Comprehensive Communication Services and Fortress UAV Partner to Provide Fully Comprehensive MERC-UASC Solution

Comprehensive Communication Services (CCS), a company created after Hurricane Katrina with the sole focus of providing mobile communication platforms for First Responders during disasters, and Fortress UAV, a leading provider of drone managed services including repair, preventative maintenance and support for clients, with a focus on public safety, have partnered to provide a fully comprehensive Mobile Emergency Response Center – Unmanned Aerial System Carrier (MERC-UASC) solution.

Drone Battery Care: The Need to Knows

Have you ever tried flying your drone with depleted or damaged batteries? Let us guess, it didn’t work out so well for you. Batteries are vital to flying a drone. And to be honest, they are not cheap. That’s why all drone pilots want to extend the life and functionality of their batteries – and drone flying time – for as long as possible. Good thing there are several steps you can take to ensure proper care of your batteries.

Air Beat Magazine: Is it Safe to Fly? Drone Preventative Maintenance

Fortress UAV is proud to be included in the Airborne Public Safety Association’s January-February 2019 issue of Air Beat Magazine! In the article we discuss drone preventative maintenance for UAS operators. We help to establish the precedent for preventative maintenance while looking at the manned aviation world, talk through recent FAA regulations, discuss why preventative maintenance is beneficial and most importantly… what to look for in a drone preventative maintenance service provider.

How to Find a Reputable Drone Repair Shop

Drones are a lot like cars. Both, with extended use and in many cases accidents, require repair. And just like your car, you wouldn’t want to trust just any random shop with the needed repair and maintenance. You want to find a reliable and reputable drone repair shop that you can trust to get your drone back in top-notch shape and flying again. So, how do you find a credible drone repair shop?

Drone Aerial Photography: The Art & Technical Skill

Drone aerial shots continue to amaze us. Sometimes, the perfect shot can make you sit and stare, calm your soul, or feed your need for more. Snagging those shots isn’t easy… It takes a lot of work and preparation – often the perfect balance between the art and technical skill. We wanted to try and compile some of the industry’s best tips and tricks to create the ‘essentials’. Keep reading to learn more.

CES 2019 Drone Highlights

Every year CES sets the global stage for innovation. It is the world’s largest gathering for all those who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. With over 4,500 exhibiting companies and over 180k in attendance, CES attracts the world’s business leaders and pioneers in technology. Drones are no different. Drones first made their appearance on the CES stage in 2015 and have been attracting attendees ever since.

Choosing the Right Drone for You

Drones are everywhere. It’s no surprise you may want one, too. As the technology continues to improve and more and more options become available to fit your specific needs, it’s clear, there’s never been a better time to fly. When starting your drone search, there is a vital question you must first ask yourself: Do I want to capture photos or video footage?

Can drones make the work site safer?

In the quest to increase safety for personnel on work sites, we have found that technology, especially drone technology, can play a vital role. Let us ask this… If there was a way to decrease the chance of work site injury by performing a specific task via drone, would you? For most companies and agencies, the answer comes quick – yes. Keep reading to discover how drones are helping eliminate injury and boosting workplace safety.

DJI AirWorks 2018 Recap

Last week the Fortress UAV team attended one of the biggest DJI hosted events of the year, AirWorks 2018. The event was jam packed with an announcement-filled opening keynote, interesting panel discussions and thought-provoking workshops. With their biggest crowd yet, over 800 in attendance, 37 sponsors and 102 speakers, DJI kicked it off with a packed ballroom anxiously awaiting to hear this year’s big reveals. This is our recap of the three must-knows from the AirWorks keynote.

What’s the Difference: Drone Repair vs. Drone Maintenance

‘Repair’ and ‘maintenance’ are often used as interchangeable words – swapped out for one another. However, many times this leads to confusion as their definitions are quite different. Repair can be defined as the act of fixing or mending something. Maintenance can be defined as the process of maintaining or preserving something. Repair is reactive while maintenance is proactive. When used in terms of drone repair and drone maintenance, it is imperative to use responsibly and understand the key differences.

Want to Optimize Your Drone's Battery Life? These Tips Can Help

Consumer drones make up 94% of total unit sales while commercial drones represent the other 6%. However, because they are more expensive, commercial drones make up 60% of the industry's revenue. But regardless of the type of drone you use, one thing is for sure: keeping your drone's battery charged and well-preserved can help you make the very most of its functionality. If you're having trouble preserving your drone's battery life or using it efficiently, we're here to help. Here are just a few smart ways to conserve and optimize your drone's battery life.

Exploring Some Common Signs Your Drone Needs Repair

According to Gartner, in 2016, around 110,000 drones were sold for commercial use. In 2017, that figure is expected to rise to 174,000, and the number of consumer drones is projected to rise to 2.8 million. But whether your drone is used for recreational or commercial applications, it's important to recognize some common signs that may mean that it needs to be repaired. A drone that's working improperly can cause trouble for businesses that rely on drone technology for a number of purposes. Here are some common signs that mean your drone may soon need to be repaired.

Drone Problems: 3 Issues Commonly Seen in Today's Drones

Drones are becoming a major part of society. From hobby drones to military devices to delivery services, more and more drones are being used today. In fact, between 2014 and 2015, drone sales increased 63% and have only continued to rise. But like all forms of technology, drones aren't flawless. And if you're a drone owner, it's important to be aware of possible issues you may come across. So let's explore a few common drone problems and how to fix them.