Geoscan 201 Instruction Manual

General Information


Geoscan 201 is an aerial photo system which consists unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), launcher and flight planning software.


The system is designed for geolinked photography of objects and territories.

Fields of application

Obtained data can be used for:

  • orthophoto creation with scale of 1:500 — 1:2000;

  • 3D terrain modeling;

  • altitude map generation;

  • volumetric calculations for quarries and fills;

  • infrastructural objects examine;

  • forest and fields mapping;

  • damage control and emergency response (floods, earthquakes, wildfires).


UAV type

fixed wing


64 — 130 km/h

Max takeoff weight

8,5 kg

Max payload

1,5 kg

Photographed area

7 — 22 km²

Max wind speed

12 m/s


2,22 m

Min safe altitude

100 m

Max flight altitude

4000 m


electric brushless


LiPo 18,5 V

Preparation time

10 min

Flight duration

up to 180 min

Max flight distance

210 km

Takeoff mechanism



automatic parachute

Operating temperature range:

Default battery

from -20 to +40 °С

Arctic battery

from -40 to +20 °С


  • Geoscan 201 UAV

  • Radio modem

  • Modem pole

  • Battery charger

  • Launcher in transport bag

  • UAV transport container

  • Backpack

  • Folding rack for UAV assembly

  • Fuselage holder

  • Spare parts

  • Documentation

  • Topcon B111 GNSS reciver *

  • Payload: *

    • Sony DSC-RX1RM2;

    • Sony A6000;

    • Sony A6000 NIR;

    • MicaSense RedEdge-MX.

* — depends on exact kit ordered


Examine the UAV for any damage after each flight.

In case of propeller blades or fin damages, you can easily replace them yourself, using spare blades.

In case of UAV body or any system damage it is necessary to contact Geoscan support

After every 80 flights it is recommended to send the UAV to the manufacturer for check and service.


Geoscan 201 is stored with battery apart in transport case. The launcher is to be stored in its own bag. The storage place should be dry with temperature from +5 to 25 °С and relative humidity no more then 80% with no condensate. UAV service life — 2 years.

Battery should be stored in dry cool place with no direct sunlight at temperatures from +5 to 25 °С and relative humidity no more then 80% with no condensate. Optimal temperature from +5 to 10 °С. Optimal storage charge level should be close to 19 V (see Charger and Battery section for details). Battery service life — 1 year.