Aeromapper Talon

The Aeromapper Talon is our best-selling fixed wing commercial mapping small drone. This sUAS turnkey system is ideal for scouting, monitoring, mapping and surveying thanks to its swappable payloads such as centimeter accurate dual frequency PPK system, thermal, high resolution RGB cameras (24 or 42 Mp), or multispectral sensors. Its 2hr of endurance and high wind resistance allows users to triple their productivity when comparing data acquired from Sub-1Kg drones which require constant landings between missions to swap the batteries and can’t fly is moderate to strong winds.

Its exclusive capability to carry dual sensors allows users to multiply their output minimizing flight time and costs.

The Aeromapper Talon can operate in tight areas thanks to its parachute system and simplicity of hand launches. Its field-proven long range communications link enable users to fly as far as 30kms away from the launch location, making it ideal for BVLOS (Beyond Visual Line of Sight) missions.

Up To 2hr Endurance

3cm Accuracy No GCPs

Fully Autonomous

Our Best Seller UAV Package

Long Range Links (+30Kms)

Parachute Recovery

Why Choose The Aeromapper Talon

The Aeromapper Talon offers the easiest way to achieve professional georeferenced DEMs, orthomosaics and point clouds of exceptional image resolution and high accuracy. Features fully autonomous takeoff, flight and landing, parachute recovery or automatic belly landing, 24 megapixel RGB camera along with more optional sensors, easy hand-launches, 5 minutes setup time, 2 hours of endurance it its standard configuration, strong and durable EPO foam body (not Styrofoam) reinforced with carbon fiber, all in a rugged – easily transportable package.

The Aeromapper Talon can cover up to 8 Km2 (800 has = 1,970 acres) per flight at 400ft agl achieving 2.4 cm/pixel. Cover even larger areas or obtain even higher resolutions with its optional 42 Mp RGB camera.

Its swappable PPK system allows to obtain up to 3 cm of absolute accuracy with no Ground Control Points. A PPK fixed wing drone that can be operated in every possible site, that’s to the simplicity of its parachute recovery system and easy hand launches.

If not equipped with our PPK system the UAV system stills delivers geo-refenced imagery.

Easily survey very large areas or long distance linear missions (like utilities, powerlines, oil & gas) with its +30km link range for sustained BVLOS operations and optional live air traffic data system upgrade based on uAVionix ADS-B device… (more on device concept).

True multisensor UAV platform

The Aeromapper Talon comes equipped with a 24Mp RGB camera as standard configuration, but it can be upgraded to 42Mp for photogrammetry with stunning resolution.

Dual sensor setups are also available:

  • 24Mp RGB camera with Parrot Sequoia+: high resolution RGB imagery along with four calibrated multispectral bands for actionable crop data for agricultural applications.
  • 24Mp RGB with thermal Flir Vue Pro (640×512 resolution): high resolution RGB imagery and accurate detailed thermal maps for inspection, wildlife, or infrastructure.

The Micasense Rededge M or MX professional multispectral sensors can also be ordered for the Aeromapper Talon for the ultimate in large area crop health analysis.

Order our Eyeshot Pro video payload to add scouting and observation capabilities to your Aeromapper Talon. Inspect from long distances the target area of your interest while gathering HD video or thermal imagery for later analysis.  This option provides real-time high-resolution video from the forward-looking cameras, either day or thermal infrared. Available wit a standard link range of 20kms but extendable to 40kms upon request.

All camera configurations are swappable, therefore can be ordered for the same aircraft.

From Canada to the World

All units are produced in our headquarters in Canada and are individually flight tested and delivered ready to fly. Its fully modular constructions allow for quick easy replacement of parts.

95% of our customers use the Aeromappers with cero training or any previous experience. The Aeromappers are very easy to operate and are delivered with a very comprehensive instruction manual, along with unlimited customer support.  No experience or training is required.

Training is optionally available by request, either as a hands-on flight training or online formats.

The Aeromapper Talon is the ideal solution for confined areas or difficult terrain: its amazing climb angle of more than 45 degrees, plus its vertical landing via parachute makes the Aeromapper Talon the top choice for those difficult missions. Additionally, it supports automatic belly landing.

We offer unlimited ongoing support via phone, skype, WhatsApp or email. Friendly and expert personnel always ready to answer your questions.

Simply put, the Aeromapper Talon is the fixed wing solution for ALL your data collection needs.

Aeromapper Talon Key Features

Our drones are modular with interchangeable parts. We always maintain parts & spares in stock for quick immediate shipping worldwide. Save dollars with a drone that is easy to fix in the field; the mission continues no matter what. Our focus is on durability, performance and ease of use.

The ideal tool for survey & precision agriculture when used with any of our multispectral camera options available. Use the Micasense Rededge-M in a swappable configuration, or our exclusive dual camera setup featuring Parrot Sequoia+ simultaneously with 24 Mp RGB, to capture visible and non-visible spectral bands along with high resolution RGB imagery in a single flight.

