eBee X

eBee X

The leader in lightweight fixed-wing drones industry.
Designed to provide absolute accuracy –down to 1.5 cm (0.6 in) with available RTK/PPK– and to cover an area up to 500 ha (1,235 ac) to meet the highest standards of various industries.

  • Surveying and Mapping
  • Engineering and Construction
  • Agriculture
  • Environmental Monitoring
  • Mining, Quarries and Aggregates
  • Humanitarian

Let Efficiency Take Flight

senseFly eBee X automates complex terrestrial surveying methods and enables professionals to act on valuable data insights while boosting their efficiency and safety. Its advanced features and ease of use make the eBee X fixed-wing drone a smarter way to map.

Up To 90 Minutes Flight Time

Efficiently map up to 500 ha (1,235 ac) while flying at 120 meters (400 ft). eBee X unlocks a maximum flight time of up to 90 min*—making it the perfect drone for covering large areas.

1.5 cm (0.6 in) Absolute Accuracy

Available RTK/PPK allows you to collect data with high precision and achieve the absolute accuracy your aerial mapping project requires: down to 1.5 cm (0.6 in), without GCPs.

Weighs Less Than 1.6 kg (3.6 lb)

Operate safely within more regulatory frameworks thanks to eBee X lightweight, which extends your operational possibilities and range.

7+ Optimized Cameras

eBee X is compatible with a wide range of interchangeable drone cameras to suit every project, capture reliable aerial RGB, thermal and multispectral imagery.

*With endurance battery and S.O.D.A. camera.

Achieve absolute accuracy with available RTK/PPK

From high-density point clouds to 3D meshes and georeferenced orthomosaics, quality data is critical to every job.

With the on-demand RTK/PPK capabilities of eBee X, you can gather data with ease while maintaining high precision across every step of your workflow. eBee X achieves an absolute accuracy down to 1.5 cm (0.6 in), without the need for ground control points (GCPs).

And since eBee X is compatible with the industry’s leading base stations, you can fly knowing your connectivity can take you anywhere.

Absolute accuracy*

*Using the senseFly Aeria X at 1 cm GSD.

  • 1.5 cm
  • 0.6 in

Expand your mapping capabilities

With more than 1,000,000 successful flights around the world, senseFly’s fixed-wing drones are proven for their unmatched operational safety and ability to deliver high-quality data, from simple to complex missions.

Flying advanced operations such as Operations Over People (OOP) or Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) allow companies to cover larger distances or previously prohibited areas, enabling more data to be collected in a shorter amount of time. The eBee X fixed-wing drone unlocks mapping’s full potential while allowing you to significantly scale your mission capabilities.

BVLOS Certification

senseFly’s eBee X is approved for BVLOS operations in Brazil, Canada and many more countries.

“This certification presents a real opportunity for operators in the future to expand their mapping operation and achieve a robust return-on-investment. We look forward to seeing what this means for BVLOS operations in the coming years.”
André Arruda, co-founder of AL DRONES.

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Trusted For Advanced Operations

Extend your operational possibilities thanks to eBee X’s lightweight design below 1.6 kg (3.6 lb), paired with senseFly’s +10 years in the industry.

As regulations are adopted worldwide, the eBee X offers your business a significant advantage in where and how you can fly compared to heavier and more dangerous drones such as VTOLs.

An example of this is the 2021 EU Drone Regulations. The eBee X is allowed to fly close to people (50 m) during the two-year Limited Open Category transition period.

Less than
1.6
kg
Trusted and reliable
500.000
Flight Hours around the world

Proven Reliablility

Advanced Operations: mapping the city of Lausanne (Switzerland) with a fixed-wing drone

The city of Lausanne and senseFly teamed up for an advanced flight over people mission in the heart of the town to collect detailed 3D data or “digital twin” for their geomatics professionals, architects and urban planners.

Save time and resources while efficiently collecting data.

The eBee X drone is designed to map large areas autonomously, making your data gathering faster and safer.
The high precision of the eBee X complements your traditional surveying tools while expanding your capabilities.

1-Hour Mission Coverage

senseFly eBee X drone

220 ha (550 ac)*
2.9 cm per pixel

* with senseFly S.O.D.A. 3D nadir imagery.

Quad multicopter drones

Up to 120 ha (296 ac)
3.6 cm per pixel

Terrestrial tools

8 ha (19 ac)

"The eBee X can cover most sites in just one flight and with its built-in RTK it is even more economical, saving us yet more time on the ground. These savings allow us, in turn to cut our clients’ costs significantly compared to a terrestrial approach."

Armin Weber

Co-founder, Lerch Weber AG, Switzerland

eBee X

comes with ...

1x Lithium-polymer battery charger/discharger

2x Lithium-polymer standard batteries

1x Drone backpack

4x Spare Propellers
10x Spare Attachment Rubber Bands
1x Spare pitot kit

1 x USB ground modem

1 x USB cable

Includes eMotion

Intelligent. Intuitive. Scalable.

Our eMotion drone flight planning software is beginner-friendly yet packed with advanced features to optimize results. eMotion helps you get your drone in the air quickly while including all the functionality you need to collect and manage exactly the geospatial data you require.

Flexible
Full 3D environment
Connected

Suits Every Mapping Job

Choosing the right mapping camera for the proper mission plays a big part. senseFly eBee X design suits every job thanks to its range of groundbreaking and interchangeable mapping drone sensors.

senseFly S.O.D.A. 3D

Generate stunning 3D reconstructions with this unique photogrammetry sensor that changes orientation during flight. 3D mapping camera with enhanced durability and resistance to humidity.

senseFly S.O.D.A.

