A new drone for firefighting departments

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A new drone for firefighting departments

Postby tompi_pi » Fri Jun 05, 2015 10:57 am

Hi everybody!

We are happy to announce you the launch of our Smartplane drone campaign on kickstarter, you can find more detail by typing Smartplane on kickstarter's page . Our fixed-wing platform is flexible for a broad range of application, but we were mainly focused on fire fighting purposes, we thought it might be interested for you in Firehall.com, as the biggest firefight forum. While as most of the kickstarter’s campaigns cover multirotor solutions, we are trying to fill the gap for fixed-wing, long range and high endurance missions specially for agricultural needs. Our drone will support thermal camera live stream out-of-box, that allow to make sophisticated fire inspections either forest forest or urban areas.

Smartplane is a customizable airplane drone with Software Development Kit (SDK), and with modular Hardware compartment. You can directly connect 3rd party hardware and start writing applications with SDKs. This enables you to create your own aerial projects and not to worry about the aeronautical and electronics aspects on a drone. Smartplane flies 80 minutes. It can carry your payload up to 300gr when it's simply plugged via USB or/and Ethernet port.

Numerous drone development activities show the clear interest in the market. However, we saw that most of the attempts fail to achieve an acceptable flight dynamic. Whether it flight time or payload, it just didn't make sense for us to have a device that only flies below an hour and even less with the payload. On the other hand, the ones that achieve satisfying flight dynamics were ridiculously expensive. We have engineered and designed Smartplane with performance and cost effectiveness in the center of thought. Be it advanced materials or efficient structures, we are striving for a long endurance and powerful drone – affordable by everyone!

Best regards,
Smartplane team.

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