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Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) or more commonly referenced to as “drones” are being utilized today in a myriad of services. From deliveries, to inspections, to surveys, drones are evolving exponentially in technology which creates more opportunity to deploy drones. One of the fastest growing areas for drones is in safety and security. A Freedonia Group
Many are realizing the benefits of drones compared with traditional means of recording video, taking photos or capturing data, and how they are bringing new capabilities to so many industries. Once companies determine to use a drone, it can be difficult to determine if they should buy their own drone(s) and hire and train pilots,
There was a time when only those selling luxury properties could afford to incorporate special marketing tactics like drones to showcase a tall or especially beautiful property. Not only is it now easier to get compelling images, provide detail on unique property features, and make impressive virtual tours, incorporating drone photography and video also generates
The nightjar bird is difficult to spot, which is a problem for loggers and forest managers. The population of the bird is in decline, and current methods of searching for nightjar nests on foot are expensive and can pose a health and safety risk for people. By using drones, images could be taken without getting too
We’re looking forward to a great new year. We’ve got a lot of goals to accomplish as we set our sights high on what we can do as a team and for our clients. We hope the year is filled with peace, prosperity and the warmth and laughter of loved ones.
Bridges are usually inspected manually for defects, with someone taking notes of damage and the locations of cracks, spalls and delaminations. They must be extremely thorough. New applications create a 3D representation of the targeted bridge, saving time and enabling the recording of location-specific information of problems. https://www.rdmag.com/article/2018/12/drones-3d-app-could-improve-inspections-aging-bridges
With the technology changing and evolving at every turn, so too changes the capacity for what drones can do. Maintaining a 500 foot altitude and handling rain and 30-mile-an-hour gusts, these drones will soon complete 80-mile round trips and can be piloted from anywhere in the world.
Drones are being used to create accurate 3D maps of coastal areas at a fraction of the cost of other methods. Using drones for conservation efforts is a great method for gaining the data you need without interfering with the wildlife you are studying. https://www.ecomagazine.com/news/science/drones-help-map-turtle-nesting-sites-to-assess-impact-of-sea-level-rise
Dear Cousin Tim, If you are planning to do any flying as a means of escaping the holiday dinner table, be aware of the FAA 107 rules. They apply to both drones and turkeys flying under cover. You know which one you are! If your drone is over 55 pounds, you are a prime target.