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FEATURED VIDEOS: 2 MIDWEST POWER PLANTS
Aertos 120™ Discovers a Steam Leak – 1/9/19
Early in January 2019, the Digital Aerolus team took the Aertos™ 120 drone into a Missouri power plant. The Aertos completed several successful missions, including a sustained stable flight in a GPS-denied indoor space to image a corroded steam pipe.
Thanks to Folded Geometry (FGC™) flight Code and a rugged airframe, the Aertos™ 120 flew safely and stably in this challenging indoor environment. The onboard gimbal-mounted Garmin VIRB Ultra 30 located the leaking pipe near the ceiling in an otherwise inaccessible location. Another mission success!!
Aertos 120™ Explores Power Plant Pipes – 12/18
The Aertos™ 120 drone inspects the pipe and tank array at a Midwest power generating plant, completing a sustained stable flight in a space dense with competing electrical signals and without access to GPS.
Folded Geometry (FGC™) flight Code helps the Aertos™ 120 to fly safely and stably in this challenging indoor environment. This 6 minute video stream uses 3 cameras: an onboard Garmin VIRB Ultra 30 w/ operator-controlled gimbal, an onboard Foxeer Predator FPV, and a handheld Samsung Galaxy.
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Navigating a Coal Bunker – 1/9/19
Despite the challenges of a confined space, narrow access, and absence of GPS signals, the Aertos™ 120 successfully navigates a coal bunker in a power plant in Missouri to deliver imagery of walls and vents that haven’t been inspected in a decade.
A rugged airframe and proprietary Folded Geometry (FGC™) flight Code enable the UAV to achieve sustained stable flight in this tight vertical spaces. The quad ducted fans protect the blades and allow the vehicle to navigate obstacles and survive wall collisions. The VIRB camera payload delivered close high-resolution imagery.
Payload: Foxeer Predator Micro FPV; Garmin VIRB Ultra 30 w/ operator-controlled gimbal.
Imaging a Coal Ash Boiler – 1/9/19
In January 2019, the DA team inserted the Aertos™ 120 into a decommissioned coal ash boiler in a Missouri power plant to inspect the vents & burners, and to look for concrete spalling.
The drone completed a sustained stable flight in a tight vertical space, thanks to its rugged airframe and Folded Geometry (FGC™) flight Code. The innovative ducted fan design enabled the Aertos™ to fly predictably in this highly-challenging indoor environment.The VIRB camera payload delivered close high-resolution imagery of the targets.
Imaging: onboard Garmin VIRB Ultra 30 w/ operator-controlled gimbal.
Multi-Story Indoor Ascent – 12/18
The Aertos 120™ drone conducts a multi-story ascending mission while navigating a power generating plant. Stable sustained flight with a hand-catch landing. Single-camera view from a handheld Samsung Galaxy.
Navigating a Narrow Elevated Catwalk – 12/18
The Aertos 120™ drone navigates a narrow elevated catwalk in a power generating plant. 3-camera view: onboard Foxeer Predator FPV; onboard Garmin VIRB Ultra 30; handheld Samsung Galaxy.
Aertos 120™ Navigates a Tricky Obstacle Course
Piloted from a distance using long-range telemetry and camera point-of-view, the Aertos 120™ easily navigates a simulated disaster area inside a metal structure.
Folded Geometry (FGC™) flight code helps the vehicle to fly safely and stably in challenging indoor environments without reference to GPS or other positioning signals, and the gimbal-mounted camera offers the pilot a broad perspective of the aircraft’s environment. Emergency responders and public safety officers can deploy the Aertos 120™ to explore risky target areas and reliably control the UAV from the safety of a remote location.
Inspecting a High-Risk Bridge Infrastructure
The Aertos 120™ drone conducts an infrastructure inspection underneath a bridge in Kansas.
In a challenging location where GPS signals are unreliable and passing traffic creates unpredictable wind vortexes, the Aertos™ flies stably. Its gimbal-mounted camera provides telemetry in all directions, giving inspectors the ability to efficiently look around and between beams for structural issues, to bump objects without fear of damage to the unit, and to plan preventative maintenance from the safety of the ground.
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Digital Aerolus Drones Deliver Six Key Features
Stable indoor and outdoor, even in GPS-challenged areas. Predictable flights indoors and out – even if the UAV strikes an object.
Safe ducted & protected-blade designs reduce risk and prevents injury to your workforce, and damage to nearby objects and even the UAV itself.
Simple to start, simple to launch. Deploy rapidly – from carrying case into your airspace in a matter of seconds.
High-resolution video telemetry and still images – with broad visual view both horizontal or vertical – even in darkness.
Rugged design and strong materials means that Digital Aerolus drones can handle your challenging day-to-day work environment.
Compact designs – the perfect tools for tight and confined spaces and places other drones can’t even imagine going.