UAS flight batteries are all LiPo (lithium polymer) type batteries. Unlike other type of batteries, LiPo batteries are intolerant of being left on either a full or empty charge. LiPo batteries left on a full charge start sustaining damage at ten days. After a few occurrences of the batteries being left on full charge, batteries...
Posted by Jake Lahmann on Aug 07 2017
Posted by Jake Lahmann on Jul 16 2017
TOP TEN REASONS FOR DRONE CRASHES FOR PUBLIC SAFETY
And easy solutions to avoid them
It’s possible that you might find this article quite odd. Odd that MAXSUR, a provider of drones and drone services would write an article about drone failures. Well…we’re not most companies, and keeping true to our mission statement of public safety…letting others know why drones fail is aligned with our MAXSUR team beliefs. It’s our hope that if you use a drone in your agency for police, fire, or emergency management...that this article will help you avert disaster and maximize public safety via your drone system.
Over the past five years, the MAXSUR team has successfully repaired 2,295 drone systems (UAS), and because of that, has...
Posted by Jake Lahmann on Jun 20 2017
ACTIVE PUBLIC SAFETY USES
SAR – Agencies across the nation and globe have adopted drones as a primary tool for search & rescue, and positive results are stacking up. According to a recent DJI study, 59 lives have been saved with the use of drones since 2013, and 38 of those were rescued in the past year.
CRIME SCENE – Inexpensive drones are proving to be a great alternative to manned aerial shots and eliminate the need for boom equipped vehicles. In tandem with software, these inexpensive drones can map scenes in 3D in a matter of minutes vs. hours using traditional techniques....
Posted by Jake Lahmann on Jun 08 2017
This UAS (unmanned aerial system, drones) operation manual is intended to serve as an example, and potential starting point for agencies desiring to construct their own policies. It has been prepared by the MAXSUR team who has sold over 3,700 complete drone systems, and have fostered hundreds of UAS programs from the simple to complex. This example manual includes lessons learned from those implementations and will prove beneficial to any agency starting a program.
For your convenience, should you desire to directly replicate any portion into your own manual (sop), the faux agency name is highlighted and should of course reflect your agency. Notes are also highlighted and...
Posted by Jake Lahmann on May 30 2017