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Frequently Asked Questions

 

What is a drone? 

A drone is an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) that is controlled by an operator standing on the ground.

Drones can have wings (like aeroplanes) or rotors like helicopters.  We use ’quadcopters’, which have four helicopter rotors because these are the most stable platform for aerial photography, as well as being the most manoeuvrable.

 

 

How big are your drones?

Legally, drones are separated into different classes at 7kg MAUW (maximum all-up weight). 

Once you go above 7kg, lots of restrictions kick in and costs soar.  Our operations are limited to the lighter class below 7kg.

 

 

What about quality and performance?

Drone technology has been advancing at a phenomenal rate, and our drones belong to a new generation of small, light and highly manoeuvrable aircraft weighing around 2kg.  

They are very sophisticated, and in most areas can match or exceed the performance of larger drones that cost many thousands of pounds just one or two years ago.

 

First Person View (FPV) enables the operator to see precisely what the drone is seeing in real time so it can be flown remotely with great precision.  This facility ensures that the required shots are achieved every time.

 

 

Why are your prices so low?

The use of latest genaration drones is reflected in substantially reduces rates to the customer. 

 

In many cases our small drones can fly in places where larger drones don’t dare to.

 

 

Is it legal?

It is illegal to use a drone for commercial purposes near public areas or in proximity to property belonging to third parties without permission from the CAA.

 

We are an authorized drone operator and operate strictly within the law at all times.

 

 

What about risk?

Flying modern drones carries minimal risk – they are highly capable and very reliable.

 

For example, all our drones are GPS controlled, with advanced safety features that greatly simplify flying as well as helping prevent spatial disorientation in the operator. 

 

Another very useful safety feature is the self-homing capability - if the operator’s control signal to the drone is interrupted (e.g. by a hand-control set failure) the drone will fly itself back to base using its own GPS navigation system and land automatically at a pre-determined location.

 

The safety advantage of using lightweight drones is self-evident.

 

We are fully insured to operate commercially.

 

 

How long has your company been in operation?

We have been flying drones in 2014, and much time has been devoted the development of skill and knowledge of the business.  

 

 

Can you fly in wind?

Using 3 axis gyroscopic gimbal technology to steady the camera onboard the drone means we can fly in wind up to a certain speed. Once windspeed reaches 10m/s (22 mph), usable footage is difficult to capture.

 

 

How far can you fly?

Our drones are capable of flying up to 1.5 kilometers away from the pilot's position. However, legal limitations apply and our current capabilities are flying up to 500 meters horizontally away and 400 feet vertically up.

 

How fast can you fly?
Our drones can reach a max speed of 34mph. This enable us to track cars, boats and other vehicles.

 

 

Got another question?
Please contact us.