Pacific UAV Technology
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:
Danger Tree Removal
Filming and Aerial Photography
Search & Rescue
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)
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.
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.