a reply to: penroc3
I got into drone consulting via it being my hobby.
When I introduced drones to underground mining - the mine I work at, it started a lot of buzz in the mining industry. Word travels fast in it.
The Canadian institute for Mining asked me to be a speaker at one of their events,describing the possibilities of drones and the advancement in safety
underground with them.
Their events are for owners of mines, chairmen and CEOs. So it wasn’t just a bunch of roughnecks I was going to be talking to. It was the money that
ran those mines, as my audience.
I met the right people at the event and helped another mine set up their drone program.
All the while I was working on a project for my mine for self docking and automated flight underground.
I submitted my idea to the UAE Drones For Good contest.
At the time ( 4-5 years ago) the tech wasn’t there yet for my idea, but Flyabilty - who won the contest with the GimBall, reached out to me.
They said they loved my vision and that it was exactly the type of external eyes and thought they wanted helping them.
So they drafted up an NDA, brought me into what they were doing and it went from there.
Since then I have worked with Flyabilty, DJI, Event38, Emersent and most recently Skyeton.
Skyeton is pretty exciting because I’ve never worked with drones that have weapon payload capability.
Because I’ve attached my name to this thread, I cannot go into anymore detail about Skyeton, nor any details not currently available on the market
by any of the above companies.