What makes a UAV a Flight Riot Mapping UAV? Pretty much only the chosen components and configuration including parts, building techniques, hardware modifications, configuration, and implementation methodology. Flight Riot Mapping UAVs are built entirely from Off The Shelf (OTS) products, albeit with some modifications.
If you would like to have a Flight Riot mapping UAV built for your specific needs, contact me and we can figure out the best solution. I currently offer Ready To Map (RTM) UAVs, including fully configured mapping camera and trigger system.
Otherwise, please utilize the resources at Flight Riot as much as you need to build your own Flight Riot style mapping UAV! Ask questions, post your work and progress and add to the community.
Flight Riot is currently working with two Mapping UAV models based on the following airframes:
Both airframes offer ample internal space though the Skywalker has more flexibility in the use of space with more room to shift gear around. Both can hold up to a Canon SX260 (Or SX230) with APM 2.5 and a 5000mah 4s battery.
Both are great airframes for UAV mapping applications and can be configured for Natural Color, Near Infrared (NIR) only, or NIR, G, B for single camera NDVI generation.
The use of these UAVs is vast regarding general mapping, surveying, resource management, vegetation health monitoring and many other applications.