimbal will counter the roll and pitch of the aircraft in steady flight to maintain that angle – dependent on its own limitations.

The G100 gimbal can be fitted to fixed or rotary wing aircraft for survey purposes and provide the remote pilot with smooth photogrammetry over the target area.

Other advantages for the G100 gimbal are:

  • Made in New Zealand
  • Light weight, only 165g
  • Easy set up. Out of the box installation and balance, no need to tune the gimbal
  • Ruggedized and strong
  • Suitable for fixed or rotary wing
  • Cost effective alternative

Integration of Remotely Piloted Aircraft and G Farm Network

The integration of remotely piloted aircraft (RPA)/drones to the farm network will significantly improve the productivity of the business from the farmer’s home office. The benefits of drones as part of the farming ecosystem include:

  • Paddock and vegetation NVDI mapping to understand grazing patterns and pasture available. This data can be compared against the movement of livestock via the trackers for planned access to specific paddocks
  • Remote on-farm asset inspections (water points, dams, gates, fences, livestock, tractors, motorbikes)
  • Farm security (fence conditions and ingress of native fauna, wild dogs, or trespassers)
  • Farm mapping and monitoring

The farmer may deploy the RPA to a specific area to inspect an alarm or livestock before deciding whether to proceed to the scene themselves. This assessment will let the farmer know what equipment they will need to fix the problem before getting on site, saving an extra trip back to the shed on the quadbike.

The sensors onboard the RPA will give the farmer a unique understanding of the soil quality and the condition of crops in the early stages of germination through to maturity. This data can be used for planning water, pesticide, or fungicide distribution and allow a more cost effective and precise approach for the season.

IDS is also investigating the possibility of medication delivery via dart or paintball to livestock by the drone. Once delivered, details of the dose will be added to the animal’s history for quick reference by the farmer, veterinarian, or buyers.

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