Drone Inspections Stories February 27

Drones demonstrated their usefulness during a recent Tokyo Metro Co. demonstration, showing reporters how it’s utilizing drones to improve tunnel safety. The inspection drones were flown at the Koto Ward facility in Tokyo and have been using drones since the 6th of February to inspect tunnels.

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Drone Inspections Stories February 7

New York City Council is pushing to use drones for facade inspections in New York City following a horrific accident last year, when a piece of facade came loose from a building and killed a pedestrian.

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Drone Inspections Stories February 5

Drone maker Skyfront has partnered with Silvus Technologies to create a drone with a maximum flight time of five hours and an operating distance of 100km. The new long-range drone will allow operators to inspect pipelines and other assets as well as conduct long-range surveillance missions.

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Drone Inspections Stories November 12, 2019

Florida Power and Light uses DJI Phantom 4 drone for powerline maintenance

Florida Power and Light use a DJI Phantom 4 drone for powerline maintenance and repairs as the unmanned aircraft can provide a 360-degree view that is difficult to achieve otherwise. “Drones offer a huge advantage,” according to the utility’s technology manager, Eric Schwartz.

Drone Inspections Stories June 24, 2019

Drones used to inspect troubled bridges in South Carolina by researchers at Clemson University and the University of South Carolina. Once that project has been completed, the results will be handed over to the South Carolina Department of Transportation. The research team is using drones and robots in Lexington County to assess the bridges both below and above the water.

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Drone Inspections Stories February 7, 2019

DJI Matrice 210 used for new drone-based inspection platform

Sulzer & Schmid is a Swiss tech company that uses the DJI Matrice 210 for a new drone-based wind turbine inspection platform. Their new 3DX HD product is based on the M210 drone and provides autonomous inspections at a lower cost compared with the company’s existing 3DXTM system, which is based on the DJI M600, according to the company.

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