The Bluegrass drone comes built in with only one payload option, the Parrot Sequoia. This may seem limiting, until you consider that the Sequoia is optimized for agricultural applications.
Parrot Sequoia – The Parrot Sequoia contains two sensors, multi-spectral and sunshine, to analyze plants’ vitality by capturing the amount of light they absorb and reflect. When oriented downwards, the multispectral sensor captures RGB photos and the light plants reflect in four separate bands: green and red lights and two infrared bands invisible to the human eye. The sensor can also be placed on the drone facing up, to record the intensity of light from the sun. This allows you to perform radiometric calibration to ensure consistent data measurement.
In standard configuration, the eBee X is capable of 59 minutes of continuous flight, but with the optional add-on of Endurance Extension, you can attain a maximum flight time of 90 min. With this capability, the eBee X can achieve vast coverage of up to 500 ha (1,235 ac) at an altitude of 120m (400 ft). The Parrot Bluegrass package comes with 3 batteries. Each battery gets 25 minutes of flight time. Cover large fields up to 65 ha (160 ac) at 122 m (400 ft) or fly low for greater resolution of down to 0.9cm/px at 10m (0.35 in/px at 33 ft) – single image.
The eBee X comes with eMotion, a flight planning software program that is user-friendly yet powerful, allowing you to select flight paths, assistance features and other mission planning tools for every application. The eBee X is an autonomous flight drone meaning there is no remote controller. Before the flight on the computer, the user plans the route then launches the drone, the drone will then begin its flight path. Once done it will land where specified on the eMotion software before the flight.