"Let me quickly address some of your questions.
Depending on the amount of ground you want to cover, you may be better off with a fixed wing solution vs a multicopter.
"Cost prohibitive" is relative to what you have at your disposal. For…"
Welcome! You will find that this site is full of information that will help you accomplish what you need. I am currently working with a non-profit Search and Rescue in Wisconsin. They have met with me several times to see the Nemesis…"
I am a member of an all volunteer K-9 search and rescuse team. We respond to calls for missing persons, cadaver searches, police evidence article searches, etc. I would like to know how to build/purchase a helicopter drone that will provide quality video to aid in our searches in the even there is some scenario where the dogs are unable to reach the victim. The biggest "wish list" item is for an on-board camera with FLIR capability. I don't even know if that is available or cost…See More
I am a member of an all volunteer K-9 search and rescue team. We use our dogs to find missing persons, deceased persons, articles for police evidence, etc.
Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest
I recently found this website and intend to look into it further, but some guidance would be greatly appreciated. I can clearly see the value that a UAV (I think a quadcopter would be most beneficial) can contribute to our searches. Since we are all volunteers, all expenses are out of pocket, so I would like to know how to construct an inexpensive UAV, but yet be very dependable. Any info on FLIR cameras would also be helpful
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