Matt Lackey and the team at SAIN Associates, a surveying engineering firm in Birmingham, Alabama, invested in their first unmanned aircraft system (UAS) late last year. Many of their competitors were already using the technology, and they knew if they wanted to keep up, they’d need to do the same.
After doing some research, they discovered a fixed-wing system (what many of their competitors were using) just didn’t make sense on their sites, which are typically restricted, yet active, areas. They needed a smaller solution they could use on both small and large projects. Flight time was key and was one reason they decided to invest in the md4-1000 from Microdrones.