The Elios 3 represents the next generation in remote confined space inspection drones. Elios 3 retains the same robust cage form factor of Elios 2 (including the full 4K video camera with thermal imager, distance lock, adjustable lighting, and on-the-fly measurements). This updated (optional) version is specially designed for optimised 3D point cloud surveying.
Survey Grade SLAM LiDAR
This version of the Elios 3 comes with an upgraded LIDAR scanner, the Ouster OS0-128 Rev 7 which delivers highly detailed, centimetre-accurate scans inside hard-to-reach and hazardous areas. Together with the advanced LiDAR payload you get specialised processing software package, FARO Connect, along with comprehensive training, and a set of reflective targets.
The advanced LiDAR payload option targets professionals seeking survey-grade results in hard-to-reach, dangerous and inaccessible spaces. The enhanced features include volumetric measurements that are accurate to within 1% of terrestrial laser scans, distance measurements with centimetre precision, and more detailed point clouds with sharper definition. In addition, the Surveying Payload is optimised for linear and symmetrical environments, such as tunnels, wastewater pipes, culverts and sewers.
The enhanced LiDAR scanner offers the following features and benefits over the standard LIDAR package:
|0.1% drift||6mm |
|100m||1.3 million points/sec|
Point cloud accuracy in structured environments delivers drift as low as 0.1% – 0.3%. In symmetrical and linear environments, it is as low as 0.5% – 2% drift.
With the Elios 3 Survey Payload, you can cover a given area in much less time than with terrestrial scanners, or even with the standard Elios 3 scanner:
Clean, Geo-referenced Point Clouds
FARO Connect allows for true data alignment by combining multiple point clouds to produce one single scan. Alignment is done intuitively using reflective targets.
The software also includes cloud filtering to refine your Elios 3 3D models, including outlier removal, surface noise reduction, and removal of unwanted points.
Plus, you can now perform geo-referencing automatically using reflective targets imported as part of the dataset into FARO Connect.
Elios 3 Survey Payload Packages
The Flyability Elios 3 Survey is sold as a complete package, including the drone itself, the controller and tablet, the software, batteries and everything you need to fly right out of the box.
There are three package options available: Elios 3 LIGHT SURVEY, Elios 3 PREMIUM SURVEY and Elios 3 ENTERPRISE SURVEY. The PREMIUM and ENTERPRISE Packages come with additional batteries and chargers, plus a 2-year warranty on the ENTERPRISE Package. The ENTERPRISE Package also includes the Range Extender.
Everything comes in custom-designed, industrial strength, wheeled hard case that is easy to transport and ensures you have everything on hand, ready to fly.
|Elios 3 PREMIUM SURVEY||Elios 3 ENTERPRISE SURVEY|
|Best value for more frequent users, with extra batteries, and 3-year full software licence.||Good for heavy enterprise users, with 15 batteries, 3-year full software licence, plus the Elios Range Extender.|
|Complete Elios 3 system with tablet and controller, spares, tools and hard transport case||Complete Elios 3 system with tablet and controller, spares, tools and hard transport case|
|Ouster OS0-128 Rev 7 LiDAR Scanner||Ouster OS0-128 Rev 7 LiDAR Scanner|
|9 Batteries||15 Batteries|
|5 Battery Chargers||8 Battery Chargers|
|5 sets of spare propellers||7 sets of spare propellers|
|Full Flyability software upgrades licence, valid for 3 years*||Full Flyability software upgrades licence, valid for 3 years*|
|Full software licence for FARO Connect, valid for 3 years||Full software licence for FARO Connect, valid for 3 years|
|Access to FARO Connect online training||Access to FARO Connect online training|
|2 hours consulting call with a certified FARO Connect expert||2 hours consulting call with a certified FARO Connect expert|
|Range Extender available as add-on||Range Extender included|
|12 month warranty||24 month warranty|
All the Features of the Elios 3 Standard Version
You still get all the features and capabilities of the standard Elios 3 package with the Survey Payload option:
Eligible companies in the construction, engineering, infrastructure or surveying sectors may apply for funding to cover a large portion of the cost of an Elios system, up to 70 percent.
You can search for Elios 3 or the item code PA23-019 in the CITF technologies section.
Find out more regarding applications on the CITF website, or Contact us today for the latest package pricing and a free demonstration. Or you can find more information at Flyability.com
Elios 2 data and Inspector 3 are already cross-compatible with WinCan software, and we expect Elios 3 to be compatible shortly. WinCan is a well-established software suite, widely used for wastewater facility data analysis and report generation. Inspectors using Elios 2 can now import data directly to WinCan’s sewer inspection software, allowing them to process, analyse, and create detailed, standards-compliant reports. Inspector 3 data is compatible with WinCan VX Expert or WinCan Web. More information here.