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DJI Phantom 4 Pro App released ! 2016/12/03

The App for P4 Pro has been released.
The DJI Phantom 4 Pro is available in SA now get yours now!

Next available DJI Drones is:
Phantom 4 Pro Plus with the built in screen will be available in January 2017.

The Inspire 2 combo with the X5S Camera will also be available in January 2017.

The New DJI Phantom 4 Pro comes with a new High Capacity Battery.
It is a 5 780 mAH Battery as opposed to the Standard battery for the P4 of 5 350 mAH.
The original Phantom 4 Battery will work in both the Phantom 4 as well as the Phantom 4 Pro.

Understanding the Product of the DJI Range of Drones! 2016/12/02

DJI is creating a fair bit of confusion on their web site, with the range specifications for the various products.
In South Africa, we fall within the CE Specifications, the same as Europe, and that means we are limited to half the
transmission power as compared to the USA.
DJI automatically adjusts the power output of the transmitters depending where the craft is being flown.
This is not something that can be bypassed.


If we start with the Phantom 4.
It uses Lightbridge for the Control and the Live Video feed to the operator, and in South Africa,
you will achieve up to 3.5 Km range.

Phantom 4 Pro
In South Africa, you will achieve up to 3.5 Km range.

DJI Mavic Pro
In South Africa, you will achieve up to 4.0 Km range.

DJI Inspire 1
In South Africa, you will achieve up to 3.5 Km range.

DJI Inspire 2
In South Africa, you will achieve up to 3.5 Km range.

Please remember in South Africa the CAA has limited Drone flying to 500 m of the operator, so there figures are academic anyway.

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The Other specification on the DJI Web site that can be confusing is the flight time.
All of the Flight Times on the DJI Web Site are for Standard Sea Level, with no wind.

If we look at the Phantom 4 specification, we see:
Max Flight Time Approx. 28 minutes
On the Highveld, in Pretoria or Johannesburg, we are over 1 km above sea level, and generally we are very much hotter
than the standard sea level specification, so we experience reduced flight times.

My Phantom 4 consistently produces flights of 18 minutes, with the flight battery down to 30 %.
Please be aware when deciding on buying a DJI drone.

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One other irritation in South Africa, is online retailers that are selling non DJI products in Combos with DJI Products:

These Include :
Aftermarket 12 Car Chargers.
Aftermarket 220 v Chargers.
Lens Hoods
Signal Boosters

All of these products void the DJI guarantee, and they are potentially harmful to the DJI Products.
Please consider the DJI guarantee when buying these aftermarket items.

DJI Announces MAVIC Wherever you go Drone! 2016/09/26

Though the Mavic Pro is a small device (you could throw it in a shoulder bag or glove box),
the iOS app we downloaded hinted at some very intelligent features (Android is being finalized and will soon be ready for prime-time).
Photos
Highlights

4k camera
The smallest three-axis gimbal DJI has ever produced
Five vision-positioning cameras
Obstacle avoidance
The ability to discern between (and follow) vehicles, bicycles, people - andeven some animals
Compatible with optional DJI 1080p First-Person-View headset
1080p streaming for up to 4.3 miles (seven kilometres)
Multiple intelligent modes

Check out the DJI MAVIC webpage here.
http://www.dji.com/mavic
and some more here:
http://live.dji.com/adventure/

Some Videos Here:
https://youtu.be/O8cknBbS-CM

https://youtu.be/0YnfCSiCBQE

The DJI MAVIC will be available in South Africa from end December 2016


DJI Announces Phantom 4 Drone! 2016/03/01

DJI released info on their latest drone the Phantom 4 today.
This is a completely new Phantom that has a similar appearance to past versions,
but embraces newer styling and modern technology to provide the best filming experience you can get from a single operator drone.

DJI Phantom 4 Announcement
DJI released info on their latest drone the Phantom 4 today.
This is a completely new Phantom that has a similar appearance to past versions,
but embraces newer styling and modern technology to provide the best filming experience you can get from a single operator drone.
Here is the rundown on what you can look forward to when the Phantom 4 hits the market.

