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Elios 3

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The Elios 3 offers more advanced navigation and stabilization systems for maximum indoor inspection performance and is designed with a modular payload bay with future sensors in mind.


Flyability Elios 3

The Elios 3 is the first indoor inspection drone of its kind. Designed with the future in mind, the Elios 3 not only offers increased performance and stability, but also a modular payload bay for future Elios 3 accessories.

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Design & Flight Time

The Elios 3 offers up to 12 minutes of flight time, lights have been located to the outside of the cage to reduce reflections and there are now ducts covering the motors to reduce noise by up to 20 decibels. Plus, with the new deployment and locking mechanism, battery manipulations are quick and easy.

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Modular Payload Bay

The Elios 3 features a modular payload bay with two ports, one for the LiDaR system and one for other additional payloads. This new design offers aerial capabilities for a variety of future applications. The Elios 3 is a versatile instrument with an eye on the future.

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Lidar Payload & Real-Time 3D Map

FlyAware™ combines LiDAR technology with a powerful NVidia graphics engine to create a real-time 3D map that works like an indoor GPS with centimeter accuracy.

Elios 3 Side
Elios 3 4k Camera
 Elios 3 180° fov

Cameras and Lighting

The fixed camera payload now comes with a 4k 180° field of view and a thermal imaging camera as well as a distance sensor. Offering amazing image quality, the Elios 3 produces 16,000 lumens of light with adaptive lighting control for close-up inspections.

Return To Signal

The “Return-To-Signal” firmware update for Flyability’s Elios 3 drone marks a significant advancement in drone safety for challenging environments. This update equips the drone with the ability to autonomously retrace its path during signal interruptions, as signaled by a popup in the Cockpit interface. This feature ensures consistent monitoring of the live video connection, greatly enhancing the drone’s reliability and the pilot’s confidence when operating in areas with weak or unstable radio signals. This update is a crucial step in expanding the drone’s operational capabilities in diverse and demanding settings.


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Elios 3 Aircraft
Configuration Ducted fan quadcopter
Data Interface USB-C port using inspector (requires the drone to be powered on by its batter)
Dimensions 18.9″ Width
13.8″ Height
Flight control sensors IMU, magnetometer, barometer, lidar, 3 computer vision cameras and ToF distance sensor
Flight modes Assist – Stabilized mode
ATTI – Altitude mode
Sport – Sport mode
Flight Time
(E3 Base)
>12min 30s
Flight Time
(E3 Base + Lidar)
Ingress Protection Base platform + basic inspection payload: splash & resistant design, equivalent to IP44
Lidar Payload: IP68
Materials Carbon fiber – kevlar composites, magnesium alloy, aeronautical grade aluminum, high quality thermoplastics
Motor type 4 fast reversing electric brushless motors
Noise level 83dB(A) with Lidar
Onboard computer Nvidia Xavier NX onboard computer with custom linux OS
Operating temp 32°F to 122°F
Propeller lifetime 10h
Propellers 4 propellers, 5 inches
Lidar Payload  
Lidar sensor Ouster OSO-32 beams sensor
Camera Systems
Main Camera  
Control modes Auto mode with manual EV compensation
File storage MicroSD card (onboard the aircraft)
Max capacity: 128GB
Recommended model: Scandisk Extreme micro SDXC UHS-IV30
Ground sample distance minimum 0.18mm/pix at 30cm
lens 2.71 mm focal length Fixed focal
Movie FOV 114° horizontal, 131° diagonal
Photo formats JPG
Photo FOV 119° horizontal, 149° diagonal
Photo recording resolution 4000 x 3000, up to 40 pictures during flight
Sensor 1/2.3″ CMOS
Effective Pixels: 12.3M
Sensitivity: Optimized for low light performance
Supported file system FAT32 for cards up to 32GB, exFAT for cards bigger than 32 GB. Up to 128GB card size.
Total vertical FOV approximately 244° including camera tilt
including 180° without obstruction
Video formats MOV
Video recording resolutions 4K Ultra HD: 3840 x 2160 at 30 fps
FHD: 1920 X 1080 AT 30 fps
Video streaming resolution FHD: 1920 X 1080 at 30 fps
Thermal Camera  
Lens FOV 56° x 42°, Depth of field 15cm to infinity
Sensitivity (NEdT) <50 mK
Sensor Lepton 3.5 FLIR
Video recording resolution 160 x 120 at 9 fps
Wavelength (LWIR) 8-14 μm
Lighting System
Lighting System  
Control From the remote controller, the adaptive light beam is controlled by camera pitch.
Modes Normal mode (4x panels used)
Dustproof lighting (2x outer panels used only)
selective/oblique lighting (left or right side only)
Type High-efficiency LEDs for lighting in front, top and bottom, optimized for low impact of dust on picture quality.
Remote Control & Tablet
Remote Controller  
Battery 6700 mAh 1S
Battery Charger Voltage & Power Input 12V / 24W
Battery Charging temperature range 10°C to 35°C
Battery life time 300 cycles
Controls Aircraft control and payload settings
Operating temp -10°C to 45°C
Options Optional remote controller (camera operator) with video stream reception on a secondary screen, and dual control of camera settings.
Output port USB-c
Weight 1760g with tablet holder
Remote Controller Transmission  
Designation of emissions Downlink: max 18Mbps

  • Video: 1080@30fps
  • FMU data
  • Uplink: max 3Mbps
  • RC commands
Frequency band Tx 2.4 Ghz ≤20 dBm
Radio Link Encryption 128 bit aes-ctr as per the LTE spec
Battery Charger USB fast Charger 5V / 15W
Charging temp. 0° to 40 °C
Charging Time 3h (with fast charger provided with tablet)
5h (with normal charger provided by flyability)
Model Samsung Galaxy Tablet S7 or S8
Operating Temperature -10°C to 50°C
Weight 500 g
Smart Battery
Smart Battery  
Battery change time <10s by means of plug and play battery mechanism
Battery life time 50 flights
  LiPo 65 HV Smart Battery:

  • LED, button and user interface for SOC monitoring, etc
  • Improved safety during charge cycle (protection for: overcharge, overcurrent, overvoltage. over/under-temperature)
  • Accurate state of health and state of change estimation
  • Plug & play charging
  • Self-balancing
  • Storage sel-discharge
  • Cycle counter
  • Battery ID
Charger Elios 3’s plug and play Smart Battery Charger

  • 150VA Reactive power input
  • 100-240V AC voltage input
  • 1.5A AC max current input
Charging temperature 32°F – 113°F
Charging time 1hr
Compliance Approved for carry-on luggage
Complies with IATA Dangerous Good Regulation.
Energy 99.2 Wh
Net Weight 620 g ; 1.4 lbs
Nominal Voltage 22.8 V
Operating Temperature 50°F – 104°F
Rated capacity 4350 mAh
Safety alarm Audible warning when battery voltage is low

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