Lehmann Aviation has officially announced two new automatic drones, LA300 and LA200, aimed at the Nokia Lumia 1020 and GoPro Hero cameras respectively.
Driven by the quality of the new Nokia Lumia 1020, Lehmann Aviation has decided to launch an aerial drone which bonds well with the Windows Phone 8 device’s 41-megapixel camera.
Lehmann Aviation LA300 aerial drone becomes official with Nokia Lumia 1020 support
This latest surveillance drone is called Lehmann Aviation LA300 and it can be easily controlled using a Windows 8 tablet. The device sends commands via WiFi to the drone, as well as to the Lumia 1020 handset, which is responsible for capturing aerial footage.
The LA300 is said to be the first aerial drone in the world to provide professional surveying and mapping applications with the exclusive help of a smartphone. Lehmann Aviation added that the Nokia Lumia 1020 has been chosen thanks to its impressive image quality provided by the 41-megapixel sensor and Zeiss lens.
LA300 can fly for 30 minutes and can go to distances as far as 15 kilometers
Beside a Windows 8 tablet, a special application is also required. It is called OperationCenter and it can be used for setting waypoints, as well as generating missions.
Controllers can easily program the flying robot, as the user interface is very friendly. The touchscreen display gives you the possibility of “drawing” a mission and the LA300 will simply take off and perform its job.
It can fly for up to 30 minutes and it has a range of 15 kilometers. The drone will land safely after half an hour in a pre-determined location. The user can input all the settings and the flying robot will perform even the hardest tasks.
Lehmann Aviation LA300 drone release date and price revealed
According to Lehmann Aviation, the LA300 drone can withstand temperatures as low as -25 degrees Celsius / -13 degrees Fahrenheit and as high as 60 degrees Celsius / 140 degrees Fahrenheit.
Additionally, it can reach speeds of 30 kilometers per hour / 20 knots, while the whole system weighs only 950 grams and measures 45 centimeters in length with a 92cm wing span.
The Lehmann Aviation LA300 release date is late September for a price of €4,990 / $6,350.
LA200 aerial drone for GoPro Hero cameras introduced, too
The new LA200 surveillance drone has also been announced. It supports all GoPro Hero cameras with all of their editions, including Hero, Hero2, and Hero3.
This flying robot requires a Windows 8 tablet, but it can only fly within a range of 3 kilometers. The advantage is that its price stands at €2,490 / $3,150.