The Phantom 4 features new optical sensors that can see 50ft out in front and 30ft below to detect obstacles.
Using the Fly with Tap function, you can double tap on the screen to have the Phantom 4 fly to that location.
If there are any obstacles in the way, it will see them and alter the flight path to avoid a collision.

They added a new sport mode for experienced pilots that allows the Phantom to tilt to greater angles and fly faster than ever before.
They raised the motors up to help keep the props from entering the camera frame so you dont ruin a shot.

With Active Tracking the Phantom 4 can follow an object that you select on the screen.
It will track and follow that object and avoid obstacles along the way.
You can even do perfect 360 rotations around a moving object. It makes getting complicated shots that are normally
very difficult a cinch to capture.

The gimbal has been improved and is now more robust.
The camera remains at 4K resolution and is able to shoot at 24,25 and 30 frames per second.
At 1080P, it can capture high speed at 60 or 120 frames.

The range has been extended to 5KM allowing you to fly farther than ever before and the new smart battery provides
28 minute flight times.
DJI is making it easier than ever to safely operate a drone and allow amateurs to capture stunning images from the sky.
The Phantom 4 will cost $1399 and is set to start shipping on March 15th.
Check out the DJI Phantom 4 webpage here.
http://www.dji.com/product/phantom-4

The Phantom 4 will be available in South Africa from the Middle of April 2016


Some DJI News 2015/12/12

DJI made an announcement today that will change the playing field for airborne thermal cameras.
They have paired with FLIR, the top Thermal Camera Provider in the world, to integrate Thermal on the Inspire and the Matrice.
The First samples will be available in about March 2016, and no pricing information is available at this time.
The Security Industry, S&R and First Responders will gain a huge advantage having access to these thermal equipped craft.
We will keep you posted with any news. Please look at the link to the DJI Site, and watch the video, it gives very good examples
of what can be achieved.
http://www.dji.com/product/zenmuse-xt

Some Interesting News 2015/12/10

Rules and requirements to fly Quad copters, Drones for commercial uses.
Our Plant has purchased a Quad Copter to check structures and the factory roof.
After the first flight, the copter was grounded until all the legal requirements are met.
Our safety officer based his finding on the latest legislation as shown below.

Legal Drones in South Africa
To operate drones commercially in South Africa, the operators need to hold 5 licenses,
including registration all drones used for commercial purpose.
Operators must meet the legal requirements set out by the SACAA (Civil Aviation Authority),
and are audited regularly for compliance.

5 Licensing Requirements for Operators of Drones in South Africa:
1. Registered RPAS (drone) http://safedrone.co.za/register-an-rpa
2. RPL - RPAS Pilot Licence (for the pilot) http://safedrone.co.za/rpl-remote-pilots-licence
3. ASL - Air Services Licence (from Dept of Transport) http://safedrone.co.za/air-services-licence
4. RLA - RPAS Letter of Approval (for each drone) http://safedrone.co.za/rla-rpas-letter-of-approval
5. ROC - Remote Operator Certificate (approved ops manual) http://safedrone.co.za/roc-remote-operator-certificate
When hiring the services of drone operators, ask for proof of all of the above requirements.

Short Background and Current Situation:
New regulations for drones in South Africa and took effect from 1 July 2015.
With these new drone regulations allow for various commercial operations of drones in South Africa for a wide
range of uses including filming, mining, survey, security, search and rescue, etc.
The first fully licensed drone operators received their licensed in Oct 2015.
Drones flown purely for private use (hobby) do not require any licence, but may not be operated with 50m of people,
50m of buildings, 50m of roads, or 10km of airports.

Restrictions for commercial RPAS:
Carry an air-band radio to talk to aircraft and ATC control tower.
Operate below 400 feet above the surface (about 121 meters / about a 40 story building).
perate up to 500 meters away from pilot, with unobstructed LOS (line of sight).
Oerate at least 50 meters away from buildings (unless special permission obtained).
Operate at least 50 meters away from people (unless special permission obtained).
No operation within 10km of an aerodrome / airport (unless special permission obtained).
No operation within restricted or prohibited airspace (unless special permission obtained).
No releasing of any payloads (unless special permission obtained).
Always carry a fire extinguisher and first aid kit.



