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Elios 3

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The Elios 3 offers more advanced stabilization and navigation systems for peak indoor inspection performance and is designed with a modular payload bay with future sensors in mind.

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Flyability Elios 3

The Elios 3 is the first indoor inspection drone of its kind.  Designed with the future in mind, the Elios 3 has not only more power and stability but also a modular payload bay for future Elios 3 accessories.

Elios 3 New Design
Elios 3 Flight Time

Design & Flight Time

The Elios 3 offers up to 12 minutes of flight time, the lighting has been located to the outside of the cage to reduce reflection, and there are now ducts covering the motors to reduce noise up to 20 decibels. In addition, with the new insert and lock mechanism, battery manipulations are quick and easy.

Modular Payload Bay

The Elios 3 comes with a modular payload bay that features two ports, one dedicated to the LiDaR system and one for other auxiliary payloads.  This new design provides aerial capabilities for a range of upcoming applications.  The Elios 3 is a versatile instrument with the future in mind.

Lidar Payload & Real-Time 3D Map

FlyAware™ combines LiDAR technology into a powerful NVidia graphic engine to produce a real-time 3d map that acts like an indoor GPS with centimeter accuracy.

Elios 3 Side View
Elios 3 4k Camera - Distrance Sensor - Thermal Camera
Elios 3 180° fov

Cameras and Lighting

The fixed camera payload now comes with an unobstructed 180° field of view 4k and thermal camera, as well as a distance sensor.  The Elios 3 delivers stunning image quality and produces 16k lumens of light with adaptive lighting controls for up-close inspections.

Return To Signal

Flyability’s latest firmware update for the Elios 3 drone “Return-To-Signal,” significantly enhances flight safety in areas with weak radio signals. This update introduces a key feature that enables the drone to autonomously return along its original path when a signal interruption occurs, as indicated by a popup in the Cockpit interface. This ensures continuous monitoring and maintenance of the live video connection, allowing pilots to explore more challenging environments with increased confidence and safety during drone inspections. The “Return-To-Signal” feature thus provides an essential layer of security, especially in locations where signal stability is a concern.


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Elios 3 Aircraft

ConfigurationDucted fan quadcopter
Data InterfaceUSB-C port using inspector (requires the drone to be powered on by its batter)
Dimensions18.9" Width
13.8" Height
Flight control sensorsIMU, magnetometer, barometer, lidar, 3 computer vision cameras and ToF distance sensor
Flight modesAssist - Stabilized mode
ATTI - Altitude mode
Sport - Sport mode
Flight Time
(E3 Base)
>12min 30s
Flight Time
(E3 Base + Lidar)
Ingress ProtectionBase platform + basic inspection payload: splash & resistant design, equivalent to IP44
Lidar Payload: IP68
MaterialsCarbon fiber - kevlar composites, magnesium alloy, aeronautical grade aluminum, high quality thermoplastics
Motor type4 fast reversing electric brushless motors
Noise level83dB(A) with Lidar
Onboard computerNvidia Xavier NX onboard computer with custom linux OS
Operating temp32°F to 122°F
Propeller lifetime10h
Propellers 4 propellers, 5 inches
Lidar Payload
Lidar sensorOuster OSO-32 beams sensor

Camera Systems

Main Camera
Control modesAuto mode with manual EV compensation
File storageMicroSD card (onboard the aircraft)
Max capacity: 128GB
Recommended model: Scandisk Extreme micro SDXC UHS-IV30
Ground sample distanceminimum 0.18mm/pix at 30cm
lens2.71 mm focal length Fixed focal
Movie FOV114° horizontal, 131° diagonal
Photo formatsJPG
Photo FOV119° horizontal, 149° diagonal
Photo recording resolution4000 x 3000, up to 40 pictures during flight
Sensor1/2.3" CMOS
Effective Pixels: 12.3M
Sensitivity: Optimized for low light performance
Supported file systemFAT32 for cards up to 32GB, exFAT for cards bigger than 32 GB. Up to 128GB card size.
Total vertical FOV approximately 244° including camera tilt
including 180° without obstruction
Video formatsMOV
Video recording resolutions4K Ultra HD: 3840 x 2160 at 30 fps
FHD: 1920 X 1080 AT 30 fps
Video streaming resolutionFHD: 1920 X 1080 at 30 fps
Thermal Camera
LensFOV 56° x 42°, Depth of field 15cm to infinity
Sensitivity (NEdT)<50 mK
SensorLepton 3.5 FLIR
Video recording resolution160 x 120 at 9 fps
Wavelength (LWIR)8-14 μm

