Drone Company Launches to the Skies

For Skyfish, the sky is not the limit, the sky is only the start. On January 18th, the Montana based drone company announced their new autonomous work drone platform. The company spent much time on R&D, working with leaders in the industry on developing a pilot program. Some of Skyfish’s previous work includes a drone system that inspects cell towers and another program that creates realistic 3D models. 

The new launch includes two of their drones, the Skyfish M4 and the Skyfish M6. These drones are designed for work in the field with their long-lasting batteries and remote control operation for autonomous functioning. The drones are designed for specific work – for example, the M4 is for making 3D models and photogrammetry for inspection purposes. It scans infrastructures such as cell towers, bridges, roads, power lines, among others. The M6 can handle heavy payloads (12 lbs for half-an-hour) and can interact with its environment, by triggering certain actions at specific distances.

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