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Wind Turbine Skin

Here in the US there are many of these in almost every windy location. The ability to create a collision avoidance cylinder around the pole and a box around the generator housing body and blade assembly would be great. Also provide the ability to increase or decrease the size of each zone so the pilot can use the best clearance dimension for the camera and lens combination that they are able to fly. This also gives the pilot to fly closer on calm days and farther away on windy days. More windy days than not or they would not be standing out there chopping up birds and creating investment tax havens for the wealthy.

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  • Mar 8 2018
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    Martin Fuchsberger commented
    March 19, 2019 09:11

    Yes, fully aware that it is not a cylinder. The blades have to be modeled as floating structures in the air (see my second bullet point above).

    Are you inspecting turbines regularly? Reach out to us at and we may provide you some custom flight plan functionality that we have been working on for you in order for you to fly some WTs.

  • Philippe CH commented
    March 12, 2019 13:19


    a wind turbine close inspection, is not a cylinder but a Y or upside down Y. which makes the all difficulty.

    The major point is to keep the distance constant from the subject. so anticollision system is useful.

    the camera adjustment is important to control with the sun in front and in the back.

    The drone travel is not around but up and down to keep the line.

    I wish you can do an application like this.

    Of course the turbine is stopped during inspection. and running when the wind is strong.


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    Martin Fuchsberger commented
    March 06, 2019 16:31
    • A cylinder can be modeled already. 
    • Modelling boxes / structure that are "floating" in the air is not supported yet. -> todo
    • Flight plans for this specific use case are not yet created. We plan to develop with the industry wind turbine skin at some point. -> todo.