eBee X

eBee X
Fixed-Wing Mapping Drone

Map Without Limits

The senseFly eBee X is our flagship fixed-wing mapping and surveying drone (UAV). It is lightweight, hand-launched and helps surveyors and GIS professionals collect important aerial mapping data safely and efficiently via a suite of purpose-built mapping cameras. The raw aerial data collected from the drone can be used to create stunning high-resolution orthomosaics or it can be processed with photogrammetry software, such as Pix4Dmapper, to create topographic maps, including DSMs, DEMs, 3D point clouds and more. The topographic data can be used to gain critical project insights and shared across teams for better decision-making. eBee X is also available with RTK or PPK for greater positional accuracy.

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Efficient & Precise

eBee X is a proven fixed-wing mapping drone solution designed to meet the exacting standards of surveyors and GIS professionals around the world. Its unique Endurance Extension unlocks a maximum flight time of 90 min—for vast coverage of up to 500 ha (1,235 ac) at 400 ft*—while its available RTK/PPK High- Precision on Demand helps you achieve absolute accuracy of down to 3 cm (1.2 in), without GCPs.

Rugged & Reliable

eBee X is a rugged mapping drone that captures reliable aerial surveying data (orthomosaics, point clouds, DSM, etc.) across project sites—no matter how demanding—thanks to its space-friendly Steep Landing technology, ultra-robust design, live air traffic data and more. eBee X comes with our industry-leading flight planning software (eMotion) and backed by our trusted professional support network.

Multi-purpose

Whether you’re doing drone photogrammetry or simply creating high-resolution orthomosaics of your project site, eBee X was designed to suit every job thanks to its range of groundbreaking mapping drone cameras. These include the senseFly S.O.D.A. 3D, for stunning 3D reconstructions of vertical environments, the best-in-class senseFly Aeria X RGB photogrammetry camera and the senseFly Duet T for creating geo-accurate thermal maps.

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Camera options

The eBee X fixed-wing mapping and surveying drone suits every job thanks to its range of groundbreaking cameras. Just choose the drone mapping camera, or cameras, that best suit your project needs and start collecting aerial data safely and efficiently.

senseFly S.O.D.A. 3D
senseFly Aeria X
senseFly Duet T
MicaSense RedEdge-MX
Parrot Sequoia+
senseFly S.O.D.A.
senseFly Corridor

senseFly S.O.D.A. 3D

senseFly S.O.D.A. 3D

The senseFly S.O.D.A. 3D mapping camera is a unique innovation. This professional drone photogrammetry camera changes orientation during flight to capture three images (2 obliques, 1 nadir) every time, instead of just one, for a much wider field of view. It is optimised for quick, robust image processing with Pix4Dmapper.

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senseFly S.O.D.A. 3D Mapping Camera - Product Shot

senseFly Aeria X

senseFly Duet T

MicaSense RedEdge-MX

Parrot Sequoia+

senseFly S.O.D.A.

senseFly Corridor

Accessories & Extensions

Multiple accessories and extensions are available for the eBee X, so you need only invest in the configuration that suits your business’ needs.

Includes eMotion

Simplicity meets power

Beginner-friendly, yet packed with advanced features to optimise results.

Flexible
Full 3D environment
Connected

Output compatibility

Orthomosaic raster

geoTIFF (.tiff), KML tiles (.png/.kml)

Compatible with

Index map

geoTIFF (.tiff), .shp

Compatible with

3D point cloud

.las, .laz, .ply, .ascii

Compatible with

Digital surface model (DSM)

geoTIFF (.tiff)

Compatible with

3D mesh with texture

Wavefront (.obj)

Compatible with

Contour lines

.dxf, .shp

Compatible with

Google Maps / Mapbox tiles

KML tiles (.png/.kml)

Compatible with

Undistorted images

.tiff

Compatible with

What our customers say

"Operation is easy, the drone’s Steep Landing technology is very useful, and the quality of the senseFly Aeria X means you can fly higher to achieve the same detail or stay low and take even better pictures."

