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25km BVLOS Flight by Wingcopter Delivering Samples for Pharmaceutical Company Merck

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25km BVLOS Flight by Wingcopter Delivering Samples for Pharmaceutical Company Merck

On February 5th, 2020 an incredible 25km (15.5 mi) BVLOS flight took place in the densely populated area of Darmstadt, Germany. Or, as TechCrunch titled it: "German drone delivery trial paves the way to replacing trucks for inter-office deliveries". German drone maker Wingcopter worked together with pharmaceutical company Merck KGaA Germany, the city of Darmstadt as well as the Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences on this. The goal was to deliver pigment samples from one Merck site in the city if Gernsheim to another Merck site in the city of Darmstadt. Direct air distance between the two cities is 21km (13 mi), but...

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Sky Drone 4G/LTE Upgrade for Yuneec H520 supports new E30Z payload

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Sky Drone 4G/LTE Upgrade for Yuneec H520 supports new E30Z payload

The brand new payload for the Yuneec H520 has been introduced: Yuneec E30Z. It is an incredible high-res camera payload with an exciting zoom feature.  The Sky Drone 4G/LTE Upgrade for Yuneec H520 supports this new Yuneec E30Z camera out of the box. In the coming months support for the zoom feature will also be added through an upcoming firmware and drone client software update. All Tech Specs: Sky Drone 4G/LTE Upgrade for Yuneec H520   Want to know which other camera payloads are supported? Check out: Support added for all Yuneec Camera Payloads streaming through Sky Drone 4G/LTE Upgrade for Yuneec H520...

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Support added for all Yuneec Camera Payloads streaming through Sky Drone 4G/LTE Upgrade for Yuneec H520

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Support added for all Yuneec Camera Payloads streaming through Sky Drone 4G/LTE Upgrade for Yuneec H520

Our unique product Sky Drone 4G/LTE Upgrade for Yuneec H520 just got a huge software update. Previously, the product supported only video connection to the E90 camera -- besides connection to the two embedded front and down facing cameras. Now, support for all Yuneec camera payloads. This means for example that you as a remote team member are now able to view thermal imagery recorded by a drone flying thousands of kilometers away. Whether you are using an E10T, E10TV or a CGO-ET for this, does not matter. They all work seamlessly with our product. Supported Camera Types: Yuneec E10T / E10TV Yuneec E50...

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Sky Drone to be EU Drone Regulation Compliant for BVLOS Flights by EASA

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Sky Drone to be EU Drone Regulation Compliant for BVLOS Flights by EASA

The European Union's body European Aviation Safety Agency has published a new regulation "on the rules and procedures for the operation of unmanned aircraft" in May 2019. Besides many things related to drones, there is also a specific mention about flights beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS).  Sky Drone's core competence is in the field of BVLOS operations. Our core product Sky Drone FPV 3, for example, is being used by UAV manufacturers to add unlimited range to their drones for command & control and live realtime video streaming. As a result they simply enable their drones for BVLOS flights without the limitation...

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BVLOS Flight with a Yuneec H520 and Sky Drone 4G/LTE Upgrade

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BVLOS Flight with a Yuneec H520 and Sky Drone 4G/LTE Upgrade

Here is a BVLOS flight video of a Yuneec H520 equipped with our Sky Drone 4G/LTE Upgrade for the Yuneec H520: The video shows how an H520 drone can be flown beyond visual line of sight using our Sky Drone tech.  Drone flown: Yuneec H520 Drone payload: E90 camera+gimbal LOS Connectivity: ST16S BVLOS Connectivity: Sky Drone 4G/LTE Upgrade for Yuneec H520 (with two additional cameras: front & down) Total flight time: ~7 minutes 360º gimbal control: via 4G/LTE Camera trigger control: via 4G/LTE Mission info & telemetry: via 4G/LTE Technology used: 1x off-the-shelf laptop as ground control station (running QGroundControl &...

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