Industrial Grade Aerial Survey Drone


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Industrial Survey Drone for Construction and Mining

The Q-100 DATAhawk Drone


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Fly more days, fly more missions, achieve construction grade data with minimum of down time.

With Drones like EBEE and Trimble on the market, the DATAhawk, being slightly larger and heavier, has many benefits when it comes to overall performance. Larger sensors, better wind performance and gimballed cameras are key factors that the DATAhawk benefits from.

Providing easy acquisition of accurate geodata for survey mapping and GIS professionals, this survey drone will automatically convert your high-res data into geo-referenced 2D orthomosiacs, 3D models and point clouds giving fast and reliable results... every flight.

DATAhawk Specifications
Specification Lite Standard High Altitude
Take off weight 1995g 2150g 2200g
Livery No Yes Optional
Wingspan 1164mm 1164mm 1330mm
Wing Area 47 dm2 47 dm2 56dm2
Visibility Range (Normal Eyesight) 750m 750m 850m
Full Pilot Control (Automatic, Assisted, Manual) Yes Yes Yes
Waypoint Routing Yes Yes Yes
Waypoint Redirection in Flight Yes Yes Yes
Ballistic Parachute (Safety + Vertical recovery Yes Yes Yes
Width / Length RTF 117 cm x 75 cm - -
Height With/Without Wingtips 115mm / 140mm 115mm / 140mm 115mm / 140mm
Primary Material EPP Foam, Carbon Composites EPP Foam EPP Foam
Propulsion Brushless 360W Axi motor. Brushless 360W Axi motor. Brushless 360W Axi motor.
Electric Pusher Propeller 9 x 6 9 x 6 9 x 6, 10 x 7
Launch Method Hand Launch/ Airdock Launch Hand Launch/ Airdock Launch Hand Launch/ Airdock Launch, ZipLine Launch
Battery 11.1 V, 8 000 mAh 11.1 V, 8 000 mAh 11.1 V, 8 000 mAh
Gimbaled Camera Ungimballed Roll Axis gimbal Roll Axis gimbal
Camera APSC - C 23.2x15.4 TBC Sony QX1 25 focus points 20.1Mp Sony QX1 25 focus points 20.1Mp
Camera Operation Manual/Automatic Manual/Automatic Manual/Automatic
Camera Resolution 125/400ft TBC 3.2cm 3.2cm
Project Management Yes Yes Yes
Mission Planning Multiple Flights Multiple Flights Multiple Flights
Automated Pre-Flight Checks Yes Yes Yes
Automatic Take Off, Flight and Landing Yes Yes Yes
Autonomous Camera Triggering Yes Yes Yes
Automated Fail-Safe Routines Yes Yes Yes
User Controlled Fail-Safe Commands Yes Yes Yes
Automated Post-Flight Checks Yes Yes Yes
Endurance < 45mins < 45mins < 45mins
Range 20km 20km 20km
Cruise Speed 19m/s 19m/s 21m/s
Max Cruise Speed 25m/s 25m/s 28m/s
Maximum Ceiling 3000ft 3000ft 10000ft
Recommended Cruise Height AGL 120m / 400ft 120m / 400ft 120m / 400ft
Max Recommended Cruise AGL 2000ft AGL 2000ft AGL 600ft AGL
Max Wind (at Cruise) 55kmh/35mph 55kmh/35mph 55kmh/35mph
Pre-Flight Setup Time 5 Minutes 5 Minutes 8 Minutes
Take off Type Hand/Airdock Hand/Airdock Hand/Airdock/ZipLine
Take off Angle 24 deg 25 deg 17 deg
Landing Type Parachute / Belly Landing Parachute / Belly Landing Parachute / Belly Landing
Auto Landing Angle 9 deg 9 deg 9 deg
Manual Landing Angle 0 to 30deg 0 to 30deg 0 to 30deg

DATAhawk Primary Features

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  • Large Area Coverage (up to 380Ha)
  • Prime Camera (Sony QX1), Full Control
  • Rugged design; User Replaceable Parts
  • Gimballed Camera; Better Coverage 
  • Parachute; Easy Landings
  • Whole System in One Box
  • Full Manuals and Support Website
  • High Altitude Version  - Free Upgrade
  • Comprehensive Training
  • Volume Discount

Three versions.  Under 2kg (just!) lightweight. Approx 2.15 Kg full livery, gimbal.  2.2 Kg High Altitude, big wings, full livery

Look no further.  The DATAhawk is your answer. 


 2kg Platform. A Natural Upgrade

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Bigger and Better. There are a few sub 1kg drones on the market that are excellent in what they can achieve, but due to their size become limited in payload and performance, particularly in higher or turbulent winds.

We asked our customers who are already users of small fixed wing drones what they want and their answers were as follows:

  • A survey drone and system that we can have more control of and get more out of as a result
  • Easy launch (we have three methods of launch - hand Airlock and LaunchLine)
  • Parachute and Autolanding capability
  • A drone that will fly further and manage higher winds
  • A survey drone that we can be trusted (and trained) to fix ourselves in the field or back at base when it gets damaged and run our own maintenance and servicing schedule
  • A really good, gimballed camera that we can control in auto settings and manual settings for optimised data quality. 

Rugged, Reliable, Rapidly Deployed

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A hand-launched, 2kg drone that is exceptionally easy to launch with para-recovery for safe operation in confined environments.

The Q-100 DATAhawk Survey Drone is available with the new QuestUAV AirDock Drone Launch System and Mini-Zip Drone Launch for high altitude operations.

Our unique launch systems allow more efficient launches for different environments and safety requirements and provide greater separation between Pilot and aircraft during the safety-critical launch phase of a mission.


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Easy Workflows

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Workflows. Learn the whole process of creating a top quality, sellable, orthomosaic right from pre-survey to a client deliverable. This classic workflow is one of many QuestUAV produces for professional users.

The survey, agriculture, 3D, video flythrough, volumetric calculation, NDVI and many more workflows unravel the secrets to creating high quality, profitable data.

Survey Training

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Our online training will get you airborne. However to get the most from your DATAhawk Survey Drone, we recommend a full-time two or three-day training course with QuestUAV trainers, engineers and data processors, held at our technology centre in England. 

Enrol on our dedicated DATAhawk online training course which includes everything you need to know in order to get airborne safely and operate in your own environment.

The package includes written content, videos and practical learning. The course also includes dedicated, face to face, online consultation time with a QuestUAV DATAhawk engineer.


Brand Reliability

Current Users. Do you already own, use and benefit from the strengths of a full-size QuestUAV Q-200 Surveyor drone or Q-200 Agri drone?

Smaller Option. Many operators around the world fly our drones successfully on a daily basis in challenging surrounding, but look for a smaller drone that encompasses all the benefits of the larger machines, that is lighter and easier to launch.

Enter the DATAhawk. Bringing the quality of the QuestUAV brand and its heritage into a powerful, smart and lightweight fixed wing solution.

Easy Upgrade. And if you already own a QuestUAV then the upgrade is even simpler. Same planning tools, similar workflows, simple accreditation, same software. Just a smaller drone.


“During training,  you get under the skin of the company and that makes the difference. You work with the people that actually make the UAVs.”  

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