New Payload Wingtra RGB61 – DRONELIFE


new payload Wingtra RGB61RGB61: New Payload for Wingtra VTOL Mapping Drone

by DRONELIFE Employees Author Ian M. Crosby

Main VTOL drone producer Wingtra has revealed its new RGB61 sensor payload. Suitable with the WingtraOne GEN II drone, the RGB61 paves the way in which ahead for your complete drone mapping business. The Sony Alpha 7 Mark IV 61MP RGB digicam has been custom-made to offer essentially the most environment friendly, data-light UAV knowledge resolution out there, with in-app light-settings management and ultra-high accuracy picture seize.

“As a result of RGB61 permits you to seize 600 ha (1480 ac) in two flights, as a substitute of three, and course of 40 % much less knowledge for a similar space, clients are going to have the ability to map giant areas in tighter time home windows, plus tackle extra initiatives as a consequence of dramatically sooner turnaround occasions,” mentioned Wingtra Product Supervisor Julian Mackern. “Think about if you happen to had a challenge that might take 9 flight hours to cowl earlier than, and you possibly can now do it in six however with roughly half the pictures to course of. As a result of that’s what you are able to do with this payload. All with richer picture element.”

RGB61 is an total enchancment from Wingtra’s prior flagship payload, the RX1R II, flying at 120 m (400 ft) with 60 p.c overlap. RGB61 incorporates a high-quality 24mm lens, optimizing knowledge seize effectivity and stopping distortion. Enhanced picture high quality allows the identification of key options on maps and improves matching level identification in photogrammetry post-processing software program. The payload can be extremely built-in with WingtraOne’s mission-planning app, WingtraPilot, permitting for exact management inside numerous gentle circumstances.

“With this RGB61 integration, we provide clients a fast and intuitive manner to verify their photographs would be the highest quality,” Mackern defined. “With the faucet of a menu choice in WingtraPilot, they select the suitable digicam settings for the sunshine ranges on the challenge website.”

The RGB61 gives optimum accuracy by integration with a complicated PPK GNSS knowledge correction system. With RGB61, clients will preserve the flexibility to supply survey-grade outcomes and sharp imagery from every WingtraOne GEN II VTOL fixed-wing drone flight, all with minimal floor management. Partnerships with main firms akin to Propeller and Pix4D additionally help the brand new stage of decision.

“Our clients work on delicate initiatives like airports runway mapping and in initiatives the place climate would possibly constrict in flight home windows. So capturing giant areas, quick, is essential to saving cash, holding personnel secure and delivering well timed outcomes to stakeholders,” mentioned Wingtra VP Product Marcos Bayuelo. “From flight to deliverables, the RGB61 gives them with precisely this—with out compromise on accuracy or picture high quality. We’re excited and assured that this payload will provide our clients higher challenge occasions, clear ROI and a critical enterprise benefit.”

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Ian attended Dominican College of California, the place he acquired a BA in English in 2019. With a lifelong ardour for writing and storytelling and a eager curiosity in expertise, he’s now contributing to DroneLife as a employees author.