“INTELLIGENT AIRCRAFT AT WORK”
WHO WE ARE
Drone Ops (Pty) Ltd is a Gauteng based company that specializes in aerial photo, video and thermal imagery. Recent changes in South African aviation law has made the deployment of remotely piloted aircraft systems for commercial use, a strict and regulated industry. Nobody is allowed to have financial or commercial gain using a drone, without approval from the South African Civil Aviation Authority.
We support the decision of the SACAA to implement these strict regulations and laws, and are committed to adhere to all required rules set out by it. We are hard at work to become fully compliant, and should be operation early in 2016.
Within this immensely regulated industry, we are able to offer photographic services to our clients that will not only meet their required needs, but is conducted within the parameters set out by the SACAA. Our multi rotor drones can be deployed for many different jobs.
Cost is probably the biggest advantage of using remotely piloted aircraft, followed by the fact that drones does not have the limitations of taking off from an airport or airfield, and can deploy within minutes from almost anywhere.
The user has the ability of getting a birds’ perspective of objects, at a cost unlike any conventional method, and still have full control of what they want to see.
At Drone Ops we ensure that you receive the desired outcome, by deploying a professional team, consisting of a qualified UAV Pilot and dedicated cameraman, that has the necessary skill, knowledge and training, to give you best value for money.
The world leader in drone technology is undoubtedly DJI. It is from their product range that we carefully selected our aircraft, with specific customer needs kept in mind. DJI boasts cutting edge technology allowing our drone services to be safe, efficient and professional.
Currently we have a DJI Inspire 1 registered with the SACAA. The Inspire 1 is the flagship of the DJI consumer fleet, and has great operational ability. With 4K video capability, and a 12 Mega Pixel camera mounted to a 3 axis gimbal; it is able to rotate a full 360° and deliver crystal clear, smooth imagery in any condition.
We are in the process of obtaining a developer platform from DJI, called the Matrice 100. It is mostly equal in capability to the Inspire, but now, thanks to a very sophisticated detect and avoid system, we are able to fly very close to objects, without risking collision – key in flying indoors or in close proximity to objects being inspected.
Further to our aircraft, we have implemented technology from SONY to increase our photographic capability, and we also use FLIR technology that enables us to take thermal imaging to a next level.