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E384-Heavy Configuration Now Available

The E384-Heavy is a special configuration of the E384 that is built to meet user specifications. Using flaps to increase lift at low speeds, the E384-Heavy can take off and land at up to 9 pounds MTOW. Even at this high weight, it is possible to hand launch and belly-land the aircraft, so you don’t need to carry bulky launch or recovery equipment to the flying site. The larger fuselage volume allows it to carry even the largest cameras in landscape orientation, for the maximum mapping efficiency. The E384-Heavy can cover as much as 1,900 acres (770Ha) at 400′ (120m) AGL or 4,200 acres (1,700Ha) at 3.9cm/pixel with the Sony RX1R II.

The E384-Heavy can be modified to carry other payloads like the FLIR Duo Pro R for security applications, or even small parcels for delivery to remote locations. Founder of Event 38, Jeff Taylor, says, “The Heavy configuration addresses the needs of serious UAS operations that are now taking on the kinds of mapping work previously reserved for light aircraft. It is now conceivable to map dozens of square kilometers a day with a portable drone, or to perform surveys of remote sites 10km or more from the nearest launch site.”

The E384-Heavy can be tailored to each type of mission for best performance. Contact us to discuss your project.

E384 and E386 add Sony QX1 Support

The Event 38 E384 and E386 now support the Sony QX-1 camera. With a 20MP APS-C sensor and compact body, the QX-1 is able to collect data in landscape orientation further increasing the mapping efficiency of the Event 38 fixed wing platforms.

See our fixed wing drone section to learn more.

E384 Picked as Replacement for Aero and Aero-M

The E384 from Event 38 has been picked as the official replacement for the discontinued Aero and Aero-M product line from 3d Robotics, Inc. Because the aircraft are so similar, Event 38 is able to provide support and most replacement parts for the Aero indefinitely into the future.

The E384 offers several advantages over the Aero including longer flight times, better camera lens protection, and lower overall cost.

Learn more about the E384 to Aero-M transition.

Why Terry Kilby is OK with flying fewer drone missions

Recently, Terry Kilby purchased one of our E384 fixed-wing mapping drones. Terry and his wife, Belinda Kirby, own their own drone photography business, Elevated Element, as well as the brand new aerial software company, Aerial Array. You can read about their companies, as well as how they plan to use our E384, here.

Preserving the Endangered Spider Monkey in Ecuador through UAV Forest Monitoring

Recently, we discovered that the Ecuadorian organization Drone & GIS has been using our E384 fixed-wing drone for quite the unique and amazing application; saving the spider monkeys. The Brown-headed Spider Monkeys are a critically endangered species, and efforts for their preservation and well-being have been ongoing. By flying our E384 over an area of the forest of about 1200 hectares, Drone & GIS  was able to quickly and efficiently discover which areas of the forest are habitable for the continued well-being of the spider monkey. You can view the full article here.

Local lessons from the Innovation Economy: Tech Czar Talk

Event 38 was recently featured in an article by Michael C. DeAloia, offering some insight into our company and what our drones can provide for the consumer. You can read the full article here.

Drones are coming to your neighborhood

We were recently mentioned in an article featured on Cleveland.com, written by Stephen Koff, that illustrates how drones are being used and how common they will be in the near future. You can read the full article here.

Former SpaceX engineer Jeff Taylor navigates regulations, fast growth at Event 38

Recently, Adam Burroughs of Smart Business conducted an interview with Event 38 CEO Jeffrey Taylor. In it, Jeff provides some insight into the business side of Event 38 and the strategy that we have used to grow. You can read the full article here.