Made for Mapping
The E386 is an autonomousplatform made specifically for collecting the data needed to producegeoreferenced ortho-mosaics, digital elevation models (DEMs), and more. The entire workflow has been streamlined for this purpose from mission planning to post-processing.
Our customized Mission Planner package automatically plans flight lines and overlap based on the sensor and desired ground resolution. For repeat jobs, you can save a mission and retrieve itwith a few clicks.
The Intellishoot smart image capture system ties the camera in to the autopilot and GPS for precise control. It takes pictures at the planned overlap rate, and saves the GPS coordinate for each image automatically. When the mission is over, it closes the camera hatch just before touch-down to protect the camera lens from dirt and debris.
Mission Planning and Control Software
Mission Planner is an easy to use planning and flight control system. It connects wirelessly to your E386 and allows you to see flight telemetry and change mission parameters in real time.
Key Mission Planner features include:
Complete Autonomy Launch-to-Landing
The E386 offers launch and recovery capability unprecedented in its class, capable of fully autonomous takeoff, flight, and landing. Long endurance aircraft often require a larger space for recovery. The E386 overcomes this limitation by diving steeply toward the recovery zone and using reverse throttle to bring the aircraft quickly to a stop. An onboard laser rangefinder ensures an accurate flare and soft touchdown. If you have a 25 by 65meter (27 by 71 yards) area free of major obstacles, you can land the E386 by simply entering the beginning and end of the clear area into Mission Planner.