This survey drone takes safety seriously

Altus LRX parachute drone

The LRX drone is on display at Drone World Expo in San Jose, Califonia on November 16, 2016.

Credit: Magdalena Petrova

New Zealand-based drone manufacturer Altus Intelligence wants to make sure its US$39,000 survey drones don’t end up as rubble.

Most of Altus’ customers use its flagship drone, the Long Range Extreme Weather (LRX), for construction and engineering surveying/mapping and expect a rugged, dependable vehicle to get the job done. That’s where the LRX’s three separate fail-safe systems come in.

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