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Draganflyer X8 Applications

Draganflyer X8 Applications

Government applications for the Draganflyer X8 Helicopter include: Law Enforcement, Fire, Emergency Measures, Wildlife Management, Environment and Transportation.

Law Enforcement

Crime Scene Investigation and Gathering Evidence

Conservation EnforcementWe live in a world of dynamically changing effects such as human activity, weather patterns and traffic vehicles, all constantly moving and changing. Police and other law enforcement agencies must be able to quickly and effectively secure a crime scene and preserve evidence for use in court and criminal proceedings. The Draganflyer X8 can quickly and quietly fly a non disruptive pattern over a crime scene, recording high resolution still pictures and video for use by law enforcement.

With still pictures and video from the Draganflyer X8, important visual features of crime scenes can be preserved in electronic form. Before any contamination degrades the crime scene, you can obtain pristine evidence for presentation to courts or other officials. Because the Draganflyer X8 is electric powered and nearly silent, disruption to the crime scene while gathering pictures and video can be minimized. The Draganflyer X8 UAV can preserve the crime scene and keep evidence intact until law enforcement requires it.

In the event of a major crime such as a homicide, getting evidence quickly becomes an extremely critical problem. Footprints, tire tracks and other evidence that is easy to disturb may be left at the crime scene, making walking through the area undesirable. Using the Draganflyer X8 UAV you can fly over the area and obtain high quality aerial pictures and video, without disturbing possible evidence. The Draganflyer X8 is powered by 8 brushless electric motors, allowing it to carry up to 800 grams (1.7 lbs) of cameras that can take pictures and video suitable for use as evidence.

Traffic Accident Investigation

Traffic Accident InvestigationTraffic accidents on major roadways create a large set of problems for law enforcement officials to deal with. Even after the victims have been removed from the scene and treated for possible injury, clean up can’t begin until evidence has been gathered in the form of pictures, distance measurements, and diagrams. This normally involves many personnel working for several hours on the road while traffic is obstructed or diverted. Clean up of the traffic accident cannot begin until all of the evidence has been gathered, putting extra pressure on law enforcement officials to clean up the crime scene quickly. In the rush to restore traffic, some details may be missed. The Draganflyer X8 is an electric powered, battery operated unmanned aerial vehicle that can carry camera payloads of up to 800 gram (1.7 lbs). What this means is that it can be used to carry professional quality, still and video cameras above the accident scene to obtain excellent aerial pictures and video for use as evidence.

The Draganflyer X8 UAV is quick to deploy, quiet, easy to operate and delivers professional results.

Traffic Patrol Assistance and Traffic Congestion Analysis

Traffic PatrolMost police first responders are uniformed officers on traffic patrol. Depending on the nature of the call to police, more and varied resources may be needed to control the situation. Police officers responding to reports of:

and other disturbances can benefit from an aerial overview of the situation. As an example, assume that a suspicious package has been reported on the roof of a building. Using the Draganflyer X8 UAV, you can fly above the building an obtain pictures or video, giving you an overview of the situation. Besides determining if the call was legitimate, aerial pictures and video can help law enforcement determine how to proceed with the situation.

Traffic congestion can occur either due to an accident, or some deeper problem that has to be found and rectified. Part of the problem may be the difficulty of getting personnel to the situation in heavy traffic conditions. Using the Draganflyer X8 UAV, you can fly the helicopter over traffic congestion areas and isolate the problem, restoring traffic to its original flow.

Explosive Ordnance Disposal

Explosive Disposal UnitWhen dealing with improvised explosive devices or bombs, there is always the possibility of devastating consequences for all involved. Being able to identify the package and act accordingly could be the difference between life and death. The Draganflyer X8 is the tool you need to save lives.

Once the package has been identified and all non essential personnel evacuated, it is vital to get as much information as possible without endangering people. For this purpose, law enforcement may send a person in a bomb protection suit to observe the article up close. This is extremely dangerous and can result in loss of life. Ground based robots with cameras can be used to observe the explosive device, but they may not be able to approach it depending on terrain and the surrounding area. .

The Draganflyer X8 is a lightweight, electric powered UAV with an 800 gram (1.7 lb) payload capacity for carrying cameras. Electric power makes the Draganflyer X8 nearly silent, and it can fly into position over the sensitive package and obtain aerial pictures and video. Further use the Draganflyer X8 helicopter to gain an overview of the scene area. Determine hazard areas, placement of personnel, monitor and record the area for investigation and security review.

Crime Scene Evidence Gathering

Crime SceneWe live in a world of dynamically changing effects such as human activity, weather patterns and traffic vehicles, all constantly moving and changing. Police and other law enforcement agencies have to be able to quickly and effectively secure a crime scene and preserve evidence for use in court and criminal proceedings. The Draganflyer X8 can quickly and quietly fly a non disruptive pattern over a crime scene, recording high resolution still pictures and video for use by law enforcement.

With still pictures and video from the Draganflyer X8, important visual features of crime scenes can be preserved in electronic form. Before any contamination degrades the crime scene, you can obtain pristine evidence for presentation to courts or other officials. Because the Draganflyer X8 is electric powered and nearly silent, disruption to the crime scene while gathering pictures and video can be minimized.

The Draganflyer X8 UAV can preserve the crime scene and keep evidence intact until law enforcement requires it.

Crowd Control Applications

Crowd ControlTensions at sporting events, government protests and other outdoor public events can quickly escalate and require police intervention to prevent injury to people and damage to property. When you need information or evidence about a potentially violent situation, the Draganflyer X8 can be a valuable asset to have on your side.

