Hexacopter – Institut for Plante- og Miljøvidenskab - Københavns Universitet

Hexacopter

The hexakopter is a small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) from MikroKopter in Germany.

It is approved as a loyal service platform for cameras and sensors and it is used to monitor a number of objects.

Recently, scientists have started investigating its agricultural applications.

The hexakopter has six rotors and weighs about 2 kg without camera.

It is powered by a 6600 mAh lithium Ion Polymer battery, which has a flight time of about 15-20 min depending on the payload.

Payloads up to 2,5kg are possible.  

It has the capability of holding its current position automatically with up to 50 km/h wind condition.

The altitude can be varied from 100 m to 2 m about ground.

The hexakopter can be navigated manually with a radio transmitter (remote control) or by GPS-positions (waypoint navigation.

Waypoints navigation can be uploaded through a laptop and can be updated while the hexakopte is in flight.

 

An array of onboard sensors for flight stability and waypoint navigation includes gyroscope, accelerometer, compass, GPS, and pressure sensor.

Depending on the radio transmitter, the hexakopter may have a flight range of up to 4 km.

The hexakopter may be equipped with telemetry live view of the camera.

 We also have some videos of the hexacopter in action.