PAYLOAD DROP SYSTEMS
Payload drop systems (such as the Skyzkmir Stork for the Inspire 1) allow crews to get life-saving tools, supplies, or communication devices to subjects.
In flood rescue situations, people can become stranded, surrounded by water. Life jackets and “rescue lines” can be dropped to victims to help rescuers guide them to safety.
In a situation where a person would need to be lifted from their position, water and communication devices can be dropped to sustain them and maintain contact until a crew can arrive to lift them from their position. While most sUAS payload systems can’t carry very large weights, they can usually carry enough to keep people safe until people get to their location to help them. A bottle of water and radio can go a long way when someone is dehydrated and panicking.
One option that is often overlooked is the ability to add spotlights to drones. Once manned crews have arrived on a scene, having an overhead spotlight can free up their hands to allow them to focus on their work.
Options like the Lume Cube are essential tools for many industries and can be deployed quickly to shed light on whatever subject necessary. It also creates additional visibility for the drone for pilots during night operations. They can also be deployed towards the front or sides to illuminate obstacles that may otherwise impede safe operation of the aircraft.