Stringing New Lines in The Compound Florida Power and Light has begun work on what will be the Power Transmission and distribution system for the St Johns Heritage Parkway. Old wooden poles are coming down and being replaced with new, taller poles capable of lighting the Parkway and providing power to area improvements to come. Seen here and in online videos is the secondary poles with their spools to string new power lines. This work in taking place in conjunction with the Florida Department of Transportation's work on Interstate 95 Exits #166 to the south, in the Micco area and #181 to the north which will join Ellis road in Melbourne. https://youtu.be/PokTJCm9vLI Stringing New Power Lines and Replacing older Poles
The FAA Announces Recreational Flyer Fixed Sites Searchable Database. This dataset represents active recreational flyer fixed sites (commonly referred to as flying fields) that are established by an agreement with the FAA. The fixed sites depicted here are located in controlled airspace two or more miles from an airport. At these sites, recreational UAS operations are authorized up to the unmanned aircraft system (UAS) facility map (UASFM) altitudes. If you fly at the fixed sites depicted in this dataset within controlled airspace, you must adhere to the operating limitations of the agreement, which is available from the fixed site sponsor. The Database is available here: Searchable Database
The FAA has been rolling out the LAANC system across the USA for small unmanned aerial systems to gain access to the National Airspace. Recreational UAV (Drone) Flyers are now required to use this system for access to any Airspace other than Class G. FAA Certified Remote Pilots (part 107) May utilize the LAANC system or obtain an Airspace Authorization via the FAA Drone Zone Website for permission to fly in and around Airport Airspace. No Longer will the Air Traffic Control Towers be taking calls for Notification. Above And Beyond Global Maintains FAA Wide - Area Airspace Authorizations. The LAANC System is currently not available at KMLB Airport in Melbourne.
Palm Bay, Florida is adding a new Apartment Complex in the area at the Intersection of US Highway 1 and Robert J Conlan Blvd. Early reports were stated as 280 to 300 apartments would be built as the area continues to build and grow. Below is a Video of Construction as it stands now. Did You Know: We’ve got 10,000 people retiring a day in the United States. We are seeing an average of four people leaving (the construction industry), and only one person coming in to the industry a day. That’s not sustainable. The Industry needs to get into the classroom and tell young people why construction is a great career path for them. Only 3 in 10 kids will actually complete a 4-year degree. Those other seven need…
The NTSB has been quick to embrace drone technology. Bill English, Investigator in Charge of the Atlas crash, developed the NTSB’s Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) program several years ago when he realized the benefits drones could bring to accident site documentation. “We have a very good solid bedrock foundation for how to conduct robust investigations,” English says, “That foundation lets us use cutting edge technologies like this to improve the quality and efficiency of safety work.” Drones are able to gather high resolution images, preserving perishable evidence like ground scars, presence of hazardous materials, and the position of control surfaces, which can get moved as wreckage is collected. Aerial photographs have always been an important feature of major mishap investigations, but drones make those photographs faster, easier, and safer to…
Palm Bay Florida has been planning the Heritage Parkway for decades. The FDOT is nearing completion of access to the Parkway by adding Exit #166 to Interstate 95 near the town of Micco. This video progress survey shows the current state on the second stage of the Parkway system. The first stage, now open, runs from Malabar road north to state road 192 with plans to end at SR518 in Melbourne Florida. The entire project will allow residents of the Northwest section of the City an escape or evacuation route in times of emergencies such as Hurricanes. Currently residents are funneled into Minton road, a road that congests with normal rush hour traffic. Video of Interstate Exit #166 progress by FDOT https://youtu.be/9LIYEYQsrJI
D-RTK GNSS with DATALINK PRO 900 (GPS + GLONASS) provides for Repeatable Data with precise positioning. Precise positioning of one centimeter vertically and horizontally is made possible through dynamic differential technology. This extreme accuracy allows for the creation of repeatable flight routes that provide reliable and valuable visual data that can be essential for commercial and industrial scenarios. Flight plans or Missions are saved in program for repeatable on site accuracy from week to week (or stages of completion). progress report, verify status prior to inspection, equipment or materials on site validation, Verify Contractor stages of completion, Site Photogrammetry 3D models for measurement, Volumetric measurement; The list to cost and Time savings goes on. True Heading; Dual antennas create heading references that are significantly more accurate than possible with a single compass…
[gallery ids="388,387" type="rectangular"] The Matrice 210 RTK Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (Drone) and the RTK Ground Station provide centimeter level precision to Flights. The M210-RTK can support two cameras such as the Zenmuse X5s 21 megapixel camera and the Z30 with it's 30x optical zoom. Ground and Utility Inspections are safer, faster and more accurate than when using previous UAV's. Adding flight autonomy with it's Cendence / Crystalsky remote controller one can take multiple inspection flights of the same area repeatedly without having to guess where previous starting points were. It's programmed in and ready for multiple use applications. The SDK and PWM with power port adds flexibility to programming and equipment that can be flown. Put us to work on your next project.
Drones are already making a difference at construction sites. Companies are collecting data to monitor progress, optimize job reports and complete many other construction functions by deploying these small, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV). The potential of drone technology is hard to overstate. In addition to collecting data at an unprecedented level of quality and pace, organizations are using drones to improve worker safety, all while simultaneously reducing costs. - Construction Business Owner https://youtu.be/ZhDzB1NOX-k
The Mavic 2 Pro with it's Hasselblad L1D-20c Camera has been added to our arsenal of Equipment. The Mavic 2 Pro allows us to get closer to a project without the UAV being a distraction to the site. The Mavic 2 Pro provides 20 mega pixel shots with it's 1" sensor and Hasselblad color profile. Closer and more quite than full size Enterprise Unmanned Aerial Vehicles will allow us to get the shots and video our customers need without being a distraction to the jobsite.