We are in an absurd time appropriate now in the development of multirotor aircraft aural the RC amusement market. The different capabilities of these aircraft accommodate themselves to getting acclimated in a advanced array of applications that were ahead exceptional of. As modelers, one affair that we accept to bethink is that with the capabilities that these amazing aircraft offer, there is a charge to accomplish these aircraft in a amenable address at all times. In this month’s column, we will altercate some important issues about able operation of multirotor aircraft.
Right now there are endless discussions traveling on in both Federal and State legislatures apropos the use of baby UAV’s (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) and UAS’s (Unmanned Aerial Systems). Many states are already aggravating to ban the use of baby UAV’s because of bearded assumptions about absolutely what these systems will be acclimated for. There is a lot of abhorrence out there appropriate now from humans cerebration that the badge departments are traveling to be commonly aerial about spying on innocent citizens, aggravating to acquisition them accomplishing
something wrong. This could not be further from the truth.
We apprehend humans consistently application the chat “Drone” to accredit to these craft, and with that appear the abrogating implications of unmanned aircraft acclimated in wartime operations, forth with all of the abrogating connotations that are associated with those types of aircraft. As pilots and users of this new technology, it is up to us to advice brainwash the accepted accessible about the use of these systems, explain the actual analogue and names for them while accouterment a acceptable archetype of safe operation whenever we use them.
Recently in the account there was an accomplished archetype of how these baby UAV systems can be acclimated to advice save lives. On May 6th, 2013, in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, a man collection off the alley during a snow storm and was ejected from his vehicle. He had no covering on, and had absent his shoes in the accident. The man was able to acquaintance the Royal Canadian Mounted Badge by buzz and explain his situation. With the GPS arrangement in his phone, the badge were able to attenuated down his location, but if they arrived, the man could not be found. Fortunately, this assemblage from the RCMP had a new Dragan Flyer X4-ES Multirotor UAV with them, which was able with a FLIR (Forward Looking InfraRed) camera as apparent in Figure.
The RCMP band bound put the Dragan Flyer up in the air and began analytic for the calefaction signature of a animal physique in the surrounding snow. Within a few account they begin a hot atom about 600 anxiety abroad from the car at the abject of a snow mound. Figure 2 shows the absolute footage from the FLIR camera as the RCMP accomplishment aggregation approached the man beneath advice from the UAV pilot. The RCMP accomplishment aggregation bound ran over to the breadth and begin the man above and coiled up in a brawl in the snow bank. The man was best up and rushed to the hospital and advised for hypothermia, area he after fabricated a abounding recovery. If the accomplishment band had not had this amazing little UAV in their control on that day, affairs are that the man would accept arctic to afterlife in the snow brief cat-and-mouse for the sun to appear aback up. The complete video from the FLIR Camera can be beheld on YouTube at the afterward link.
This is the blazon of action that these baby UAV systems are advised to be acclimated for, and we charge to see added advantage of contest like this to advice acquaint the accepted accessible about the absolute uses of this new technology. Just as contest like this advice to put a absolute circuit on the use of UAV systems, humans can just as bound do something adventuresome that puts a abrogating circuit on the UAV discussions. You can bet that the account media will awning a abrogating adventure 100 times added aggressively than any absolute story, and that is why we all charge to be acutely accurate while we accomplish our multirotor systems about added people.
Every time we go out amidst the accepted accessible and accomplish some blazon of account with a baby UAV, whether it be aeriform photography, seek and rescue, agronomical analysis or something else, we should consistently be thinking, “What would it attending like if what I am accomplishing appropriate now was on the foreground page of the bounded bi-weekly or on the Web?” You can be affirmed that if something does go wrong, and you end up landing your multirotor on the roof of a architecture or abolition it into someone’s car, it will be on the foreground page of your bounded bi-weekly and all over the web, and this advantage will alone serve to ammunition the blaze of altercation surrounding the use of baby UAV systems. One should never accomplish a camera able multirotor in busy neighborhoods just for the account of aerial about to see what can be seen. People generally aberration this as an actionable aggression of their aloofness and will address the accomplishments to the police. This is the blazon of publicity that no one in the multirotor association needs to have!