Some more News 2015/11/18

While South Africa has restrictions on the commercial use of drones‚ smaller ones flown by hobbyists are legal‚
according to http://www.safedrone.co.za/new-caa-regulations-simplified and
http://dronecrew.co.za/legal.
However‚ the Civil Aviation Authority (www.caa.co.za) states
they may not be operated above or within 50m of people‚ 50m of buildings‚ 50m of roads‚ or 10km of airports.
National keypoints are an absolute no-no 2015/11/18


Some more Frequently Asked Questions on the DJI Phantom 3. 2015/05/27

Some more Frequently Asked Questions on the DJI Phantom 3.
1. How do I complete a firmware Upgrade?
Download the file for either the Phantom 3 Professional or the Phantom 3 Advanced off the DJI web Site.
Follow the instructions on the DJI Web Site, but in a nutshell:
Place the file on the SD Card that gets inserted into the camera, in the root of the SD Card, and erase the .TxT
file that reports on the outcome of the upgrade. Switch on the craft with the SD card inserted, and make sure that the transmitter is off.
The craft will communicated back to you with a series of beeps while it is performing the upgrade, and it will let you know one it is completed.
Remove the SD card, and look at the contents of the .TXT file if the upgrade was successful.
If the transmitter requires an upgrade, do the same, with the same file on a USB stick.
The Transmitter status light will communicate if it is upgrading, and again the .TXT file will tell you if it was successful.
PLEASE Note.
DJI are advising that you perform an IMU calibration after each and every firmware upgrade, to make sure you Phantom 3 performs perfectly.
2. Can I upgrade a Phantom 3 Advanced to a Phantom 3 Professional by replacing the Camera?
DJI have stated that you cant upgrade a Phantom 3 Advanced to a Phantom 3 Professional by simply changing the camera to the Professional camera.
3. Does the Phantom 3 record Data like the Inspire?
Yes. The Phantom 3 records every detail of the flight, much like the Flight Data Recorder on a commercial airline.
As a user, you can play back your flight on the Simulator.
Switch on the Transmitter and the Phantom 3.
On the App go to the User Centre, and select the middle Icon at the bottom.
All your flights will be shown, and full playback is available.
The actual data file is encrypted, and it can be download if required for analysis at DJI.
4. Why are all these Firmware Upgrades required?
There are numerous reasons for the firmware upgrades.

Improvements to the software.
Updates of No Fly Areas and Airports.
Corrections of bugs discovered by users.
New features and capabilities.

5. What South African Airports are in the No Fly Zones?

Go to : http://flysafe.dji.com/no-fly
Select Africa land South Africa for the map and the List of all No Fly Zones.


DJI has released a firmware upgrade for the Phantom 3 Multicopters 2015/05/22

The update is available at www.dji.com. follow the link via products, Phantom 3, Downloads.

The FAA (USA) created this little video to promote basic drone safety: https://youtu.be/XF5Q9JvBhxM


2 Issues to clarify on the DJI Phantom 3:
Do not use the Phantom 2 Props on the Phantom 3.
The Phantom 3 Props will be sent to us shortly.
Do not use the P2 Propeller Guards on the Phantom 3.
With auto Takeoff and Landing, they are no longer required.

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RPAS Regulations for South Africa

This is a very clear and informative site, putting the regulations into perspective.

Take a look at : http://www.safedrone.co.za/ or Click Here Safedrone Website
This is an extract that is applicable to Hobby Drone Pilots
New drone regulations that will be effective from 1 July 2015 are actually a big win for hobby drone users!
The new drone regulations actually allow hobby RPAS a lot more freedom than hobby model aircraft!

