Frequently asked questions

Welcome to our FAQ page, where you can learn about the operation of industrial UAV drones and related regulations. If your question isn’t listed, please contact us today for an answer.

  • image Agriculture & Spraying

    Agriculture and conservation often involve assessing large areas of land to gather information that is essential to the plans of farmers and conservationists. Because surveying the areas on foot or in a truck is typically less efficient and less informative than monitoring them aerially, unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) drones for agriculture and conservation are the ideal alternative.

  • image First Responders & Security

    One of the challenges of law enforcement is performing it in an efficient manner that minimizes risks to citizens, law enforcement officers, and real estate. By facilitating unmanned flight missions, a law enforcement drone from Homeland Surveillance & Electronics LLC (HSE) helps reduce the chance of harm to your team and others.

  • image Commercial & Inspections

    Utility providers constantly monitor their delivery systems to ensure that consumers and businesses have access to utilities they need. Using an unmanned utility drone instead of a manned aircraft reduces the cost and improves the integrity of aerial utility inspections. Inspect infrastructure with efficiency and safety using the most advanced cameras or sensors available, plus we also offer the ability to conduct line stringing for electric companies.

  • image Underwater & Other

    Are you an avid fisherman or perhaps someone who loves the water? Whether you like to scuba dive, kayak or just curious about life below the surface – we have some exciting news! HSE now sells Underwater Drones! Commonly called Underwater Unmanned Vehicles (UUVs) Robotic Submarines or just Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs), regardless of what you call them – we got ’em!

  • image Drone Buying Wizard

    You will get unbiased recommendation on what Drone is perfect for your needs. Our experts will lead you to the best selection by always putting into priority the benefits and the best user experience that will fit your needs.

  • image FAA HELP & CONSULTATION

    Many customers have questions about the FAA rules for using sprayer drones. Frankly – it isn’t easy to understand unless you comprehend government lingo! But we’ve got your back! Our consulting services help you get the FAA spraying drone approvals you’ll need… and we do it fast! In fact, HSE was one of the first companies to get FAA approval, so we understand how the process works.

FAQS

Learn more about our drones by checking out these frequently asked questions below

Why purchase small helicopters instead of larger, more commonly used helicopters?

Unmanned aircraft technology provides an alternative to traditional aviation for law enforcement agencies. Unmanned or remotely piloted aircraft are safer and cheaper to own and operate than traditional fixed-wing planes and helicopters. Although our unmanned helicopters look similar to hobby aircraft, they are equipped with industrial avionics, navigation and communication equipment that allows for safer and more reliable operations. They are also operated under streamlined FAA regulations.

What is an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)?

Unmanned aircraft technology provides an alternative to traditional aviation for law enforcement agencies. Unmanned or remotely piloted aircraft are safer and cheaper to own and operate than traditional fixed-wing planes and helicopters. Although our unmanned helicopters look similar to hobby aircraft, they are equipped with industrial avionics, navigation and communication equipment that allows for safer and more reliable operations. They are also operated under streamlined FAA regulations.

What is an Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS)?

Unmanned aircraft technology provides an alternative to traditional aviation for law enforcement agencies. Unmanned or remotely piloted aircraft are safer and cheaper to own and operate than traditional fixed-wing planes and helicopters. Although our unmanned helicopters look similar to hobby aircraft, they are equipped with industrial avionics, navigation and communication equipment that allows for safer and more reliable operations. They are also operated under streamlined FAA regulations.

What is a VTOL UAV?

Unmanned aircraft technology provides an alternative to traditional aviation for law enforcement agencies. Unmanned or remotely piloted aircraft are safer and cheaper to own and operate than traditional fixed-wing planes and helicopters. Although our unmanned helicopters look similar to hobby aircraft, they are equipped with industrial avionics, navigation and communication equipment that allows for safer and more reliable operations. They are also operated under streamlined FAA regulations.

What is the difference between an Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS), a Remotely Operated Aircraft (ROA), and an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)?

Unmanned aircraft technology provides an alternative to traditional aviation for law enforcement agencies. Unmanned or remotely piloted aircraft are safer and cheaper to own and operate than traditional fixed-wing planes and helicopters. Although our unmanned helicopters look similar to hobby aircraft, they are equipped with industrial avionics, navigation and communication equipment that allows for safer and more reliable operations. They are also operated under streamlined FAA regulations.

What is an RC Model Aircraft?

Unmanned aircraft technology provides an alternative to traditional aviation for law enforcement agencies. Unmanned or remotely piloted aircraft are safer and cheaper to own and operate than traditional fixed-wing planes and helicopters. Although our unmanned helicopters look similar to hobby aircraft, they are equipped with industrial avionics, navigation and communication equipment that allows for safer and more reliable operations. They are also operated under streamlined FAA regulations.

