Clog Works – Introducing the second technology Darkish Matter qD – sUAS Information – The Enterprise of Drones


With a re-designed, 30% lighter airframe mixed with a 3Kg+ payload capability and 55+ minute flight time, the DMqD Gen 2 is an ideal fleet addition for a extra demanding survey and inspection purposes.

There was a seismic shift in direction of UAV-based purposes lately, pushed by their ease of use, growing capabilities and consistently bettering security.

Naturally, as adoption will increase, so does the demand for extra succesful drones that may fly for longer while carrying heavier payloads.

The Darkish Matter qD Gen 2 has been developed to not solely meet however exceed our pilot’s calls for. Not only for the current day, however for years to return.

Modular design

Like its larger brother, the hX Gen 2, the qD has a modular design. The arms could be swapped out for a extra highly effective drive practice to offer extra thrust and redundancy for larger payloads, the legs will also be configured as a protracted leg arrange, quick leg arrange, fastened touchdown gear and a tripod-mounted lading system to help the plane when touchdown on transferring or uneven surfaces.

This allows the qD to hold a much bigger number of payloads and will increase security when flying in more difficult environments.

These particular person consumer specs could be utilized on the level of order or could be made to order in a while, offering most flexibility for our clients and their consistently rising listing of necessities.

However the modular design advantages don’t cease there. Nearly any a part of our plane could be upgraded – which means that when the following technology of autopilot programs are launched, you don’t have to interchange your complete plane to have entry to the newest options.  We merely take away the outdated {hardware} and change it with the newer {hardware}, permitting our clients to proceed to utilize their completely operational plane in addition to maximizing their ROI.
 


Cowl extra floor

The qD is obtainable with completely different drive practice choices and it will also be flown with one or two batteries. The result’s a staggering flight time of 55+ minutes, with sufficient nonetheless within the tank to return and land safely.

Much more spectacular, is a flight time of 45+  minutes with a 1.5Kg payload. This makes the qD Gen 2 an especially succesful plane when paired with a Yellowscan LiDAR, Workswell WIRIS sensor or a Viewpro digicam payload to call just a few examples.

All of our Darkish Matter platforms now come single band RTK prepared too, which means surveys could be accomplished with extraordinarily excessive accuracy.

However it doesn’t cease there, if the job covers a good bigger space, the plane could be landed and the batteries ‘hotswapped’ to permit mission continuity.
 


GCS flexibility

Our Darkish Matter plane at the moment are Ardupilot primarily based, harnessing the potential of an open supply platform being developed by a worldwide group.
With this, comes most flexibility for our pilots, as a number of the hottest GCS platforms at the moment are supported by our plane. Our two hottest controller choices are Android-based, which means the GCS utility (if out there) could be downloaded and put in.


Security as a prime precedence

While we’ve got pushed the envelope when it comes to efficiency and reliability, we even have an enormous concentrate on security for the qD.
The lenses for the navigational lighting have been redeveloped to make the plane extra conspicuous by cleverly dispersing the sunshine.
All our plane now additionally include twin GPS modules as customary, making certain the plane is aware of precisely the place it’s always. It has additionally been programmed to pick the opposite GPS module within the occasion that one begins offering misguided information. 
The autopilot module additionally has three temperature-controlled IMUs, two of that are mechanically vibration dampened to cut back the impact of body vibration to state estimation. There are additionally two onboard barometers.
All the system from airframe to every particular person element has been deliberately over-engineered to make sure our platforms could be as secure and dependable as doable for our pilots. 
ADS-B choices at the moment are out there for our plane too. This, together with the improved lighting, permits the plane to be as conspicuous and as seen as doable to each native plane and ATC.


Customization from the bottom up

At Clogworks, we’re dedicated to a lot extra than simply manufacturing plane as an ‘off the shelf’ resolution. Now we have numerous configurations out there for our plane. However we additionally develop tailor-made options to fulfill our clients’ precise necessities.
We work with our clients from the preliminary thought, proper the best way by means of to the ultimate, delivered resolution.

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