ACC Innovation history

With a history of drones and robotics starting in the early 1980s. At the time, the drones were developed and made for under water use. So called ROVs (remotely operated vehicle). In the early 2000 we started working with airborne drones (UAVs) and develop our own drone range. As of today we hold multiple patents, which make our drone technology a reality. Having been around since the "start" of UAV technology, we naturally have considerable experience in this business, both in terms of global sales and aftermarket, as well as technological knowledge. 

As part of ACC-Group there are many synergies with our sister companies where we for example share technology with Ocean Modules as well as rent industrial facilites from Industrigallerian. Together with Ocean Modules we have launched the "Air & Sea" concept. 

Our first prototype start-up in 2019

Our first prototype. Made of glass- and carbonfiber. As you can see. There is extremely little vibration at the entire RPM registry. This is thanks to our patented drive line. The engine used was a hayabusa engine with 220 hp. 

First start-up second prototype, 2020

Using the same engine, but different contruction. Notice there is still hardly any vibrations. 

First flights in 2020

Without any particular tuning, we took off. A first controlled flight. Due to regulations, the UAV is tethered. Being confident in our design and control-system, there was no need for additional safety measures. 

Final design, first model range, 2020

After going through two completely differently constructed prototypes, we decided to go for a third, which became our final construction. As you can see. There is close to no vibrations throughout the RPM register. This, of course is very favourable and increases the time beteween overhauls greatly, as well as increases reliability. This unit doesn't have any covers. This is due to it being easier to access different compartments in the UAV during the testing phases. 

Tuning, late 2020

The first flight of the very first day of tuning. As with all new UAVs, they need to go through the tuning stage. This is, by far, the step with the higest risk of damaging the UAV. Like before, like now, we are very confident in our skills, contruction and control-system. And thus, we felt there was no need for safety measures such as a tether. This is, of course, favourable because it shows the real flight properties of the UAV. 

A few days of tuning...

Moving forward a few days, we have a stable flight. 

Did someone say agile? Early 2021

With our technology, we get an extremely stable, reliable and agile. Being 6x6 meters in size (including blades) and weighing roughly 330 kg (prototypes are heavy), it is highly agile, comparable with small battery-electric drones. 

Over 400 take-off and landings

Having gone through our rigorous testing procedures we haven't had any major break down throughout the development of the Thunder Wasp. With over 400 take-off and landings as well as well as flights with multiple different paylods ranging from payload weight of 140 kg, camera systems to geophysical survey equipment and bambi-buckets , we will keep pushing it to its limits. We've also done multiple automated flights, including take-off, route, position-hold and landing. 

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