Lighting System

Lighting System
ControlFrom the remote controller, the adaptive light beam is controlled by camera pitch.
ModesNormal mode (4x panels used)
Dustproof lighting (2x outer panels used only)
selective/oblique lighting (left or right side only)
TypeHigh-efficiency LEDs for lighting in front, top and bottom, optimized for low impact of dust on picture quality.

Remote Control & Tablet

Remote Controller
Battery6700 mAh 1S
Battery Charger Voltage & Power Input12V / 24W
Battery Charging temperature range10°C to 35°C
Battery life time300 cycles
ControlsAircraft control and payload settings
Operating temp-10°C to 45°C
OptionsOptional remote controller (camera operator) with video stream reception on a secondary screen, and dual control of camera settings.
Output portUSB-c
Weight1760g with tablet holder
Remote Controller Transmission
Designation of emissionsDownlink: max 18Mbps
  • Video: 1080@30fps
  • FMU data
  • Uplink: max 3Mbps
  • RC commands
  • Frequency band Tx2.4 Ghz ≤20 dBm
    Radio Link Encryption128 bit aes-ctr as per the LTE spec
    Battery ChargerUSB fast Charger 5V / 15W
    Charging temp.0° to 40 °C
    Charging Time3h (with fast charger provided with tablet)
    5h (with normal charger provided by flyability)
    ModelSamsung Galaxy Tablet S7 or S8
    Operating Temperature-10°C to 50°C
    Weight500 g

    Smart Battery

    Smart Battery
    Battery change time<10s by means of plug and play battery mechanism
    Battery life time50 flights
    LiPo 65 HV Smart Battery:
  • LED, button and user interface for SOC monitoring, etc
  • Improved safety during charge cycle (protection for: overcharge, overcurrent, overvoltage. over/under-temperature)
  • Accurate state of health and state of change estimation
  • Plug & play charging
  • Self-balancing
  • Storage sel-discharge
  • Cycle counter
  • Battery ID
  • ChargerElios 3's plug and play Smart Battery Charger
  • 150VA Reactive power input
  • 100-240V AC voltage input
  • 1.5A AC max current input
  • Charging temperature32°F - 113°F
    Charging time1hr
    ComplianceApproved for carry-on luggage
    Complies with IATA Dangerous Good Regulation.
    Energy99.2 Wh
    Net Weight620 g ; 1.4 lbs
    Nominal Voltage22.8 V
    Operating Temperature50°F - 104°F
    Rated capacity4350 mAh
    Safety alarmAudible warning when battery voltage is low

    Elios 3 Additional Payload Sensors

    Elios 3 RAD Sensor Remote Control

    Radiation Surveying Payload System

    Discover the Elios 3 RAD payload, a remote radiation detection and localization sensor powered by Mirion Technologies. This powerful radiation surveying tool offers comprehensive in-flight radiation readings, instant dose rate measurements, and precise localization of radiation sources on a 3D map. Partnered with reputable technology, the Elios 3 RAD payload ensures reliable data. It also provides swappable sensor compatibility, allowing seamless integration with your RDS-32 WR sensors for uninterrupted operations. Ensure compliance and accurate results for critical radiation surveying applications.

    Elios 3 Ultrasonic Testing Payload

    The Elios 3 UT Payload is a sophisticated drone-based ultrasonic testing system designed for precise and efficient inspections in confined spaces, offering advanced features such as real-time data analysis, enhanced mapping, and automated surface preparation.


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