Consulting firm C. H. Fenstermaker & Associates LLC recently announced the completion and field implementation of a custom-designed Aeromapper Talon drone, which is now being used by TotaLand Technologies LLC, a wholly owned Fenstermaker subsidiary specializing in software for landmen.
Designed by Ryan Fuselier, Fenstermaker’s operations leader of advanced technologies, the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) was constructed with solutions in mind for specific field applications. Fenstermaker – a commercial exemption holder for precision aerial surveying and mapping – says it has been working with TotaLand on integrating drones into oil and gas projects for the past two years.
Fuselier, a professional engineer and professional land surveyor, has been part of the Fenstermaker team for over 10 years. His focus has been high-definition survey and dimensional control.
The electric-powered, fixed-wing Talon drone offers long endurance and a large payload capability and can be retrofitted to meet a number of UAV operations. The aircraft features an EPO foam body, long-range communications, 2D gimbaled HD video, Sony Nex 7 – 24 megapixel nadir camera, 800 TV Line fixed FPV board camera, and hand-launch capability.
Alan Day, chief information officer of Fenstermaker and president of TotaLand, says, “We have interfaced the output from drones into TotaLand – now in a pre-release staging phase. With this new capability, aerial photography can be attached to a tract of land then visualized using a mapping interface to provide up-to-date aerial view of a project. This capability is truly a value-added service for our clients.”