Under the new Regulations Hobby Drone Pilots:

Do not need an RPL (Remote Pilots Licence).
Do not need to register their RPAS aircraft.
Do not need an aviation medical.
Can fly RPAS up to 7kg weight.
Can fly at night (previous not allowed for any rc aircraft).
Can fly up to the height of the highest object in 300m of the drone (up to a max of 400 feet).
Can fly up to 500m away from the pilot, while maintaining direct line of sight (RVLOS).
Need to keep more than 50m from people.
Need to keep more than 50m from roads.
Need to keep more than 50m from buildings.
Need to keep more than 10km from an aerodrome (airport or airstrip).
May not fly in No Fly Zones.

This page applies to hobby drone pilots.
If you plan to fly drones commercially, there is a lot more to do to comply with the new regulations for commercial drone operations.


News Flash South African CAA Regulations for RPAS 18/05/2015

South Africa takes the lead in drafting of regulations for Remote Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS)
Read more Here: CAA Regulations for RPAS
News Flash US legislation for Drones 02/03/20115

Please Click link below to what is happening in the US on legislation for Drones.
Please take a look.
US legislation for Drones
http://www.eaa.org/en/eaa/eaa-news-and-aviation-news/2015-news/02-16-2015-new-uas-rules-keeping-pilots-and-passengers-safe-remains-eaa-priority
News Flash 19/11/2014
The Prop Guards Manual which is attached, says
IMPORTANT: M3x12 screw is only for Prop Guard assembly.
Without a Prop Guard, use M3x8 screw to avoid damaging the motor.
The Extra length screws that attach the prop guard must not be used when the prop guard is not fitted.
The pilot must used the original screw to mount the motor when the prop guard is not fitted.
If they use the extra length screws, they will DAMAGE the motor beyond repair, and have to replace the motor.

News Flash 11/11/2014
Just a quick heads up about using the H3-3D gimbal with the new Phantom 2.
With the tilt wheel on the transmitter, when you first couple the H3-3D gimbal to your Phantom 2, you will notice 2 issues.

The first is that the camera will only tilt either up or down by about 30 deg.
The second is that when you release the tilt button, the camera will return to the 45 deg tilt.

The fix is easy.
Please download the new Phantom Assistant software V3.6.
Couple you Phantom 2 to the Computer, and at the gimbal limits,
adjust the amount of movement you require and the speed of the movement.
Then on the Updates page, wait a minute or so, and you will see that there is brand new firmware for the Gimbal.
Do that update, and the camera will remain tilted at the angle you selected with the tilt wheel.

Some great press that CNN gave to DJI.
Follow this link:
CNN gave Press release to DJI
http://edition.cnn.com/2014/10/30/world/asia/drone-photography-dji/index.html?hpt=ias_t2

News 2014/10/30
Important DJI Announcement
For those that visit the DJI website, you will see there is exciting announcement, that you will want to know about.
The Highlights Are:
1. New transmitter with Gimbal control, and rechargeable battery.
2. Brand new more powerful motors.
3. Brand new propellars with more thrust.
4. Brand new upgraded ESC.
5. A new magnetic Compass.
6. New Firmware for the Phantom 2 Series.
The Prices are going to remain the same, and the great NEWS is that the new shipment arriving over the next week or two will be in the new configuration.

For the technical information, please take a look below:
PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU CANNOT MIX AND MATCH NEW MOTORS, PROPS AND ESC S WITH OLD PROPS,MOTORS AND ESC S.

All the new spares will also be arriving soon including the new transmitters
We will notify when new spares have arrived.

Some DJI Phantom Links :
Changing the control mode of the Transmitter:
Click Control mode of the Transmitter
http://wiki.dji.com/en/index.php/Phantom-Changing_the_Control_Mode_of_the_Transmitter

DJI Showcase:
Click DJI Showcase

Phantom Pilots Forum
Click Phantom Pilots Forum

Phantom-Changing_the_Control_Mode_of_the_Transmitter

Phantom Download Link for Manuals,Updates,Software
Click Phantom Download Link for Manuals
http://www.dji.com/product/phantom/download/

Multirotorforum
Click Multi Rotor Forum

Best Quad Copter Reviews
Click Best Quad Copter Reviews

News Flash 2014-09-03

From the Avweb mail Read More Here:
NASA is looking at technology to make the airspace safe and efficient.

