The Intel® Falcon™ 8+ Drone

An advanced, Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) for professional use.

The Intel® Falcon™ 8+ drone1 2 is an advanced UAV with multiple electronic system redundancies, designed for safety, ease of use, high performance, and precision.

The Intel® Falcon™ 8+ drone is an advanced, ready-to-fly Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) for professional drone service providers and industries for North American markets. This patented V-shaped multicopter provides multiple electronic system redundancies, which feature redundant batteries, redundant communication between all flight-relevant components, and redundant sensing. The UAS has automated aerial-sensing solutions with best-in-class payloads, providing detailed data for orthography and 3D reconstruction with millimeter accuracy for Ground Sample Distance (GSD). Consistent waypoint automation enables exactly reproducible flights for valuable structural analysis. Using these features, customers are able to detect and prevent damages, and forecast the health, of assets and infrastructure.

The cutting-edge UAV is powered with enhanced AscTec® Trinity Technology. A redundant autopilot system, with triple redundant inertial measurement units, is designed for resistance to electromagnetic fields disturbances and strong winds. Operators will have tremendous opportunities to generate valuable aerial precision data.

Intel® Cockpit
The newly designed Intel® Cockpit features a robust user interface even for use in harsh outdoor environments. With the integrated Intel®-based tablet, operators are able to plan and execute highly complex missions with ease. The Intel® Cockpit integrates independent control and safety features with low-latency digital video link. This supports payloads with up to 1080p resolutions for the best possible live view. Amazing user simplicity with a complete single-hand flight control joystick.

The Intel® Falcon™ 8+ drone delivers robust performance, features the best weight-to-payload ratio on the market, is designed to provide stability in harsh conditions, and best-in-class safety.

Intel® Powerpack
The smart Intel® Powerpack batteries power the Intel® Falcon™ 8+ and the Intel® Cockpit and combine efficiency with industrial safety standards. The battery features automatic balancing, storage mode, charging, and LEDs that display current battery charge, making everyday battery handling easy. Intel® Powerpack is designed to meet airline shipping requirements.

Intel® technologies create devices that can transform, improve, and even save lives.

Technical Specifications

FLIGHT SYSTEM
Type V-shaped Octocopter
Size 768x817x160mm
Engines 8 electrical, brushless (sensorless) motors with 125W max. power each
Rotor Diameter 8" (~20cm)
Number of rotors 8
Rotor weight 6g
Empty weight 1.2kg
Payload weight (camera and gimbal) 0.8kg
Take off weight 2.8kg
Flight time Up to 16-26mins1
Max data link range 1km+
Max altitude 4,000m MSL
Max video link range 1km+ (FCC version)
Max tolerable wind speed 12m/s (GPS mode)
16m/s (Height mode, Manual mode)
Power supply 2x Intel® Powerpack 4000 (redundant setup)

NAVIGATION SENSORS
AscTec* Trinity Control Unit Triple redundant Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU: barometer, compass, accelerometers, gyroscopes)
Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) GPS and GLONASS

AIRSPEED
Manual Mode 18m/s
Height Mode 18m/s
GPS Mode 4.5m/s standard/ up to 10m/s in mapping flights
Climb/sink rate  
Manual Mode 6 to 10m/s
Height Mode 3m/s
GPS Mode 3m/s
Turn rate  
Manual Mode/Height Mode 115 degrees/s
GPS Mode 75 degrees/s

Intel® Falcon™ 8+ Drone Wireless Communication
Two independent (diversity) command and control links 2.4GHz adaptive FHSS link
100mW
Digital video link Low latency digital link. 5.1GHz with up to 250mW. Resolution depending on payload, up to 1080p full HD

Product and Performance Information

1

Airspeed and flight times can vary depending on payload, battery conditions, and environmental conditions like temperature and weather.

2

Intel® technologies' features and benefits depend on system configuration and may require enabled hardware, software or service activation. Performance varies depending on system configuration. No computer system can be absolutely secure. Check with your system manufacturer or retailer or learn more at http://www.intel.com.