Inspection

Drones designed for diverse industrial inspections make working safer, easier and more efficient.

Power lines, oil and gas pipes, cell towers, railroads, high voltage lines, wind turbines and damage inspection – Nordic Drones can handle all these industrial inspections and more. Our UAV systems allow for a safe working environment.

Nordic drones UAV systems

  • Are rigorously tested
  • Endure electric fields up to 380 kV
  • Endure magnetic fields
  • It is a quick and easy to use solution to visualize, measure and model different kind of targets.
  • The heart of Nordic Drone is made of 3d printing from titanium. This achieves a top lightweight structure and minimizes body vibrations. All aim for optimized air data collection.
  • Nordic Drones is outstanding in its class – the flying time is up to 74 min. The flight weight with imaging capability starting from 4 kilograms and it is able to map over 100 hectares during a single flight. When imaging with a 24 Mpx (or 42Mpx) camera in 150 meters the ground sample distance size is 3 centimeters. GeoDrone can be equipped with a fixed nadir ortho gimbal or with a 2-axis gyro stabilized brushless gimbal and video link.
  • GeoDrone includes the VideoDrone Ground Station flight planning software. The application works on Windows computers and it is used to plan the area to be mapped. The actual flight is then carried out automatically. The computer is not included.

Big and complicated structures are best mapped from the air. That’s the reason why inspections are one of the first introduced UAV-applications. With the help of Nordic Drones, data collecting for your organization will be simple and cost-effective.

 

”We do inspections of bridges and other structures. That’s why the wind endurance of the drones is an essential feature for us.”
– Kiwa-Inspekta

Land survey and mapping

Drones designed for mapping will help your organization stay in the lead. Airborne mapping is fast, precise and first and foremost, safe.

Challenging terrain, fragile structures, high altitudes and places destroyed by natural disasters are all places best accessed with a Nordic Drones UAV. With the help of GeoDrone, you will quickly and easily map areas that are too difficult or dangerous to access otherwise.

  • GeoDrone is designed especially for land survey and mapping requirements. It is a quick and easy to use solution to visualize, measure and model different kind of targets.
  • The heart of GeoDrone is made of 3d printing from titanium. This achieves a top lightweight structure and minimizes body vibrations. All aim for optimized air data collection.
  • GeoDrone is outstanding in its class – the flying time is up to 74 min. The flight weight with imaging capability starting from 4 kilograms and it is able to map over 100 hectares during a single flight. When imaging with a 24 Mpx camera in 150 meters the ground sample distance size is 3 centimeters. GeoDrone can be equipped with a fixed nadir ortho gimbal or with a 2-axis gyro stabilized brushless gimbal and video link.
  • GeoDrone includes the VideoDrone Ground Station flight planning software. The application works on Windows computers and it is used to plan the area to be mapped. The actual flight is then carried out automatically. The computer is not included.

Customer story: GeoDrone and the city of Jyväskylä

Mining industry

Improve the safety in your mines and make working more cost-effective with our drones that can be operated by a single person.

Drones are typically used for mapping and volume calculation. Only the sky’s the limit in the mining industry: while the drone is collecting data in the air, other tasks can be taken care of without interruptions. Mapping and other data collection will be safe and cost-effective with an unmanned drone.

Forest industry

Our drone systems can be used to map and image forests easily. Thanks to the long flight times, imaging large areas will be efficient and effortless.

Nordic Drones UAVs make imaging and measuring forests easier and faster.

In a digital forest plan, each tree is precisely in place on the map.  Challenging terrain and large areas of up to 100 hectares are most effectively analyzed and mapped from the air. Our camera system designed for forest modeling and long-flight drones make measuring forests accurate and efficient.

Nordic Drones has been involved in developing digital forest modeling for many years.

”In the lumber industry efficiency is crucial. For us, the two key factors are flight time and operational reliability. The availability of repair services is vital for our professional drone services. We currently have four GeoDrones in our use.”

– Juuso Hiedanpää, ForestLink Ltd.

 

Science & Research

Unmanned aerial vehicles give researchers of today opportunities that the generations before them could only dream of.

Nordic Drones is a proud associate of the scientific world. With our UAVs, we are able to help scientists and researchers find solutions to various problems that couldn’t be solved before.

The advanced technology of our drone systems guarantees accurate and precise data collection and excellent performance even in difficult environments and challenging conditions.

In research, the most important qualities for the drones are flexibility and performance. Our drone systems can be customized to suit different functions, which means we can easily respond to your needs and demands.

 

Customizability

Regardless of your needs, only the sky’s the limit – Which is exactly our area of expertise. We design and prepare the drones to suit all your needs.

We offer our customers integrated solutions that are always manufactured and delivered according to their needs.

”Calibrating satellite antennas is a special field in the world. Our needs for the drone solutions required collaboration that took our special needs into account. Stability and long flight time are very important to us and Nordic Drones had the best solutions that fit our needs.”
– Andrian Buchi, QuadSAT

Agriculture

With a drone, farmers will be able to save time by mapping their fields and farmlands from the air.

In agriculture drone systems are used in identifying wild oat and other noxious weeds, evaluating crop health and measuring surface areas of the farmlands.

Drones suitable for agriculture will revolutionize the industry. Our drone systems allow farmers and agronomists to map the quality of their farmlands and fields. That way problems can be identified early, and losses can be minimized.

Our drone systems offer the longest flight time on the market and outstanding endurance in challenging weather. Thanks to our flight planning tool it’s possible to plan the flight for the desired area beforehand, monitor the drone during the flight and analyze the data after the flight.

PPK

Precise georeferencing enables the production of exact point cloud, orthophoto and DSM products with minimal preparation and speeds up the processing time of the collected images. Typically, sufficient accuracy can be achieved without the use of measured ground control points.

Post Processing Kinematic PPK is a highly accurate satellite positioning method. Using PPK reduces preparation time required on site, which increases the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of working. GeoDrone PPK enables the creation of precise end products of targets, which would be difficult or even impossible by traditional means.

Pix4D

We are the only official reseller of the Pix4D software in Finland, meaning you can buy the software license directly from us.

Pix4Dmapper Pro license for one user (installation possible on two devices) is an extremely versatile tool for mapping and land surveying. It can process thousands of aerial photographs into precise 2D models or 3D point clouds. Based on our own and our customers’ experience the Pix4Dmapper Pro is one of the best tools available on the market.

The software can process both still images (photogrammetry) and possible multispectral images.

Pix4D has an excellent website where you can find more info about the products as well as training courses and workshops where you can learn to use the products.

Pricing:

One-time purchase: 3990€ + VAT.
Yearly subscription: 2600€ + VAT.
Monthly subscription: 260€ + VAT.

Elistair Tethered Drone Systems

Unlimited flight time for monitoring

We have signed a reseller agreement with Elistair products in Finland.

French manufacturer Elistair designs and manufactures tethered drone systems which allow practically unlimited flight time for drones.

Elistair’s innovative technology supplies power to the drone from the ground unit with a tether. The ground unit gets its power from an external power source, such as a generator. Applications for this technology include occasions where longer and continuous video broadcasting is needed, such as public events, fires, surveillance, catastrophes or traffic monitoring.

The system is also capable of transmitting data in addition to power if needed. The drone can be equipped with a transferable 4G or Wi-Fi base station.
We have integrated the Elistair system to be compatible with the VideoDrone. The battery can be replaced with the Elistair Air module, thus making the flight time not dependent on the battery. The maximum possible flight altitude with the tethered system is 50 to 100 meters depending on the model.

We also supply the Elistair tethered stations to other manufacturers’ drones. Please ask for compatibility with your drone.