Drones

It is a general belief that no matter the obstacle, hindrance, or obstruction, work must be done and whatever it is that must be achieved must surely be accomplished. Regardless of whether you were handed the challenge of obtaining photographs or capturing images of a housing estate or you were presented with the challenge of inspecting a flare stack, the person who gives you this mandate is less concerned about the challenges that may come your way. All he is concerned about is the outcome.

One of the obvious challenges you may be faced with is how to surmount the difference in height. A person who is involved in real estate photography must capture every nook and cranny as well as every hidden corner. It is only through this that the picture will be appealing and attractive to prospective mortgage investors.

In the case of an engineer who is put in charge of inspecting a flare stack, the task is even more daunting. Firstly, flare stacks are particularly high and require climbing several flights of steps if the job is to be done manually. This is time-consuming and energy sapping. Secondly and more importantly, it is hazardous, risky and life-threatening. The heat produced in this refineries measure up to about 1000 degrees or over.

Thankfully, there is a better and easier way of carrying out the aforementioned exercises. Ever heard of drones? Yeah, that is the real deal. It is an open secret that technology is taking over the world and people are using machines to get more jobs done quicker and faster.Also, processes are getting more automated. In simple terms, drones help us to overcome height differences. Technologically speaking, drones are remotely controlled aircraft that can fly as high as it is programmed. They are also referred to as an unmanned aerial vehicle.

How Does A Drone Work?

The basic components of this technological device are a controller (usually ground-based), a UAV, and a means by which this two can communicate and share information. Usually, cameras are placed or installed on drones so that they can capture images and videos of the region they are configured to cover. Drones operate on batteries which may vary in size depending on the size of the vehicle. Smaller vehicles make use of lithium-polymer batteries while more massive vehicles adopt the conventional engines used by aeroplanes. Other important components of drones are sensors (which detects the state and position of the gadget at a particular instance), and actuators.

Although some societies and communities are not too receptive about the idea of employing drones to carry out tasks, however, what cannot be denied is the relative ease and convenience with which jobs can be done when drones are used. Also, in the case of flare stacks (which should ideally be maintained and inspected every three months), it helps to reduce machine downtime because regular maintenance will translate to increased efficiency of the refinery.

 

December 28, 2017
Real Estate Photography

Drones and its overall impact on our lives

It is a general belief that no matter the obstacle, hindrance, or obstruction, work must be done and whatever it is that must be achieved must surely be accomplished. Regardless of whether you were handed the challenge of obtaining photographs or capturing images of a housing estate or you were presented with the challenge of inspecting a flare stack, the person who gives you this mandate is less concerned about the challenges that may come your way. All he is concerned about is the outcome. One of the obvious challenges you may be faced with is how to surmount the difference in height. A person who is involved in real estate photography must capture every nook and cranny as well as every hidden corner. It is only through this that the picture will be appealing and attractive to prospective mortgage investors. In the case of an engineer who is put in charge of inspecting a flare stack, the task is even more daunting. Firstly, flare stacks are particularly high and require climbing several flights of steps if the job is to be done manually. This is time-consuming and energy sapping. Secondly and more importantly, it is hazardous, risky and life-threatening. […]
December 22, 2017
delivery drone

Drone Services are Becoming Handy

A lot of firms, business owners, and large corporations are beginning to invest in Drones despite the belief that the time has not come for drones’ services to be implemented to the society and ultimately, our every day lives. While some think this is a great time to harness the speed and power of drops in Technology, Real estate, entertainment, agriculture and even transportation, others think it’s too early to invest in drones because they cost a lot of money to maintain and the areas they are needed in requires consistent monitoring and operation. For example, you can use drones in Agriculture to spray fertilizers on crops, run soil and field analysis, poison weeds, plant or harvest crops. Owning drones might complete an entire agricultural cycle (from planting to harvesting) but it costs money and it’s impact and usage has to be monitored at all times. Speaking of costs, Drones can detect the part of a farm that needs watering if it has a hyperspectral or thermal sensor. Drone services are also used in entertainment to shoot aerial photographs and scenes that will usually require tall cranes and immeasurable heights. Two of James Bond’s films Spectre and Skyfall, The Wolf […]
December 21, 2017
Aerial photography drone

Things to Look for Before Buying an Aerial Photography Drone

Thinking of becoming a drone hobbyist due to your undying love for photography? That’s a great call. Drones are great for capturing classic looking images of environments, houses, people, and so on which would give a unique perspective from the usual everyday pictures taken by your average photographer. Take advantage of the next-gen tech and purchase a ready to fly aerial photography drone and quench your craving. What to Look for When Purchasing an Aerial Photography Drone If you would be going into aerial photography, it’s important to remember that your drone must be high-quality with no vibration. Also, it should be able to hover in a spot. Keeping your camera steady in the air while the drone is in motion is very important which is why you need a camera gimbal. Since you would be taking lots of images, you need a drone with a long flight time. Never compromise quality for the budget, so get the drone which is the most reliable, so it doesn’t disappoint you (and damage your drone). Many aerial photography drones come with GPS which is an important tech for keeping updated with the drone’s route. You can use either waypoint to track the […]