Tools of the Trade

Hardware

Parrot Anafi

The drone comes with a 21 Megapixel, 4k camera capable of 90 degrees of upward and downward tilt.

Each battery gives the drone 25 minutes of flight time – we have x3 in inventory.

We have x2 of these drones in inventory as well.

Canon EOS 80D

This 24.2 Megapixel DSLR helps me take detailed, accurate photos in places drones can’t go to document projects and issues.

Certifications

FAA Part 107 sUAS Certification

I am fully licensed by the FAA to fly drones commercially – meaning I am able to fly drones in furtherance of a business and sell photos taken from my drones.

As a licensed drone pilot, I have limitations to where and when I can fly. By law, I cannot fly at night. I cannot fly under the influence of alcohol. I cannot fly hastily or under pressure. I cannot fly within 5 miles of an airport without prior approval through the FAA’s LAANC system. I also cannot fly in any way that may endanger people; I cannot fly over people or busy roads.

Software

Pix4D

This is the leading software in the industry, specializing in 3D photogrammetry, 2D orthomosaic maps, and gives users the ability to measure to scale in-app. This premium software comes at a premium price – additional fees will apply if this software is required by the client.

Autodesk

I use two Autodesk applications to process 3D photogrammetry and 2D orthomosaic maps. First is Autodesk ReCap, which is less accurate but much cheaper than Pix4D. Second is AutoCAD LT, which allows me to process 2D orthomosaics into usable drawings for print.

WebODM

This software is open source (free) but far less accurate at producing 3D photogrammetry than Pix4D. However, it is capable of producing 2D orthomosaics which can be scaled to accuracy.

Sample Images

Construction Yard

Parking Lot

RMA HD