Now, More Than Just Drones

Thoroughdrones is pleased to announce that we have added the top-of-the-line DSLR crop-sensor camera, the Nikon D7200, to our capabilities, enabling our customers the finest quality images of the interior of your real estate listing, not just the exterior. The Nikon D7200 has been heralded by top photographers Ken Rockwell, Tony Northrup, and many others, as the top of its class.

Contact us to book your appointment today to find out just how we can make your listing shine high above the competition!

Drone Uses in Construction and Land Survey

You may know that drones are widely used for different photography applications, but how can a drone with a camera be used to render a 3D map of a building, construction site, or perform a volume calculation of a stockpile, quarry, or surface / strip mine?

Enter photogrammetry.

Photogrammetry has long been used to perform surveys, stockpile volume calculations, 3D modeling, and more. This method is normally conducted at a relatively high altitude since it is usually performed by a camera mounted to a manned helicopter or fixed-wing aircraft. With these platforms comes the high costs of hangar storage, fuel, insurance, aircraft maintenance, and pilot currency testing.

A single drone battery can allow a flight of up to 20 – 25 minutes at low altitude, giving greater detail and ability to fly up to 50 acres on a single battery.

Before development, some properties and construction sites are not very accessible, and some are simply unsafe for the surveyor to enter, due to ground conditions, steep slopes, etc.

Our drones can provide photo assets for use in your choice of photogrammetry applications without putting the surveyor in any danger, whether from dangerous topology, or perhaps hostile neighbors / inhabitants (think recent protestors at the site of the Dakota Access pipeline).

If you want to take your land surveying or civil engineering business to the next level, contact us today!

Coming Soon from Autel Robotics

Why do I use drones by Autel Robotics?

  1. Made in America and owned by Americans.
  2. Top-notch U.S.-based customer support, 7 days a week.
  3. Competitively priced.
  4. Never-ending innovation.

What kind of innovation are we talking about? Innovation that gives us camera upgrades without having to by a new drone, and new drones that blow the doors off the competition at what will hopefully still be competitive pricing. Need to see specifics? Watch this:

The projected timeline for the new camera releases are Q1 for the FLIR Duo IR camera, and Q2 for the 1″ CMOS 4K / 20.2 MP camera.

I don’t think I really need to say anymore about just how cool Autel Robotics really is.

ThoroughDrones Officially Launched

I am very excited to announce that I have officially received my temporary certification from the FAA to fly the camera drone for hire. Please contact me if you have any properties or occasions that you wish to have aerial footage of. I have chosen the Autel X-Star Premium as our flagship drone, the #1-rated professional drone on, rated by those who have purchased and used this drone and its competitors. The X-Star series drones will soon have camera upgrades available, announced just yesterday by Autel. I couldn’t be more excited!

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