NASA Working The Drone Problem
http://www.avweb.com/avwebflash/news/NASA-Working-The-Drone-Problem222715-1.html

Amazon, Google and plenty of others are eager to use drones; the FAA is facing a deadline to allow them
into the airspace; pilots are worried about how this will affect them -- and amid all this worrying,
NASA scientists are working on new technology that could solve the problem.
The solution, says NASA s Parimal Kopardekar, is to create what is essentially a separate system to manage
the airspace between the surface and 1,000 feet.

The concept now in the works, the Unmanned Aerial System Traffic Management system, or UTM (PDF), aims to safely
enable UAS operations within this low-altitude airspace within five years. Within 10 to 15 years, the goal is
"to safely enable the anticipated dramatic increase in density of all low-altitude airspace operations, according to NASA s fact sheet.

NASA is collaborating closely with the FAA to develop the UTM, and when it is thoroughly tested a prototype
will be transferred to the FAA -- the plan is, by 2019. The system will enable low-altitude aircraft to operate
autonomously for the most part, with limited need for human oversight. The NASA project is working on two types
of systems -- a portable system for operations such as agriculture and disaster relief, which could be ready for
testing within the next year or so, and a permanent system that would provide continuous support for low-a

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News Flash 2014-09-01

This update is off the CAA Web Site.

Read More Here:
Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems
http://www.caa.co.za/Pages/Aircraft%20Certification/Unmanned-aircraft-systems.aspx

Update on the Development of Regulations Pertaining to Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems
This notice serves as an update on the status of the development of regulations pertaining to
Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS). The acronyms UAS (Unmanned Aircraft
System), UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle), and Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems are
phrases and terms often used interchangeably but generally they describe the same sector of
aviation. These acronyms refer to an aircraft which does not have a pilot on board as well as
its associated systems that enable the aircraft to fly. The term Remotely Piloted Aircraft
Systems will be utilised by the South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) in referring
to this particular sector of aviation.

The outcomes of the 1944 Convention on International Civil Aviation (the Convention)
were ratified by the Republic of South Africa and incorporated into the Civil Aviation Act,
2009 (Act No. 13 of 2009) (the Act). The Republic of South Africa as a member State and
signatory to the Convention is bound by the outcomes of the Convention and related
International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) prescripts. Article 8 of the aforesaid
Convention declares as follows:

Pilotless Aircraft - no aircraft capable of being flown without a pilot shall be flown without a
pilot over the territory of a Contracting State without special authorisation by that State
and in accordance with the terms of such authorisation. Each Contracting State undertakes to
ensure that the flight of such aircraft without a pilot in regions open to civil aircraft shall be
controlled as to obviate danger to civil aircraft.

In terms of section 72 of the Act, the SACAA is required, amongst others, to:

1 Control and regulate civil aviation safety and security;
2 Oversee the functioning and development of the civil aviation industry;
3 Develop any regulations that are required in terms of this Act; and
4 Monitor and ensure compliance with this Act and the Chicago Convention.

In simpler terms, the SACAA has to regulate civil aviation activities in order to ensure
acceptable levels of aviation safety and security within South Africa and amongst operators.

In relation to RPAS operations in South Africa, it should be noted that the SACAA has not
granted any approval to any entity or individual, due to the significant and real safety and
security risks presented by this new sector of aviation. As such, whilst it is a fact that
currently there are no specific regulations which govern RPAS authorisations;
regulation 91.01.10 of the Civil Aviation Regulations, 2011, prohibits any person through an act or
omission to endanger the safety of an aircraft, any person or property.

