Finding the Top

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Re: Finding the Top

Post by fooman » Sat Apr 30, 2016 7:04 am

Hi Don,

I am pretty sure that some of the larger quadcopters are actually running LIDAR modules for GIS purposes. Payloads for the large professional quadcopters (e.g. used for cinematography) are at or above 20 lb or so.

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Re: Finding the Top

Post by Don » Sat Apr 30, 2016 1:45 pm

That sounds like FAA approved for more than 400' above ground level stuff !
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Re: Finding the Top

Post by fooman » Sun May 01, 2016 6:14 pm

Check out http://www.dronezon.com/learn-about-dro ... ng-basics/ for a discussion of the topic of remote sensing using UAV's and quad copters. NSFW (Not safe for wallet), as the tech is now affordable by hobbyists...

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Re: Finding the Top

Post by Don » Mon May 02, 2016 12:20 am

Thanks Matt, intriguing stuff, and it seems that DJI is a player although not necessarily the cream of the crop. I guess I shouldn't be surprised Apple lists the DJI in it's Accessory section!
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