We Tried It All So You Don't Have To
Our Albatross packages take the leg work out of selecting the best possible components for your airframe. Every package we offer is made up of products we've built, designed or tested first hand.
Application Specific Payloads
Our modular payload bay makes swapping out cameras and sensors a breeze. We offer three turn key packages for surveying/mapping, vegetation analysis and surveillance, as well as custom solutions upon request.
Surveying and Mapping
FLIR Vue Pro
Industry Leading Components
Our Albatross UAV’s are built in house using some of the most advanced avionics on the market.
We have used industry standard and leading APC props on all test aircrafts, and we think you should too. They are widely available and easily replaceable. We supply this prop with all RTF and Kit systems.
Model: APC 14x12 E Prop
Features: Composite Construction
Center hole diameter: 1/4 “
Propeller diameter: 14”
Propeller pitch: 12
Long Range RC control is done with a UHF system that replaces the standard 2.4Ghz system. Physical control is still done through the Taranis unit, but transmission is done at 433 Mhz for much better penetration through physical objects. With the dragon link system, range is also substantially increased to ~20+ miles with standard antennas. Not included in standard set up. Available as an add on.
Model: Dragon Link V3
Full Bidirectional Telemetry
Built in bluetooth
Lost plane finder - locate where your plane went down using GPS location
Easy, noticeable multicolor LED for instant status monitoring
We tested countless options and think that Scorpion is the best in the business. Their motors offer unbelievable power and reliability. Our Albatross kits & RTF models come with a scorpion 4020 series 400-600kv motor
Castle Creations ESC
Albatross Kits and RTF Models come with a Castle Creations Electronic Speed Controller (ESC). More specifically, the Edge 100, with its 100 amperage continuous draw ability and logging ability.
Model: ESC Phoenix Edge 100
Telemetry Capable : Yes
ESC Current Rating : 100
Data Logging : Yes
Minimum Input Voltage : 2S
Maximum Input Voltage : 8S
We’ve selected, tried and tested HitecRC servos as our servo of choice for all kits and RTF Albatross systems. Hitec is among the most reliable servo manufacturers around today.
Models Used: HS-5065MG, HS-5085MG, HS-5245MG
The RFDesign 900 Plus allows you to communication with your deice, alter autonomous flight paths, initial landings, etc. All is done in real time from your ground station. This unit gives an approximate range of ~25+ miles. This is top quality and interchangeable with standard range alternatives. RFD900x Encrypted Radios available upon request.
Model: RFD900+ Telemetry Radios
Long range >40km depending on antennas and GCS setup
Frequency Range: 902 – 928 MHz (USA) / 915 – 928 MHz (Australia)
2 x RP-SMA RF connectors, diversity switched
Transmit low pass filter.
> 20dB Low noise amplifier.
RX SAW filter.
Passive front end band pass filter.
Castle Creations BEC Pro
Our Albatross Kits and RTF models come with a battery eliminator circuit (BEC). We’ve chosen to provide the Castle Creations built BEC Pro, which can provide up to 20 Amps output to power necessary onboard systems.
Model: Bec Pro 20A 12S Switching Regulator
Max Voltage:10S (42V)
Max Input: 12S LiPo (50.4V)
Max Output Current: 20 amps peak
Adjustable Output Voltage: 4.8V-12.5V
Max Continuous Current (Input Voltage/Max Continuous Output Current): 16V/15A, 24V/13A, 32V/11A, 40V/9A, 48V / 8A
Pulsed Lite Lidar
The Pulsed Light Lidar Lite unit is a laser range finder designed specifically for UAV applications. It aids greatly in terrain following and autonomous landings as accuracy is increased to less than 1 inch.
We exclusively use, offer and recommend the PX4 Pixhawk as our flight controller/autopilot. This is the brain of the aircraft for computer controlled flight and autonomous operation. This system is on the cutting edge of autonomous flight control & stabilization.
The Albatross UAV is airline checkable and fits in the trunk of a car. All Ready to Fly systems ship in a heavy duty Pelican brand carrying case with custom cut foam and wheels for ease of transport.