Cine cam 1
This payload comes complete with a Go Pro Hero 3 Black Edition.  This payload is very light weight and simple to operate.  The tarot gimbal provides an extremely stable platform for the Go Pro cameras.   American Drones recommends the 2 axis gimbal which gives horizontal and pitch  stabilization  and allows the pilot to control both pitch and rol manuallyl.  Tarot gimbals are available with 3 axis control allowing pan control.   However, additional pan control provides minimal benefit considering the additional requirements of an extra receiver channel, more battery drain and the need to traverse the landing skid in order to avoid image block.  
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GO Pro camera (Hero Black)                               
Torat 2 axis brushless gimbal stabilize                               
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Spectra Cam 1
Multi spectral cameras can be used for many agricultural and non-agricultural uses applications.  The cameras and the filters used on the multi spectral camera is what determines the cameras primary functionality. This payload can be used to gain a hyper look at the health of crops in the field.  Farmers can precisely determine where to increase/decrease fertilizer or irrigation.  Using aerial multi-spectral imaging crop yields can be predicted.American Drones SpectraCam1 payload can be deployed in various missions.  The drone can be tasked to fly a very specific mission course recording high resolution multispectral images of the crops below.  The collected data is entered into software with the ability to pull it all together.                                                                                  
Tetra Cam /Quest Innovations Multi Spectral Camera                                     
Stabilized Pan/tilt with operator control, twin camera mount                                   
​  Low resolution camera for FPV flight view                                   
 Three way video switch                                                                       
 American Drones adaptor plate
 Vis-Cam 2
This payload package consists of the same camera and pan/tilt mount as Vis-Cam1 with the addition of lights.  American Drones offers several options for search light configuration.    Twin LED search lights provide fair illumination or single or dual quartz light system.  Search lights are mounted to the camera pan/tilt allowing the camera and lights to traverse together, keeping the light on the camera target.  LED lights are best suited for shorter distance, while 40 watt quartz lights can illuminate a camera target from over 50 feet.  With a low light camera these light systems are adequate for FPV piloting in total darkness.  Having a pan\tilt allows the pilot to hover the drone in a stable position while searching with camera and search lights.  The pilot can concentrate on the what the camera sees rather than being distracted by flying.                                  
 Basic camera is a 400 TVL camera low light                 
Anti-vibration mount pan/tilt, control through transmitter
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                  LED or quartz search lights, twins or singles                 
 Vis-Cam 3
​This is a system that combines 3 cameras on one payload package.  This payload has a hi resolution camera, low resolution/ Low-light night camera, rearview camera and a video switcher to allow switching between all 3 cameras by the pilot.  This payload also incorporates the anti-vibration pan/tilt gimbal with 400 TVL camera and search lights.  This unique system allows the pilot to quickly change the video view to a rear view in order to quickly egress from confined spaces.  Having a low light camera and a hi resolution camera also allows the pilot to choose an image based on the specific needs of the mission.  This payload can be delivered to run off its own power or off the flight controller battery.                 
 
​Basic camera is a 400 TVL camera, low light                   
High resolution camera forward view                 
 Low resolution rear view camera                 
 Three way video switcher                 
Anti-vibration mount pan/tilt, control through transmitter                 
​ American Drones adapter plate                  
LED or quartz search lights, twins or singles                 
American Drones adaptor plate
FLIR cam 1
This payload is equipped with a FLIR camera.   A hovering FLIR camera can change the overall dynamics of situational awareness.    Whether you’re looking for lost people or livestock the thermal advantage is the only way to go.  Through the FLIR camera targets emitting a heat signature with very little contrast can be easily detected from great distance and altitude.  This camera can be mounted on a stabilized gimbal or a heavy duty pan/tilt mechanism.  This payload is designed for use with The American Drones Phoenix 650 or the Eagle 550.  The FLIR can be used on our 450MM models in a light weight configuration or a fixed mount with no pa\tilt.
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 FLIR or Forward Looking Infrared Camera/ FLIR model # Tau 3 0r 4                 
Stabilized Pan/tilt with operator control, twin camera mount               
 Low resolution camera for FPV flight view               
Three way video switcher             
​American Drones adaptor plate
Vis-Cam 1
This payload package is suitable for applications where a low resolution camera and a light weight anti-vibration mount pan/tilt gimbal can do the job.   The 400 TVL, camera provides a quality image for FPV piloting and low resolution recording.  What this payload lacks in technical ability it makes up for by greatly extending the flight time of any drone that carries it.   Additional power consumption on the flight battery pack is limited only to the video transmitter, pan/tilt and NAV lights.  This payload is perfect for providing longer duration and range of flight.  Missions needing to visually search a wider area,  or provide a longer loiter time over a specific target.  There are numerous camera options available for this payload system.  The 400 TVL camera being the lightest camera with the least amount of power consumption for the lowest price.  Camera options range from fixed focal length low resolution to HD with both optical and digitally zoom capable. 
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Basic camera is a 400 TVL camera                 
Anti-vibration mount pan/tilt, control through transmitter                 
American Drones adapter plate

Payloads


Mission Capable

​​Payloads (hauling capacity) are the addition that makes your American Drone mission capable.  We have several payload designs that are ready to go.  All payloads attach to the drone by use of a dual tubular mounting system.  By using this standardized method of attachment all American Drones can carry any Payload Package limited only by lifting capacity. ​