RiCOPTER is a high-performance UAV which can be equipped with the RIEGL VUX-1 survey-grade LiDAR sensor to offer a fully integrated turnkey solution and marks the first complete UAS LiDAR solution from one manufacturer.
The robust and reliable RiCOPTER platform design includes a fully integrated RIEGL VUX LiDAR sensor, IMU/ GNSS unit with antenna, control unit, and up to 4 optional cameras providing remarkable measuring characteristics: 330deg Field of View, 500,000 measurements/sec., and 10mm accuracy.
The Class 1 unmanned aircraft system can be flown at a maximum operating altitude of 550 meters with a maximum take-off mass of up to 25kg and a maximum payload of 16kg, providing a long flight endurance of 30 minutes.
RiCOPTER flight characteristics are smooth and stable in hovering positions, as well as on demanding flight maneuvers under challenging conditions.
Alan is serial entrepreneur, active angel investor, and a drone enthusiast. He co-founded DRONELIFE.com to address the emerging commercial market for drones and drone technology. Prior to DRONELIFE.com, Alan co-founded Where.com, ThinkingScreen Media, and Nurse.com. Recently, Alan has co-founded Crowditz.com, a leader in Equity Crowdfunding Data, Analytics, and Insights. Alan can be reached at alan(at)dronelife.com