US: AEE Aviation Technology has announced the introduction of its Mach 4 , a multiple payload capable commercial UAV built to provide a best-in-class experience for professionals in law enforcement, search & rescue, inspection and surveying sectors, and more. AEE will be exhibiting Mach 4 at the premier AUVSI conference, Xponential May 1-May 3, 2018 at the Denver Convention Center AEE booth #1428. There will be an expected crowd of more than 8,500 industry leaders from both the defense and commercial sectors attending to gather the latest information on policy, business use cases and technology applications.
Measuring a little over two feet in length, the AEE’s Mach 4 is capable of traveling at a cruising speed of close to 30 miles per hour with a range of almost two miles and flight times up to 40 minutes in length. Its sophisticated Y-12 ground station hand controller is equipped with 1.4 gigahertz for flight control, offering a steady and sure control experience.
The drone package comes with an aluminum siding carrying case that includes a professional charger and battery pack along with three antennas which are attached to the ground station, which supports a 5.8GHz video transmission and a 1.4 GHz digital radio system. Equipped with a YT35, standard 4K camera with a 1 / 2.3-megapixel sensor, the Mach 4 is designed to deliver crisp, clear images. The Mach 4 will also have available 10:1 zoom camera payload as well as an advanced optical thermal payload for search & rescue along with inspection missions
“We are pleased to offer to the Mach 4 to our commercial customers around the world because we expect the Mach 4 to raise the bar and redefine value in the commercial UAV industry,” said AEE founder and CEO Andy Zheng. “One key advantage, for example, of the Mach 4 is its long flight time and we also believe its ground station controller is in a class by itself for similar products at this price point.”
AEE’s Mach 4 will be available to select resellers in June. Packages are expected to start in the $5,500 range, for the base configuration.