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July 17th, 2013
Lehman Aviation Launches the LA300 Professional Drone

The LA300, a fully automatic drone requiring no piloting skills or training, sets new standards in aerial imaging. Operations have never been easier: just program the flight path on anyWindows8 tablet, transmit the data to the drone via WI-FI and launch it by hand. After a flight of up to 30 minutes, the aerial robot will automatically land in a chosen place.

Designed for professional applications, including geo-referenced orthomosaics and digital elevation models (DEM), the LA300 is the world’s first drone to use a mobile phone for professional imaging, thanks to the amazing quality of Nokia 1020camera.

It has become extremely easy, as never before, to conduct the whole flight, to prepare the mission and control andgeotag images. For flight preparation and mission control the user just has to «draw» on a touchscreen tablet the area of interest, enter waypoints and Lehmann’s OperationCenter will automatically generate missions and program the drone. The flight data is then to be transmitted to the drone via WI-FI. After mounting Nokia Lumia 1020 on the wing and launching the LA300 by hand, the user just has to wait until it automatically flies over the chosen waypoints andlands. At the end of the mission the user can easily process all the images in the most popular orthomosaic/DEM software to generate professional maps, orthomosaics and 3D models.

The LA300 is a highly user-friendly, efficient and rugged unmanned aerial system. The drone flies at a range of up to 15 km, at speeds of 20-80 km/h. It is also done to be flown in harsh environments, between -25 °C up to +60 °C (-13 °F up to 140 °F), with winds up to 35 km/h (20kt). The LA300 weights 950 grams (including Nokia Lumia 1020), with a wingspan of 92 cm and the length of 45 cm. The drone is launched by hand and lands in just few meters.

The LA300 is priced at 4 990€ (roughly 6 350 USD), ready to fly. The kit includes two wings, one electronic flying platform, power system and a set of accessories. The OperationCenter under Windows8 is included in the kit, free of charge. Nokia Lumia 1020, GoPro orWindows8 tablet are not included in the kit.
 
Deliveries start at the end of September 2013.

About Lehmann Aviation
For more than 10 years Lehmann Aviation develops and manufactures lightweight and high-performance UAS (unmanned aerial systems) for civil applications. The company’s UAS are designed to meet the needs of commercial and government sector. The company is headquartered in Blois Airport, France. For more information visit us at www.lehmannaviation.com.