Tethered drone, but very cool build and application
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Aerones Cleaning and De-Icing Wind Turbines with Drones #drone #droneday
Now, Aerones has developed a maintenance method for wind turbines – a cleaning method of wind turbine blades by Drone. Our new service aims to provide an effective, practical and economical alternative for cleaning the wind turbine blades using machinery adapted to the needs as well as technicians who are specialized in cleaning work by Automated Drone.
A lot of factors could provoke the airfoil break of the blades: snow, ice, pollution, humidity, dust, insects, etc. It is known that a good maintenance of wind turbines and, specially, of the blades can increase the efficiency as much as 20% or even as much as 100% in case of frost or snow on its blades.