PPK solves the biggest problem in the drone mapping process by increasing the accuracy of the deliverables within centimeters and eliminating the need for Ground Control Points. The Aeromapper Talon can be ordered with a geodetic – dual frequency – survey grade GNSS receiver for direct georeferencing of the imagery. Provided with dedicated GPS software to easily and automatically process the data.

Create accurate thermal maps for inspection, scouting, surveying, infrastructure and cadastral applications with our unique dual setup of high-resolution Thermal sensor (640 x 512) simultaneously with a 24 Mp RGB camera.

Need an affordable long endurance – long range observation platform? With our new Eyeshot Pro real time video system you can have a constant eye in the sky when not doing mapping missions. This payload is swappable so you don’t have to get another aircraft. Fly it either autonomously or with “safe pilot-assist”. Ideal for situational awareness, inspection, wild life observation, surveillance, environmental monitoring, infrastructure monitoring.

In addition to parachute recovery, the Aeromapper talon automatically belly lands perfectly every time, even in strong crosswind situations. Minimum area for a parachute recovery is 50x 20m. Minimum area required for an automatic belly landing is 150m long x 20m wide.

In addition to parachute recovery, the Aeromapper talon automatically belly lands perfectly every time, even in strong crosswind situations. Minimum area required is 150m long x 20m wide

Years of proven field experience: introduced in the year 2014, the Aeromapper Talon is the result of more than 15 years of previous experience building and flying unmanned aerial vehicles for real life applications, plus a philosophy of constant improvement and thousand of flight hours. We individually flight test each and every single unit we manufacture.

Customers like Lockheed Martin, Environment Canada, Nature conservancy of Canada, Zoological society of London, University of Alaska Fairbanks and more have chosen the Aeromapper Talon for their daily operations. Benefit from our world class speedy team of experts that are ready to assist with your UAV program.

Complete UAV system including everything you need at the most competitive price: package includes flight tested UAV system, survey grade 24 Mp camera, lens, accessories, carrying case, batteries, charger, handheld controller, Instruction Manual and customer support. Users just need to add a laptop.

Field proven BVLOS capabilities: since early 2016 the Aeromapper Talon started shipping with a 2-way long range control and telemetry system. Demonstrated in this BVLOS operation case here.

Multiply the productivity per flight: the Aeromapper Talon cover up to 8sq.km (1,976 acres) @125m (400ft) agl in a single flight, offering the best area coverage on the market. Some of our clients experience limited productivity with sub-1Kg drones that offer limited flight times, poor wind resistance, resulting in too many flights being required, limited area coverage or constant landings between surveys to swap batteries.

  • Construction: EPO foam (durable, easy to repair, carbon fiber reinforced).
  • Wingspan: 2 m.
  • Weight: 3500 grs.
  • Endurance: 2 Hours in standard configuration (single mapping camera).
  • Launch: Very easy to hand-launch.
  • Landing: Parachute or automatic belly landing.
  • Communications link range: +30kms. Tested in real BVLOS flight operations (Beyond Visual Line of Sight).
  • Max. Altitude: About 4500 masl.
  • Cruise speed: 62 Km/h.
  • Camera: Sony 24Mp with survey grade lens. More sensor combinations are available.
  • Flight modes: Manual, Stabilize, Return to Home, Fly be Wire, Auto.
  • Wind Tolerance: up to 45 km/h. for flight and autonomous belly landing. 25km/h for parachute landing.
  • Maximum speed: +110 Km/h. Great stability and minimal roll & pitch oscillations in gusty conditions = no gimbal required for cameras & sensors.
  • Failsafe: Automatically returns to home & loiter upon loss of RC link. Other failsafe routines available.
  • Telemetry: Battery status, alt, ground speed, compass, attitude, distance travelled, time on air (speech enabled), and more than +200 parameters more.
  • Moving map display / telemetry: Drone position and heading, commands on map, fly to point on map, altitude changes, remote spot camera trigger, mission route, and more.
  • Weather: -20oC to +40oC.

GSD (ground resolution)

Altitude AGL (meters)

Area coverage per flight

1.6 cm/pixel

85 m

5.2 km2

2.4 cm/pixel

125 m

8 km2

4.8 cm/pixel

250 m

14.7 km2

7.8 cm/pixel

400 m

25 km2

11.7 cm/pixel

600 m

35 km2

  • Area coverage per 90 min flight, including takeoff and recovery flight time. Larger areas can be covered in several flights in the same day.
  • Calculated with 30% side overlap.
  • Calculated using the standard 24 Mp camera & lens provided.
  • For 3D terrain models side overlap must be minimum 60%, reducing estimated area coverage per flight.
  • Aeromapper Talon Unmanned System Ready to Fly.
  • One set of batteries for 2 hrs of flight time.
  • 30 Km Link system.
  • Sony 24 mp camera with 20mm lens.
  • Lipo Battery Charger.
  • User’s Manuals & Documentation.
  • Heavy duty carriying cases.
  • Mission Planner Software.

