Discover the first collision-tolerant flying robot, designed for industrial inspection professionals. Allowing for the first time access to complex, cluttered or indoor places, Elios is unleashing the potential of UAVs in a number of applications where their use was previously too dangerous or simply impossible.
Decrease downtime and
inspection costs, avoid confined
space entry and increase
worker safety by remotely
accessing boilers, tanks,
pressure vessels, tunnels and
other complex environments
inside your plant.
Easy to pilot
No piloting experience
needed. Simply unpack,
insert the battery and fly
without risk of collision,
damage or injury. The drone
is capable of taking off
and landing in any variety
High resolution imagery
Elios is capable of delivering
images up to 0.2 mm/px,
even in complete darkness.
Along with its LED lighting
and thermal imagery,
it inspects and explores
Safe for humans
Thanks to its protective cage, Elios is safe to fly close and even in contact with humans and the surrounding environment. It can thus be used when the plant is still in operation without any risk of crash or injury.
TYPESManual thrust, altitude hold, pro mode (high speed)
AVAILABILITYSwitch between modes at any time
FAIL SAFESAuto-landing on low-battery or signal lost
AVIONIC BOARDAutopilot, thermal video and system management
POWER BOARDMotors control
DIMENSIONSFits in < 400mm sphere
MOTORS4 electric brushless motors
PROPELLERS4 propellers, 5 inches
TAKE_OFF WEIGHT700 g including battery, payload & protection
FLIGHT TIMEUp to 10 mn
MAX. CLIMB RATE1.5 m/s (in normal mode) 2.5 m/s (in pro mode)
MAX. AIRSPEED3 m/s (in normal mode) 7 m/s (in pro mode)
WIND RESISTANCEMax. 5m/s (in pro mode)
SENSORSIMU, magnetometer, barometer
MATERIALSCarbon fiber composites, magnesium alloy, aeronautical grade aluminum, high-quality thermoplastics
OPERATING TEMPERATURE0 ºC to 50 °C
TYPEDigital, bidirectional, long range, video and data downlink to remote controller (RC), command and data uplink to UAV
RANGEUp to 500 m in direct line of sight
TYPEErgonomic joysticks and payload controls, integrated video outputs
OPERATING TEMPERATURE0 °C to 40 °C
OUTPUT PORTSHDMI, SDI, USB
BATTERY6000 mAh, 2S
CONTROLSPayload settings and aircraft control
Optional remote controller (camera operator) with video stream reception on a secondary screen, and dual control of camera settings.
TYPELithium polymer battery, 3 cells, 2800 mAh, 33.08 Wh
CHARGING TIME1 h
BATTERY CHANGE TIME< 1 mn
PAYLOAD HEADDamped from vibrations
UPWARDS TILT+80 degrees
DOWNWARDS TILT-60 degrees
VIDEOFHD (1920 x 1080) at 30 fps, good low light performance, recorded on board and streamed to pilot and camera operator
HORIZONTAL FIELD OF VIEW130 degrees
VERTICAL FIELD OF VIEW75 degrees
TOTAL VERTICAL FIELD OF VIEW215 degrees (considering payload up/down rotation)
CONTROL MODESAuto with EV correction, full manual mode
TYPEUncooled FLIR camera core
VIDEO160 x 120 pixels at 9 fps, recorded on board
HORIZONTAL FIELD OF VIEW56 degrees
VERTICAL FIELD OF VIEW42 degrees
TYPE5 arrays of high-efficiency LEDs for even lighting in front, top, and bottom of the robot
CONTROLFrom remote controller, adaptive light beam controlled by camera pitch
POWER11.4 W nominal power for front lighting, 28 W total installed max.
Operational Safety & Crashworthiness
NAVIGATION LIGHTSGreen and red lights
PROTECTION CAGECarbon fiber cage with soft coating, modular subcomponents for maintenance ease, thermoplastic elastomer suspensions, size of openings: triangles of about 11 cm sides allowing for hand to access inside for swapping batteries
COLLISION TOLERANCEUniform all around the drone, up to 3 m/s on sharp objects, up to 4 m/s on flat objects
DECOUPLING3-axes gimbal system, carbon fiber composite ring and transverse beam
TRANSPORT CASEIATA compliant transport case for checked-in luggage, dimensions (approximate): 60 cm x 50 cm x 50 cm
CHARGERS3 A / 35 W lithium polymer battery balance charger, with charging status indicator, RC charger: 17.4 V, 57 W, tablet USB charger: 5 V
Mobile Application Used During Flight (Elios Cockpit)
FEATURESReal time video and UAV telemetry, status visualization (remaining battery, payload settings, warnings, etc. ), control payload settings and various configurations.
OPERATING SYSTEMAndroid, optimized for tablet provided with UAV system
Post Flight Video, Thermal and Log Analysis (Flyability Inspector)
FEATURESVideo and thermal video viewer (frame by frame), flight log analysis including point of interests recorded during flight, screenshots and flight data export.
OPERATING SYSTEMWindows 7, 8 and 10 (64 bits only).
We offer a complete Elios flying kit, including spare parts, training and high-level after sales support. Send us a message to request a quote and learn more about our use cases.
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Elios' collision-tolerance grants reliability in all conditions: when it's dark, in the presence of dust or smoke, or where reflective surfaces are present. In addition, relying on a mechanical intelligence instead of sensors allows for a smaller and lighter product.