Search and Rescue / Roof Clearing / Police Work
I have spent a lot of time thinking about how drones can be used for good. At my local 4th of July parade in Rollingwood, TX, I spoke with one of our local cops about drones and possible uses. What I learned was a little bit shocking and expensive for tax payers! Whenever they need to make sure no one is on a roof, they usually have to call a helicopter out and this costs the city about $5000 each time. "Surely that does not happen that often right?" Wrong.. It happens about 1-2 times a month apparently. I setup a time to go demo the FPV Phantom as well as the higher end S800 with the two man gimbal on it. Both worked really well, but they enjoyed the smooth video and two man setup of the s800. If you happen to be a police officer looking for more information about how you might set this up, just shoot me a message. If you are around Austin, I would love to volunteer my time to save tax payers money!