With the Draganflyer X8 UAV helicopter, you can fly over dangerous situations and obtain both live and recorded pictures and video. The Draganflyer X8 has a large 800 gram (1.7 lb) payload capacity for surveillance payloads and can fly for up to 20 minutes on one battery charge. Because the Draganflyer X8 has 8 independently driven brushless motors, it runs on electric power and is nearly silent. Low noise levels mean that it is unlikely to be noticed and escalate an already sensitive situation.

Large public events can happen in day or night, which is why the Draganflyer X8 UAV can be equipped with infra red and low light cameras for use during the evenings and night, and high resolution still and video cameras for use during the day. Wireless pictures and video can be sent live to the base station for recording, analysis or even rebroadcast using your own equipment. This allows you to zoom in on potential problems and deploy law enforcement to stop them from occurring – saving people from potential injury and property from damage.

Using the Draganflyer X8 UAV, law enforcement agencies can get the upper hand in crowd control and violent situation management by seeing and correcting for outbreaks of violence before they occur.

Emergency Measures

Disaster Response

Emergency MeasuresNo matter what the nature of the disaster is, responding rapidly is critical for those in need. In order to effectively manage the disaster sight, you need to get a quick overview of the extent of injuries, damage, and existing / potential hazards.

The Draganflyer X8 UAV helicopter is perfect for this task. 8 independently functioning, direct drive brushless motors allow you to fly the helicopter precisely while an advanced autopilot takes care of the complicated flying operations for you. A live video feed to multiple receivers allows for front line personnel and site managers to view current information. The Draganflyer X8 UAV can be equipped with a selection of professional quality cameras. All the cameras feature a built in live video feed so you can see what the camera is seeing at all times. Images and video are also recorded for review.

Using the Draganflyer X8 UAV helicopter, you can assist in providing overviews of the current situation. Manage the emergency site effectively and assign priorities to get help to those who need it on time using the Draganflyer X8 UAV.

Fire

Fire Damage Assessment

Fire Damage AssessmentProperty owners, firefighters and insurance adjusters all have a vested interest in assessing fire damage as soon as possible after an incident. Whether trying to determine the safety of the structure or making a claim for insurance, a first person inspection may not be the safest and most efficient option.

The Draganflyer X8 UAV can carry camera payloads weighing up to 800 gram (1.7 lbs) above buildings and obtain professional quality aerial pictures and video. The Draganflyer X8 is powered by a large capacity lithium polymer battery and 8 brushless motors, allowing it to carry the best quality cameras available for this purpose.

Fire Scene Control and Response

Fire Scene ManagementOut of control fires have the capacity to put human life at risk, whether it is in a forest or urban environment. Damage can extend well past the scene of the original blaze, and factors such as wind and smoke drift, resource management, and personnel locations are deciding factors in the extent of collateral damage. Being able to get an aerial view of the situation can give firefighters the information they need to contain the blaze and minimize damage to property and risk to people.

Using the Draganflyer X8 UAV, you can get the aerial perspective firefighters need to control fires and get the upper hand. The Draganflyer X8 UAV is battery operated and can be equipped with the best cameras available for this purpose, including high resolution digital still and video models. Remote zoom, shutter, and tilt allow you to get exactly the view that you need, and a flight time of up to 30 minutes and live video feeds ensure that you get all the required information.

The Draganflyer X8 UAV provides a stable and secure platform for obtaining outstanding aerial pictures and video in almost any conditions.

Using the Draganflyer X8 UAV for fire scene management allows you to be more effective in identifying hazards, and helps reduce risk to firefighting teams and other personnel.

HAZMAT Operations

HAZMAT OperationsHAZMAT operations are, by definition, risky and complicated undertakings involving extremely hazardous materials or substances. Identifying the materials involved and their quantity and characteristics can mean the difference between life and death. Environmental factors such as wind speed, wind direction, and surrounding terrain conditions can also affect the outcome of a HAZMAT operation. Often, an aerial picture can provide much needed information about large areas, at a glance. Using the Draganflyer X8 UAV, you can obtain an aerial overview of almost any situation quickly and easily.

The Draganflyer X8 UAV operates line of sight, with an effective range of 500 feet for most operators. Using the Draganflyer X8 as a tool to obtain information about hazardous materials from a safe distance, you can effectively plan clean up operations without risk to personnel. The remote controlled, battery operated helicopter is compatible with a selection of interchangeable camera payloads, each of which supports sending live video over a wireless 5.8 Ghz link to both the video base station and the handheld controller. Remote zoom, pan and tilt functions guarantee that you can get exactly the views that you need to effectively plan and make decisions for cleanup operations.

The Draganflyer X8 UAV can save you time getting pictures and video of hazardous materials and their conditions, reducing the risk to human life.

Fire Investigation

Fire InvestigationFire investigations seek to answer the question: “what caused the fire, was it accidental or was arson the cause?” Fires are complicated events, intricately tied to factors such as building construction, weather conditions, and initial conditions. Because fires are destructive, information about the initial cause of the blaze is constantly degrading. For this reason, it is important that fire investigators get the evidence they need as soon as possible after the fire starts. After the fire, the structure is usually open to the elements and evidence is constantly degrading. In addition, the structure may no longer be safe for personnel to be in or around. The Draganflyer X8 UAV is the ideal tool for fire investigation, allowing you to obtain the evidence that fire investigators need without unnecessary risk to personnel, and in a timely manner.

The Draganflyer X8 UAV is a remote controlled, battery operated UAV helicopter with camera payloads. Using the Draganflyer X8 UAV, you can quickly and easily obtain professional quality aerial pictures and video of the fire scene, preserving evidence for future investigation. The Draganflyer X8 UAV can be equipped with a variety of cameras to suit your application, including infrared heat sensitive cameras that can identify hotspots and danger areas.

The Draganflyer X8 UAV can be used to help protect personnel and ensure the success of your fire investigations.

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