Notwithstanding, the SACAA has made considerable progress in terms of the drafting of an
Interim Guiding Document earmarked to help with RPAS authorisations.
This Interim Guiding Document will provide certain standards for compliance by all prospective RPAS
operators in order to be authorised to operate their RPAS in the South African airspace.
Further research relating to these standards will commence soon and will be done in
collaboration with a State-owned entity.
The purpose of the research is to, among others, determine the feasibility and ease of use of these standards.
Whilst this collaborative research work is being conducted, the SACAA will also be turning the contents of the
Interim Guiding Document into proposed RPAS Regulations, Technical Standards and Technical Guidance Material.
On completion of the conversion process, the SACAA will make the draft Regulations available for public comments and follow the existing regulation development processes to promulgate the new regulations as part of the Civil Aviation Regulations. It is envisaged that the new regulations will be available soon after the end of the current financial year, i.e. 31 March 2015. Any contribution towards the envisaged new regulations should be emailed to rpasInbox@caa.co.za.
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News Flash 2014-08-26
Read More on FAA Sued Over Drone Rules Here:
http://www.avweb.com/avwebflash/news/FAA-Sued-Over-Drone-Rules222634-1.html

An Update from Avweb on Legal Action against the FAA in the States.

FAA Sued Over Drone Rules

Model aircraft hobbyists, research universities and commercial drone interests filed lawsuits Friday challenging a government directive that they say imposes tough new limits on the use of model aircraft and broadens the agency s ban on commercial drone flights.
According to ABC News, the three lawsuits asked the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia to review the validity of the directive, which the Federal Aviation Administration issued in June.
A law passed by Congress in 2012 directed the FAA to issue regulations permitting commercial drone flights by the fall of 2015, but prohibited the agency from imposing new regulations on model aircraft. The FAA directive is a backdoor imposition of new regulations on model aircraft hobbyists and commercial drone operators without going through required federal procedures for creating new regulations, said Brendan Schulman, a New York attorney representing the groups that filed the lawsuits. Quote - Federal procedures require an opportunity for public comment on proposed regulations and an analysis of the potential costs of the regulations vs. the benefits.unquote

Quote - People who have been using these technologies for years in different ways are concerned that they are suddenly prohibited from doing so without having their voices heard, and without regard to the detrimental impact on the commercial drone industry,unquote Schulman said. He pointed out that hobbyists have been flying model aircraft nearly 100 years, but he knows of no instance in which a model aircraft has caused the crash of a manned plane or helicopter.
Quote - In situations where there really is no safety issue there appears to be not just some restrictions, but an outright prohibition on activities that have been done for a long time very safely,unquote he said.
The lawsuits were filed by the Academy of Model Aeronautics, which represents more than 170,000 model aircraft hobbyists the Council on Governmental Relations, an association of 188 research universities; and several commercial drone and model aircraft interests.
Among them are UAS America, a fund that invests in the commercial drone industry SkyPan International Inc., an aerial photography company FPV Manuals LLC, a company that sells video systems for unmanned aircraft operators; and an association representing commercial drone operators.

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2 News Breaks from DJI.
News Flash 2014-07-01
There is a new Firmware Version out for the Phantom 2 craft. V3.06.
Please please download it.

Click Here to download it
http://www.dji.com/info/releases/dji-has-released-firmware-v3-06-for-phantom-2-series
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DJI has just announced the S900. For more details:

Click here for more details
http://www.dji.com/info/releases/dji-spreading-wings-s900

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CERTIFICATION AND OPERATION OF UNMANNED AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS IN SOUTH AFRICA
Introduction
Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) is a novice concept of aircraft to be introduced
into the civil aviation framework, and as such, the South African Civil Aviation
Authority (SACAA) in collaboration with other international CAA’s and under the
guidance of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), is currently
developing policies, procedures, regulations and associated standards in order to
certify and subsequently authorise operation of UAS in South Africa.

Current regulations and other requirements
Except under the South African Model Aircraft (SAMAA) codes, the current civil
aviation legislation does not provide for certification, registration and/or operations of
UAS in South Africa.
It is also important to note that the Director of Civil Aviation (DCA) has not given
any concession or approval to any organisation, individual,institution or government
entity to operate UAS within the civil aviation airspace.

