April 25, 2017

Airspace Updates: FAA UAS Symposium


We are excited to share with you updates from the 2017 FAA UAS Symposium held in March in Reston, VA! Together we met with the FAA and industry leaders to discuss topics such as the future of our airspace to safety risk management to ensuring that UAS integration keeps up ...

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March 9, 2017

Stay Frosty: Operational Concerns of Cold Weather Flying


If you’re like me and you fly in the Midwest, late December through early March brings one of the biggest challenges for drone pilots. Most of the aircraft we are flying were not intended to routinely operate in subzero climates. I have experienced and heard plenty of war stories from ...

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January 27, 2017

2017 Drones in Construction Predictions: Drones for Demolition


Drones have become part of the construction process beyond aerial imagery. We have been integrating drone technology into the full construction lifecycle by using drones on initial site surveys, estimating cut and fill costs, delivering volumetric measurements, detecting layout accuracy and for thermal inspections. In the past, drones have been ...

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January 20, 2017

2017 Drones in Construction Predictions: Civil Engineers and Surveyors Will Adopt Drones


As the drone industry grows professionals who spend hundreds of hours collecting field data and measurements will increasingly turn to drone based surveying techniques. Surveyors typically collect field data with handheld or mounted instruments and will physically walk or ride over a given field area to collect data. With the ...

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January 12, 2017

2017 Drones in Construction Predictions: RTK Technology Advancements in Drones


Most drones contain consumer grade GPS units, much like the ones found in most smart phones, to help locate their launch point incase of an RC communication breakdown which allows them to safely return to the launch point and land to reestablish RC connection. This safety feature has been a ...

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January 6, 2017

2017 Drones in Construction Predictions: Use of GCPs When Flying Construction Sites


As aerial imaging and high resolution remote sensing data is becoming more available with the proliferation of drones and photogrammetry software, it becomes more imperative that the aerial data is precisely and accurately geo-referenced for newly abundant information to be valuable. Currently most drones on the market are equipped with ...

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