Capture sharp aerial images and translate them into detailed orthomosaic maps with this robust and efficient photogrammetry camera.

senseFly Duet T

Create high-resolution, geo-accurate thermal maps on-demand with senseFly Duet T, a rugged dual RGB and thermal drone camera rig.

senseFly Duet M

Develop geo-accurate multispectral maps and digital surface models quickly and easily with this RGB and multispectral camera.

senseFly Aeria X

Optimize exposure time under numerous light conditions with this compact drone photogrammetry camera. For those who demand the highest quality RGB outputs.

MicaSense RedEdge-MX

Capture imagery for NDVI crop indexes and advanced vegetation analysis with this rugged and professional multispectral drone camera.

Parrot Sequoia+

Get precise georeferenced results with this RGB and multispectral crop camera that features automatic radiometric calibration.

Accessories & Extensions

Configure your eBee X to suit your business’ needs with a wide variety of accessories and extensions.

Hard Case

Provide extra protection for your eBee in harsh environments.

Remote Control

Operate your eBee X drone manually.

Ping USB

Increase your airspace awareness by viewing live air traffic data directly within eMotion.

senseFly GeoBase

Enable high-accuracy workflow with this plug-and-play GNSS.

eBee X RTK/PPK

Achieve absolute accuracy of down to 1.5 cm (0.6 in) with available RTK/PPK

eBee X series Extended Warranty

Fly with confidence with this one-year warranty extension.

Get the very best support. Locally.

With senseFly, support is never far.

All our products come with full training available at every senseFly point of sale. senseFly solutions include lifetime hardware, payload and eMotion software support (plus free lifetime eMotion and firmware updates.)

senseFly is recognized throughout the industry for excellence in customer service and support. Should you require support in the field at any time, our continuously growing global network of support service centers is standing by to help.

Step forward

Become a Certified senseFly operator with our online program and get the knowledge and skills you need to be an eBee eXpert.

The program will guide you through mission planning, flight conditions, workflow, navigation, maintenance and more to get the most from your eBee X fixed-wing drone and increase your operations’ ROI.

Not sure if the program is right for you? Trial the first four courses for free!

Specifications

eBee X

Results

Ground Sampling Distance (GSD) at 122 m (400 ft)
2.5 cm (1.0 in)/pixel with senseFly Aeria X
Absolute horizontal/vertical accuracy (w/GCPs)
Down to 3 cm (1.2 in)
Absolute horizontal/vertical accuracy (no GCPs)
1 - 5 m (3 - 16 ft)
Lowest Ground Sampling Distance
1.0 cm (0.4 in)/pixel with senseFly Aeria X
Absolute X, Y, Z accuracy (RTK/PPK activated)
1.5 cm (0.6 in)

Hardware

Wingspan
116 cm (45.7 in)
Weight (incl. camera & battery)
1.3 kg - 1.6 kg (2.2 - 3.6 lb) depending on camera and battery
Electric motor
Low-noise, brushless
Radio link range
3 km nominal (up to 8 km) / 1.9 mi (up to 5 mi)
Detachable wings
Yes
Cameras (supplied)
None
Cameras (optional)
senseFly S.O.D.A. 3D, senseFly Aeria X, senseFly Duet T, Parrot Sequoia+, senseFly S.O.D.A., senseFly Corridor, MicaSense RedEdge MX
GNSS grade
Survey
Carry backpack dimensions
75x50x29 cm ( 30x20x11 in)
Backpack weight (empty)
4.6 kg (8.8 lb)
Carry case dimensions (optional)
75x48x33 cm (30x19x13 in)

Software

Flight planning & control software (supplied)
eMotion
Automatic 3D flight planning
incl. in eMotion 3
3D environment
Yes
Photogrammetry software (optional)
Pix4Dmapper/Pix4DCloud/Pix4Dmatic/Pix4Dfields, Agisoft PhotoScan, Esri Drone2Map, DroneDeploy, Trimble Business Center, Autodesk® ReCap™, Bentley ContextCapture
Vegetation index calculation (w/optional photogrammetry software)
Yes
CAD / GIS (optional)
AutoCAD, ArcGIS, Trimble Business Center, Leica Geo Office, VAGNET Office Tools, ArcGIS, MicroStation & more

Operation

Cruise speed
40-110 km/h (11-30 m/s or 25-68 mph)
Wind resistance
Up to 46 km/h (12.8 m/s or 28.6 mph)
Maximum flight time
up to 90 minutes depending on camera and battery
Endurance extension available (fly more than 60 minutes)
Yes
Nominal coverage at 120 m (400 ft)
220 ha (~550 ac), with senseFly S.O.D.A. / no Endurance Extension
Maximum coverage at 120 m (single flight)
500 ha (~1,250 ac), with senseFly S.O.D.A. 3D / Endurance Extension
Max. flight range
Standard: 37 km (~23 mi) Endurance: 55 km (~34 mi)
Post-processed kinematic (PPK)
Yes
Real-Time Kinematic / Virtual Base Station
Yes
Real-Time Kinematic / Base Station Unknown point
Yes
Real-Time Kinematic / Base Station Known point
Yes
Ground control points (GCPs)
Not required
Oblique imagery
Yes with senseFly S.O.D.A. 3D
Hand launch
Yes
Landing
Automatic Linear landing (5 m/16.4 ft accuracy in 20° angle cone)