1. Preparation

The preparation phase can take quite some time and be rather stressful because inaccurate planning means erroneous data or even a complete lack of records. With MAVinci Desktop you can plan your mission efficiently and comprehensively.

 

2. Take-off

Additional preparation or poor weather conditions can usually complicate or delay take-offs. MAVinci’s aerial drone is always ready.

 

3. Flight

Flying takes a lot of practice,but it doesn't have to! SIRIUS boasts a built-in autopilot.

 

4. Landing

Landing has never been easier. The autopilot supports you during both fully automatic and manual landings.

 

5. Data checking

Having correct data right away saves time and money. Travel costs, in particular, can be significant if you need to travel to the destination two or even three times. With MAVinci SIRIUS UAS you can already check your data on site.

 

6. Further processing & analysis

MAVinci Desktop is compatible with various processing tools, which enable you to easily process your data.

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The workflow – 6 steps to completion

Read here how to complete your surveying project in six simple steps. This is how to reach your goal quickly and accurately.

1. Preparation

With the MAVinci Desktop software you can plan your mission with little effort. You can plan your flight at your desk at the office, or even offline just before take-off, when you are already in the field. Select the area to be surveyed in just a few clicks. The software calculates the flight paths taking into account the required altitude, terrain, and battery life. Large areas are automatically split into multiple flights, whose datasets are then reassembled. Discover the opportunities of MAVinci Desktop>

Tipp: When using the PRO version, you don’t need to manually set control points beforehand to achieve high-precision results. The PRO version is especially recommended if you want to access an area that is hard to reach.

2. Take-off

The final flightplan is transmitted wirelessly to the aerial drone. Without an additional catapult, it is launched safely from the hand. Simply throw it in the air. The aircraft is so stable that take-offs are possible despite wind speeds of up to 50 km/h, with gusts up to 65 km/h, and when it rains.

3. Flight

During the flight, you can follow the route live on your screen. Controlled by the autopilot, SIRIUS follows the specified flight path and independently takes the required aerial photographs. It is not impeded by poor weather conditions. MAVinci Desktop offers information on all the important flight parameters, such as the battery status. You can change the flight plan at any time and transmit it to the aerial drone at any time during the flight. Using simple control commands, you can also intervene manually if required. Regardless, the stability is still ensured by the autopilot. Find out more about the autopilot >

Note: Wind speeds of up to 50 km/h and gusts of up to 65 km/h, rain and temperatures of -20°C to + 45°C are no problems for the SIRIUS.

4. Landing

The drone lands completely automatically. To circumnavigate any obstacles, we recommend controlling the drone with simple movements to the left and right, assisted by the autopilot but controlled manually. This makes very precise landing possible.

Good to know: Especially impressive about MAVinci’s aerial drone is its stable construction. The airframe can easily withstand more than 200 landings unscathed. Some SIRIUS frames have completed more than 500 landings. The frame can be replaced separately and at low cost, while the technology onboard the UAV can be transferred to the new body.

5. Data checking

Directly after the flight, MAVinci Desktop rapidly calculates a quality preview to allow you to check the data for accuracy. You can see immediately if there are any gaps and whether the photographs of multiple flights were overlaid correctly or incorrectly. A quick and zoomable image preview also reveals details so you can verify whether the requested objects were recorded.

6. Post-processing & analysis

Various image processing programs and analysis tools can be integrated into MAVinci Desktop. Via MAVinci Desktop you then use these programs to create highly accurate aerial images, orthophotos, point clouds, triangulations, terrain models, or fully textured 3D models without any manual intervention. The image processing tools in detail >

Often what is required is not the actual data models, but the parameters such as positions, lengths, areas, inclines, or volumes. With the Virtual Surveyor these be determined from the data very accurately in no time. The analysis tool Virtual Surveyor >

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You do not need any Internet access for the duration of the entire flight. You can communicate with the UAV via a radio connection even during the flight.

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Mission Control Software: with MAVinci Desktop you can plan, manage and control your survey project >

Image processing tools. Your data are processed with these programs >

Analysis and presentation. Virtual Surveyor