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DIVING INTO
UNMANNED
AERIAL
SYSTEMS
Drones have many other
names and uses
By Ted Covill, CP, Geospatial Services

Commercial vs. Recreational
Drones have all been the rage in the
past year. It seems like everyone has one
these days. Every kid would love to see
one under the tree at Christmas. There is
a difference between a teenager flying his
drone around his yard and a professional
using a drone as a tool to receive a fee for
their service and produce a product. To use
a drone and charge a fee, the person onsite in charge of the operation (the Pilot in
Charge) must hold a FAA issued Remote
Pilots' Airman's Certificate.

Equipment
The term "drone" can be misleading. The
word was associated with the unmanned
military aerial vehicles and the term was
associated with them because of the low
noise that they made, like a male bee.
The term drone has negative connotations associated with it because of the
military uses. The proper terms for these
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systems are (small) Unmanned Aerial
Systems (UAS or sUAS) or Unmanned
Aerial Vehicles (UAV).
These vehicles come in a variety or
types and sizes. The most common types
of UAS/UAV's are:
* Fixed wing: Like an airplane, it has wings
and is powered by propellers.
o Pros vs Cons: Fixed wing aircraft are
lighter and can fly for a longer duration
on a single battery. Because they are
lighter, they are less stable than rotor
coptors and cannot be flown in windy
conditions.
* Rotor copter: Single, or multiple propeller
vehicle that operates like a helicopter.
o Pros vs Cons: Rotor coptors are heavier
than fixed wing aircraft and cannot fly
as long on a single battery. These
vehicles are more stable and can be
flown in all directions and can hover
whereas a fixed wing aircraft can only
fly forward.

Regulations
The FAA implemented the 14 CFR Part
107 rules (commonly referred to as simply
Part 107) In August 2016. These regulations were implemented to make it easier
to fly UAS for commercial ventures. Before
the Part 107 was published, a Section 333
exemption was required and the company
had to apply for a 333 exemption for each
UAS they were going to use. To apply for a
333 Exemption, there had to be a licensed
pilot employed by the company applying
for the exemption. Also, when applying for
a 333 Exemption, you must list the items
that you would like your aircraft to be
exempt from. For example, on a manned
aircraft, the aircraft documentation must
be on board and the aircraft's registration numbers must be a certain size. In
the two examples listed, it is not feasible
to meet those requirements and the reasons must be listed in the application for
the exemption.



Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of CONNstruction - Winter 2017

Being Productive
The AGC of Connecticut Foundation: Serving the Industry’s Needs Through Charitable Giving
Productivity, Costs and the Future of Machine Control
Diving Into Unmanned Aerial Systems
Looking to the Future: How Technology will Disrupt and Improve the Construction Industry
Improve Operational Efficiency, Mitigate Risk, and Foster Growth with a Defined IT Strategy
2017 AGC/CT Industry Recognition Awards & Dinner
2017 CRBA Annual Fall Dinner Meeting
2017 Diggers Mixers Fixers: Jim Langlois Memorial Golf Outing
YCF Fall Membership Meeting
Index to Advertisers/Advertiser.com
CONNstruction - Winter 2017 - Intro
CONNstruction - Winter 2017 - cover1
CONNstruction - Winter 2017 - cover2
CONNstruction - Winter 2017 - 3
CONNstruction - Winter 2017 - 4
CONNstruction - Winter 2017 - 5
CONNstruction - Winter 2017 - 6
CONNstruction - Winter 2017 - Being Productive
CONNstruction - Winter 2017 - 8
CONNstruction - Winter 2017 - The AGC of Connecticut Foundation: Serving the Industry’s Needs Through Charitable Giving
CONNstruction - Winter 2017 - Productivity, Costs and the Future of Machine Control
CONNstruction - Winter 2017 - 11
CONNstruction - Winter 2017 - Diving Into Unmanned Aerial Systems
CONNstruction - Winter 2017 - 13
CONNstruction - Winter 2017 - 14
CONNstruction - Winter 2017 - 15
CONNstruction - Winter 2017 - Looking to the Future: How Technology will Disrupt and Improve the Construction Industry
CONNstruction - Winter 2017 - 17
CONNstruction - Winter 2017 - 18
CONNstruction - Winter 2017 - 19
CONNstruction - Winter 2017 - 20
CONNstruction - Winter 2017 - Improve Operational Efficiency, Mitigate Risk, and Foster Growth with a Defined IT Strategy
CONNstruction - Winter 2017 - 22
CONNstruction - Winter 2017 - 23
CONNstruction - Winter 2017 - 2017 AGC/CT Industry Recognition Awards & Dinner
CONNstruction - Winter 2017 - 2017 CRBA Annual Fall Dinner Meeting
CONNstruction - Winter 2017 - 26
CONNstruction - Winter 2017 - 2017 Diggers Mixers Fixers: Jim Langlois Memorial Golf Outing
CONNstruction - Winter 2017 - 28
CONNstruction - Winter 2017 - Index to Advertisers/Advertiser.com
CONNstruction - Winter 2017 - 30
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