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Aerial Surveys with CT Drone

ctdroneTechnology these days has made our lives increasingly easier, we are now able to complete tasks that before would have taken 100’s of man hours and huge investments to complete. The use of UAV’s (unmanned aerial vehicles) or UAS’s (unmanned aerial systems) are no exception to this. Sure, they can be used for more nefarious tasks such as in war time, but the plus side to this is there are less ‘feet’ on the ground and can ultimately cause less casualties during war time. Today we’ll be focusing on the industrial and commercial uses of UAV’s. There are so many benefits to using these systems and one of the primary uses is for the use in Aerial Survey.


In the past aerial surveys were expensive and time consuming as you would have to rent a specific aircraft for this purpose and then hire a professional photographer, there would be further costs involved after the flights as well.  Thankfully there are some great companies out there such as CT Drones which can deliver this technology to you at a fraction of the price of the expenses involved previously.  They offer for the perfect professional solutions for your needs and only use state of the art technology in their professional grade unmanned air systems, which are backed by experience as well as full insurance.  The company was founded by the director who spent time with the British army in Kosovo in the late 90’s. This means you know you are getting a product that is backed by experience from the ground up. You can find out more about CT drones here.


All of their systems are plug and play ready using only state of the art high-resolution cameras and of course the ability to fly autonomously, their line of products include both fixed wing as well as rotor craft which is backed up by specialist 3D and overlay software, with the end result being a fully automated 3D processing solution.  Flight time varies between drones but the majority of them allow flight times of up to 45 mins, this is achieved by the use of electric propulsion as well as fully autonomous taking and landing which is pre-programmed.  They have the ability to map areas from 1.5 to 10km2 in a single flight, this will depend on image resolution and flight altitude.



If you’re looking to get aerial surveying done, then these are the guys you need to talk to. Some of the benefits would be :


– Qualified and experienced UAV Operators
– BNUC-S pilot licence
– CAA permission for aerial work and UAV inspection services
– Fast and flexible approach
– Backed by industry specific insurance
– In depth risk assessments and method statements
– Bespoke services provided on request


If you have any questions at all, then please don’t hesitate to get in touch with one of the team who will be more than happy to help with any questions you may have.  You can also have a chat with them on Facebook Or Twitter or why not check out some of their great videos here on Vimeo.  Just before you go check out some of their latest news here. We hope this article has helped you in your surveying choices and streamlining you business needs and costs.