Armin Weber

Survey Engineer/Co-Owner, Lerch Weber AG, Switzerland

"I immediately felt comfortable flying the eBee X and the senseFly Aeria X is a phenomenal mapping camera. As for that material on the body, I can’t believe how strong that stuff is!"

Scott Hiebert

CEO, Green Aero Tech, Canada

Specifications

eBee X

Results

Ground Sampling Distance (GSD) at 122 m (400 ft)
2.5 cm (1.0 in)/pixel with senseFly Aeria X
Absolute horizontal/vertical accuracy (w/GCPs)
Down to 3 cm (1.2 in)
Absolute horizontal/vertical accuracy (no GCPs)
1 - 5 m (3 - 16 ft)
Lowest Ground Sampling Distance
1.0 cm (0.4 in)/pixel with senseFly Aeria X
Absolute X, Y, Z accuracy (RTK/PPK activated)
1.5 cm (0.6 in)

Hardware

Wingspan
116 cm (45.7 in)
Weight (incl. camera & battery)
1.3 kg - 1.6 kg (2.2 - 3.6 lb) depending on camera and battery
Electric motor
Low-noise, brushless
Radio link range
3 km nominal (up to 8 km) / 1.9 mi (up to 5 mi)
Detachable wings
Yes
Cameras (supplied)
None
Cameras (optional)
senseFly S.O.D.A. 3D, senseFly Aeria X, senseFly Duet T, Parrot Sequoia+, senseFly S.O.D.A., senseFly Corridor, MicaSense RedEdge MX
GNSS grade
Survey
Carry backpack dimensions
75x50x29 cm ( 30x20x11 in)
backpack weight (empty)
4.6 kg (8.8 lb)
Carry case dimensions (optional)
75x48x33 cm (30x19x13 in)

Software

Flight planning & control software (supplied)
eMotion
Automatic 3D flight planning
incl. in eMotion 3
3D environment
Yes
Photogrammetry software (optional)
Pix4Dmapper/Pix4DCloud/Pix4Dmatic/Pix4Dfields, Agisoft PhotoScan, Esri Drone2Map, DroneDeploy, Trimble Business Center, Autodesk® ReCap™, Bentley ContextCapture
Vegetation index calculation (w/optional photogrammetry software)
Yes
CAD / GIS (optional)
AutoCAD, ArcGIS, Trimble Business Center, Leica Geo Office, VAGNET Office Tools, ArcGIS, MicroStation & more

Operation

Cruise speed
40-110 km/h (11-30 m/s or 25-68 mph)
Wind resistance
Up to 46 km/h (12.8 m/s or 28.6 mph)
Maximum flight time
up to 90 minutes depending on camera and battery
Endurance extension available (fly more than 60 minutes)
Yes
Nominal coverage at 120 m (400 ft)
220 ha (~550 ac), with senseFly S.O.D.A. / no Endurance Extension
Maximum coverage at 120 m (single flight)
500 ha (~1,250 ac), with senseFly S.O.D.A. 3D / Endurance Extension
Max. flight range
Standard: 37 km (~23 mi) Endurance: 55 km (~34 mi)
Post-processed kinematic (PPK)
Yes
Real-Time Kinematic / Virtual Base Station
Yes
Real-Time Kinematic / Base Station Unknown point
Yes
Real-Time Kinematic / Base Station Known point
Yes
Ground control points (GCPs)
Not required
Oblique imagery
Yes with senseFly S.O.D.A. 3D
Hand launch
Yes
Landing
Automatic Linear landing (5 m/16.4 ft accuracy in 20° angle cone)

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Enjoy our full support, wherever you are

senseFly solutions include lifetime hardware, payload and eMotion software support (plus free lifetime eMotion and firmware updates). We also understand that the best support is local support. That’s why we have created and continue to grow our global network of support service centres. Full training on our products, meanwhile, is available at every senseFly point of sale. Training typically lasts one day.

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Enjoy our full support, wherever you are

senseFly solutions include lifetime hardware, payload and eMotion software support (plus free lifetime eMotion and firmware updates). We also understand that the best support is local support. That’s why we have created and continue to grow our global network of support service centres. Full training on our products, meanwhile, is available at every senseFly point of sale. Training typically lasts one day.

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