Survey Drones and Drone Services

QuestUAV

Drones for Industry and Research

Drone Surveying Services and Fixed Wing UAV Developer


Surveying Drone Products

Rugged, fixed wing, mappers.  Survey Drones designed for continual use in all seasons. Tough and easily repaired. Quality, industrial sensors. QuestUAV has listened carefully to what small to medium sized industry needs and this is the result: The DATAhawk range and the Q-200 range.

2kg Range of surveying drones, the DATAhawk range:

  • Single operator, light, easily transportable,  easy operation
  • Accuracy of 3.2 cm over areas up to 350ha in a single flight
  • RGB, multispectral and thermal options

5kg Range of surveying drones, the Q-200 range:

  • Twin crew, large industrial applications, modular design to swap out sensor packs. Achieve larger surveys under the toughest conditions.
  • RTK/PPK option with cm-level position referencing.  No need for physical Ground Control Points.
  • Custom designs for extreme environments and water resource management

Services and Workflows

A range of services to the professional industry. Contracted drone mapping services. A training school. Ongoing support. All in response to the needs of the professional users.

Image Processing - In order to reduce our clients' workload, we offer processing services by photogrammetry experts at our QuestUAV processing centre in the UK. Additionally, we provide training courses in the use of Pix4D Mapper, Agisoft Photoscan and other post-processing applications.

Manufacturer Training - A comprehensive set of courses with over 1000 hours of material that covers flight planning, operation and maintenance of commercial UAVs. Choose from a series of one to ten-day courses to fit your needs with an instructor at our training school located at our QuestUAV headquarters, UK.

Support -Training courses that empower operators to repair their drone in the field as well as a dedicated team to respond to any queries.

GIS Services - Learn about image interpretation, GIS and how to integrate aerial image analysis into existing workflows.

Research and Development

We design sub 7kg fixed wing surveying drones to operate your sensor to your specifications.  We pinpoint design issues, collaborate on solutions and create workflows that can either commercialise products or build IP as part of a research project. Our network of research and industry partners reaches across the globe. We connect with industry daily to participate in new designs.  A selection of examples:

  • RAL Space - Imaging in 3D large areas of the Atacama desert during trials involving the ESA / NASA Mars Rover.
  • South West Water / Exeter University - Measure and quantify the storage of water in peat based uplands using conventional and thermal imagery.
  • ORCA / DOLE - Gather and monitor survey data to set standards in tropical pineapple plantations.
  • British Geological Survey - Government sponsored “INNOVatE” Project to quantify trace gasses over farmland using laser imagery on a fixed wing drone.
  • United Nations / OSCE Pilot Study - Quantify the suitability of low cost fixed wing drones in the monitoring of the retreat of hostile forces from Ukraine.

News

FIXED WING SURVEY DRONES IMPROVE WORKER SAFETY AND EFFICIENCY AT MINING SITES

Co-Authors Kerstin Traut, Nigel King and Ruairi Hardman A QuestUAV Case Study from Kazakhstan INTRODUCTION Mine operators know that safety precautions are of utmost importance in the daily routine at a mining site. Conventional surveying methods involved considerable effort and resources on the ground. Starting with electronic tachometers and later with ground GPS, surveyors have […]

TerraDrone Corporation and QuestUAV strike up a strategic partnership providing highly accurate large scale surveying services as well as Reseller presence in Japan

Terra Drone Corporation and QuestUAV Strike Up a Strategic Partnership Ruairi Hardman (L) Toru Tokushige (M) & Nigel King (R) In January 2017, Terra Drone Corporation signed a strategic alliance with British fixed-wing drone developer QuestUAV. In the future, Terra Drone will conduct surveying services using QuestUAV's fixed-wing aircraft, sales of the airframe itself and […]

HOW A SENSOR GIMBAL IMPROVES EFFICIENCY OF AN AERIAL MAPPING MISSION

QuestUAV Sensor Gimbals Improve Flight Efficiency By More Than 15 Percent INTRODUCTION Demands on fixed wing drones are growing continually. Other than copter drones, fixed wing platforms are generally used to cover large areas (hundreds of hectares) in a short amount of time. Standards on flight endurance and efficient area coverage are growing throughout different […]

QuestUAV Addressing Safety Standards in Urban Environments | QuestUAV News

QuestUAV Addressing Safety Standards in Urban Environments   Introduction Drone mapping is growing at a rapid rate in almost every country in the world. Unfortunately, incidents with drones are also growing at the same time. Just like any other aircraft, drones not only need to be flown in a safe manner but flight operations need […]

Still Flying After 3000km – The Incredible Story of Mango Six | QuestUAV News

AN INDESTRUCTIBLE QUESTUAV “SURVEYOR” THAT FLIES WEEKLY MISSIONS THROUGHOUT SOUTH KOREA AND ASIA After 3,000 kilometers and 200 hours in the sky, Q-200 Surveyor “Mango Six” is still far away from retirement   MANGO SIX - AN AMAZING DRONE Mango Six is a Flagship of the QuestUAV fleet and commercial drone world. It continues to […]