Pilot’s Log – Levy Substation

It was a 1.5 hour drive to the levy substation, which hosts two levies. Fun historical side note, this is the birthplace of Ronald Regan – Tampico, Illinois!

The thing you first notice when using the drone here is, you are beset by a many power lines. The thing I have learned about power lines is the only way to get over them is to fly right up to them. These power lines were between 100 and 140 feet, and once you’ve got a 10 foot clearance, it is very easy to fly over them safely.

The main goal of this mission was to look for breaks in the levies because the substation kept flooding. The cracks were not visible to the naked eye. Since the drone can go where people can’t, and it can do so more safely, drones are taking the legwork out on inspections for infrastructures.

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