eBee – The professional mapping drone

Starting with the entry level-   “Basic eBee” 

Use this fully autonomous drone to capture high-resolution aerial photos that you can transform into accurate orthomosaics & 3D models.

Reasons to choose the eBee

The eBee sets the standard for easy flight planning and management thanks to its acclaimed eMotion software.

Just choose or create your preferred background map. Then use this to define the region you want to map. Next, simply specify your desired ground resolution (down to 1.5 cm / 0.6 inches per pixel) and set your required image overlap.
The rest is automatic: eMotion automatically generates a full flight plan, based on GPS waypoints, calculates the eBee’s required altitude and displays its projected trajectory.

To ensure your mission’s success, eMotion even offers a confidence-building simulation mode. This virtual flight simulates wind strength and direction, allowing you to make any flight plan enhancements needed before launch.

Nothing is easier to operate than the eBee. Just shake the drone three times to start its motor, then throw it into the air—no catapult or additional accessories required! The eBee’s eMotion software displays the aircraft’s key flight parameters, its battery level and its image acquisition progress, in real time, while the artificial intelligence inside the eBee Ag’s autopilot continuously analyses onboard IMU and GPS data to control and optimise every aspect of the drone’s flight.
This proprietary autopilot also manages a wide range of intelligent failsafe behaviours, improving safety and security still further. Need to make an adjustment? Reprogram the drone’s flight plan and landing zone mid-flight. Or in the case of any issue, tell it to immediately hold its position, return home or land.

Use eMotion’s Flight Data Manager to pre-process, geotag and organise your flight’s images. Then import these into your professional image processing software of choice, such as Pix4Dmapper Pro.
In just a few clicks, you can transform the eBee’s high-resolution aerial images into a georeferenced orthomosaic raster (also known as an orthophoto), digital surface model and point cloud. These, along with other outputs such as contour lines and 3D meshes, are compatible with a wide range of industry software.

Analyse data & produce deliverables

Technical specifications

Hardware

Weight (inc. supplied camera)
Wingspan
Material
Propulsion
Battery
Camera (supplied)
Cameras (optional)
Carry case dimensions
Approx. 0.69 kg (1.52 lbs)
96 cm (38 in)
EPP foam, carbon structure & composite parts
Electric pusher propeller, 160 W brushless DC motor
11.1 V, 2150 mAh
WX (18.2 MP)
S110 RGB, thermoMAP
55 x 45 x 25 cm (21.6 x 17.7 x 9.8 in)

Operation

Maximum flight time
Nominal cruise speed
Radio link range
Maximum coverage (single flight)
Wind resistance
Ground Sampling Distance (GSD)
Relative orthomosaic/3D model accuracy
Absolute horizontal/vertical accuracy (w/GCPs)
Absolute horizontal/vertical accuracy (no GCPs)
Multi-drone operation
Automatic 3D flight planning
Linear landing accuracy
50 minutes
40-90 km/h (11-25 m/s or 25-56 mph)
Up to 3 km (1.86 miles)
12 km² / 4.6 mi² (at 974 m / 3,195 ft altitude AGL)
Up to 45 km/h (12m/s or 28 mph)
Down to 1.5 cm (0.6 in) per pixel
1-3x GSD
Down to 3 cm (1.2 in) / 5 cm (2 in)
1-5 m (3.3-16.4 ft)
Yes (inc. mid-air collision avoidance)
Yes
Approx. 5 m (16.4 ft)

Software

Flight planning & control (supplied)
Image processing (optional)
eMotion
Pix4Dmapper

Learning & Networking

Customer portal access
Operator network access
my.senseFly
Drone Connector

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