The first mapping & inspection  indoor drone

Elios 3 helps effortlessly achieve their goals by bringing their inspections and mappings to the next level.




Quickly turn asset data into digital insights, with Elios 3 – the first mapping and inspection indoor drone, offering an unmatched combination of intelligence, versatility and stability.


Harnessing the capabilities of computer vision and LiDAR mapping, Elios 3 stands as a versatile indoor drone, offering access to a realm where conducting methodical inspections no longer demands extensive training periods. Reporting is intuitively conducted on a 3D representation of your asset, and situational awareness is seamlessly integrated into the piloting application, revolutionizing the inspection process.

FlyAwareTM SLAM Engine

FlyAwareTM is the unique combination of computer vision, LiDAR technology, and a powerful NVidia graphic engine. Acting as a centimeter-accurate indoor GPS, it builds real-time 3D maps enabling the drone to sense its surroundings instantaneously. Today, FlyawareTM allows for groundbreaking stability and highly accurate locational awareness. Tomorrow, it is the promise of complex confined spaces inspections performed in full autonomy.


SLAM-Based Stabilization

The all-new SLAM-based stabilization algorithm catches the tiniest unpredictable movements of the drone and instructs the flight controller to compensate for it. This allows for the drone to float in the air still as a stone even in the toughest conditions. With Elios 3, pilots from all skill levels will succeed at performing complex missions with close to no training.


3D Live Map

The embedded LiDAR constantly scans the surroundings to build a high-density point cloud map. This map is displayed instantly in the Cockpit App, empowering pilots with exceptional locational awareness. A real-time 3D view of the drone’s trajectory and environment provides crucial data:

  • Always know where you are: the drone’s position is located precisely so the pilot can easily decide on the optimal route to safely return home.
  • Assess inspection coverage: cumulative mapping data shows the completeness of the map so you can instantly assess your inspection coverage.


3D Reporting

From data capture to decision making, Inspector 4.0 and Elios 3 work hand in hand to provide operational continuity, boosting your efficiency through every step of the inspection process.

Thanks to Elios 3’s LiDAR, reporting is done intuitively on a 3D model of your asset. Points of interest captured in flight are readily available in a high density point cloud offering a faster, more accurate, and more reliable data localization system.


3D Surveying Solution

Thanks to an integration with GeoSLAM software suite, Elios 3’s LiDAR data can be processed to build survey-grade 3D models of your asset enabling surveyors to map the truly inaccessible.


Modular Payload Bay

The modular payload bay features two ports. One dedicated to the LiDAR and one for auxiliary payloads. This unique integrated design provides aerial capabilities for a range of upcoming indoor applications. It turns Elios 3 into a versatile, future-proof tool, configured to fit your mission needs.


Collision-Resilient Rugged Design

Designed after Flyabilty’s patent-pending collision-resilient flight controller, Elios 3 is fit for use in the most complex industrial settings. With its signature cage and unique reversing motors, Elios 3 is the only drone in the market that can recover from flipping upside-down without crashing. The rugged IP-44 design allows for the inspection and mapping of harsh environments without concern for water splashes and dust.

*Elios 3 is not certified IP-44 but it has been designed to comply with such rating according to the ingress protection code.


Extended Air-Time

The Elios 3 offers up to 12.5 minutes of flight time* so you can go the extra mile in every single flight. With a new insert & lock mechanism battery manipulation are easier than ever.

*Flight time without a payload mounted on the payload bay.


Close-Up Inspection Dedicated Payload

The static payload now comes with a fully unobstructed 180° field of view to a 4K camera, a thermal camera, and a distance sensor. The lighting system has been rethought from the ground-up to bring an even more powerful and homogeneous lighting experience. Thanks to the industry-leading oblique and dust-proof lighting system, looking for pitting, cracks, or build-ups becomes as natural as doing it manually with a flashlight. Elios 3 close-up inspection payload delivers stunning image quality, consistently smooth, even in the complete dark.


