The expansion of the drone market has created many commercial opportunities for unmanned aerial vehicles. Businesses are advancing the use of drones beyond video surveillance and photography and incorporating drones for a variety of applications including surveying, construction, oil & gas inspection, and mining.
Microdrones offer the complete package from durable and proven unmanned aircraft, technologically advanced payloads, and start to stop customer support. It’s also important to remember that these integrated systems are just another tool in their tool box to help accomplish the job at hand and not a technological novelty to be trumpeted out for customers. Watch this informative video to learn how to avoid five top mistakes well intentioned early adopters make.
Microdrones provide turnkey systems to empower professionals to plan a mission, fly the UAV, process georeferenced data, and fulfill their project. Here are the top 5 biggest mistakes early drone adopters make and how to avoid them
1. START WITH THE END RESULT IN MIND.
Ask yourself, “How is the drone going to help you solve a problem?” Before digging into specific features and technologies it’s critical to understand what data needs to be collected and how will it be applied.
2. CONSIDER THE ENTIRE PACKAGE.
People often think that drones will just do everything themselves. However, there’s no one button to push that makes everything happen. There’s a workflow and there’s still expertise from a human that needs to be put into all the stages of operation. Having the key personnel that understand what to do with that data is always the biggest part of the project.
3. BE SURE TO HAVE THE BUSINESS AND CUSTOMERS IN PLACE.
You can’t just buy a drone, start a business and expect to be successful. You need a body of customers who already know, like and trust you. Then you can add drone surveying equipment to your toolbox to help create better solutions and provide more accurate data.
4. BUDGET APPROPRIATELY
Price can often be a barrier when it comes to purchasing the best drone surveying solution for your company. Often times, professionals might try to cut corners by opting for a low-cost, budget beater. However, if the lower end drone can’t produce the quality of data required to create a solution, in the long run, this route can be more costly. Be sure you have the right tool for the job.
5. GET THE PROPER TRAINING, CERTIFICATIONS AND KNOWLEDGE
Regulations of commercial drone use evolve as the technology continues to develop. Therefore, be sure you’re familiar with all federal, state, and regional regulations, acquire the proper certifications and be sure to be fully trained and qualified to operate your drone.
Are you ready to make drone surveying equipment a part of your surveying business? Just talk with one of our sales experts today and learn how you can avoid some of the common mistakes early drone adopters make.