The Lutra Airboat
The Lutra Airboat series is designed for smaller bodies of water. It boasts an extremely low profile and is deployable in as little at six inches of water. A covered, twelve inch fan provides smooth movement at five to six miles per hour.
As all propulsion is created above surface level, the Airboat minimally disrupts the water, ensuring data collection is of the highest quality. This is particularly important when reading dissolved oxygen levels, as churning up the water via underwater propulsion can reduce the accuracy of data.
- Dimensions (LxWxH): 81 cm x 47cm x 30 cm
- Weight: 6.92 Kg
- Max Speed: 3.1 km/h
- Max Payload: 3.5kg
- Runtime: 1 - 1.5 hrs
- Battery: NiMH, LiPo, SLA
- Features: Autonomous mapping, Shallow draft, No underwater moving parts, 5MP camera, 3G/IMT-2000 and WiFi connectivity
The Lutra can use either wireless, 3G or EDGE to communicate. Platypus offers a base-station package that includes a compatible wireless router and antenna (with range up to 1.5 miles).