The robust and reliable airborne scanner carrying platform provides full mechanical and electrical integration of sensor system components into aircraft fuselage. The extremely lightweight carbon fibre main frame, foldable propeller arrier arms, and shock-absorbing undercarriage enable stable flight, safe landings and handy transportation. The flight characteristics of the X-8 array octocopter are smooth and stable in hovering positions as well as in demanding flight maneuvers under challenging conditions.
The RiCOPTER can be equipped with different sensors up to an overall maximum payload of 16 kg (sensors and power supply).
For surveying missions, the RiCOPTER is equipped with the RIEGL VUX-SYS for RiCOPTER, comprising the VUX-1 LiDAR sensor, a IMU/GNSS unit, a control unit, and up to four high-resolution cameras.