Delair has introduced a new model of its Delair DT26 long-range UAV, which offers an easy-to-integrate architecture for adding user-specified sensors and other payloads to the platform.
The Delair DT26 open payload model features a removable container which can hold up to 3kg of extra payload and be connected to a power supply of up to 140W. It allows drone users to quickly add specialised sensors for specific imagery needs, such as ultra-high resolution, multispectral and hyperspectral, thermal and oblique imaging capabilities. An optional cargo rack can be used to transport any type of items up-to 3kg over the long-distance range the UAV supports.
The company stated that aerial data collection in industries such as mining benefit from being able to configure specific solutions with the modular platform that the DT26 provides. In addition to enabling application-specific sensing configurations, the open payload model is also well suited for a range of other use models, including research and development projects, sensor testing and proof-of-concept projects.
"The Delair DT26 is a production proven, long-range and high-performance UAV that now can be custom-configured for any number of use needs through its highly stable payload cabin," said Benjamin Michel, chief product officer at Delair. "The rugged design provides a safe and secure platform for precise and thorough inspections that often require specialised components. The platform can also serve as aerial testbed for sensor research and training as well. The open payload version has been specifically designed for efficient integration of sensors that will work seamlessly with the overall flight operation and workflows the DT26 offers and at a very affordable price."
The Delair DT26 open payload model is supported by a technical diagnosis service that helps customers evaluate the compatibility of their specific payloads with the UAV's architecture.
The Delair DT26 features a long endurance flying range of up to 135 minutes, enabling it to operate in BVLOS (Beyond Visual Line Of Sight). The integrated communication system supports both command and control as well as video datalink connectivity via radio or 3G cellular, and a maximum range of 30km. It comes with flexible mission planning and control software to ensure maximum productivity and ease of use.