Flyability Elios 3

Confined Space Inspection

Flyability Elios 3

Product Description

The new Flyability Elios 3 is officially revealed! The newest model in the Elios series boasts several high-tech upgrades ideal for confined space inspection, including:

- S.L.A.M.-based stabilization powered by FlyAware™

- Turnkey LiDAR payload available

- 3-d maps are generated live as you fly

- AUX payload port allows integration of sensors up to 1.3 lbs./600 grams

- Dust-proof and oblique lighting system with up to 16k lumens

- Integrated camera payload with 4k RGB camera, thermal camera and distance sensor with 180-degree field-of-view

- 25% more battery capacity than the Elios 2

There will be more detailed information and specifications for the Elios 3 in the near future. For pricing, please click the link below or call one of our Sales Associates at 800-793-3548

Flyability Elios 3 Features

FlyAware™ SLAM Engine

FlyAware™ is the unique combination of computer vision, LiDAR technology, and a powerful NVidia graphic engine. Acting as a centimeter-accurate indoor GPS, it builds real-time 3D maps enabling the drone to sense its surroundings instantaneously. Today, Flyaware™ allows for groundbreaking stability and highly accurate locational awareness. Tomorrow, it is the promise of complex confined spaces inspections performed in full autonomy.

SLAM-Based Stabilization

The all-new SLAM-based stabilization algorithm catches the tiniest unpredictable movements of the drone and instructs the flight controller to compensate for it. This allows for the drone to float in the air still as a stone even in the toughest conditions. With Elios 3, pilots from all skill levels will succeed at performing complex missions with close to no training.

3D Live Map

The embedded LiDAR constantly scans the surroundings to build a high-density point cloud map. This map is displayed instantly in the Cockpit App, empowering pilots with exceptional locational awareness. A real-time 3D view of the drone’s trajectory and environment provides crucial data.

3D Reporting

From data capture to decision making, Inspector 4.0 and Elios 3 work hand in hand to provide operational continuity, boosting your efficiency through every step of the inspection process.

Thanks to Elios 3’s LiDAR, reporting is done intuitively on a 3D model of your asset. Points of interest captured in flight are readily available in a high density point cloud offering a faster, more accurate, and more reliable data localization system.

3-D Surveying Solution for Survey-Grade Point Clouds

Thanks to an integration with GeoSLAM software suite, Elios 3’s LiDAR data can be processed to build survey-grade 3D models of your asset enabling surveyors to map the truly inaccessible.

Modular Payload Bay

The modular payload bay features two ports, one dedicated to the LiDAR and one for auxiliary payloads. This unique integrated design provides aerial capabilities for a range of upcoming indoor applications. It turns Elios 3 into a versatile, future-proof tool, configured to fit your mission needs.

Collision-Resilient Rugged Design

Designed after Flyabilty’s patent-pending collision-resilient flight controller, Elios 3 is fit for use in the most complex industrial settings. With its signature cage and unique reversing motors, Elios 3 is the only drone in the market that can recover from flipping upside-down without crashing. The rugged IP-44 design allows for the inspection and mapping of harsh environments without concern for water splashes and dust.

Extended Air-Time

The Elios 3 offers up to 12.5 minutes of flight time* so you can go the extra mile in every single flight. With a new insert & lock mechanism battery manipulations are easier than ever

* Flight time without a payload mounted on the payload bay.

Close-Up Inspection Dedicated Payload

The static payload now comes with a fully unobstructed 180° field of view to a 4K camera, a thermal camera, and a distance sensor. The lighting system has been rethought from the ground-up to bring an even more powerful and homogeneous lighting experience. Thanks to the industry-leading oblique and dust-proof lighting system, looking for pitting, cracks, or build-ups becomes as natural as doing it manually with a flashlight. Elios 3 close-up inspection payload delivers stunning image quality, consistently smooth, even in the complete dark.

Product Specs


Configuration: Ducted fan quadcopter 

Data interface:USB-C port using Inspector(requires drone to be powered byits battery!) 

