The Futura Fixed Wing Drone

Designed by aerial mappers for aerial mappers. The Futura was designed to provide true survey grade data and streamline efficient operations.

90 Min

Flight Time

50 mph

Wind Capacity

1000 Acres

Per Flight

25 Meter

Landing Area

Easy

Transport

Hand

Launched

Durable

Composites

Accurate

Data

The Futura was designed with over 10 years in the field using other systems. The delta wing (triangle shaped) foam wings and other foam aircraft have to low of wing capacity. When the winds get over 10-15 mph their area coverage gets significantly reduced, and they also start rocking which cases image blur and error in the map. The Futura on the other hand is designed to fly very large areas, remain stable in high winds, and still cover large areas in wind.

There are also other high efficiency drones that can fly in high winds and remain stable, but those other systems are very limited by their landing. They land at a very low angle, that typically requires 1000 feet to be clear of tree or power lines. The landing is what really sets apart the Futura it lands at a very steep angle which allows you to land close to trees or power lines.

The Futura is truly the work horse of the drone industry. Its robust, reliable, and lets you fly in areas and conditions that other systems wont. 

FUTURA

Designed For Surveying Professionals

Baam Tech, recognizing the uncomfortable decision facing commercial surveyors in incorporating UAV into their operation, set out to create an aircraft that addresses all problems facing survey grade drones.

Futura Features

BAAM.TECH has set out to create an aircraft that addresses all problems facing survey grade drones.

Oblique Camera Angel

Oblique Camera Angel

The Futura delivers the best data available on market today. This is due in part to its distinctive oblique camera system. While other systems use a downward facing camera to capture data, The Futura uses a 36mp Sony A7R at an oblique angle to capture more accurate 3D models. This allows for better vegetation and improvement extraction.

High Wind Capacity

High Wind Capacity

The most common system used for commercial survey are delta wing aircrafts. The key issue with delta wing systems is their vulnerability to wind. A rocking motion occurs during flight with minimal wind and once the aircraft is in winds above 10 mph, it can no longer collect good data. The Futura was built with this in mind. Because of the fixed wing fuselage and stable design, The Futura can withstand and fly in winds up to 40mph while maintaining blur free imagery.

Where most other fixed wing drones are manufactured out of foam and can only fly in winds up to 15mph before the images start to blur. The Futura is manufactured with aerospace composites which allow super-efficient airfoils, and aircraft design. This combined with the extremely stable design allows the Futura to not only fly larger areas in winds up to 50mph, but also collect crisp data.

Short Field landing

Short Field landing

A key component to effectively using a UAV system for your large scale survey projects is the ability to land the aircraft in tight spaces. The Futura is designed to land in a 25 meter area and come in at a very steep landing angle, allowing the aircraft to land in small spaces surrounded by trees. This has never been seen by fixed wing aircrafts until now. The Futura has the long range advantage of fixed wing aircrafts without sacrificing the weight and budget penalties of VTOL aircraft.

This is where the Futura truly excels. Many other fixed wing drones come in at a very low angle for landing, and while the touch down angle is small they still require 1000 feet clear of trees, powerlines, or other tall objects so they don’t collide on landing. The Futura lands at a very steep angle allowing the aircraft to land within a couple hundred feet of tall objects. This gives you the VTOL landing performance with out the hefty price or performance limitations.

Launch By Hand

Launch By Hand

Catapult systems are bulky, difficult to use and difficult to travel with. Futura avoids the problematic catapult launching system by being easy to launch by hand.

Accurate Data

Accurate Data

The Futura flies a Sony A7R ii 42mp camera which provides a significant advantage both in ground sample distance (pixel size), and area coverage. The camera is placed at a slight forward oblique angle which provides higher quality data on hills and around vegetation. The lens is fitted to provide the same oblique angle in the front as the sides, which eliminated the need for a cross grid pattern.

Payload Options

A variety of payload options can be installed.

RGB
Mapping

Sony A7R ii 42mp

Multispectral Agriculture

Sequoia or Sentera

Thermal Mapping and Inspection

Flir VUE PRO R

EO/IR Gimbal Security

Thermal and EO Zoom

Futura Videos

Play the video and see what the Futura can do for you.

Frequently Asked Questions

About The FUTURA

What is the Accuracy of the drone?

Using our standard operating procedures our customers usually see vertical data within 2/10ths of a foot, with some outliers in the 3/10ths range. The horizontal accuracy is usually more accuracy than that.

How easy is it to learn to fly?

Our training program typically is 3 days. The majority of the training is on emergency procedures, and at the end of that the customers are able to confidently fly the aircraft.

What do you use to process the data?

The Futura can use any of the standard photogrammetry programs. We train on Pix4D to create the point cloud and mosaic, and Global Mapper to clear the vegetation and make the surface and contours. 

What can the Futura land on?

The Futura is a very robust aircraft. We like to find areas that have low objects. It can land on gravel, dirt, and soft vegetation.  

If your interested in the Futura Fixed Wind Drone, contact us today!

About BAAM.TECH

Through their years of experience operating drones, Baam Tech recognized the fixed wing drone solutions commercially available were not up to the task. BAAM.TECH has set out to create an aircraft that addresses all problems facing survey grade drones. 

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