Source:  ELIOS 3 Flyability Brochure



Configuration: Ducted fan quadcopter

Data interface: USB-C port using Inspector (requires drone to be powered by its battery!)

Dimensions:  48cm wide; 18.9 in

38cm high; 13.8 in

Flight control sensors: IMU, magnetometer, barometer, lidar, 3 computer vision camera and ToF distance sensor

Flight modes: ASSIST – Stabilized mode ATTI – Attitude mode SPORT – Sport mode

Flight Time E2 base: >12min30s*

Flight Time E3 base + lidar mapping payload: > 9 min**

Ingress Protection: Base platform + basic inspection payload: Splash and dust resistant design, equivalent to at least IP44 LIDAR Payload: IP68

Mass E3 base: 1900 g +/-15g; <5,2 lbs. includes battery, payload & protection and lidar payload

Materials: Carbon fiber – Kevlar composites, magnesium alloy, aeronautical grade aluminum, high-quality thermoplastics

Max ascent / descent:  2 m/s ; 6.6 ft/s (Assist / Atti modes)

Max ascent/ descent Speed: 2 m/s ; 6.6 ft/s (Assist / Atti modes)

Max horizontal speeds in different flight modes and configurations:

2 m/s ; 6.6 ft/s (Assist / Atti modes)

5 m/s (Attitude mode) ; 16.4 ft/s

7 m/s (Sport mode) ; 23 ft/s


Max Take-off mass:  2500 g  (E3 LIDAR +150g)

Max Wind Resistance:  5 m/s (Assist mode) ; 16.4 ft/s

7 m/s (Sport mode) ; 23 ft/s

Motor life time: 50h (Test run to 120 hours, motors reached 100h with negligeable degradation so specification is 50% of nominal life)**

Motor type:  4 fast reversing electric brushless motors

Noise Level: 83 dB(A) with lidar

Onboard computer: Nvidia Xavier NX onboard computer with custom linux OS

Operation temp.: 0 oC to 50 oC* ; 32 °F to 122 °F Valid for batteries pre-condition between 10°C and 40°C





Battery change time: <10 lbs. by means of plug and play battery mechanism.

Battery life time: 50 flights

Battery shelf time: 250 days when stored at ~20°C and at 50% SOC

Battery type: LiPo 6S 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-charge estimation

-Plug-and-play charging

– Self-balancing

– Storage self-discharge

– Battery ID



Camera Pod Downward tilt:  -90 degrees

Camera Pod Upward tilt:  +90 degrees

Payload head: Damped for vibrations



Control modes:  Auto mode with manual EV compensation

File Storage:

MicroSD card (onboard the aircraft) |
Max capacity: 128 GB |  Recommended model: Sandisk  |  Extreme micro SDXC UHS-I V30

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



Control:  From remote controller, adaptive light beam controlled by camera pitch

Light Output, extreme:  Temporary Peak Power: – max 100W   |  – 16000 Lumen

Light Output, Nominal:

Normal mode
– 20W default, 1x E2 max illumination.
>> Working up to >50°C without thermal throttling
– 40W boost, ~2x E2 max illumination
>> Working up to 30°C without thermal throttling


Light Output, Nominal:  Dust mode |  default is equivalent to 1x E2 max illumination  | Throttling temperature >30°C”

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 even lighting in front, top and bottom, optimized for low impact of dust on picture quality.



Designation of emissions: Downlink: max 18Mbps  | -> Video: 1080p@30fps |   -> FMU data | Uplink: max 3Mbps |  -> RC commands

Frequency band Tx:  2.4GHz ISM band (2400MHz – 2483.5MHz)

Maximum output power:  2.4 Ghz ≤20 dBm


Source:  ELIOS 3 Flyability Brochure

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Much more than a flying camera, Elios 3 is a powerful data-harvesting tool

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