Preprogrammed plane to fly fence surveillance.

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Re: Preprogrammed plane to fly fence surveillance.

Unread post by edwoodza » Thu Nov 09, 2017 4:10 pm

There was no slagging off only pure fact. Documented fact I might add too.
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Re: Preprogrammed plane to fly fence surveillance.

Unread post by Bobsmyuncle » Sun Nov 12, 2017 7:06 am

Just as an aside, I contacted Aerial Monitoring Solutions with a detailed requirement spec and received an e mail advising that someone would contact me within 24 hours, unfortunately 1 week later I had to exhale! :roll:
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Re: Preprogrammed plane to fly fence surveillance.

Unread post by Rockowe » Fri Dec 27, 2019 2:18 pm

747TDR wrote:
Tue Oct 24, 2017 2:38 pm
Paul, I think you should have a chat with Vaughan Drew on my FB friends list. I know he has/had an aerie that is capable of beyond visual range work, and might have some pointers for you. Not sure of price or specs or anything, but might be of some help.

I think the only headache would be the regs with regards to BVR or BLS flying. I'm not up to scratch with the SA UAV regs, but over here in Europe they are very particular about spotters, two-way comms etc. before even considering it. I suppose if the UAV is big enough, you may be able to maintain line of sight control of it, but that's when the actual distance stipulations in the regs will come into force.

To be honest, from 150' AGL, most drones (DJI, from personal experience) would be silent enough to go unnoticed, and with the likes of the Mavic and later Phantoms 3 or 4 + Pro versions etc., would give you an easy 25 or even 30 minute flying time depending on how heavy-fingered one might be. The additional time could be useful in a loiter and pinpoint scenario for backup on the ground. A comfortable cruise speed of 35-40kph would give you total ETE of around 18 minutes, leaving some for loitering and safety buffer.

The downlink would mostly be dependent on the terrain. I have taken my Phantom to well over 1.8km completely free of any interference, maintaining 1080 or 720p (can't remember which) continuously, while I've sometimes lost signal before even getting airborne. The location you have described would be perfect, but would need to be checked and preferably cleared of any rocks and large metal objects.

Hi this is My first Post on AvCom -

Im super interested in this conversation.

I'm attempting to Put Lightweight Glider Wings onto my MAVIC 2 drone....
Want to see if I can Extend Battery Life -

I see this Post was Made ages ago - so I hope u'r still Active.

If anyone else has ideas Please let me Know
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