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Topcon introduces rotary-wing UAS for Europe 

By [email protected] - 25th September 2015 - 17:01

Topcon Positioning Group has added a rotary-wing unmanned aerial system (UAS) to its mass data collection solutions line for the European marketplace. The Falcon 8 - powered by Ascending Technologies - is designed for inspection and monitoring, as well as survey and mapping applications. âRotary-wing systems provide the perfect solutions for small-scale sites and projects for which flexibility of takeoff and landing or an oblique perspective is required,â said Francois Erceau, VP of the Topcon GeoPositioning Solutions Group. The Falcon 8 offers the flexibility to maneuver in small spaces and can cope with challenging environments often presented in inspection and monitoring. It is also well suited for smaller mapping or modeling projects up to 35 hectares that require high-resolution imaging.â The Falcon 8 features new AscTec®Trinity technology, an autopilot safety feature that provides three levels of redundancy for protection against performance drop or loss of control.