Author: HighUp


Analysis of Invasiveness of Black Locust trees

In May 2018, our large MD4-1000 multicopter was used in East Germany. The main idea of this research study which was mainly developed by PhD student Christin Carl is to show the real measured invasiveness potential of black locust trees by using an UAS. Thereby, this study is a first step to create a tree invasiveness analyzing method for R. pseudoacacia. This approach, could be the basis to create a data base to appraise the real development and ecosystem changes basing on R. pseudoacacia and further non-native and native species. Overall we have collected over 120 Gigabyte of RGB and multispectral image data in 2 days. For our new pilot Pia it was the first flight campaign in the field. She did a very good job.



Flugtraining E010s

Flighttraining has started

Small, agile and robust:

After some weeks of waiting the newest members of the IfgiCopter fleet have arrived. The mini quadcopters E010 made by Eachine will serve as handy indoor training tools. The standard package has been extended by an additional battery set to increase flight number and optimise future training time on the larger aircrafts.


First MD4-1000 (Microdrones) flight with 3D-printed 360° GoPro imaging system

End of June 2016 a first test flight of our new MD4-1000, fitted with a 360° GoPro-Gimbal (consisting out of 5 GoProm Cams) along the upper river Aa was successfully carried out during this semesters Geospatial Technologies workshop. The 360° Video data will be part of a scientific visualisation project at the IFGI. The Quadcopter md4-1000 from the german manufacturer microdrones belongs to the fleet of the IFGIcopter since october 2015. Its typical field of usage is geoscientific multispectral imaging, carrying sensors like Tetracam or others.