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) but now includes two new key technologies:
LiDAR. with SLAM
Every Elios 3 comes with an advanced, on-board LIDAR scanner, able to deliver accurate, survey-grade 3D point clouds of the most complex environments. Coupled with Flyability’s new FlyAware™ processing engine, the LiDAR scanner provides not only unparalleled flight stability, but also a real-time 3D map, live on-screen as you fly! This is a world first, giving you unprecedented feedback on the drone’s relative location within a given space, and providing unmatched stability and control in the harshest environments (water, dust, wind, and so on).
Elios 3 now has the capability to carry additional payloads, alongside the LiDAR scanner and the 4K video camera / thermal imager. This opens up all kinds of new inspection and analysis possibilities for Elios 3 in the future, including radiation detection, Non-Destructive Testing (NDT), hazardous gas detection, and many more.
Elios 3 is built for the future, and is part of the drive towards Industry 4.0, the automation of many industrial processes, and removal humans from potentially hazardous or dangerous environments. The new SLAM LIDAR unit along with the FlyAware™ processing engine open up the possibility of fully autonomous inspection flights, without any human input, repeatable with precision over time. This feature will be available in the near future.
High Quality Visual Inspection
Elios 3 also continues to offer the same high quality visual inspection capability that Elios 2 is famous for: a 4K video camera with thermal imager, 180º tilt up or down, and a powerful, adjustable lighting system (60 precent brighter than Elios 2!). In addition, new battery technology and more powerful motors means 25 percent more flight time than with Elios 2.
Survey Grade Models
Turn Elios 3 data into survey-grade 3D models using GeoSlam Connect. A software solution developed to help surveyors map the most unreachable places, GeoSlam Connect opens up opportunities to accurately survey and document the most inaccessible and hazardous asset areas.
Transform Elios 3 LiDAR datasets into highly accurate 3D models with a precision of ± 2cm thanks to a robust SLAM algorithm featuring loop closure & global optimisation. Perform distance, surface, and volumetric measurements to support various use cases in Mining & Aggregates or Infrastructure & Utilities industries.
Whether your desired outcome is in 2D or 3D, GeoSLAM Connect for Elios 3 is the entry gate to the whole GeoSLAM software suite including solutions for Stockpile Volumes Monitoring, Production Mapping, Convergence Analysis, Shaft Inspection, Floorplanning, Construction Progress Tracking, and Scan to BIM.
The Flyability Elios 3 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, Elios 3 PREMIUM and Elios 3 ENTERPRISE. The PREMIUM and ENTERPRISE Packages come with additional batteries and chargers, plus a 2-year warranty.
All Packages come with a full-licence version of the brand new Inspector 4 software for accurate point cloud processing, along with the ability to produce advanced 3D Reports. 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 LIGHT||Elios 3 PREMIUM||Elios 3 ENTERPRISE|
|The ideal starter package for those with occasional needs. Comes with a 1-year full software licence||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||Complete Elios 3 system with tablet and controller, spares, tools and hard transport case|
|3 Batteries||9 Batteries||15 Batteries|
|2 Battery Chargers||5 Battery Chargers||8 Battery Chargers|
|3 sets of spare propellers||5 sets of spare propellers||7 sets of spare propellers|
|Inspector 3 Software: free version available as a download||Inspector 3 Software: 1-year full version licence||Inspector 3 Software: 3-year full version licence|
|Range Extender available as add-on||Range Extender available as add-on||Range Extender included|
|12 month warranty||24 month warranty||24 month warranty|
The Range Extender is an antenna booster that connects to the RC controller. A 20-metre cable connects the antenna booster to the controller. The booster can then be placed inside a chamber or room, or dropped down a shaft.
The full software licence includes Inspector 4.0, plus upgrades and improvements to all software packages, tablet software, drone and controller firmware, and the FlyAware™ processing engine.
Elios 2 is currently available on the Construction Industry Technology Fund (CITF) pre-approved technology list, and we are working to add Elios 3 as soon as possible. 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.
Right now, you can search for Elios 2 or item code PA21-034 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.