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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.



  • Highest payload among all AscTec UAVs
  • Tower design with plenty of room for custom sensors
  • Powerful 10" propellers

Main Applications

  • Integration of custom sensors onto the UAV
  • Indoor navigation with cameras and laser scanner
  • Computer-Vision Applications

Technical Data

  • Dimensions: 65.1 x 65.1 x 18.8 cm
  • Propeller size: 10"
  • Motors: 4 x 160W
  • Max. thrust: 36N
  • Max. payload: 650g
  • Max. total weight: 1650g
  • Max. airspeed: 16m/s
  • Max. flight time: 30mins (without payload)
  • Battery: 6250mAh (LiPo)

AscTec Pelican with laser scanner, cam mount option 1 and AscTec Masermind

Flight Time vs. Payload


Payload Matrix

Onboard ComputerCam Option 1Cam Option 2Cam Option 3Cam Option 4Laser ScannerVI SensorPropeller Protection
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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

Laser Scanner Variants

The total height of the camera mount options on top of the Pelican vary depending on an laser scanner mount option. Hover over the pictures to get the precise configuration.

MountOption 1Option 2Option 3Option 4
 Cam option 1 with laser scanner mountCam option 2 without laser scanner mountImage coming soon.Image coming soon.
Sales statusActiveActiveActiveDiscontinued
DescriptionFixed mount for one camera.Fixed mount for up to three cameras.Fixed mount for up to two cameras.Active mount for one camera.
Max. number of cameras1321
Mount PointTopTopBottomBottom
Looking Directionfront to upfront to updowndown to front
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Pan/Tilt remote control(error)(error)(error)(tick)

Laser Scanner Mount

Laser scanners details can be found here.

MountHorizontal Scan
Recommended laser scanner
  • Hokuyo UST-20LX
Compatible laser scanners
  • Hokuyo UTM30-LX (available upon request)
  • Hokuyo UST-10LX (available upon request)
  • Hokuyo URG-04LX (discontinued)
Mount PointTop

Propeller Protection

Small or large propeller protection around the flight system.

AscTec Pelican with cam mount option 2 and small prop protectionAscTec Pelican with cam mount option 1, laser scanner, and large prop protection
  • 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

Case with foam cut-outs specially designed for the AscTec Pelican.
Dimensions: 70 x 70 x 50 cm


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


(Image coming soon)

Spare Parts

Screws and Small Parts

Propeller Set


  • Set of screws and small parts


  • 2x left-turning propellers
  • 2x right-turning propellers
  • Mounting screws
CF Plate, TopCF Plate, Bottom

Includes one top plate with mounting accessories.

Can be used to mount custom sensors.

Includes one bottom plate with mounting accessories.

Can be used to mount custom sensors.