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Aerial photo + GCI = marvellous marketing

February 27, 2017

Aerial photo + GCI = marvellous marketing

An aerial photograph is extremely effective when it comes to marketing properties as everyone knows.

By taking some shots of a site before building work has started, and handing them to the clever people at D-Zine Lounge, you can add proposed developments using GCI.

This can help with planning application as well as getting a head start on the sales process.

Much nicer to look at than some boring plans we say..

Stock Aerial Footage

February 20, 2017

Stock Aerial Footage

An aerial shot or 2 is a brilliant way to give a project a lift, even if it is some general views of the projects location. Luckily such shots can be easily and economically purchased and even trialled FOR FREE via the DSR Stock website. Check it out now.

3D Modelling with thermal imaging

February 20, 2017

3D Modelling with thermal imaging

By taking 100’s of thermal images and tuning them, it is possible to recreate the subject using photogrammetry. This is a great tool for displaying where heat loss is occurring from a building for example. In the future it would be nice if the model is radiometric as well, but thats not possible just yet. Still, it looks quite impressive though!

Have a click on the image below and explore …

UAV Thermography for Solar PV – invaluable data.

February 8, 2017

UAV Thermography for Solar PV – invaluable data.

UAV thermal inspection of Solar PV displays almost all you need to know as to the health of your solar asset.

A site that has been 100% thermally inspected can reveal all kinds of information from Inverter / string outages or reversed polarity, down to sub-module faults such as string diodes, hotspots, Junction box failures or potential induced degradation.

IR Testing solar panels by hand is extremely laborious, and also difficult to get the correct angle of attack on the imaging device. For this reason thermography tends to be applied by taking a small sample of the site. How can this be acceptable, when for a similar cost you can have the entire site inspected?

The data is extremely useful to management of all the different aspects of solar life cycle. The service pays for itself many times over, not just on helping to reduce lost yield but also aiding better decisions across the board.

To produce meaningful and accurate results a thorough knowledge of PV, Thermography and UAV’s is most important. The equipment and software are just as vital, followed closely by the workflow, data collection, processing and reporting. All works must adhere to the IEC standards.

Get in touch today for more information,

Request your  Thermography for Solar PV by UAV / Drone Report

Or View a case study

Solar UAV thermography – Another Level.

January 16, 2017

Solar UAV thermography – Another Level.

The IEC are soon to announce the technical standard for the inspection and testing of solar PV modules and standard will require Level 1 and 2 certifications in thermography, for the inspection of PV modules and for the issuance of inspection report.

We are already qualified to Level 1 and are sitting the level 2 early this year in preparation for this years maintenance season.

For a professional service, from a qualified company please do get in touch today.

For more information click here (downloads and pdf)

 

 

 

Wind Turbine inspections by UAV’s

October 31, 2016

Wind Turbine inspections by UAV’s

Wind turbine inspections sales and services global revenue is predicted to reach $6 billion by 2024, according to Navigant Research .

There are 270,000 wind turbine blades already in service. When considering future installations, it’s not hard to see why such a large revenue is forecast. Should one of these blades fail whilst under operation the results could be extremely dangerous. Traditional techniques involve lots of man-power and risky access equipment. Being able to negate large amounts of that risk, whilst obtaining better and quicker results AND making a huge cost savings, makes the use of UAV’s a ‘no brainer’.

 

Photogrammetry for 3D modelling

August 9, 2016

Photogrammetry for 3D modelling

By taking multiple overlapping photographs during a planned flight, it is possible to recreate a near perfect scale 3D model of a building or area of land. This is not only pretty cool to play with, and always gets people interacting, but can have many uses for construction and estates such as showcasing, planning and interactive apps. Have a try with the model below:

It’s not worth the risk

May 6, 2016

It’s not worth the risk

UAV’s and drones are massively popular already and their use is exploding.

Professionals undertake intensive training and know what they can and cant do, but consumers and hobbyists may be able to buy a drone and not be informed of the regulations, some of which are law and all of which are for peoples safety.

In a nutshell, you must NOT fly within 50 meters of a person without their consent – and that generally includes overhead – and you should not go any higher than 400 feet (120m)

There is always more to think about and check for your area of the country. For example, Bournemouth beach is within the airports airspace and should be notified if you intend to fly there, and nearby Hengistbury Head is protected by local byelaws and is a no fly zone in order to protect all the wildlife, so be sure to do your homework before you start.

You are in control of the drone and you will be responsible if it causes damage or harm. Please flysafe.

for more info :

https://www.caa.co.uk/Consumers/Model-aircraft-and-drones/Flying-drones/
http://www.droneuav.co.uk/civilian-drones/caa-cap-1202-control-uav-safety-notice/

the next big thing? what’s your point of view?

April 11, 2016

the next big thing? what’s your point of view?

360 degree is poised to be the next big thing in video. The sense of immersion you get from being able to control where you look whilst the video is playing is fascinating and fun. The effect is powerful enough just on a 2D screen or tablet, but video can also be captured in VR mode to view on Google cardboard for a full virtual reality experience.
Google and Facebook are leading the way and obviously have high hopes for this technology given the amount they are investing in it.
We are certainly intrigued and think that a drone flight around a course, estate or park featuring 360 video would be a great way to take a ‘tour’ as well as make an outstanding piece of marketing collateral.

Have a look at our test flight 360 video here

Better than a birds eye view? 360 degree panoramics

March 16, 2016

Better than a birds eye view? 360 degree panoramics

By using aircraft to take multiple photographs in all directions and cleverly stitching them togetheryou can create impressive results. From vast panorama’s for large buildings and landscapes to fun ‘mini-planets’. For large estates and virtual tours you can’t beat a 360/180 degree panoramic for a super immersive experience. see what you think BY CLICKING HERE

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