In Puerto Rico, we began to repair the power lines using drones
After the devastating hurricane "Maria" Puerto Rico continues to have problems with power supply. This is especially true for remote areas where uprooted trees and broke off elektrostolby kilometers of wires stretched over the cliffs and faults in the jungle. A year ago, to restore the damaged power lines were used helicopters, but after one of the pilots crashed while performing a maneuver, it was decided to find a safer alternative. US power company Duke Energy says that it is now in Puerto Rico electricians use drones to repair damaged power lines, - writes Wired.
Now Duke Energy arsenal has several drones which power company has ordered the developer AceCore Technologies for 18 thousand dollars apiece. These drones can not only search for damage to the wires, but also help repairers pull wires, replacing the broken parts of the new. Representatives of Duke Energy said that after the company began to use drones, the number of accidents and traumatic situations during the operation decreased significantly. Now working at high altitude with the equipment energized become significantly easier. Below you can watch a video in which the operator-installer using quadrocopter pulling wire through the rugged cliffs and vegetation.
Recall that after the hurricane "Maria" AT & T is already mended where cell towers using similar devices.
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