ANZU Raptor


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Anzu Robotics, LLC has introduced its latest drone platforms, the Raptor and Raptor T, signaling the company’s debut in the competitive drone market. These platforms stand out for their advanced hardware and secure, sophisticated software, created in the United States through a collaboration with Aloft Technologies, Inc., known for the FAA’s B4UFly App and drone fleet management solutions.
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Not Just Another Clone

Upon initial inspection, the Raptor and Raptor T models closely resemble their Mavic counterparts in terms of specifications. Both drones offer impressive features that have made the Mavic series popular among drone enthusiasts and professionals.

However, Anzu Robotics has gone the extra mile to make sure these drones are not just copies but improved versions tailored to specific user requirements. Although the Anzu Raptor drones may look similar to the Mavic 3, they operate on very different systems.

Unlike the Mavic drones, which rely on the DJI Pilot 2 app or various third-party applications for operations, the Anzu Robotics Raptor distinguishes itself with its completely American-developed software.

This software is the creation of Aloft, an app development company based in the U.S. known for its FAA-compliant LAANC applications. This shift underscores Anzu’s dedication to national security and data privacy, ensuring users have a seamless flying experience with software optimized for the hardware.

With increasing concerns about data security in foreign-made technology, Anzu Robotics prioritizes peace of mind by storing all data on U.S. servers and adhering strictly to Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations. The partnership with Aloft’s Air Control app streamlines pre-flight checklists, guarantees compliance with national airspace rules, and offers immediate LAANC authorization for operators.

Technical Specs

  • High-Resolution Cameras: The Raptor boasts a dual-camera system featuring a 4/3-inch 20MP wide camera  (mechanical shutter) and a 1/2-inch 12MP CMOS sensor, offering up to 56x hybrid zoom capabilities. The Raptor T adds to this with a 640 x 512 high-resolution LWIR thermal imaging payload alongside its 1/2-inch 48MP and 12MP cameras, perfect for detailed thermal imaging.
  • Extended Flight Time and Range: With up to 45 minutes of flight time and a range of 9 miles, these drones are designed for endurance and distance, catering to a variety of missions from industrial inspections to search and rescue operations.
  • Precision Navigation: The inclusion of an optional RTK module enhances the precision of both drones, making them ideal for tasks requiring high accuracy.

Technical Compatibility

Operational Flexibility:
The Raptor’s ability to replicate the Mavic 3 experience depends on Aloft’s software responsiveness to diverse user demands and scenarios. Adapting to various commercial needs, from cinematic captures to detailed industrial inspections, without compromising performance or security is vital. If Anzu’s Raptor Drone can match the Mavic 3 Enterprise’s capabilities while enhancing security, it could revolutionize the market.

Compatibility with Third-Party Apps:
Concerns arise about the drone’s compatibility with third-party applications, which significantly enhance a drone’s versatility across different industries. Applications like DroneLink, ideal for detailed cell tower inspections, and DroneDeploy, known for mapping and 3D modeling capabilities, are essential tools for drone operations. Lack of support for these third-party apps by the Raptor could limit its usefulness for professional users relying on these tools for precise and specialized tasks.

Automated Mapping Missions:
Commercial drone operators highly value the ability to conduct automated mapping missions, crucial in sectors like agriculture, construction, surveying, and inspections. The Mavic 3’s seamless integration with various mapping software options enhances its versatility. It remains uncertain whether the Raptor’s dependency on Aloft’s software will permit equally efficient automated mapping, or if users will face limitations in customization and functionality.

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Where are Anzu Robotics products manufactured?

The country of origin for the Raptor-series drones is Malaysia.

Are the Raptor-series drones remote ID compliant?

Yes, both the Raptor and Raptor T have remote ID and are fully compliant.

Are Raptor-series drones on the Blue UAS list?

No, and there is no intention to be. The Blue UAS list was created for defense purposes and although used by some to establish a list of approved drones, the Raptor-series drones do not have this distinction.

Are the Raptor-series drone NDAA compliant?

No. The NDAA regulations focus on the country of origin on a variety of components, and we do have Chinese-sourced components present, like the thermal sensor on the Raptor T, integrated in our products. Our mission was to offer an alternative to drone users who are precluded from using drones made by Chinese manufacturers, but we are very conscientious of price. If NDAA compliance is required by your organization, unless waivers are available based on our ownership, software, and data security practices, we may not be the right product for you.

What is the ongoing involvement of the technology licensing organization?

Licensing technology is a normal business practice. Our agreement in licensing the technology associated with the Raptor-series drones gave Anzu Robotics the rights to modify and manufacture this technology at will. There are no royalties shared with the licensing organization, no joint or shared ownership of Anzu Robotics, and no reporting on customer data. There may be additional products developed through similar agreements, but our work at Anzu Robotics is independent of any other party aside from the transfer of this technology.

Do you plan on introducing different models beyond the current Raptor-series drones?

We have created a blueprint for offering world-class technology while maintaining affordability. Our roadmap is full of possibilities, and once our theories are proven, we will look to expand our product line.

What is included when I purchase a Raptor-series drone?

Every kit includes the drone, controller, one battery, two sets of propellers, charging cables, all in a hard case with custom foam inserts. The case has cavities to hold additional batteries, the RTK module, the loud speaker, a charging hub, and more.

Does the controller have HDMI out?

Yes. You are able to connect your RC to a larger monitor via the HDMI port to allow for viewing from a larger audience.

What is the upward range of the gimbal?

The controllable range of the tilt on the gimbal is from -90° to 35°.

What is the weight of the Raptor-series drones?

The Raptor-series drones are roughly 2lbs. (915g).

What is the wind resistance of the Raptor-series drones?

The Raptor and Raptor T are rated with wind resistance at 26mph.

Is the thermal camera on the Raptor T radiometric?

Yes. You are able to measure the temperature of every pixel of the thermal image when capturing in radiometric file types.

Is the Raptor T export controlled?

We are currently only selling the Raptor T into the United States and Canada. There is not an export distinction on these products but are not intended for use outside of these countries.

What is the IP rating of the Raptor-series drones?

The Raptor-series drones are not IP rated.

What accessories are available for the Raptor-series drones?

At the time of launch we have an RTK module, loudspeaker, and a charging hub that are available to broaden your uses and efficiencies of your drones. We will explore additional accessory development in the future.

Do the Raptor-series drones geotag RTK data with the RTK module onboard?

Yes. All images taken from our drones are geotagged, and when you incorporate the RTK module, you will also have that data in the EXIF data.

Do the Raptor-series drones have a parachute available?

No. This may be part of future accessory expansion, most likely through third-party development.

Are the Raptor-series drones compatible with any docking stations (drone-in-a-box)?

At time of launch no efforts have been made for drone-in-the-box integration.

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