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drone perch for charging

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A drone perch is a landing pad for hovering drones to perch on top of.

It provides a place that drones can perch on like birds and borrow some power needed for the next way point.

A rack of these can in installed on the roof, preferably on the opposite to the solarpanels, so that the shadier parts of the roof is utilized.

To encourage home owners to place this perch on top of their roof, the drone owner pays the owner of the perch a usage fee. This is all done electronically. So the owner will not need to do much besides maintaining the platform.

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A specialized perch can be implemented to allow the home wonder to receive heavier packages safely in designated location.

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A well designed perch would allow the drone to drop a package, and slide across to let the next drone pick it up to the next way point while the current drone charges.

mofosyne, Aug 29 2014

Equalizing voltage potential while not grounded. https://www.youtube...watch?v=9tzga6qAaBA
The whole thing is worth watching but scope out the 1:00 and 2:00 marks. [2 fries shy of a happy meal, Aug 29 2014]

Laser-Powered HALE UAVs http://www.activist...to-take-flight.html
Never Needs To Land To Recharge [Skewed, Aug 29 2014]

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       We will award a bun because, to our immense relief, this idea does not involve bagpipes or any part of bagpipes.
8th of 7, Aug 29 2014
  

       This could be like the legends about stork perches, but in this case having exactly the opposite connotation.
4and20, Aug 29 2014
  

       Can you design a drone such that it could perch on power lines and pick up a charge from them?
normzone, Aug 29 2014
  

       Now there's a thought ... use a quadracopter to lift a leader line over an HT overhead supply ... haul up a heavy cable and help yourself to electrons ...   

       A quadracopter towing a length of uninsulated copper wire with a hook formed at the bottom could be ... spectacular. If the copper wire were suspended from monofilament fishing line, the 'copter might even survive.
8th of 7, Aug 29 2014
  

       you'd need what, 10-12 of these to take down a significant section of grid? Scary stuff.
bs0u0155, Aug 29 2014
  

       MHUWHAHAHAHaaaa ... aaa ... <cough cough> .... er, yes, a dozen or so ought to do it ...   

       <looks through calendar, realises with glee that it's only a couple of months to Guy Fawkes night>
8th of 7, Aug 29 2014
  

       [+] Yes, copterdrones need perches.
FlyingToaster, Aug 29 2014
  

       // A quadracopter towing a length of uninsulated copper wire with a hook formed at the bottom could be ... spectacular. If the copper wire were suspended from monofilament fishing line, the 'copter might even survive. //   

       If it is not grounded couldn't it reach the same voltage potential as the power lines and not be affected at all? [link]   

       I'm not that fast. I need at least two micro seconds to find and post a link. : ]   

       So what was wrong with an electric motor & just slapping some solar cells on top?   

       Build them light & pop a little helium in & bobs your uncle (he's got to be someone's I suppose) they'd be permanently powered & never need to land at all.   

       Would of thought that was a much better option?   

       If memory serves Google are pretty much doing that already to extend coverage into areas with lighter satellite coverage than they might like.
Skewed, Aug 29 2014
  

       Then there's this, high altitude long endurance laser powered UAVs, maybe a little bit obsolete, as we've better ways to achieve the desired effect (of recharge)?   

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Skewed, Aug 29 2014
  
      
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