What is a UAV?
UAV stands for “Unmanned Aerial Vehicle”. There are other terms for them such as multi-rotors, UAS (unmanned Aerial Systems), quad-copters, hexacopters, octocopters, and the most common name, a drone.
Is your technology only used for beneficial purposes?
Yes, in fact we are very much against people using UAV’s to spy on other individuals without consent or to perpetuate violence of any sort. This industry is new and there are still many gray areas that need to be worked out with legislation to keep civil liberties intact. We hope to see the uses of UAV’s in the future for things like helping search and rescue teams save lives and assiting in chemical clean ups such as the nuclear disaster in Fukishima, Japan.
Are you insured?
Yes we are insured for up to $1,000,000 liability. We take extreme care with saftey when flying multi-rotors and make sure that they are only flown in the right conditions.
Can you fly Indoors?
Flying indoors and in tight areas is one of the nicest things about UAV’s. They are capable of being flown in tight spaces helicopters and planes are unable to access. This can be a huge consideration when capturing a view for a particular project.
Are there any legal issues with flying UAV’s
Legal issues are a consideration when flying UAV’s. We work with attorneys specializing in the industry who keep us up-to-date with legislation.. Since the industry is so fresh, legislation is constantly changing and revisited. We encourage this discussion from not only government entities, but average citizens as well. Just as with any new technology, there is the possibility of misuse and destruction as opposed to positivity. We call for standards to be put in place to ensure that UAV’s are only used for the greater good.
How high can you fly?
UAV’s can be flown extremely high, about to the same level as traditional aircraft. To avoid interference with air traffic, UAV’s may only be flown meeting strict criteria. Wind conditions can also pose a threat at these higher altitudes which is why we only fly certain levels.