The new Futura aircraft has many unique attributes, but the most notable is seen it’s data collection ability. With a 77” wingspan, the aircraft is not only able to carry a more sophisticated camera, but two cameras. It is a brand new system Baam Tech calls Dual Camera Oblique Array. This system uses two cameras, sitting at oblique angles that allow more accurate fully 3-dimensional data collection.
This achieves higher precision around areas of vegetation and steep terrain. This technology captures close to 2x more data than a single downward facing camera.
The second major attribute of the Futura aircraft is seen in its efficient flight operation. The Futura can fly and collect accurate data in winds up to 40 mph and has the power and durability to fly 1000 acres per flight. And due to the dual camera oblique array technology, the aircraft flies in a much wider flight path than other aircraft on the market due to the wider field of vision.
The third and most unique feature of the Futura is the ability to land in small forested areas.
It has a landing angle between 30-45 degrees, which enable it to easily avoid large trees in a close radius landing area. This is the first fixed-wing aircraft to achieve such a feat.
Baam Tech conducts contracted on-site aerial mapping globally. Commercial Surveyors are also now able to purchase the Futura system on monthly subscription based plans available now.
FUTURA FIXED WING AIRCRAFT
DUAL CAMERA OBLIQUE ARRAY
The Futura delivers the best data available on market today. This is due in part to its distinctive dual camera oblique array camera system. While other systems use a single downward facing camera to capture data, The Futura uses two cameras at oblique angles to capture more accurate 3D models up to 1CM GSD. This allows for better vegetation and improvement extraction.
The most common system used for commercial survey are delta wing aircrafts. The key issue with delta wing systems is their vulnerability to wind. A rocking motion occurs during flight with minimal wind and once the aircraft is in winds above 10 mph, it can no longer collect good data. The Futura was built with this in mind. Because of the fixed wing fuselage and stable design, The Futura can withstand and fly in winds up to 40mph while maintaining blur free imagery.
25 METER LANDING AREA
A key component to effectively using a UAV system for your large scale survey projects is the ability to land the aircraft in tight spaces. The Futura is designed to land in a 25 meter area and come in at a very steep landing angle, allowing the aircraft to land in small spaces surrounded by trees. This has never been seen by fixed wing aircrafts until now. The Futura has the long range advantage of fixed wing aircrafts without sacrificing the weight and budget penalties of VTOL aircraft.
LAUNCH BY HAND
Catapult systems are bulky, difficult to use and difficult to travel with. Futura avoids the problematic catapult launching system by being easy to launch by hand.