DRONE 101

GET YOUR DRONE OPERATION UP AND RUNNING IN SIX EASY STEPS

The decision is yours. Once a business has decided that it is ready to start using drones, the big question is: how? The drone industry is young and integrating such novel technology can present new challenges for many organizations. VikingUAS uses a comprehensive six-step process to help our clients integrate drones into their businesses and or to create a new business in aerial operations such as movie production, real estate aerials, 3d Mapping and inspection services.

 

1. SELECT THE HARDWARE THAT MEETS YOUR Operation OBJECTIVES. 

What do you need each UAS/Drone operation to accomplish?

What is the right aircraft “Fixed Wing or Multirotor”, camera or sensor and ground station for your Operation types?

 

2. USE THE SOFTWARE THAT PRODUCES THE DELIVERABLES YOU NEED.

What do you need to get out of each UAS/Drone operation?

What autopilot, image and data processing and flight logging software produce the deliverables you need?

Do you want a “Open Source” Software or a Proprietary Software?

 

3. IMPLEMENT WORKFLOW & PROCEDURES TO ENSURE CONSISTENT SAFETY AND RESULTS.

How does each UAS/Drone operation fit into your organization's existing workflow?

What checklists, procedures, and policies deliver maximum value with minimum added work?

 

4. GET INSURANCE TO BE PROTECTED FROM RISK.

What are the realistic risks faced in each UAS/Drone Operation?

What, who and where do you need to coverage to minimize risk and cost?

 

5. UNDERSTAND REGULATIONS THAT APPLY TO YOUR OPERATIONS.

How do your operations interact with regulations?

Do you need a FAA Section 333 with Part 137? Or can you operate under Part 107?

What can you do legally now and how can you prepare for coming changes?

Do you know who to contact at the FAA and how to get answers quick?

6. UNDERSTAND TRAINING/Procedures necessary TO YOUR OPERATIONS.

How do you develop a training program and training?

Who needs this information and why do I need it?

How do your operations procedures work with your day to day operations?

Does your training and your procedures meet FAA requirements for the classification your operating in?

 

Answering these questions will help you think through exactly what it is that you need your drone program to accomplish and how it will fit into your organization. Answering these questions thoughtfully and building your drone program accordingly will ensure that your drone program delivers value consistently and with minimal added friction in the organization.

 

ABOUT VikinG Unmanned Aerial Systems

VikingUAS is a drone engineering and design consulting firm. Our company has been designing and working on/with drones since the early 2000’s and was one of the pioneers in the industry with the design and development of the multicopter and the multi-axis accelerometer.

When we work with clients, we lead them in answering these questions. We then use our deep knowledge of a network of over 150 manufactures both in the US, China and Europe wthat we have worked with and or consulted on the design of over 350 multi-rotors and 450 fixed wing UAVs.  This vast experience and contact base in the industry is used to procure and craft the best possible hardware, software, procedures, insurance, and regulatory compliance strategy for our client's needs. We are guides to businesses looking to create new value with drones. We focus on the drones so that our clients can focus on what they do best: delivering value to their customers.  VikingUAS can also and does offer companies the ability to design their own aerial platform, be it a fixed wing or multirotor.  With our engineering staff we will design full 3d models using the most advance in 3d modeling “Solid Works 2018” and be able to navigate thru design reviews with the use of eDrawing Professional allowing you the client to view your design thru augmented reality.  If you want to build heavy lift platforms we are now designing multirotors using motors that can spin 36” propellers and can lift 88Kg each. These new heavy lift systems are classified as above 55lb platforms so a Part 107 is not applicable for operation you and your company would have to apply for a Section 333 with a Part 137  indorsement…..the future in drone operations is only growing call VikingUAS today to start your Drone Business…..