Straight Up Imaging has recently announced a brand new drone, the Endurance.
Straight Up Imaging announces the launch of their unmanned aircraft, the Endurance. The Endurance is a powerful, cost-effective, and easy to use professional grade platform that will allow customers to leverage the full potential of aerial imaging.
Straight Up Imaging began the design and build of the system with the desire to incorporate their customers’ needs and expectations. “Understanding the need for concentrated, optimized engineering to best service one particular mission, the Endurance was developed initially for precision agriculture use,” says Chief Executive Officer Terry Parisher. “We happily spent a lot of time listening to the professional user to better understand their product needs. As a result, a clean-sheet build developed into an unmanned aircraft focused on aerial imaging.”
This modular and configurable drone platform comes with three different camera options:
- The Surveyor package with the Sony QX1 (Which I assume is the next evolutionary step up from the Sony QX30.)
- The Imaging package with a three-axis stabilized GoPro Hero 4 Black
- The First Responder packagewith a three-axis stabilized FLIR Vue Pro camera with a full-motion video downlink
You can expect flight durations of 25 minutes, even with a one pound payload. Pretty impressive. (Full details on the Endurance quadcopter can be found here.)
About Straight Up Imaging
At Straight Up Imaging we create professional unmanned aircraft systems and modular payloads for a variety of commercial applications.
Founded in 2015 and based in San Diego, Straight Up Imaging (SUI) is a partnership of aerospace professionals with decades of combined DoD and commercial unmanned and manned operations and engineering experience. It was created with one principal objective – to build truly professional grade unmanned systems that incorporate consumers’ needs and meet industry expectations. The need for systems that combine the latest in electronic and mechanical safety, reliability, and control has presented itself. UAS applications and technologies will continue to advance at an accelerating pace, and creating platforms that are continually configurable with the latest payload and avionics technology, flight control systems, and intuitive user interfaces will prove prudent. Straight Up Imaging creates innovative aircraft to demonstrate these advantages.