Dimensions:48cm wide; 18.9 in38cm high; 13.8 in 

Flight control sensors:IMU, magnetometer, barometer,lidar, 3 computer vision cameraand ToF distance sensor 

Flight modes:ASSIST 

- Stabilized modeATTI 

- Attitude modeSPORT 

- Sport mode 

Flight Time E3 base: >12min 30s* 

Flight TimeE3 base + lidarmapping payload:>9 min** 

Ingress Protection:Base platform + basic inspectionpayload: Splash and dust resistantdesign, equivalent to at least IP44LIDAR Payload: IP68 

MassE3 base:1900 g +/-10g ; < 4,18 lbsIncludes battery, payload &protection 

MassE3 base + lidarmapping payload:2350 g +/-15g; < 5,2 lbsIncludes battery, payload &protection and lidar payloadAIRCRAFT 

Materials:Carbon fiber - kevlar composites,magnesium alloy, aeronauticalgrade aluminum, high-qualitythermoplastics 

Max ascent / descentSpeed:2 m/s ; 6.6 ft/s (Assist / Atti modes) 

Max horizontalspeeds in differentflight modes andconfigurations:2 m/s (Assist mode) ; 6,6 ft/s5 m/s (Attitude mode) ; 16.4 ft/s7 m/s (Sport mode) ; 23 ft/s 

Max Take-off mass:2500 g (E3 base + 600g / E3LIDAR + 150g) 

Max Wind Resistance:5 m/s (Assist mode) ; 16.4 ft/s7 m/s (Sport mode) ; 23 ft/s 

Motor life time:50h (Test run to 120 hours, motorsreached 100h with negligeabledegredation so specification is50% of nominal life)** 

Motor type:4 fast reversing electric brushlessmotorsNoise Level 83 dB(A) with lidar 

Onboard computer:Nvidia Xavier NX onboardcomputer with custom linux OS 

Operating temp.:0 ºC to 50 ºC* ; 32 °F to 122 °FValid for batteries pre-conditionbetween 10°C and 40°C

Propeller life time: 10h

Propellers: 4 propellers, 5 inches

Standby time on fullbattery:5000h or ~7 months

In ideal flight conditions, without a payload mounted on the payload bay, with a new battery.

** In ideal flight conditions, with a new battery

LIDAR Payload

Lidar sensor: Ouster OS0-32 beams sensor

Smart Battery

Battery change time: < 10s by means of plug and playbattery mechanism 

Battery life time: 50 flights 

Battery shelf time:250 days when stored at ~20°Cand at 50% SOC 

Battery Type:LiPo 6S HV Smart Battery: 

- LED, button and user interface forSOC monitoring, etc 

- Improved safety during chargecycle (protection for: overcharge,overcurrent, overvoltage, over/under-temperature) 

- Accurate state-of-health andstate-of-charge estimation 

- Plug-and-play charging 

- Self-balancing 

- Storage self-discharge 

- Cycle counter 

- Battery ID

Charger:Elios 3’s plug and play SmartBattery Charger

-> 150VA Reactive power input

-> 100-240V AC voltage input

-> 1.5A AC max current input

ChargingTemperature:0°C - 45°C ; 32°F - 113°F

Charging time: 1h

Compliance:Approved for carry-on luggage.Complies with IATA DangerousGood Regulation.

Energy: 99.2Wh

Net Weight: 620 g ; 1.4 lbs

Nominal Voltage: 22.8 V

OperatingTemperature:10 - 40°C ; 50°F - 104°F

Rated Capacity: 4350 mAh

Safety Alarm:Audible warning when batteryvoltage is low

Payload Chasis

Camera PodDownward: tilt-90 degrees 

Camera PodUpward tilt:+90 degrees 

Payload Head: Damped for vibrations

Main Camera

Control modes:Auto mode with manual EVcompensation 

File Storage:MicroSD card (onboard theaircraft) 

Max capacity: 128 GB 

Recommended model: SandiskExtreme micro SDXC UHS-I V30 

Ground sampledistance:minimum 0.18mm/pix at 30cm 

Lens:2.71 mm focal length Fixed focal 

Movie: FOV 114° horizontal, 131° diagonal 

Photo Formats: JPG 

Photo FOV: 119° horizontal, 149° diagonal 

Photo RecordingResolution:4000 x 3000, up to 40 picturesduring flight 

Sensor:1/2.3”” CMOSEffective Pixels: 12.3 MSensitivity: Optimized forlow light performance 

Supported FileSystem:FAT32 for cards up to 32 GB,exFAT for cards bigger than 32GB. Up to 128GB card size. 

