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Professional aerial mapping

Professional aerial mapping

Collects aerial photography of 1-10sqkm in a single flight at down to 5cm precision.
The eBee has a flight time of up to 50 minutes allowing to cover areas of up to 10sqkm in a single flight. With its 16MP camera it can shoot aerial imagery at down to 1.5cm/pixel resolution. The images can then be used to create maps and elevation models with a precision of 5cm.

Professional aerial mapping
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Inherently safer design

Inherently safer design

Exceptionally lightweight
At less than 0.7kg the eBee is one of the lightest drones on the market. Its flexible foam airframe and rear-mounted propeller are designed to ensure the safety of both the drone and the people on the ground.

Inherently safer design
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Aerodynamic profile

Aerodynamic profile

Maximum flight stability and endurance
Its aerodynamic profile allows the eBee to fly up to 50 minutes with a single battery, reaching cruising speeds of 36-57km/h (10-16m/s). The eBee can resist winds of up to 45km/h (12m/s).

Aerodynamic profile
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Landing precision within 5 m

Landing precision within 5 m

Approach angle of 20°
Its reverse thrust technology and innovative ground sensor allows the eBee to land precisely even in confined spaces. Its approach angle of 20° is four times steeper than standard fixed-wing aircrafts.

Landing precision within 5 m
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Oblique imagery

Oblique imagery

Complement a mapping project or add additional documentation
This patent pending technology is based on a propriatary control algorithm that takes oblique images of photo targets without the need of a camera gimbal, enabling the eBee to take aerial shots with up to 50° inclination from the photo target.

Oblique imagery
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Detachable wings

Detachable wings

Replaceable, very small packaging
The eBee has a modular design, allowing the wings to be disassembled and stored with the central body and all its accessories in a small case.

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Carry-on sized case

Carry-on sized case

Easy to transport, all in one box
The case is so small that you can even take it as cabin baggage*. The eBee will accompany you on all your projects.
*IATA guidelines

Carry-on sized case
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Hand-launched

Hand-launched

No additional equipment required
The eBee is light enough to be launched by hand. After its preflight checks just shake it three times to start the engine and it is ready for take-off. It is as simple as that, the eBee does not need any external element to fly.

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Intuitive planning & control

Intuitive planning & control

Quick to learn, easy to use
senseFly's intuitive ground station software eMotion 2 lets you plan, simulate, monitor and control the trajectory of the eBee both before and during flight. Get your eBee and download the software without extra charge.

Intuitive planning & control
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Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence

No piloting skills required
The eBee takes off, flies and lands autonomously. The artificial intelligence incorporated in the senseFly autopilot continuously analyzes data from the Inertial Measurement Unit and the onboard GPS and takes care of all aspects of the flight mission.
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Fallback procedures

Fallback procedures

Special attention to critical situations
If the eBee's sensors detect a critical situation a warning will be emitted through the ground control software.  The eBee will automatically initiate a safety procedure, such as returning to its landing point when low battery or strong wind is detected or start climbing if it detects the proximity of the ground.

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Electric powered

Electric powered

Green technology
Powered by a re-chargeable lithium-polymer battery the eBee has a low noise level and is environmental friendly.

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Flight data logging

Flight data logging

Direct interface
The eBee autopilot saves all flight and image data on-board. This data can be downloaded via USB-cable and is directly compatible with Postflight Terra 3D.

Flight data logging
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Professional mapping software *

Professional mapping software *

Postflight Terra 3D allows automatic processing of geo-referenced orthomosaics and digital elevation models (DEM) with down to 5cm accuracy (relative accuracy). Ground control points can be used to increase global precision. The final result can be increased by seamline editing and luminosity adjustment functions.
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*Get your eBee and download the software without extra charge.

