TEXO DSI BlOG
November 14, 2017
TEXO DSI FIRST FOR FALCON 8+ UAV SYSTEMS
Texo Drone Survey and Inspection (Texo DSI), the owner operators of the world’s most advanced fleet of unmanned aerial vehicles for industrial survey and inspection is the first company in the UK to take ownership of the new Falcon 8+ UAV systems.
The Falcon 8+ is the third generation edition of the legendary Falcon Trinity system; the UAV of choice for aerial imaging by professional drone operators.
The multi camera payload Falcon system uses best-in-class sensors and componentry to deliver outstanding aerial imaging, monitoring and mapping. The system has been in the field since 2009 delivering outstanding service for clients.
Key product attributes include:
- Intel® Cockpit Controller featuring an innovative joystick design for single-hand flight control
- GCS includes built-in automated flight functions
- Advanced flight planning via a PC
- Automated, reproducible flights
Designed for stability
- Balanced V-shape design
- Shielded from magnetic interference
- Automatic compensation for wind gusts
- Active vibration damping
Built-in fail-safes (multi-redundancies)
- Dual batteries
- Three autopilots
- Three redundant IMUs
- Redundant motor and rotor system
- Redundant communications link
John Wood, Chief Operations Officer, Texo DSI said: “As a business we are committed to remaining at the forefront of technology. We have set the standard for all other commercial drone operators to try and meet. This further investment in the latest UAV technology reaffirms this position.”
John added: “Our pilots are very much looking forward to deploying these new systems on a number of mission critical projects throughout the world.”
Mat Kellett, Business Development Manager, Topcon GB Ltd commented: “Topcon have worked closely with Texo DSI since they embarked on their UAV business and we look forward to delivering the latest generation Falcon 8+ to help them stay at the forefront of this fast-growing industry.”
Since its inception, Texo DSI has developed a sector-leading suite of UAV deployed survey and inspection services; bringing to market a number of world-first technologies.