The Next Niche for Drone Pilots: Amaze Clients With DIY Dron…

Sponsored by Geoscan. 

You heard it right.  Get ready to offer your clients the best and safest spectacle available – a drone show.

Since the SuperBowl, the winter Olympic Games in South Korea, and shows at major events such as Burning Man, Coachella, and many others, massive drone shows have caught the publics attention.  Intel has become a worldwide standard, they are rightly proud of the shows that have helped to educate the public while being environmentally friendly (no heavy metals as with fireworks).

While they are simple in theory, creating actual shows takes a lot of development effort and testing. Sophisticated systems, obviously, require more qualified personnel to operate. Simpler solutions, on the other hand, may reduce time required for staff training and allow them to concentrate on the show’s concept instead. Because not every event has the time and resources to hire Intel, Geoscan has developed a DIY drone show that makes the technology accessible to everyone.

Geoscan‘s educational quadcopter kit, named Pioneer, became a perfect platform: not only for introducing students to programmable drones, but also as a great structural unit for creating breathtaking light performances.  The weight of one quadcopter is only 300 grams (0.66 lbs), which is below regulation restrictions in most countries. (Purchasers should check their local regulations.). All drones use GPS and an industrial-grade autopilot for positioning, and have bright RGB LED array.

Each drone is pre-programmed and acts independently to fly in formation and maneuver for up to 7 minutes. This level of autonomy gives one operator the ability to control the swarm, and perform safe landing if necessary. Most clients use a swarm of 40 drones, that provides best cost-to-performance ratio and fits most occasions: but a 120-unit flight has also been performed successfully, so developers can think big!

What really distinguishes Geoscan from its competitors is that it offers a fully operational, ready-to-fly kit. Geoscan provides full training course and gives customers everything they need to start their own drone show business.  It’s a lucrative niche that pilots will want to get in on early – as drone shows for big events become more common, smaller local events will want to get in on the trend.

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