Ready To Map (RTM) UAV
What makes an RTM UAV unique are the chosen components and configuration including parts, building techniques, hardware modifications, configuration, and implementation methodology. RTM UAVs are built entirely from Off The Shelf (OTS) products, albeit with some modifications.
RTM UAVs are built to capture aerial imagery similar to traditional remote sensing with the intent of generating geospatial data and maps. I currently offer Ready To Map (RTM) UAVs, including fully configured mapping camera and trigger system. If you would like an RTM UAV built for your specific needs, contact me and we can figure out the best solution.
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.
There are currently several RTM systems that have been tested and deployed to the field for production mapping:
- Skywalker 2013/2014 with 1900mm version main wing
- Finwing Universeye Penguin
- Skywalker X5 Flying wing
- FX-61 Phantom Flying Wing
Each aircraft has its strengths and weaknesses. The use of these UAVs is vast regarding general mapping, surveying, resource management, conservation, vegetation health monitoring, agriculture, infrastructure asset management and many other applications.