Do I need to get approval from the FAA to fly a model aircraft for recreational use?

Unmanned aircraft technology provides an alternative to traditional aviation for law enforcement agencies. Unmanned or remotely piloted aircraft are safer and cheaper to own and operate than traditional fixed-wing planes and helicopters. Although our unmanned helicopters look similar to hobby aircraft, they are equipped with industrial avionics, navigation and communication equipment that allows for safer and more reliable operations. They are also operated under streamlined FAA regulations.

Are there restrictions for model airplanes?

Unmanned aircraft technology provides an alternative to traditional aviation for law enforcement agencies. Unmanned or remotely piloted aircraft are safer and cheaper to own and operate than traditional fixed-wing planes and helicopters. Although our unmanned helicopters look similar to hobby aircraft, they are equipped with industrial avionics, navigation and communication equipment that allows for safer and more reliable operations. They are also operated under streamlined FAA regulations.

Do I need to get FAA approval for commercial use of a UAV?

Unmanned aircraft technology provides an alternative to traditional aviation for law enforcement agencies. Unmanned or remotely piloted aircraft are safer and cheaper to own and operate than traditional fixed-wing planes and helicopters. Although our unmanned helicopters look similar to hobby aircraft, they are equipped with industrial avionics, navigation and communication equipment that allows for safer and more reliable operations. They are also operated under streamlined FAA regulations.

What is an Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS)?

Unmanned aircraft technology provides an alternative to traditional aviation for law enforcement agencies. Unmanned or remotely piloted aircraft are safer and cheaper to own and operate than traditional fixed-wing planes and helicopters. Although our unmanned helicopters look similar to hobby aircraft, they are equipped with industrial avionics, navigation and communication equipment that allows for safer and more reliable operations. They are also operated under streamlined FAA regulations.

What is the difference between an Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS), a Remotely Operated Aircraft (ROA), and an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)?

Unmanned aircraft technology provides an alternative to traditional aviation for law enforcement agencies. Unmanned or remotely piloted aircraft are safer and cheaper to own and operate than traditional fixed-wing planes and helicopters. Although our unmanned helicopters look similar to hobby aircraft, they are equipped with industrial avionics, navigation and communication equipment that allows for safer and more reliable operations. They are also operated under streamlined FAA regulations.

Why purchase small helicopters instead of larger, more commonly used helicopters?

Unmanned aircraft technology provides an alternative to traditional aviation for law enforcement agencies. Unmanned or remotely piloted aircraft are safer and cheaper to own and operate than traditional fixed-wing planes and helicopters. Although our unmanned helicopters look similar to hobby aircraft, they are equipped with industrial avionics, navigation and communication equipment that allows for safer and more reliable operations. They are also operated under streamlined FAA regulations.

What is the difference between an Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS), a Remotely Operated Aircraft (ROA), and an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)?a

Unmanned aircraft technology provides an alternative to traditional aviation for law enforcement agencies. Unmanned or remotely piloted aircraft are safer and cheaper to own and operate than traditional fixed-wing planes and helicopters. Although our unmanned helicopters look similar to hobby aircraft, they are equipped with industrial avionics, navigation and communication equipment that allows for safer and more reliable operations. They are also operated under streamlined FAA regulations.

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HSE Drone Events Calendar

Learn from the pros at HSE's ONLINE Spraying Drone Training Class! Incl DJI T10/T30 Spray Drones, XAG P40/V40 and more!
HSE drone workshops provide an opportunity to learn about UAV technology from the foremost experts in the field. We offer three primary workshops, each of which includes a Free Online Ground School and Flight Simulator
  • 23rd   Feb
  • 09:00 am

HSE has been training customers on safe and effective drone operations for more than a decade – our commitment to your success is unparalleled. We’ve brought experts from commercial drone and spraying drone missions to teach you everything you’ll need to know. Our drone training class includes tons of hands-on flying experience, because we know – that’s the best way to learn! Our mission is to make sure that every student who participates in our commercial and spraying drone pilot school leaves capable and well-versed in all elements necessary for safe and effective flying.

FAA Help & Consultation

Many customers have questions about the FAA rules for using sprayer drones. Frankly – it isn’t easy to understand unless you comprehend government lingo! But we’ve got your back! Our consulting services help you get the FAA spraying drone approvals you’ll need… and we do it fast! In fact, HSE was one of the first companies to get FAA approval, so we understand how the process works.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

  • Our FAA Consulting Team will work with you to determine your specific needs and the aircraft you’ll be flying.
  • The consultant assigned to you will complete the necessary paperwork, applications, etc. on your behalf.
  • During this process, you will take formal training and obtain your ‘drone pilot license’ and begin studying for your aerial applicator’s certificate (varies by state).
  • As the final step, we’ll schedule your safety exam with your local FAA inspector who signs you off on the final part!

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