Total vertical FOV:approximately 244° includingcamera tilt including 180°Cwithout obstruction 

Video Formats: MOVVideo 

RecordingResolutions:4k Ultra HD: 3840 x 2160 at 30 fpsFHD: 1920 x 1080 at 30 fps 

Video StreamingResolution:FHD: 1920 x 1080 at 30 fps

Thermal Camera

Lens:FOV 56° x 42°, Depth of field15cm to infinity 

Sensitivity: (NEdT) <50 mK 

Sensor: Lepton 3.5 FLIR 

Video RecordingResolution:160 x 120 at 9 fps 

Wavelength: (LWIR) 8-14 μm

Lighting System

Control: From remote controller, adaptivelight beam controlled by camerapitch 

Light Output,extreme:Temporary Peak Power: 

- max 100W 

- 16000 Lumen 

Light Output,Nominal: Normal mode 

- 20W default, 1x E2 maxillumination.>> Working up to >50°C withoutthermal throttling 

- 40W boost, ~2x E2 maxillumination>> Working up to 30°C withoutthermal throttling 

Light Output,Nominal: Dust mode 

- default is equivalent to 1x E2 maxillumination. 

- Throttling temperature >30°C” 

Modes: Normal mode (4x panels used)Dustproof lighting (2x outerpanels used only)Selective/oblique lighting(left or right side only) 

Type:High-efficiency LEDs for evenlighting in front, top and bottom,optimized for low impact of duston picture quality.

Operational Safety & Crashworthiness

Battery latchsafety alarm:Sensor embedded in batterymechanism to alarm customerwith visual warning on drone andin Cockpit if battery lever is notclosed correctly. 

Fail safe: Auto-landing on signal lost 

Max safe collisionspeed in differentdrone configurationsand flight modes:< 2m/s in frontal collisions 

- for at least 100 collisions withoutdamages< 2.4m/s in all spherical directions 

- for at least 100 collisions withoutdamages 

- to avoid too high accelerationson lidar payload 

-> Full speedcollisions in ASSIST on flat wallsare safe< 3m/s to avoid structural damageto drone 

-> Fulls speed collisionsin ATTI and SPORT mode will killthe drone 

Navigation lights:One RGB navigation light on therear of the drone 

Protection cage:Carbon fiber cage with soft coating,modular subcomponents formaintenance ease, thermoplasticelastomer suspensions, bottomopening dimensioned for easybattery access, front openingdimensioned for easy payloadaccess.

Aircraft Transmission

Designation ofemissions: Downlink: max 18Mbps 

-> Video: 1080p@30fps 

-> FMU data 

Uplink: max 3Mbps 

-> RC commands 

Frequency band: Tx2.4GHz ISM band(2400MHz - 2483.5MHz) 

Maximumoutput power:2.4 Ghz ≤20 dBm

RMUS 360 Solution

Certified Technicians

RMUS employs a team of certified technicians that oversee each Flyability Elios 3. They perform a highly detailed inspection, calibration and testing process on each Flyability Elios 3.

Ready-to-Deploy Package

RMUS leverages our experience in multiple industries to create “Ready-to-Deploy” packages that include all the necessary hardware, software, and auxiliary items for successful field operations.

Flyability Elios 3 Training Package

Each Flyability Elios 3 system includes a detailed one (1) day training class to ensure you are proficient with the aircraft and its various functions prior to field operations. RMUS highly recommends the advanced three (3) day training course if you have room in your budget. Please contact your RMUS Sales Representative for more information about the advanced three (3) day training class.

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