Drones

I have been thinking of doing my roof inspections with a drone but feel it just won’t be the same as being up on the roof. If anyone has used one/is using one, could you tell me your thoughts on whether or not it’s a good idea and if so what a good one would be for a novice pilot? Any help is greatly appreciated!

I just took a class on drones and asked the instructor what would be the best bang for the buck for inspection applications. He recommended a phantom 3(china) or 3D robotics(USA). They are not weather proof which is the only drawback. We test flew a model made for the government. $15,000. It had infrared and 3 cameras. The thing was awesome and could go 80 mph.

I am thinking of adding one to the toolbox; however, think I would still go up on most roofs to see it up close. I am curious to hear from others that only use drones, cameras.

Don’t forget the new FAA rules are now in effect as of Monday.

http://www.faa.gov/uas/

Also, if you would like to discuss liability and hull coverage on your drones feel free to give me a call.

Thanks Troy! I appreciate your thoughts.