UAV = Unmanned Aerial Vehicle

Pacific UAV Technology
About us

About Our Company

Since 2017, Pacific UAV Technology has been testing and building large scale drones. These drones aim to help aid multiple types of businesses in order to reduce harm to employees in dangerous environments and boost productivity and profit by reducing the time it takes to complete a certain task. 

Drones, as they are commonly called, are also known as UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) or RPAS (Remotely Piloted Aerial Systems). There are a total of 13 UAV Drones that are up and flying today for different logging companies but we are trying to venture out to different businesses that need our help in their industries. 

Since our drones are larger than the common small drone, we are able to do a lot more heavy duty lifting and flight time can range to about 10 to 30 minutes depending on the task at hand.  

 

 

Why Use Drones?

In the past Drones, or UAVs, were typically used in military situations where it was too risky for a manned flight. Now days, drones have many ‘real world’ applications and are gaining in popularity in the logging industry. Some other uses are:

 

 

 

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Unit Layout

Danger Tree Removal

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Filming and Aerial Photography

Search & Rescue

Geographic Mapping

Drone Statistics

The use of drones is exploding – both for personal and commercial use. Unmanned aerial vehicle technology is reshaping major industries and creating new ones. It is estimated that the worldwide market value will rise from $2 billion to over $10 billion within the next 10 years. Once used primarily in the military, drones now days are evolving beyond their military origin to become powerful business tools because they can do jobs faster, safer and less expensively.

Currently, the downside of commercial drone use is the hurdles that still need to be faced including safety, privacy, and insurance coverage. But once these hurdles are cleared, drones will be most likely utilized in the logging, construction, agriculture, insurance, energy, site inspection, security, mining, telecommunications, real estate and package delivery sectors. Beyond that, many other industries will be revolutionized by drones.

STUDIES SHOW THAT CONSUMERS USUALLY…

  • Select drones as delivery option – 79%
  • Believe drone delivery is faster – 56%
  • Believe drone delivery is more Environmentally Friendly – 53%

2017 Drone Startups Listed Online

Global Market worth for Agricultural Drones (billions)

Drones save insurance industry $ per year (billions)

total value of drone-powered solutions (billions)

About Mark

How Mark got started in Drones
Mark Standley has spent most of his entire career working in the logging industry. He is very familiar with the process of stringing many miles of hay wire and packing tons of rigging. These are some of the most grueling aspects of the logging process. In fact, rigging can weigh in at close to 100 pounds each. This rigging is then carried over rough terrain and involving many trips. It’s not surprising that even the most dedicated employees are worn out by the time they reach 40 years of age. Some road lines are close to a mile in length. Rigging haywire for these road lines require up to 40 sections of haywire. Packing and stringing these sections is often a full day’s work for the entire crew.

In many situations, the tailhold is more accessible from other roads and blocks and rigging do not need to be carried the 1000-5000 feet across difficult terrain. If synthetic line could be attached using a drone to the tailhold and flown back to the landing, many hazards would be avoided.

When Mark started researching drone technology, he discovered it was a great help in alleviating the difficulties of many parts of the logging job. He believes that many cable logging firms would find Pacific UAV Technology drone services for rigging desirable. At present, some firms use helicopters to string steel haywire but the practice is expensive and not common.

After being in the logging industry for over 30 years, Mark was looking for ways to reduce injuries and accidents on the job. When he researched drone technology he felt that, although the initial investment was high, it would more that pay this back in a reduction of accidents, injury and worker compensation claims.

Drones have also been very effective in reducing hazards when falling danger trees; the drone will fly the rope, then the cable is attached to pull the hazard tree in the direction needed for safe removal.

The logging sector has trouble finding workers because the work is difficult, dangerous, dirty and declining. When technology might be available to make the work less dangerous and difficult, it should be investigated. Dirt washes off and logging is attractive work for many Oregonians who want to take the opportunity.

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