Little Ripper Life Saver | Our UAV Fleet
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Our UAV Fleet

WESTPAC LITTLE RIPPER LIFESAVER OPERATES A SUITE OF SOPHISTICATED SINGLE AND MULTI ROTOR UAVS.
THE LITTLE RIPPER UAVs ARE IN FACT SMALL UNMANNED HELICOPTERS CAPABLE OF LONG RANGE DEPLOYMENT THE MINI RIPPERS ARE MULTI ROTOR UAVs UTILISED FOR FAST SEARCH & RESCUE OPERATIONS

The Little Ripper Fleet

Vapor 55 Unmanned Helicopter

The Vapor 55 is manufactured by US-based Pulse Aerospace. It combines the world’s most advanced autopilot with an FAA-compliant, military grade, battery powered, unmanned helicopter.

It features:

  • Industry-leading safety features (automatic autorotation, smart auto-home functions, etc.)
  • Precision FADEC (Full Authority Digital Engine Control) automatic flight control system.
  • Computer based ground control
  • Automatic rotor speed calibration for altitudes from sea level to over 10,000 ft AMSL
  • Delivers up to one hour of flight time on a single battery charge
  • Superior performance in windy environments
  • State-of-the-art Gyro stabilised digital camera with FLIR thermal imaging and optical telephoto zoom

Vario Benzen Unmanned Helicopter

The Benzin is manufactured by German-based Vario Helicopters. It utilises the Canadian Micropilot fully autonomous flight control system with a Renshaw laser terrain tracking system. It features:

  • State-of-the-art safety features including automatic  autorotation and smart auto home functions
  • Laser terrain tracking system
  • Gasoline powered engine
  • Extended flight time up to 3 hours
  • Increased payload lifting up to 15 kilos
  • Interchangeable payload capability
  • Superior performance in windy environments
  • Computer based ground control system

The Mini Ripper Fleet

JTT T60 Hexa-rotor UAV

The JTT T60 is an advanced hexa-rotor UAV, featuring a unique payload configuration for search and rescue, and manufactured by Shenzhen, China based JTT Technology Co. Ltd. It features:

  • Military Grade capable of flying in high winds, with a waterproof design for the unpredictable Australian weather conditions
  • Battery powered UAV with long endurance
  • Equipped with 3-axis gimbal delivering stable 360-degree vision
  • Versatile payload configuration with maximum 3.5 kg capacity incorporating optional drop-mechanism and multiple camera, sensor, speaker, searchlight and other payload device options
  • Ground station with easy pre-flight route and waypoint setting via google earth mapping including flight heights
  • Advanced flight controls with manual and GPS flight modes, real-time positioning on 3D map
  • One-key control for key flight and payload functions with low battery alerts

The JTT T60 is central to the trial being conducted with SLSNSW to develop a purpose-designed UAV and payload capability to support on-the-beach lifesaving operations

STELLA X1000 UAV

The Stella X1000 8-rotor UAV from InnoFlight is the prefect delivery mechanism for our ULB Pods. It features:

• Strong carbon fibre airframe with aircraft grade aluminium components.
• Retractable landing gears for unobsructed camera view.
• Fully integrated flight controller and power distribution board
• Folding arms for portability and fast deployment