drone inspection

CAA grounding the DJI Inspire 2 and DJI M200 series

On the 31st of October, The CAA published a safety notice, restricting the use of the DJI Inspire 2 and the DJI M200 series. The restriction stated that all SUA (drone pilots) are not allowed to fly these drones over or within 150m of congested areas, until further notice. Since then, DJI Global have been working closely with The CAA to get these restrictions lifted.

For us at HexCam, we were able to speak with KingFisher APS (our London-based collaborator) and arrange for the Inspire 2 to be swapped for the Phantom 4, that was located at our Norwich offices. This meant that operations continued undisturbed and our clients haven’t had to reschedule any of the drone mapping, inspections and surveys we’ve committed to. Here Andy is flying the Inspire 2, well out of the way of any humans in a rural location, testing the batteries.

Stay abreast of the restrictions here: https://t.co/4xKlfBQTo3

UK Construction Week: NEC Birmingham

This week we were invited by KingFisher APS, to join them in Birmingham at the UK Construction week, to talk about the uses of drones in the construction industry.

Construction and building sites are often complex environments that poses risks to humans. Drones offer a safer and more accessible way to survey and inspect in these environments. It is also a much safer way to work at height (with taller structures). Aerial imagery and data is processed easily and made available to clients, typically within a day or two. This allows the client to take focused course of action, pin-pointing where they want humans to go.

KingFisher APS is one of our key collaborators, who has recently won the award for Best Business for Tech and Innovation, at the Croydon Business Awards 2018. Congratulations, Adam!

We had a successful three days with Adam in Birmingham and we have met lots of new people to work with.