Posts Tagged: MUAV

MD4-200 Experience Queries Response

Introduction Since our commercial decision to drop the use of the microdrones MD4-200 from the development of our Remote Aerial Imagery support service, we have had a steady stream of queries about our experiences and findings. This interest may be because the UK Distributor continues to have a link to our website. We have put… 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 »

CAA Approval

Yesterdays great news was that after 4 weeks nervously wondering if we will be successful, we now have CAA approval to operate our small unmanned air system. We were ‘aiming off’ by learning to fly using a conventional helicopter without auto stab for skills to support the operators in the unlikely event of failures of the… Read more »

KESTREL sUAS IN USE

I have just bumped into information about the successful deployments and use of the Kestrel as a Remotely Operated Observation Platform on the Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service website: Here   “The helicopter has proved so successful that Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service hosted a Remotely Operated Observation Platform seminar early in 2009.” The Specialist Response… Read more »

BAD PENNIES

Well well well……. you can never tell what time will eventually unearth. What a couple of days we have witnessed here at A J S Support Limited.   The first interesting event was an e mail from microdrones GmbH, telling us that our Twitter account is causing their customers confusion and we should stop using… Read more »

sUAS FLIGHT SETUP

Reports from Carvec Systems Ltd suggest that in spite of the windy conditions around Hull, the setup of our sUAS Kestrel 100ES is going well.  Seen here 2 days ago in the skies ‘up North’.   The system is currently being tested with cannibalized batteries while the systems own batteries are shipped over the pond. We have our initial cameras… Read more »

KESTREL PAYLOAD SELECTION

Our latest sUAS acquisition the Kestrel 1000ES small Unmanned Air System (sUAS), is delivered with actuated camera mount and camera remote control using LANC control. This has led us to Canon and Sony camera solutions. The solution should have both LANC connection and Liveview for continuous monitoring on the ground. Our initial selection is for A stills CAMERA is a Canon G11. our… Read more »

SERVICE DEVELOPMENT CONTINUES

AJS Support Limited has plans to continue with its Remote Imagery Support service development early in the New Year. This will initially be centered around its latest acquisition the Carvec Systems Limited Kestrel 1000ES. We continue to seek for suitable land to continue the developement flights. This week AJS has ceased its use of the microdrone MD4-200 sUAS, due to a… Read more »

NEW sUAS BUILD PROGRESS

AIRFRAME AND CAMERA MOUNT There has been progress with our latest procurement. CARVEC Systems Ltd has the production of our latest small unmanned air vehicle in hand. The air vehicle is based on the minicopter Joker 2 air vehicle.   So far the main airframe and camera mount have been assembled. It is starting to… Read more »

AERIAL IMAGERY OPTIONS

Having learnt from our recent experiences with our remote imagery support service developement phase using our current UAS the microdrone MD4-200, we  have been down selecting options for a future air vehicle. Now that we understand the payload capacities for a future air vehicle, today we set out looking at options for FLIR, video and still cameras.   We… Read more »