Reports

Drones in Africa. The ideal place!

The leading role of Drones in Africa.   The World Economic Forum (WEF) on Africa, held in Cape Town over 4 – 6 September 2019. Featuring speakers such as Professor Klaus Schwab, and SA President Cyril Ramaphosa the Forum discussed ‘Shaping Inclusive Growth and Shared Futures in the Fourth Industrial Revolution’.   Drone sessions at …

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DRONE NOISE LEVELS

Drone noise levels. The advent of drone technology and the prospect of skies filled with whirring rotorcraft have raised alarms about increasing noise levels and the resulting impact on society (and the environment), challenging drone manufacturers to find ways of reducing the noise (acoustic) footprints of their aircraft. DRONES and SURVEILLANCE Drone technology powerfully extends …

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VTOL UAV

Discussion: VTOL (Vertical Take-off and Landing) Fixed Wing The best of both worlds.   INTRODUCTION Technological innovation is about breaking down existing barriers, being able to achieve what was not possible before. Typically, the trade-off for consumers of drones always has been Hover time                       …

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Commercial BVLOS drones

BVLOS DRONES (Beyond Visual Line of Sight). THE NEXT BIG STEP Flying commercial long range BVLOS Drones Being all the rage, drones have already had a big impact on our lives, industry in particular has benefited much from its introduction. But the real impact is still to come. The automation that comes with the current …

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Drones thermal imaging: solutions for modern business

There has long been a strong market for thermal imagining. But industry advances, placing high-quality thermal cameras within drones, has opened up huge opportunities in everything from safety to surveillance, law enforcement to search and rescue. Thermal sensors are increasingly being used with drones, giving users the chance to ‘see’ from an aerial perspective, no …

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Offshore oilrig inspections with Drones (Main Areas)

Drones demonstrating their value Offshore oilrig: With the advancement in drones and related technologies, drones are increasingly finding their way into various capital-intensive sectors such as Oil and Gas, both Onshore and Offshore. Increasingly, the world’s largest oil producers are using drones to supplement the work of their technicians. Given the complications and high costs associated …

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Fixed Wing Drones.

Fixed Wing Drones: When it is a better option. Drone Flight times Fixed Wing Drones vs. Multirotor Drones and the 1 hour barrier. A discussion about the ‘comfort zone’ of long range Quadcopters vs the competitive value of Fixed Wing UAVs at the higher-end where quadcopters hit the ‘1 hour flight-time limit’. WIDE SCALE ADOPTION of …

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Long Range Drone – Long Distance UAV

THE SECRETS TO BUILDING AN EXTRA LONG RANGE DRONES (QUADCOPTER). A recipe for a long range drone DIY enthusiasts. When it comes to UAVs, Quadcopter or Fixed-Wings, the Holy Grail has always been: HOW LONG CAN YOUR DRONE FLY? Only a few manufacturers have perfected the art of optimizing available technologies to achieve maximum Long …

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