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Low Cost Drones - For Photography and Security. Tethered Drones for Safe Observation

on 28 Apr 2023  Posted by CorpRattX  Category: Technology  Comments (5)

The Computer Dudes, Inc was asked by a client for an affordable Drone Solution to Enhance their Site Security.

We came up with a low cost "Tethered Drone" System using inexpensive / disposable drones.   We have enhanced our drone system with a tether which allows the drone to safely
hover in place at a fixed height.   The tether version 1.0  allows the drone to fly in weather where other drones cannot.   It also prevents the drone from being taken by a big gust of wind.

We are releasing Version 1.0 to the Public, Corporations, Schools, Government, Real Estate, Small Offices, Construction Sites and Homes.

Computer Dudes Tethered Drone Observation and Security Enhancement:

1) Select a Large Drone with a good camera - A controller and cell phone controls are the best.   We tested several models all under $100.
2) Purchase a 100 foot roll of Paracord - Cut one piece of Paracord to a 50 foot length.  Then cut four 1 foot lengths out of the extra cord.
3) Purchase or make a Stake to drive into the ground with an eyehook.   

Proceedure
A) Tie or Secure 1 foot pieces of paracord onto the Drone Landing Gear.    Then tie the pieces together at the other end for the "harness" 
B) Tie 50 foot Paracord to bottom of harness
C) Launch Drone - set it to "Maintain Position"   
D) Clip or tie paracord to Stake in Ground 
E) Depart Area
F) Operate by Phone from safe distance.   Use Phone to capture and send photos, videos, and panorama's 

Daytime Operation is recommended, but the same procedure should work at night if you have night cameras on your drone.
After you have the drone you like - buy a spare one or two and you have a full system good for a decade or so.  

Go use it to secure your Homes, Businesses, Schools, Construction Sites, Shopping Areas and even at the Beach.

Version 2.0 has a power harness option.    You will have to contact us to purchase version 2.0 and 3.0 or a custom rig.

Most Drones do not require a harness and many have single button functions like launch and land or take panarama or even follow me modes. 
You can use these kind of un-tethered drones to do most of the above too - the tether just helps with wind and remote operation. 

Every home, school, business and the rest should also have an emergency plan - such as where to gather if there is a fire and multiple exits from the buildings 
and properties so the fire department and EMS can get onsite.

The Byars Family Motto is: "Always Prepared" which you can see on our Coat of Arms. -  We share that with you too.

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5 Comments

  • Posted by CorpRattX on 10 Oct 2023
    Low Cost Drones - For Photography and Security. Tethered Drones for Safe Observation
    CorpRattX
    Comments: 24
    We upgraded the paracord harness with shielded phone cable.

    Big Improvement in power output.
  • Posted by CorpRattX on 24 May 2023
    Low Cost Drones - For Photography and Security. Tethered Drones for Safe Observation
    CorpRattX
    Comments: 24
    More than Jamming.
    More than a Drone Virus.
    New Ammunition Type.
    New Barrels or Chokes
    New Training.
  • Posted by CorpRattX on 21 May 2023
    Low Cost Drones - For Photography and Security. Tethered Drones for Safe Observation
    CorpRattX
    Comments: 24
    The Drones we use have Red and Green lights on each Motor and Motor Arm.

    The drone can be launched and lit up to lead a group of travelers or your local Boy Scout Troop.

    Just follow the Person with the Drone Controls or Who is holding the tether if its in "Tethermode."

    Safety is a primary concern - keep the drone away and above the human travelers or vehicles.

    Two drone operators so they can switch back and forth are also recommended.

    The group should be given info on the drone during your pre-outing planning and discussion - including warnings about drone props and "never touch" the aircraft unless you are part of the team running it.
  • Posted by CorpRattX on 13 May 2023
    Low Cost Drones - For Photography and Security. Tethered Drones for Safe Observation
    CorpRattX
    Comments: 24
    Small Team training seems to be the most efficient. 3 to 4 people and an instructor. Hands On flight training with cheap easy to repair drones appears to be the best way to learn and practice at the same time.

    FAA Rules and Registration of Drone if Required.

    Training on Camera and Video Interfaces is Second after basic drone flight is mastered.

    Then Camera Operations, Video and Editing on computer or mobile device.

    Add some fun like Drone Races, obstacle courses and photo or video contests and there is your whole training setup. :)
  • Posted by CorpRattX on 13 May 2023
    Low Cost Drones - For Photography and Security. Tethered Drones for Safe Observation
    CorpRattX
    Comments: 24
    Pilot Error - Drone Crash

    Results in "Design Mod" for a new "Taildragger" mode. Where the Drone flies low to the ground with its camera/payload facing forward and upward.

    As we have discussed before - Failure often gives us more data and designs than success.

    The test drone was repaired and notes were made on maximum yaw and yaw time till stall for normal operation.

    Notes on new design also logged to project. :)T

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CorpRattX
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Pricing to the public is INSANE so we found affordable - dependable versions of that type camera.

Regards
Todd :)

CorpRattX
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This morning - the company that employed them - SENT ME A HIRE REQUEST!!

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Never contact or work for a dishonest company engaged in attacks on people for financial gain, fraud, or computer hacking.

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ADDING: IDENT:ROMEOSM001

Report Appended and Filed. 2:40 pm EST :)T

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Their first quote form a local contractor was over $6,000.

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CorpRattX
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IDENT:ROMEOJA-AUS1

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CorpRattX
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IDENT: ROMEOMM-BH001 B-A-HAM
ROMEOMJ001

Incident Report Logged
Go to Secure Mode.

No Worries. ;)T

CorpRattX
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My gift to you, the loyal, the kind, the strong, the brave - The Computer Dudes.

As you know our company has no debt and has never issued stock.

Just our holding will make the new owners wealthy - without issuing stock.

95% of the people reading this have no idea what that means for the employees and how it will increase their networth at the sign-over.

I will be around but I will also be traveling and taking some personal time to spend with friends and family.

If you work for Computer Dudes, and were loyal and kind, you are already wealthy.

Regards
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Field Engineer
Computer Dudes Global Operations and Space. Founded 1997, Tallahassee, Florida. United States of America.

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