The Airborne VANGUARD is ‘next best thing’ in high endurance multi-rotor aircraft systems, based on the reliable Airborne SENTINEL+. The Airborne VANGUARD is a modular unmanned aircraft system (UAS) offering multi-payload support whilst combining reliable technology with tried-and-tested engineering. This enables the Airborne VANGUARD system to meet a wide variety of applications and the design needs of the user.

The Ultimate Managed Hosting Platform

The VANGUARD supports detachable arms for simple and compact storage in a rugged Aluminium Carry Case, allowing the drone to become fully deployed and stored in under a minute. In addition, the VANGUARD supports a straightforward on-the-field arm replacement capability without requiring repair assistance.

The platform is provided with a 50V (12s) Power Pack allowing the system to achieve an impressive flight time of 90 minutes. The frame is designed to support X4 and X8 configurations with tri-blade propellers. The flight efficiency of this system comes from the large prop and low KV motors that provide a steady flight in moderate winds and heavy lifting.

The Airborne VANGUARD presents everything the commercial market offers in a single engineered product

ADVANCED GIMBAL FEATURES.

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The unique Airborne 3 axis gimbal design empowers you to fly the cameras, not just the multi-rotor, with advanced features such as Yaw lock and Yaw follow modes. Hosting 2 cameras, all 3 axis’ can be controlled via the RC transmitter and various types of modes selected on the fly-live. This elegant gimbal design rotates 360 degrees while giving the operator direct FPV feedback. With everything in an integrated shell, this Airborne gimbal boasts superior stabilisation.

DATALINK.

FAST. SECURE. SIMULTANEOUS DATA COMMUNICATION.

The Datalink provides the bandwidth and range needed for complex data applications and ensures fast, secure simultaneous Ethernet and Serial based data communication. Robust digital modulation technology ensures an innovative solution for secure data transfer and extended range requirements.

The miniature, lightweight and robust design ensures Datalink is an ideal candidate for sensitive applications such as unmanned systems. The high speed and long range capabilities of the Datalink allow for high quality wireless multicast video and telemetry communications.

HD THERMAL:

10x Optical Zoom with 4K recording + Thermal Imaging Camera (fitted beside one another) Systems equipped with two cameras to enable the user to interchange between both cameras whilst in-flight.

RADIOMETRIC THERMAL IMAGING CAMERA:

With the same powerful thermal imaging core used in the most popular cameras in the world, FLIR Vue makes the thermal imaging available to commercial UAS operators at a ground-breaking low price, so it’s perfect for applications such as Surveillance & Security.

RADIOMETRIC THERMAL IMAGING FOR SUAS

  • Accurate real-time, non-contact temperature measurement of vital structures and equipment
  • Saves Radiometric JPEGs with temperature data embedded in every pixel
  • Compatible with FLIR Tools for full post-flight data analysis and report generation

RECORD THERMAL IMAGES TO AN ON-BOARD MICRO-SD CARD

  • Record real-time thermal videos in MOV format
  • Save still images as Radiometric JPEG, or 14-bit TIFF formats

FLEXIBLE CAMERA CONTROL AND CONFIGURATION OPTIONS

  • Configure your camera’s recording and control settings with Vue Pro mobile app
  • Field-upgradeability makes sure you’ll always have the latest features
  • Simple power-in/analogue video interface over 10-pin mini-USB connector
  • Image settings optimised for Airborne operations.

GROUND CONTROL

The VANGUARD can be operated by tablet or RF joystick. The intuitive tablet control interface is designed to facilitate swift and easy learning whilst the RF joystick facilitates stabilised precision flights.

Joystick RF control – The Joystick RF control module enables full manual or GPS assisted control. Pilots can adjust the flight direction, payload or camera angles from the ground, according to their specific requirements.

Tablet control – The touchscreen tablet control has a simple, intuitive user interface, which enables easy navigation and flight information. Automated ”take-off” and flight programming are within one touch reach.

FLIGHT PERFORMANCE

MAX operational flight time (with payload 2 kg):± 90 min
MAX range (Endurance based on a 18 m/s speed):± 55 Km
MAX forward speed:18 m/s
MAX climb rate:5 m/s
MAX descent rate:2.5 m/s
MAX operational altitude:(ASL) ± 4500 m
MAX range (Radio):35 km
MAX operating wind speed: ± 40 km/h / 22 knots
MAX operating temperature: +50 °C
MIN operating temperature: -10 °C

WEIGHT

Weight RTF ex LiPo:  3.5 kg
Weight RTF inc LiPo:  8.5 kg
Weight MAX Payload:  2.0 kg
Weight MAX AUW:10.5 kg

DIMENSIONS

Dimensions deployed (L x W x H; mm):835L x 835W x 350H
Dimensions stored (L x W x H; mm):540L x 300W x 340H
Diagonal length:1180 mm