New VTOL UAV for Utilities, Wildlife and Disaster Inspection

Vertical Technologies launches the DeltaQuad Pro #INSPECT To meet the growing demand for dedicated solutions in a wide range of drone enabled inspection tasks, Vertical Technologies have expanded their autonomous DeltaQuad Pro VTOL range with the DeltaQuad Pro #INSPECT. The DeltaQuad Pro #INSPECT exceeds all the specifications required for actionable inspection flights and is available with a downward facing camera sensor that records video with embedded GPS coordinates. The vehicle is designed to accommodate the Flir Duo Pro R Dual Thermal & RGB sensor, or the MapIR Survey3 RGB sensor. The DeltaQuad Pro #INSPECT can cover up to 150KM in a single flight, has been equipped for fully autonomous flight along a planned path and is easy to control. It can be used for a wide range of inspection tasks including; ✔ Powerline inspection✔ Pipeline monitoring✔ Vegetation control✔ Wildlife monitoring✔ Disaster area reconnaissance✔ Rail & Road monitoring As a member of the DeltaQuad family the DeltaQuad Pro #INSPECT provides all the features that make the DeltaQuad series among the most versatile and easy to use commercial VTOL UAVs on the market. Vertical Technologies is a Netherlands based manufacturer of commercial grade VTOL drones for Surveillance, Transport, Mapping and Inspection. For more information please visit www.deltaquad.com. Vertical Technologies launches the DeltaQuad Pro #INSPECT To meet the growing demand for dedicated solutions in a wide range of drone enabled inspection tasks, Vertical Technologies have expanded their autonomous DeltaQuad Pro VTOL range with the DeltaQuad […] Read More

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Who Is Not Wearing Green on St. Patrick’s Day?

While we would love to tell that we were able to use thermal imaging and data collected from our our drone to be able to locate the illusive pot of gold but alas not,  but we did find something to celebrate the holiday. In a slightly twisted but somewhat funny video,  learn what happens to […] The post Who Is Not Wearing Green on St. Patrick’s Day? appeared first on DRONELIFE. While we would love to tell that we were able to use thermal imaging and data collected from our our drone to be able to locate the illusive pot of gold but alas not,  but we did find something to celebrate the holiday. In a slightly twisted but somewhat funny video,  learn what happens to […] The post Who Is Not Wearing Green on St. Patrick’s Day? appeared first on DRONELIFE. […] Read More

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How one photographer earns passive income from drones

How one photographer earns passive income from drones

Meet Missie Ellis, the owner of small business Vantage Point Drone, which does aerial photography for a range of work, from residential to commercial projects like cell tower inspections, construction progressions and roof assessments. Do you know an awesome drone girl I should profile? Contact me here. This interview has been edited for brevity and clarity. Drone Girl:You just started earning passive income from drones. I think that’s any business owner’s dream! How did you earn your first royalty payment? Missie Ellis: Accidentally (with some determination to capture footage of a replica of an Air Force One plane on a tug traveling down the Potomac River)! I was determined to get some footage of the unique sight of a 747 on a tug boat. I researched the name of the tug boat, downloaded the Find a Ship app, tracked it’s progress, and mapped out a good location along the Potomac River in Class G airspace. I was literally bouncing up and down when I spotted the plane on the river. View this post on Instagram Air Force One experience @nationalharbor being tugged by the Island Trader and escorted by Sea Crescent for the Children’s Democracy Project. . . . . #nationalharbor #potomacriver #airforceone #childrensproject #barge #boats #airplanes #vpdrone #nbc #nbcnews #abcnews #cbsnews #weatherchannel #weathernation #cnnnews #foxnews #dc #dcnews #aerial #drone #dronephotography #dronestagram #drones #phantom4pro #ladydroner #uas #dji #djiing @todayshow @fox5dc @nbcwashington @cbsnews @thedroneu A post shared by Vantage Point Drone (@vpdrone) on Sep 30, 2018 at 3:40pm PDT DG: So you

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Challenges in Designing a User-Contributed Motor and Propeller Database

Challenges in Designing a User-Contributed Motor and Propeller Database

I will discuss the challenges of designing this database. Searching for the right propulsion components for a UAV is tough. There is not much data available, and what is available from suppliers is not standardized or reliable. Even with the right tools, you still have to buy and test many components before finding the right motor and propeller. My team and I have extensive experience with dynamometers, so we have a good understanding of the issues, but we still had some serious challenges when designing a database. Racerstar BR2306S 2400kv and DALPROP 6040 Dynamometer tests produce a lot of data. This data is very sensitive to the test conditions. The first obvious challenge in a user-contributed database is figuring out how to create a standardized test environment. There is, unfortunately, no international standard on propulsion test for small UAVs. I can say from personal experience with hundreds of businesses and universities that everyone does it differently. It is also not possible to record the entire test environment, so we cannot only use software checks. In the end, we came up with multiple solutions to minimize the variance between the test. First, we developed a strict test procedure and environment with a checklist. Second, all the tests are done with a script and uploaded automatically to minimize the risk of operator error. Third, the test script has multiple checks to test for data consistency. Finally, all the test data is available in the database and we encourage people to upload pictures and comments,

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Due to popular demand: Drone Champions League returning to Switzerland

Liechtenstein, 12 March 2019 – “3…2…1…Go!“: The Drone Champions League (DCL), the world’s leading drone racing series, is returning to Switzerland for a race at legendary Snowpark Laax from 28 to 30 March. This follows last year’s hugely successful race in Rapperswil, which attracted an audience of more than 10,000 and met with very positive feedback. For the first […] Liechtenstein, 12 March 2019 – “3…2…1…Go!“: The Drone Champions League (DCL), the world’s leading drone racing series, is returning to Switzerland for a race at legendary Snowpark Laax from 28 to 30 March. This follows last year’s hugely successful race in Rapperswil, which attracted an audience of more than 10,000 and met with very positive feedback. For the first […] Read More

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