Hardware

Drones + Sensors

A collection of drones used with AeroPoints for survey-grade results.

Vetted by our hardware experts and fully integrated with our platform, these Propeller-recommended drones and sensors are the fastest way to get survey-grade results.

Accurate

Every Propeller-recommended drone are vetted by our data experts to ensure they measure up to our accuracy standards.

Easy

You don’t need to be an expert to fly a drone. Replace manual processes with automated flight paths and a simple, integrated workflow.

Integrated

Pair a Propeller-recommended drone with AeroPoints to seamlessly capture survey-grade data for your site.

Supported

Whether you’re on site or in your office, our hardware support experts are just a
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Whether you already own a drone or are new to the game, you can use our Supported Drones Tool to find the best drone to pair with Propeller.

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No matter the worksite, we’ve got the drones you’re looking for.

The best drone for your worksite will depend on several factors – from your budget, the site’s size, its location, and more.

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DJI Mavic 3 Enterprise

The Mavic 3 Enterprise is a commercial-grade, survey-focused UAV that’s perfect for your typical earthworks site. It’s highly suitable for precision site mapping in the civil construction, aggregates, mining, and waste management industries.

Why choose the Mavic 3 Enterprise?

Affordability

DJI’s Mavic 3 Enterprise drone is more affordable than other high-accuracy options – without sacrificing any essential features.

User friendly

It’s easy to transport and operate, so you can survey reliably, safely, and simply.

Exceptional value

The Mavic 3 Enterprise is our latest recommended drone for precision mapping. Its 30-40 minute flight time, light weight, 4\20MP resolution lens, easy visibility, and 360° collision avoidance system make it a great choice for most worksites.

DJI Phantom 4 RTK

The Phantom 4 RTK is DJI’s first survey-focused UAV. The real-time kinematic (RTK) unit on the drone itself allows photos to be geotagged with survey-grade accuracy.

Why choose the Phantom 4 RTK?

Affordability

DJI’s Phantom 4 RTK drone is one-third of the cost of other RTK options, without sacrificing any survey must-haves.

User friendly

Survey reliably, safely, and simply with a drone that’s easy to transport and operate.

All-Star value

The Phantom 4 RTK is our most recommended drone for a reason. Its 360° collision avoidance system, 30-minute flight time, 20MP resolution lens, one-inch sensor, and light weight make it a perfect fit for most worksites.

DJI Matrice 350 RTK

The M350 drone and Zenmuse P1 sensor provide a true powerhouse experience for large-scale, complex projects or during flights in inclement weather. The real-time kinematic (RTK) unit on the drone itself allows photos to be geotagged with survey-grade accuracy.

Why choose the DJI Matrice 350?

Site coverage

The M350 is great for large-scale and complex worksites. It boasts an increased payload, long battery life, advanced collision avoidance, and obstacle detection sensors. So, you can fly longer and cover more ground.

High speed, high performance

The M350 can handle a maximum flight time of up to 55 minutes, depending on payload, at a flight speed of 23 m/s (51.5 mph). The P1 is compact, its 45 MP, full-frame sensor camera can take a photo every 0.7 seconds, and it can cover 3 km2 in a single flight.

Tough technology

The M350 can operate in -4 to 122°F (-20 to 50°C) with a self-heating battery and weather sealant that protects it from rain, dust, and even winds up to 49 ft/second.

WingtraOne

The WingtraOne vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) drone allows you to conduct both small- and large-scale drone surveys with unmatched data quality — at a fraction of the time and cost.

Why choose the WingtraOne?

Data quality

Achieve absolute accuracy down to 1 cm (0.4 in) horizontal and 3 cm (1.2 in) vertical with the 42MP full-frame Sony RX1R II camera and the integrated PPK GNSS receiver. You can even achieve sub-centimeter level GSDs down to .7 cm under optimal operating conditions. Read more about how to achieve these results yourself.

Efficiency

Fly at speeds up to 36 mph (16 m/s) for up to 59 minutes per flight to cover large land areas for your biggest projects.

