The future of Drones or UAV’s in modern society is without question. The applications are endless and continue to increase as the technology around drones continues to develop.
Development tailored to each application
The world of electric powered drones is governed chiefly by the battle between flight time vs payload vs stability.
The emphasis shifts between these three primary criteria on each project. It is for this reason that we believe that in order to best exploit drone technology each drone should be developed with its specific application in mind.
Give us a call with the details of your application for the best possible drone based solution.
Basic film and still photography work using a GoPro camera. Here we make use of a high quality brushless Gimbal which is offers a direct connection to the Gopro. One is then able to set the gopro to record HD footage or set to capture images using repeat mode.
Advanced film and stills applications
Here we suggest the use of a high-end gimbal. This ensures perfectly smooth operation and the ultimate in vibration and movement damping. These Gimbals tend to more fragile and require greater care when transporting. For this reason we only suggest there use where high end video applications are required. We offer a very robust gimbal which will deliver stability that is acceptable for live video feed back for security and basic stills photography missions.
Live video feed to the ground
Live video is offers many challenges as the there is a limit to the power of the transmitter that the drone can carry. We offer many solutions to this problem depending on the operational range required and whether the receiving antenna is fixed or needs to be mobile. Basic live transmission to a mobile handheld antenna is possible at a range of 500m and up to a 1000m when using a vehicle. Greater distances are then achieved using fixed antennae and very long distances require a system of relay antennae. When using live video we strongly suggest the use of an on screen display. This device is carried by the drone and allows all data available on the drones control unit to be displayed on the video that is being viewed live on the ground, the most valuable of which being current battery voltage and altitude. This makes flying the drone using the video feed only a safe and simple operation.
Fail safe features
On takeoff the drone records its exact position as a future go-home point. This is the stored and used should communication with the control system be lost in flight. It is possible to program the drone to initiate automatic failsafe at a certain low battery level eliminating the need for constant battery monitoring. By using a 6 rotor design we allow for the failure of 1 motor with the drone still able to return to home automatically. This feature is not available on configurations using less than 6 motors and is vital when carrying expensive equipment.