How do they work?

Very simply stated Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) fly using a sophisticated autopilot system that assists the pilot when flying the aircraft manually, or has the ability to fly the aircraft by itself using a pre-loaded flight plan designed by the pilot for that specific mission. Our aircraft is powered by a clean, efficient battery system, and during flight the aircraft sends a constant stream of information to the pilot indicating the:

  • Airspeed
  • Altitude
  • Battery levels
  • Bearing
  • Heading
  • A live video feed from the aircraft-mounted camera system
  • Position

If there is a loss of communication or the batteries are getting too low, the aircraft has the ability to execute a "fail-safe" procedure and automatically return to the point of take-off for landing or gently land immediately.

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1. What is a drone?
2. How do they work?
3. How will the police department utilize the Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Unit?
4. When and where can the Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Unit fly?
5. Will my privacy be impacted?