The Drontec W.A.S.P is a purpose designed surveillance UAV constructed to carry a range of payloads. It is based on a Quadcopter configuration using 4 removable Motor Arms with integrated landing gear. The system described here is equipped with a FLIR thermal camera for surveillance in complete darkness.It also includes an 18X HD zoom camera allowing target observation from great distance for either covert or high-risk reasons.The removable Motor Arm system allows for fast swop-out of the components most likely to be damaged in high risk operations.This system also improves maintenance, as the complete WASP need not be shipped for repairs, only the individual arms, as all serviceable parts likely to be damaged are contained within these hot-swop removable arms.

We have chosen to incorporate the DJI Lightbridge control and HD video transmission system. This makes it very easy for pilots familiar with DJI’s consumer UAV’s to easily make the transition to this security system. The use of a smart device allows the pilot to make use of the DJI Go-app with the familiar Google Earth mapping and waypoint functions.

The Drontec W.A.S.P is not intended to be used by inexperienced pilots. This manual aims to highlight the components and functions that are specific to this aircraft and does not serve as a complete manual for an inexperienced UAV pilot. We would suggest that the WASP pilot have the necessary flying experience on consumer UAV’s such as the DJI Phantom or similar before operating this craft. We do not cover the functions of the DJI Go app as this is well documented at www.dji.com.

The W.A.S.P offers an extremely robust UAV platform incorporating easy and fast field serviceability combined with long term parts availability. This ensures that the system will remain in service for many years to come.

We are confident that you will enjoy using the W.A.S.P as much as we enjoyed developing it.

WASP specs 1.2

 

FLIR Vue pro 336 Thermal camera HDMI 18X Zoom Camera
Full video integration to DJI-Go app Smart Battery ensures automatic storage charge
Impact resistant waterproof travel case hot-swop camera gimbals and motor arms

*Please download DJI-go app from your device app store. Please find all operation documentation for DJI-go app at www.dji.com

 

 

Specifications

 

Model: Drontec W.A.S.P (Wide Area Surveillance Platform)
Configuration: Quadcopter (Four lifting motors)
Landing gear: Manually extendable legs integrated into each removable arm allowing for easy swap out in the event of damage. Legs remain extended throughout flight.
Dimensions: Hard case transportation package 700 X 500 X 200mm
Assembled with landing gear deployed and propellers open 690mm
Assembled with landing gear and propellers folded 450mm
WASP main body only 300 X 500mm
1 WASP rotor arm complete, landing gear and props folded 300mm
Weight: Assembled ready to fly with no payload 5900g
DJI TB48 5700mah battery 670g
Total weight with 2 X batteries ready to fly 6800
Operating temperature: -20 to 40 ⁰C
Max Flight Time: 2 X TB48 FLIR camera gimbal 23 min
2 X TB48 18X Zoom camera gimbal 20 min
4 X TB48 FLIR camera gimbal 32 min
4 X TB48 18X Zoom camera gimbal 29 min
*flight times tested at sea level, hovering, at 0m/s wind speed

Flight Control System:

Accuracy: Vertical: ±0.5m
Horizontal: ±1.5m
Max Tilt angle: 35⁰
Ascent/descent: ±6ms
Max Speed (P mode): 65km/h
Max service ceiling: 3000m
Max wind resistance: 45km/h
WASP direct control device: DJI Lightbridge 2 Ground and air system
Ground Control unit: DJI Handheld TX (Transmitter)
Maximum Transmission Distance: Up to 5 km (unobstructed, free of interference
EIRP: 100 mW @ 2.4 GHz
Operating Frequency: 2.4GHz – 2.482Ghz and 5.75Ghz -5.825Ghz
Video transmission: HDMI 720p50, 720p60, 1080p30, 1080p50, 1080p60
Ground TX (Transmitter): Weight: 810g
Dimensions: 182mm x 167mm x 104mm (L-W-H)
Built-in Battery: 7.4 V, 6000mAh
Operating Current: 900mA
Operating Temp: -10 -40 ⁰C
Video Output: HDMI, SDI, USB
WASP system interface device: Apple or Android smart device
WASP system interface Software: DJI-Go app HDMI, SDI, USB
Video playback device: DJI-Go app on Smart device
Mapping system: Google earth over DJI Go app
Waypoint flight setup: DJI-Go app

Flight Battery (2 required)

Model: TB48
Chemistry: Lithium-polymer (Li-Po)
Maximum Charging power: 180 W 180 W
Operating Temperature: -20 to 40 ⁰C -20 to 40 ⁰C

Thermal Camera Payload

Camera Model: FLIR Vue Pro 336
Attachment: Hot-Swop sliding rail with rotating lock
Attachment time: 5 sec
Gimbal accuracy: 0.02⁰ (static)
Gimbal range: Tilt Push button control on TX
Roll -50⁰ to 50⁰
Pan -150⁰ to 150⁰ (limited to damping only)
Functions: Tilt Push button control on TX
Pan By moving UAV in Yaw direction, Gimbal has pan damping
Zoom 2X digital zoom controlled by roller on TX (Transmitter)
Resolution: 336 x 256
Lens: 13mm
F.O.V: 45⁰ X 26⁰
Frame Rate: 9Hz (30Hz special order)
Video Playback: Transmission to ground over Lightbridge 2
Viewing of video using Smart Device (Apple or Android)
External video devices connected using HDMI output

18X Zoom Camera Payload

Attachment: Hot-Swop sliding rail with rotating lock
Attachment time: 5 sec
Gimbal accuracy: 0.03⁰ (static)
Gimbal range: Tilt -120⁰ to 30⁰
Roll -40⁰ to 40⁰
Pan -170⁰ to 170⁰ (limited to damping only)
Functions: Tilt Push button control on TX
Pan By moving UAV in Yaw direction, Gimbal has pan damping
Zoom 18X optical zoom controlled by roller on TX
Video Record start/stop on toggle on TX
Onboard storage using Micro SD at 1080P
Focus Time: <2 sec
Resolution: 1080P
Lens: 18X zoom
Frame Rate: 30 fps
Video Playback: 720P Transmission to ground over Lightbridge 2
Viewing of video using Smart Device (Apple or Android)
External video devices connected using HDMI output
All specifications are subject to change without notification