Coverage

WingtraOne can fly higher than drones with lower-resolution cameras, so you can cover more ground and capture more detail – with every image.

Anywhere take-off and landing

The VTOL capability allows you to take off and land in tight spaces or rough terrain formerly accessible only to quadcopters, but with the coverage of a fixed-wing drone.

Quantum-Systems Trinity F90+

The Quantum-Systems Trinity drone is a fixed wing drone capable of flying much longer than a quadcopter. It can take off and land vertically (VTOL). The fixed wing design also helps mitigate any adverse weather like strong winds, making it a more reliable option.

Why choose the Trinity F90+?

Up to 90 minute flight time

Its longer flight time when compared to other non-fixed wing drones makes it ideal for large sites.

Anywhere take off and landing

Its fixed wing design helps it mitigate any adverse weather like strong winds, making it a more reliable option. Plus it has the ability for vertical take off and landing.

Exceptional value

The Trinity F90+ leverages the VTOL UAS platform, offering professional users even more functionality. Making this drone an excellent value for money.

Which drone is right for you?

Propeller-recommended drones have the RTK and PPK capabilities you need to get survey-grade results.

DJI Phantom
4 RTK
Overview

Ideal for new pilots, small-to-medium sites, “affordability meets reliability”

~60 acres

Surveying limit on one battery

350mm (diagonal)
20MP

Sensor

1391g

Weight with batteries

PPK & RTK

Geotagging capabilities

Made in China
DJI Mavic 3
Enterprise
Overview

Ideal for new pilots, small-to-medium sites, lower light conditions, cost-aware customers

~100 acres

Surveying limit on one battery

380.1mm (diagonal)
221mm (folded)
20MP

Sensor

950g

Weight with batteries

PPK & RTK

Geotagging capabilities

Made in China
DJI Matrice
350 RTK
Overview

Ideal for huge sites, swappable payloads, lidar

~120 acres

Surveying limit on one battery

895mm (diagonal)
45MP

Sensor (Zenmuse P1 and/or L2)

6.3kg

Weight with batteries

PPK & RTK

Geotagging capabilities

Made in China
Quantum
Trinity F90+
Overview

Ideal for huge sites, drone experts

~200 acres

Surveying limit on one battery

2.4m (7.85 ft) wingspan
1.48m (4.85 ft) length
20 or 42MP

Sensor
(20MP – Sony UMC)
(42MP – Sony RX1R II)

6.5kg

Weight with batteries

PPK

Geotagging capabilities

Made in Germany
Wingtra
WingtraOne
Overview

Ideal for huge sites, high-definition  orthophotos

~200 acres

Surveying limit on one battery

125cm (4.1 ft) wingspan
24 or 42MP

Sensor
(24MP – Sony a6100)
(42MP – Sony RX1R II)

4.9kg

Weight with batteries

PPK

Geotagging capabilities

Made in Switzerland

Expert hardware support

We know these drones inside and out. Our hardware support team is here to help you out – whenever you need.

All your FAQs, answered.

Yes! The drones we recommend provide the best user experience and the most robust set of compatible features. Still, if you select a camera and drone with a strong record of high-accuracy results, we probably support it.

We don’t support drones and cameras that capture images unsuitable for surveying, as they can’t deliver the level of accuracy our customers depend on.

We know how important accuracy and reliability are to our customers, and Propeller PPK is the most accurate and reliable start-to-finish drone surveying and data processing solution.

An RTK drone needs to maintain a constant connection to a base station during the entire duration of a flight to collect data successfully, which means that even a slight signal loss (like flying behind a building) creates big problems.

PPK does not require this constant contact, making it a much better solution for most worksites and use cases.

However, Propeller does offer support for RTK workflows with high-accuracy geotags. Check with a sales representative or get in touch here to see if your existing hardware is compatible.

Recommended drones have specifically been selected for optimization with Propeller PPK, and will provide the best user experience. Supported drones are compatible with the Propeller Platform, but may have limited functionality and will not support the complete PPK solution. Wondering what support is available for your drone? Check out our Supported Drones tool above, or contact us if you have questions.