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Texo DSI First To Use Topcon Falcon 8+ UAV System In The UK

By [email protected] - 9th January 2018 - 10:19

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 Topcon Falcon 8+ UAV system.

The Topcon Falcon 8+ is the third generation edition of the legendary Falcon Drone 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:

  • Ease-of-use
    • Minimal pilot corrections
    • GCS includes built-in automated flight functions
    • Advanced flight planning via the new Intel® Cockpit Controller
    • Automated, reproducible 3D flights
  • Designed for stability
    • Balanced V-shape design
    • Resistant to magnetic interference
    • Automatic compensation for wind gusts
    • Active vibration damping
  • Built-in fail-safes (multi-redundancies)
    • Three autopilots
    • Redundant electronics
    • Redundant propulsion system
    • Redundant radio link
    • Redundant / dual battery

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 has worked closely with Texo DSI since the company embarked on its UAV business, helping to deliver the latest and most accurate surveying processes to the UAV team. 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.

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