Acknowledgement
The SACAA acknowledges the urgent need and demand for UAS usage in areas
such Fire fighting, Disaster monitoring, Game patrol and so forth.
The SACAA has now allocated the necessary resources in this Programme to ensure that the need
for UAS utility in South Africa is realised within the shortest time possible.

Contact:
Mr Albert Msithini
Manager: UAS Programme
Tel : 011 545 1125
E-mail : rpasInbox@caa.co.za

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Why Multi Rotors?

Security
The key benefits of using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV’s) for projects include speed, value, safety and versatility.
Traditionally patrol techniques require large numbers of foot patrols dedicated solely to patrolling, which proves to be very costly.
These techniques are slow, sometimes dangerous and can put patrolling officers in life threatening situations.
By using remotely operated Unmanned Aerial Vehicle’s, a thermal bird’s eye view can be established immediately.

This eye in the sky acts as a force multiplier, effectively covering large areas without the need for direct foot patrols.
Our UAV makes this process a lot safer, a lot faster and more cost-effective.

Using a UAV allows for regular patrols and more thorough assessments.
This makes the UAV alternative a game changer when it comes to security and nightly patrols.

Farming
Its no secret: Unmanned Aerial Vehicles are regarded as the way forward in satellite farming.
Small UAVs are replacing lavish manned aircraft and sensors on farming equipment to provide a speedy,
accurate view of the farmer’s ground in question. Geo-referenced imagery is a more advanced feature that takes
the speculation out of identifying where a attention-needing areas are located in a field.

State-of-the-art camera systems provide thermal and multi-spectral sensing, which allows the UAV to scan an area
and identify abnormalities that can’t be seen by the naked eye or by simply viewing the aerial image.
Your imagination is going to be the largest limiting factor.

UAV have been used to successful complete the following:
1 Drainage inspections
2 Silo inspections
3 Irrigation pivot inspections
4 Hail damage inspection for crop insurance claims
5 Scare off animals that are eating crops
6 Aerial Patrol for hunters on your private land
7 Find missing livestock

UAV S help farmers to do more with less. It helps them to diagnose the problem timeously and react more precisely
and more swiftly, potentially saving you thousands of rands.

Surveys
Inexpensive, prompt response aerial surveying with Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) delivers spatial data in surroundings for production,
asset, heritage management, infrastructure planning and Greenfield exploration.

The UAV s provide an unchanging platform from which aerial shots can effortlessly be captured.
By pushing the images through photogrammetric processing and surveying software,
it is able to deliver orthorectified imagery and DEMs in all common CAD and GIS formats.

Aerial Photography
Aerial photography with an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) gives you an exhilarating new perspective that historically
was very expensive because you required a plane. Likewise, a plane cannot go as low and unhurried as a UAV.
This resulted in a significant increase in the quality of Aerial Photography with the arrival of UAV’s.


Low-level aerial photography can provide remarkable 3D views of a construction site, industrial area,
land development project or private residences.
Live video is used to effortlessly get the shot on the very first attempt.

Search & Rescue
Search and Rescue (SAR) operations include finding and providing assistance to persons who are lost or injured in remote areas.
These pursuits, which can consume thousands of man-hours and enormous amounts of money, are often slow due to the large areas and
challenging terrain that must be searched.

The timeliness of the search is critical; for every 60 minutes that passes, the search radius must be increased by approximately 3 km,
with the likelihood of finding and successfully aiding the victim diminishing quickly.

Radio controlled UAV s combine the long and far flight needs of Search And Rescue with the ability to launch swiftly,
search and locate in both day and night conditions with its Infrared competency, and
navigate via GPS with minimal pilot input. The stabilized thermal imager is operative at all times of the day and night.

Saving time, and lives, reducing the resources required in SAR scenarios is one of the key benefits.
This is achieved by reducing total time spent and number of feet on the ground, while increasing range
covered and useful hours any time of the day.
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