The marketing department of Prodone has just released a press release announcing the creation of a new drone model specially designed to perform vertical surface and ceiling inspections. As you can see in the image located at the top of this same post, the drone, instead of flying autonomously or using some kind of similar technology, literally climbs the surface in question moving through it thanks to wheels.
As you are probably thinking, this allows that, instead of analyzing the different surfaces from a distance, as was done until now with another class of drones, a more detailed analysis of pressure and other characteristics thus locating possible fractures in the structure such as cracks or other critical damage from a much closer location and without fear of possible blows or accidents.
The Prodrone drone will allow inspections on vertical surfaces and ceilings.
If you are more or less a follower of Prodrone, surely the design of this new model, baptized with the name of PD6-CI-LIt will be quite similar to you since, as the company itself announces, it has been inspired by the PD4-CI, a model that was presented to the public last April. On this occasion, it opts for an L-shape, which allows the drone to go from a vertical surface to a ceiling or vice versa instantly, thus improving the characteristics of the model that has served as a base and that could only inspect vertical surfaces.
Going into a little more detail, the new Prodrone model stands out for certain aspects such as its weight, of only two kilograms, its dimensions of 600 x 418 mm or on autonomy of 10 minutes at a maximum speed of 5 kilometers per hour when inspecting a structure or 20 kilometers per hour in free flight mode. This data is achieved thanks to the use of a 6.000 mAh double battery.