eBee RTK – The survey-grade mapping drone

Capture aerial photography to produce orthomosaics & 3D models with absolute accuracy of down to 3 cm – without Ground Control Points.

Reasons to choose the eBee

senseFly’s intuitive eMotion software makes it easy to plan and simulate your mapping mission.

Plan: Import your preferred base map and define the area you want to cover. Then specify your required ground resolution (with a GSD of down to 1.5 cm), and image overlap.

eMotion automatically generates a full flight plan, calculating the eBee RTK’s required altitude and displaying its projected trajectory.
Configure: If you know your base station’s coordinates, enter these into eMotion. If not, eMotion will calculate your base’s approximate position. Or you can configure eMotion to receive VRS/NTRIP corrections. eMotion then streams correction data to the eBee RTK via the senseFly USB ground modem.

Simulate: To ensure your mission’s success, run a virtual flight that simulates wind strength and direction. Then make any flight plan updates required and prepare to launch.

Launch: To launch the eBee RTK, shake it three times to start its motor, then throw it into the air. The artificial intelligence built into the senseFly autopilot continuously analyzes data from the Inertial Measurement Unit and the onboard GPS to control every aspect of its flight.
Monitor: Using eMotion ground station software you can view the eBee RTK's flight parameters, battery level and image acquisition progress in real time. Control: Made a mistake with your planning? You can reprogram your drone’s flight plan and landing point during its flight.

Process: Use professional photogrammetry software such as Pix4Dmapper (optional) to process your flight’s photos into geo-referenced orthomosaics, 3D point clouds, triangle models and digital surface models (DSMs), in just a few clicks.
 
Trust: With the eBee RTK’s GSD of down to 1.5 cm, relative orthomosaic/3D model accuracy of 1-3x GSD, and absolute horizontal/vertical accuracy of down to 3/5 cm (without GCPs), you can have full confidence in the accuracy of the outputs you produce.

3 ways of working with the eBee RTK

Analyse data & produce deliverables

Technical specifications

Hardware

Weight (inc. supplied camera)
Wingspan
Material
Propulsion
Battery
Camera (supplied)
Cameras (optional)
Carry case dimensions
GNSS/RTK receiver
Approx. 0.73 kg (1.61 lb)
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, S110 RE, S110 NIR, thermoMAP*
55 x 45 x 25 cm (21.6 x 17.7 x 9.8 in)
L1/L2, GPS & GLONASS

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
40 minutes
40-90 km/h (11-25 m/s or 25-56 mph)
Up to 3 km (1.86 miles)
8 km² / 3 mi² (974 m / 3,195 ft alt. 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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