Posts Tagged: Carvec

Aerial Survey Support – Summer 2011 Update

I was at a flying site earlier this week, the wind was blowing golden leaves off the trees. It was looking like the start of Autumn. This prompted me write a summer summary update for this blog. In terms of pilot/operator experience, I have now clocked up 130 hours actual flight time (600 flights) with… Read more »

Aerial Survey Mapping Service

During A J S service developement for the Remote Survey Support Service, we have been proving our ability to use our Aerial Platform for aerial mapping of large areas of land. This skill has many applications. There is of course an established range of free worldwide earth mapping and viewing services eg Google Earth. These are… Read more »

Onwards and Upwards into 2011

2010 was another successful year for A J S Support Limited. Throughout the year we have continued to build on our previous years success, delivering on large Business and Equipment Support Services contracts. We have also begun to recover from our initial slow progress with the planned Survey Support Service. Business and Equipment Support –… Read more »

sUAS pilot reaches 50 hours flying hours

In March this year we reassessed our approach and the support equipment for our potential Remote Survey Support Service (R3S). The result was a change from a microdrones quad rotor system, to a more conventional rotary winged system based on a radio controlled airframe with an integrated auto stabilisation and control system (Carvec Kestrel 1000 ES)…. Read more »

Thales UAV achieves 30,000 hours.

The British Army’s Hermes 450 (H450) unmanned air vehicles (UAVs) supplied by Thales UK under an Urgent Operational Requirement contract have achieved the outstanding milestone of providing over 30,000 hours of support to UK forces on current operations in Afghanistan. An achievement that demonstrates that the technology of small and UAS can deliver a reliable capability in… Read more »

Remote Survey Support Service Canon EOS 550D Video and Stills trials

Remote Survey Support Service Development Update Still catching up on blogging our progress – As part of our more advanced service development we have been taking the opportunity to fly on as many sites as possible, with various service scenarios and conditions. One of the first of these was having the pleasure to fly over a’Beckett’s… Read more »

Remote Survey Support Service Development Update

Customers may be aware that over the last year AJS have been busy delivering support to our key Equipment Support clients. They might not be aware that we have been equally as busy developing an engineering survey support service. This potential service aims to deliver a range of imagery outputs to a wide range of… Read more »


Whether you are a keen hobbyist or a commercial operator of small unmanned air systems, legally you cannot simply buy a system, build it and fly it where and when you would like. Many systems are certainly not toys and have the potential to present risk to life, health and property. There are rules for… Read more »

April Update – Remote Imagery Survey Service Development

We have been researching and trailing UAS equipments to deliver aerial survey support. When we originally started research there were very limited commercially available VTOL SUAS. We started this challenge back in March 09 with a microdrones GmbH MD4-200 delivered and supported through their sole UK distributor MW Power Ltd. After 7 months of service… Read more »

UAS Training

We have completed our second week of desk top simulator training for our rotary winged UAS. The basic airframe is a tried and tested radio controlled model with enhancements including a suite of auto stabilisation and auto flight control systems. We have therefore chosen to spend some initial training time on a desktop rc simulator… Read more »