The 810 airframe is purpose built to carry the largest mirrorless or Broadcast quality cameras such as:

     Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera

     Miniaturized digital film camera for remote use/PWM and S.Bus for use          with remote controls.

     Includes Super 16 size sensor with 13 stops of dynamic range

     Use a wide range of lightweight professional photo lenses

     Captures true 12-bit log digital film quality images without the artifacts          you get on heavily compressed 8-bit H.264 files used on small consumer        action and DSLR cameras.

Sony α6300 E-mount camera with APS-C Sensor

     24.3 MP Exmor® APS HD CMOS sensor with BIONZ X™ image processor

     Fast Hybrid Autofocus (phase and contrast detection)/ The world’s fastest      Auto Focus performance

     Included One-touch remote lets you use a smartphone or tablet as a                viewfinder and remote control for the digital camera

     Newly employed S-Gamut/S-Log enable wide dynamic range (max.                1300%) shooting for more expressive movie-making in post-production.

     4K recording (24p (25p), 30p) and Full 120fps high-speed shooting (120p)      at up to 100 Mbps bitrate to capture detailed movies with minimal                  compression noise.

Sandhills Robotics will build a robotic solution that best fits your needs. Unmanned or remotely controlled vehicles are a platform to carry a payload. In most cases this is a camera or sensor package. Once our salesmen have a good idea of the data you require, Sandhills will customize a solution that best fits your needs with no extraneous add-ons to “pad the bill” or complicated features you will never need or use. We produce an industrial grade product with a North Carolina based technical support team. This alleviates the frustrations surrounding foreign based technical support architectures and international shipping turn-around times. Our Veteran owned business and staff has the knowhow and expert level training to deliver a ruggedized product that delivers when it counts most.



Weihai Robotics Orca A ROV


​     Maximum depth of 300m and a maximum speed of 3 knots

     Strong underwater pushing force, forward pushing force can reach 20kg

     15kg of extra mounting buoyancy to mount all kinds of underwater devices

​     Camera has an extended depth of field, works in low illumination with  700tvl.

​     Groundstation has a 19 inch LCD monitor with embedded host computer control


     This robot has a singular purpose; Underwater Dam inspections

     Please as our salesmen if you wish to use it for a different purpose and we will modify      it to suit your needs

Camera and sensor packages

Three base models are used for aerial payloads


Our smallest frame (550mm) typically carries a GoPro Hero 4 Black Edition camera on a stabilized 2 or 3 axis gimbal.

​        Record at up to 4K resolution at 30 frames per second. It can also capture 1080p at 120fps

​        Can also take 12-megapixel photos, and time-lapse photos at the same time as shooting video at 1,440p, 1,080p, and 720p.

        Most often used for low cost photogrammetry or large format orthomosiacs


     Transend Robotics ARTI 3 platform

​          Adheres to the K.I.S. principle, does mechanically what other platforms do                          electronically; translates to lower failure rate and less downtime

              Climbs over stairs and obstacles with ease

           Slotted T-rail mounting system makes adding and removing sensor/camera                      payloads easy 


    Sandhills can custom fit the same sensor and software packages found

    above plus many more

           *6 axis manipulatable arms​

           *Precise GPS locater (Ground Survey) 

           *Complete Autonomy; pre-planned GPS waypoint travel

           * Emergency response package (Voice/Tone loudspeaker and Flashing Strobes) 

           ​*3D mapping... and more


Each model is identified by size as measured from motor to motor diagonally. 

Air frames are constructed with 3K woven carbon fiber for strength and lightweight.

Motor and propeller size is chosen based on weight of payload and optimized for maximum flight time

Our flight controller is based on a Pixhawk 2.1 that is tuned and optimized for your airframe and requirements 

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All of our airframes can be equipped with thermal capabilities, we recommend the FLIR Vue™ Pro

     FLIR Vue Pro is more than a thermal camera, it is a thermal measurement                instrument and data recorder​

​     Vue Pro records 8-bit digital video in MJPEG or H.264 formats and 14-bit still          imagery to a removable micro-SD card

     Vue Pro’s Accessory Port connection gives you access to MAVLink commands            and camera controls over PWM commands; so you can select color palettes,              start and stop recording, or trigger the camera's e-zoom in-flight from your            radio controller.

     Vue Pro comes with a built-in, low-power Bluetooth module, so you can easily       configure your camera with our custom iOS or Android apps before you take off.


Our 680 airframe is best suited for larger point and shoot sized cameras or custom sensor packages like the Velodyne Puck Lidar or Micasense Red Edge Multispectral sensors.

​        Velodyne- LiDAR: Real-time, 360°, 3D distance and calibrated reflectivity measurements

​         Sony DSC-HX90V - 30X zoom equivalent to 24-720mm, optical image stabilization, and an 18.2MP BSI CMOS sensor

       MicaSense RedEdge M - five bands—blue, green, red, red edge, and near-infrared, 8 cm per pixel (per band) at 120 m (~400 ft) AGL Ground Sample Distance