Optional Additions and Pricing

Aeromapper Talon complete mapping system ready to fly:

Includes 24 Mp camera, carrying cases, batteries, battery charger, accessories, hand-held controller with long range system, Manuals and Documentation, mission planning software, support package, 1 year Limited Warranty.
$9,980 USD

GNSS PPK upgrade:

High performance geodetic grade 20Hz Dual Frequency L1/L2 GNSS receiver integrated into the UAV and ready to use. Includes all support documentation.
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Aeromapper Talon + Pix4DMapper Aeromao Professional edition (BUNDLE):

This bundle includes a dedicated version of Pix4DMapper, specifically tailored for the imagery produced by the Aeromapper family of UAVs. Licence can be installed in two separate computers.
$15,680 USD

Agisoft Photoscan Professional unlimited:

Includes a single user licence to process unlimited imagery.
$3,499 USD

Hands-on flight training:

This training covers UAV preparation, mission planning and principles of image acquisition, preflight checklist, live flying and recovery.
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Online flight training:

Online training covers UAV preparation review, mission planning and principles of image acquisition, preflight checklist and recovery procedure.
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Parrot Sequoia+ and 24Mp RGB:

Obtain multispectral (NDVI) and RGB imagery simultaneously. Sequoia+ captures calibrated wavelength, Green, Red, Red-Edge and Near Infrared at 1.2 MP alongside RGB imagery at 16 MP. Includes GPS + IMU for easy full automatic work flow, while the Sony alpha obtains full RGB at 24 Megapixels.
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Flir Vue Pro and 24Mp RGB dual setup:

Flir Vue captures georeferenced Thermal IR imagery at 640×512 resolution while the Sony obtains visible RGB imagery at 24 Megapixels, while controlling the Flir camera from the GCS.Merge your high resolution RGB maps with a thermal orthomosaic, all from a single flight. Create geo-accurate thermal maps of incredible detail.
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“Eyeshot Pro” real time video downlink system:

Integrated by Aeromao Inc, the Eyeshot Pro features swappable day or Thermal Infrared cameras with real time video downlink to ranges up to 20km, extendable to 40kms upon request. Different flight modes allow for easy “patrolling” of the field making it an affordable high end solution for observation and surveillance tasks. The stock camera also records HD video onboard, and Flir Vue Pro series of cameras are available as a swappable sensor. Camera settings can be controlled remotely via long range data link. Includes complete GCS (Ground Control Station) ready to use.
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Micasense Rededge MX:

The RedEdge-MX is a rugged and professional multispectral camera for advanced agricultural analysis. It captures both the spectral calibrated bands required for crop health indices (green, red, red edge and near-infrared), a blue band for deeper insights into specific issues, plus composite RGB imagery. Spot crop problems before they appear – identify nutrient deficiencies – see plant disease before they are visible. Swappable with all other sensors available. Detailed camera information here: https://www.micasense.com/rededge-mx.
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42Mp RGB camera: Sony DSC-RX1R II:

42Mp resolution RGB camera for stunning photogrammetry, 3D models, DTMs. Allows greater area coverage per flight and increase the ground resolution, achieving an amazing level of detail. Achieve 1.6 cm/pixel when flying at 400ft, or cover 1,300 Hectares (3,217 acres) at 2.5cm/pixel (at 820ft agl), for example. Swappable with all other sensors available.
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ADS-B: live air traffic and transpoder:

World’s smallest and compact ADS-B transponders to detect and avoid commercial traffic within 100 mile radius. Choose between the ping2020 or ping 2020i. Dramatically improves drone operator awareness of threats in the area including aircraft when flying beyond line of sight. Pilots with ADS-B receivers will see the location and altitude of your UAS, and Mission Planner will show the location and altitude of nearby manned aircraft so all operators can safely share airspace. See and be seen. Available for both North America and Europe users. Delivered installed and ready to use in your choice of Aeromapper drone.
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Flir Duo R and Flir Duo Pro R: thermal + 4K video/stills:

Dual sensor payloads that provides thermal and visible imagery, both recorded and through live video stream, making it ideal for inspection, scouting, infraestrucure, search & rescue, wildlife. Duo also comes with a fully radiometric variant called Duo R that delivers accurate, calibrated temperature measurements in every pixel. Available for both forward looking (with the Eyeshot Pro) or nadir configuration. Camera can be remotely controlled.
This sensor is also swappable with all other sensor options available. Suitable for taking still images and stitching them into an orthorectified image.
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