You know Quantum Land Design is the trusted expert in 3D machine control modeling for the earth moving industry. Now you have the opportunity to leverage our experience with your drone data through Quantum's Flight Pack.
Quantum's Flight Pack is a simple, easy to use drone system any contractor can operate. We offer a standardor RTKdrone system depending on your needs.
Instead of specialized (read…expensive) drones and ground control targets you utilize the GPS system you already own to measure ground control. Your data will match your machine control model and project plans every time.
Fly your drone over the project with automated flight software.
Load your photos and control data to our cloud.
Quantum processes the drone data and runs the volume calcs for you. OR, we can provide you with a 3D surface and contours you can use in your takeoff software (like Carlson Takeoff, AgTek, Trimble Business Center, InSite, AutoDesk, Bentley, etc…).
This is the the drone solution we recommend to most of our contractors. It includes the DJI Phantom 4 Pro, GPS iPad, extra drone batteries, contractor grade case, 8 ground control targets, one year of DJI care and all of the little things you need to be successful right out of the box. The iPad and drone are full updated and test flown. We even process a data-set from each kit to verify it is 100% ready to go.
We use DJI Ground Station Pro flight software on the iPad. Our team installs it on the iPad for you, it's free, and easy to use too. Check out this YouTube video to learn how to plan a fully automated flight. After you have planned a few it only takes a couple minutes to set up a new flight plan. You can even copy flights for repeat projects.
With both of our drone kits you will use your GPS rover to measure ground control and check shots. All we need to generate your 3D surface are the drone photos and control data. By measuring control with the GPS rover you already have set up for machine control we can be certain that your drone data will match up with your takeoff, machine control model and any GPS topo work you have done.
Quantum Flight Pack - RTK or PPK
This is the the drone solution we recommend to our power users. It includes the DJI Phantom 4 RTK or PPK, drone controller with integrated screen, DJI GPS base station (PPK system does not include the base station), extra drone batteries, extra base station battery, contractor grade case, 8 ground control targets, one year of DJI Enterprise Care and all of the little things you need to be successful right out of the box. The RTK and PPK kits are fully updated and test flown. We even process a data-set from each unit to verify it is 100% up to spec.
What is the difference between the RTK and PPK system? The RTK system uses a local base station, which is part of the kit, for precise GPS corrections. The base station communicates with the drone in real time (Real Time Kinematic). To derive precise GPS corrections for the PPK system we use a combination of public CORS stations and satellite data. The PPK data is post processed back at the office (Post Processing Kinematic). Either way has it's advantages and disadvantages but your final 3D surface data will be equally accurate with either system. We use your ground control to work out any minor errors in the RTK or PPK process and perfect alignment to your GPS machine control data. We can help you decide if RTK or PPK is best for your application.
The drone controller has an integrated sunlight readable screen and specialized flight software pre-programmed and ready to go. It's similar to DJI Ground Station Pro but custom tailored to the RTK and PPK systems.
With this kit you still use your GPS rover to measure ground control points (GCP's) and check shots. The big selling point of the RTK/PPK unit is that you won't need as many ground control points or check shots. You can space GCP's further apart and reduce the number of check shots, too. If you are flying frequently or on projects with difficult ground access this can be a significant time saver. Keep in mind that the ONLY way we can be certain your drone data will line up with your machine control and GPS topo data is with ground control and check shots.
Just like the standard kit, all we need to generate your 3D surface are the drone photos and control data.
You will need an FAA Part 107 drone pilot certificate to fly for your business. It's a written test only. Here are four great resources to study before the test:
Studying and passing the FAA test might seem overwhelming, but it's not that difficult. Most of our contractor clients study over a one or two week period, take the test and pass it on the first try. We have not had one contractor fail to obtain their Part 107 certificate.