SkyX Enters the Pipeline Inspection Business

Earlier this year, SkyX released the following video entering the surveillance market for oil and gas pipelines.  The video reveals a vertical takeoff and landing UAV combining helicopter and fixed wing technology.  The company claims SkyX autonomously charges itself, detecting battery life and distance to a charge station.

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SkyX is tackling the pipeline inspection industry.  The inspection industry has relied on manual labor to inspect the pipeline either via a ground crew or by helicopter.  This 2013 article on the same topic reported that it cost $3,000 an hour to rent a helicopter to inspect pipeline.  Instead, SkyX is offering a subscription service for oil and gas pipeline companies to use their services. SkyX claims their UAVs can be equipped with a multitude of equipment to detect leaks, oil flares, security breaches, and more



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