Drones for Mining

How to use and choose what’s best

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It’s possible to save a lot of time and money with the right drone for mining applications. Therefore it is important to make the most cost-effective choice when investing in mining drone technology.

What is important when making a decision?

For smaller scale surveys, a multirotor drone may work, but for larger areas—like whole pits and sites—you’ll definitely want a drone with fixed-wing capabilities that can cover more land in one flight.

Traditional fixed-wings are vulnerable in how they take off and belly land, so the VTOL (vertical take-off and landing) has emerged as a clear winner for mine sites since the technology has proved itself as reliable.

After conducting several drone comparison studies that give a clear breakdown of the benefits and drawbacks of different drones, we strengthened our case of promoting the VTOL drone WingtraOne GEN II.

WingtraOne GEN II mapping drone offers fast and accurate photogrammetry data for tracking mine pits, boosting safety, cutting field hours and running smoother audits.

Compare WingtraOne to the other drones

“Even though we made an investment in WingtraOne, we're paying it off so quickly. One job alone covered the majority of it.”
Mobile Mapping and LiDAR Department Manager | Bacon Farmer Workman Engineering and Testing
“But mostly, we don‘t want to have three guys surveying all day when you can get all of that in a drone flight and get way more accurate data out of it.”
Junior Mine Geologist | Westmoreland Mining LLC.
“And I appreciate not having to get out of a warm pickup to go freeze my hands and change batteries when it‘s two degrees outside and 20 mile an hour winds. Things like that make a big difference. It‘s the wind resistance, it‘s the ability to handle the elements out there like the cold, and then the coverage of the battery life and the strength of the materials.”
Surveyor and Certified Drone Pilot | BNI COAL

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