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Old 9/1/08, 12:35 PM
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Default ComInspect to inspect multi story buildings using remote control helicopters/cameras.

I am pleased to announce that ComInspect (InterNACHI's for-profit commercial inspection development company) has contracted with DragonFly out of Canada to supply us with camera carrying remote control helicopters to inspect the roofs and facades of multi story buildings.

Watch video now: http://www.draganfly.com/uav-helicop...allery/videos/

About ComInspect: http://www.nachi.org/cominspect.htm



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Old 9/1/08, 2:41 PM
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Default Re: ComInspect to inspect multi story buildings using remote control helicopters/cameras.

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I am pleased to announce that ComInspect (InterNACHI's for-profit commercial inspection development company) has contracted with DragonFly out of Canada to supply us with camera carrying remote control helicopters to inspect the roofs and facades of multi story buildings.

Watch video now: http://www.draganfly.com/uav-helicop...allery/videos/

About ComInspect: http://www.nachi.org/cominspect.htm
Nick:

How will that help an individual Commercial Inspector such as me? Do we rent those gizmos by the day, week or month or do we buy them?

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Old 9/1/08, 2:45 PM
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Default Re: ComInspect to inspect multi story buildings using remote control helicopters/cameras.

I'm going to stock them for when memebers have tall (3 stories +) building inspections. We'll lend them out (much like our lending library does now), insure them, and keep them serviced. www.nachi.tv is already producing online video training.



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Old 9/1/08, 3:22 PM
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What weapon pods will it integrate with?



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Old 9/1/08, 4:10 PM
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Default Re: ComInspect to inspect multi story buildings using remote control helicopters/cameras.

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I am pleased to announce that ComInspect (InterNACHI's for-profit commercial inspection development company) has contracted with DragonFly out of Canada to supply us with camera carrying remote control helicopters to inspect the roofs and facades of multi story buildings.

Watch video now: http://www.draganfly.com/uav-helicop...allery/videos/

About ComInspect: http://www.nachi.org/cominspect.htm
Nick!
That would make a TERRIFIC "Daily Door Prize!



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Old 9/1/08, 5:52 PM
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Default Re: ComInspect to inspect multi story buildings using remote control helicopters/cameras.

No offense to anyone here but how are you going to make these helicopters "Average Joe" proof. I have been around RC items for years and I in no way would strap my thermal imager to one and let it rip. RC helicopters are one of the hardest RC items to control.
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I can see myself flying one of these in downtown Atlanta, slamming into other buildings and breaking the window 12 stories up, and of course it will be a lawyers window.

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Old 9/1/08, 8:28 PM
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Default Re: ComInspect to inspect multi story buildings using remote control helicopters/cameras.

Watched several of the videos. Pretty slick stuff. Bet it's a pretty penny too! About the only thing they didn't show was the self landing upon loss of radio link feature.

Too bad they haven't yet integrated a proximity sensor to keep it away from stuff so Brian could fly it in Atlanta!

Hmm, maybe that's a work in progress.
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Old 9/1/08, 8:43 PM
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I'm thinking you might have so much fun playing with that helicopter you might find Yourself running out of time for the rest of the inspection....



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Old 9/1/08, 8:46 PM
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Default Re: ComInspect to inspect multi story buildings using remote control helicopters/cameras.

Chuck, these control quite nicely using buit-in GPS. Watch this one: http://www.draganfly.com/uav-helicop...os/video-4.php



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Old 9/1/08, 9:29 PM
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Default Re: ComInspect to inspect multi story buildings using remote control helicopters/cameras.

They would be a good alternative to walking the dangerous roofs...

What would be iNACHI member's price after discount?



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What weapon pods will it integrate with?
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Old 9/1/08, 11:47 PM
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Default Re: ComInspect to inspect multi story buildings using remote control helicopters/cameras.

I really think I'd need a copilot (someone who could actually fly the thing) and then maybe a stewardess.



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Old 9/2/08, 9:50 AM
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Default Re: ComInspect to inspect multi story buildings using remote control helicopters/cameras.

What will they think of next? I got one, how about a robotic SpongeBob with a built in video camera that can be flushed down a toilet to check septic tanks.
Sounds good Nick, but for those out there who have never flown a remote control helicopter you just can't fly one by watching a video. I own one of these "Big Boy Toys" they are not cheap, and it took me over a year to master it, only after crashing it many times with very expensive repairs.
If I ever have to go that high on a commercial building I think I would figure into my price the rental of a mobile cherry picker that can extend to the side of the building.
I beats sending you back the equipment in pieces.
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Old 9/2/08, 11:28 AM
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