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End of Life Notice

The items listed below are declared end of life by 31st March 2018.
Last order date: 31st December 2017 (given stock availability).
Support and spare parts available until 31st December 2019.



  • Redundant propulsion system
  • Small and safe propellers
  • Mechanically damped payload

Main Applications

  • Automatic flight experiments (GPS controlled)
  • Computer-Vision Applications
  • LiDAR and outdoor navigation

Technical Data

  • Dimensions: 60.5 x 66.5 x 16.5 cm
  • Propeller size: 8"
  • Propeller Type: AscTec (default) or flexible (optional)
  • Motors: 6 x 100W
  • Max. thrust: 36N
  • Max. payload: 600g
  • Max. total weight: 1600g
  • Max. airspeed: 15m/s
  • Max. flight time: 22mins (without payload)
  • Battery: 5000mAh (LiPo)

AscTec Firefly with camera mount option 1 and AscTec Mastermind

Flight Time vs. Payload


Payload Matrix

Onboard ComputerCam Option 1Cam Option 2Cam Option 3Cam Option 4Laser ScannerVI SensorPropeller Protection
AscTec Mastermind(tick)(tick)(error)(error)(error)(error)(tick)
AscTec Atomboard V2(tick)(tick)(error)(error)(error)(error)(tick)

Payload limit

The payload matrix only shows mechanical/electrical restrictions. Please contact an AscTec Engineer to determine if your desired configuration exceeds the maximum payload.

Camera Mount Options

MountOption 1Option 2Option 4VI-Sensor
Sales statusActiveActiveDiscontinuedDiscontinued
DescriptionFixed mount for one camera.Fixed mount for up to three cameras.Active mount for one camera.VI-Sensor Mount.
Max. number of cameras1312 (fixed)
Mount PointBottom-FrontBottom-FrontBottomBottom-Front
Looking Directiondown to frontdown to frontdown to frontfront
Tilt-angle adjustable(tick)(tick)(tick)(error)
Pan/Tilt remote control(error)(error)(tick)(error)

Laser Scanner Mount

Laser scanner details can be found here.

MountHorizontal ScanVertical Scan
Sales statusDiscontinuedDiscontinued
Recommended laser scanner
  • Hokuyo UST-20LX
Compatible laser scanners
  • Hokuyo UTM30-LX (available upon request)
  • Hokuyo UST-10LX (available upon request)
  • Hokuyo URG-04LX (no longer on sale)
Mount PointBottomBottom

Propeller Protection

Small propeller protection around the flight system.

  • Protects the flight system from light impacts
    (e.g. slow flight against laboratory walls).
  • Recommended for indoors experiments
  • Additional payload weight
  • Increases susceptibility to wind in outdoor scenarios

Transport Case

Peli Storm case IM2875 with foam cut-outs specially designed for the AscTec Firefly.
Dimensions: 62 x 66 x 32 cm


  • Allows to store the AscTec Firefly fully assembled
  • Airfreight capable
  • Pockets for RC, charger, batteries and accessories