Professional mapping software *

Their opinion

Los Angeles times

“so small it can fit into a case to size of a carry-on bag, can be launched by hand”

Engadget

“Shake it to start the motor and the toss it off like a paper airplane”

Gim international

“eBee, combines technology, aerodynamic expertise and innovative design”

Robohub

“eBee meets the special needs of mining and surveying professionals”

eBee, the professional mapping tool

Specific software
Features

- 96cm wingspan
- less than 0.7kg take-off weight
- 16MP camera, electronically integrated and controlled
- Lithium polymer battery
- 50 minutes of flight time
- 36-57km/h (10-16m/s) cruise speed
- Up to 45km/h (12m/s) wind resistance
- Up to 3km radio link
- Covers up to 1.5-10km2
- Linear landing
- Image resolution of 3-30cm/pixel (depending on flight altitude)

Package content

1x carrying case with foam protection
1x eBee central body
1x pair of wings
1x spare propeller
10x spare propeller attachment rubber bands
2x Lithium-Polymer battery packs
1x Lithium-Polymer battery charger
1x 2.4 GHz USB radio modem
1x remote control
1x still camera
1x USB cable for interfacing with camera and on-board autopilot
1x EPP glue
1x eBee user manual

Optional add-ons

Camera payload S110: This camera allows the user to access the raw image files and exposure time. This is particularly useful with the NIR option for radiometric control. Camera comparison

Radio tracker
: A tiny transmitter is placed in the drone which allows it to be radio-tracked whenever needed. The radio tracking system allows the user to locate & recover the drone even if the distance is in excess of 10 kilometers.

Linear landing

Autonomous landing procedure

1. Aproach Linear landing waypoint
2. Descend to 75m
3. Circle to measure wind and calculate best approach direction
4. Fly in calculated direction
5. Glide with controlled angle and speed
6. Start level out at 20m
7. Final brake at 3m
8. Deep stall to ground

Modular design

Central body: This is the core of the eBee and includes all the electronics, actuators and communications hardware on-board the drone.

Wings:
The two wings of the eBee are detachable for storage and replacement. Each wing has two wing struts and two clips to hold it in place within the central body.

Ground sensing

The eBee's ground sensor is composed of a high-speed optical sensor and lens assembly that can estimate the distance to the ground with high accuracy. This sensor helps the eBee land softly, in more varied terrain and with more precision than is possible by using only GPS.

10 reasons to chose our drones

10 reasons to chose our drones


Check out these 10 reasons why our drones are the best mapping tools on the market.

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1. EASY TO USE

senseFly drones are the most easy-to-use drones on the market, thanks to senseFly's proprietary control & monitoring software eMotion 2. 

2. A COMPLETE SOLUTION

Our drones are turn-key solutions and include all the accessories required for operation. On receipt of your drone you can download the latest version of our control and monitoring software eMotion 2 and image processing software Postflight Terra LT (swinglet CAM) / Postflight Terra 3D (eBee) at no extra cost.

3. INHERENTLY SAFER

senseFly's drones are the lightest mapping drones on the market with a take-off weight of only 0.5kg for the swinglet CAM and less than 0.7kg for the eBee. Their flexible foam airframe and rear-mounted propeller are designed to ensure the safety of both the drone and the people on the ground.

4. OPERATIONAL IN SECONDS & COMPLETELY AUTONOMOUS

All our drones are out of the box and ready to fly in seconds. They are completely autonomous and can be operated by a single person. 

5. HIGH ENDURANCE

Our drones can fly between 30 and 50 minutes on a single battery, depending on the model. 

6. EASY TO TRANSPORT

All our drones, including all necessary accessories, fit in a single, carry-on-sized case. 

7. WIND RESISTANT

Despite their low weight, our drones are capable of flying in windy conditions; up to 25km/h for the swinglet CAM and up to 45km/h for the eBee.

8. HARD TO BREAK

Stress tests on our drones demonstrate that the foam airframe is able to absorb significant impacts without damage. 

9. HIGH-LEVEL SUPPORT

Customer support is the highest priority for senseFly's support team and its local resellers. Our aim is to help you as quickly as possible with any questions or issues you may have.

10. AFFORDABLE

All of our drones are designed for low maintenance, allowing low overall costs and quick return on investment.

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