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GDU Guide SAGA UAV Drone

Product Description

The SAGA Drone is a light industrial UAV system with military-level quality, a portable design and modular payload system as well as intelligent flight capabilities.

This platform has a quick-removal payload design and can carry a variety of payloads such as super-high definition visible & thermal cameras (with a gimbal system). The modularity as well as the ease and speed in which payloads can be removed makes the SAGA Drone highly versatile and capable of performing different aerial tasks from surveillance and data gathering to tracking and interaction.

The SAGA Drone is configured with an “Intelligent Vision System” which provides advanced forward & downward vision awareness which enables the drone to actively avoid collision with obstacles, with the added ability of tracking & visually circling an object.

Three flight modes are supported with this model. Standard GPS mode (P); which utilises GPS and the “Intelligent Vision System” to enable precise hovering and intelligent flight controls. The second is Sport mode (F), which uses GPS only to enable precise hovering. The drones handling sensitivity is also adjusted along with an increase in maximum flight speed. The third is Altitude mode (A), which is used at extreme heights and focuses on altitude stabilisation.

The drone also has an Automatic Return (RTH) function which activates through either pilot command, low power or with signal loss. This safety feature minimises the chances of losing your SAGA Drone.

Data from the SAGA Drone can be transmitted up to 10km (0.6 miles) in real time, including HD photos & videos and the unit ‘ s removable large capacity battery pack (12000mAh) grants a maximum flight time of up to 39 minutes. This drone can also support a super-heavy take-off weight of 3.4kg.

LED indicators can be found on the front and back of the unit. These LED ‘ s help the pilot by indicating the drone ‘ s status (power, calibration, battery levels, etc.).
This product has a wide operating temperature (-10 to 50) and a high level of protection, rated IP43 for protection from against solid objects larger than 1mm, as well as against water spray up to 60 degrees from a vertical position. This makes the SAGA Drone a good choice for outdoor environments with varying physical & environmental conditions.

The SAGA Drone comes with a highly intuitive handheld controller which is compatible with smartphones (via the dedicated free App), complete with phone attachment and physical connection capability for seamless operation. Smartphones can be used as a camera display with the SAGA drone ‘ s corresponding camera payload (if the camera payload option is used).

The dedicated App, in addition to allowing a smartphone to operate as a camera display screen, offers the pilot real-time flight weather readouts, viewing of indexes suitable for the flight, appearance display of the drone, drone status info, recording, mapping, automatic return (RTH), route planning, media gallery and more.

When not in use, the SAGA Drones propellers and landing gear can foldaway, making the unit easier to pack and handle.

Versatile Design

The SAGA UAV from GDU is capable of supporting a 1KG payload which includes the variety of thermal and visible camera solutions available at through Thomas Jacks and our network of partner retailers. The SAGA drone features an intelligent folding design to help make storage and transportation as easy and secure as possible.


Thermal Camera Accessory

Cameras Sold Separately to SAGA UAV Drone

Explore the high specification thermal camera attachment, suitable for use with the SAGA UAV. Get in touch with our expert team for more information.

High Definition Camera Accessories

Cameras Sold Separately to SAGA UAV Drone

Thomas Jacks stock a wide range of non-thermal camera attachments for the GDU SAGA UAV. Our range of visible cameras include devices capable of up to 30x optical zoom and 4K recording quality.

GDU HD Camera


Technical Specification

Max. Flight Altitude: 3500m

Max. Tolerable Wind Speed: 10m/s

Max. Horizontal Flight Speed: 15m/s (sport mode, sea level/ no wind)

Max. Flight Time: 39 minutes

Satellite Positioning System: GPS/GLONASS Dual Mode

Hover Accuracy (P-GPS): Vertical: ±0.5m (downward vision system: ±0.1m) | Horizontal: ±1.5m (downward vision system: ±0.3m)

Video Transmission & Control Distance: 10km

Smart Function: 2D mapping, 3D mapping, waypoint

IP Protection Level: IP43

Max. Payload Weight: 1kg

Max. Take-Off Weight: 3.4kg

Dimensions: 745x555x225mm (unfolded) | 273x224x107mm (folded


Foldable design

Highly portable

Intelligent controls

Obstacle avoidance

Compatible universal payload

Long flight time

Long distance operation & transmission

Open SDK

Significant maximum take-off weight

Vision positioning system

Quadruple propeller blades

Fast processor speed

Customisable App user interface