The Galaxy™ R8700 is the ideal drone for small project areas and confined takeoff and landing areas. With easy assembly, effortless control, and confidence-inspiring stability, the Galaxy R8700 makes quick work of data acquisition over the toughest sites. Compared to other VTOL options on the market, the heavy duty battery power and full range of mapping payload options with the R8700 give you the edge. Best of all, the Galaxy R8700 is a perfect complement to the Nova F7200. With cross-compatible payloads between the two platforms, you can set out on nearly any operational scenario with the confidence to get the job done with the lowest total cost of ownership.
The standard Galaxy configuration provides an all-in-one rotorcraft mapping package offers an impressive level of simplicity and productivity. Our standard kit comes equipped with capabilities exceeding more expensive systems on the market. Together with our most widely used Fusion series payload, this aircraft is a rugged platform for tackling the toughest mapping projects. You get a reliable data acquisition tool ready for field work, backed by Altavian’s industry-leading support and training programs with the flexibility to upgrade payloads and expand your operations as your needs change.
Galaxy R8700 Features
The Galaxy R8700 flight controls are built around the most widely-used open source autopilot in the world, enabling industry standard click-and-fly autonomy from launch to landing. In addition, the Galaxy R8700 unlocks advanced planning and flight control modes to successfully accomplish the most challenging missions. Powered by the Flare flight management software and with a full range of available payload options, the Galaxy R8700 is geared to be the most productive rotorcraft in your toolkit.
Altavian takes the safety of our drones very seriously, and the Galaxy R8700 reflects our commitment to setting the standard in the industry as regulatory requirements solidify. We have eliminated single points of failure throughout the aircraft, its controls, and its operating procedures. Redundant communications, fault-tolerant and redundant electrical subsystems, and aerodynamic control redundancy are just the beginning. If something does go wrong, our failsafe procedures are so well defined and practiced that the rotorcraft comes in to land like normal. If you didn’t know any better, nothing would look out of the ordinary.
Assembly, maintenance and repairs are a painless prospect with the Galaxy R8700. All parts of the aircraft attach with quick snap connectors, so the Galaxy R8700 goes from out-of-the-box to preflight in just a few minutes. Repairs are equally user-friendly with all serviceable components replaceable with just two hex keys. Most importantly, you can swap compatible Fusion series payloads between the Galaxy and Nova systems, giving you the most deployment flexibility available on the market.