People look to the future and want to see a better way of life with new technology and other advancements. One of the most famous new technology recently invented is drone. Drone technology is constantly evolving as new innovation and big investment are bringing more advanced drones to the market every few months. But the question is will hover drones replace helicopters in the future?
Don’t’ get me wrong? Drone is amazing. But in my view drones can’t replace helicopters in the future. Because we will still have to use helicopters at least several more decades before they become another rising technology. In this article, I am going to tell you reasons why the drones will not replace helicopters and jets.
Father range: As of current, the farthest distance you can fly with a drone is limited. But, anything beyond it and they stops right there. Suppose that you are engaged in a police car chase and drone can’t follow that far due to signal limitations. So, you are pretty much stuck right there. A helicopter can stay up in the air for a long distance as long there is fuel in the tank.
Long flight time: In drones the batteries are with limited capacity. Like I mentioned that the drones don’t have far control range, the drones are also limited by its battery capacity. What does that means for helicopters? They operate on a large capacity of fuels that gives them hours of flight time. They can fly over great distance without the need to land and refill.
Delivers larger payload: Drones can, carry capability payload but helicopters will completely dominate this industry. A helicopter can easily carry a large bucket filled with water and dump it over the wildfire. Recently an amazon rain forest has seen a high number of fires and they used a multiple of helicopters to control the fire.
Better resistance against winds: Drones get carried away by the heavy wind due to its light weight. But helicopters are well designed and built to withstand heavy winds especially at high altitude and turbulence.
I hope these reasons are good enough to you that the drones will not replace helicopters. You might want to take a look at how the drones will replace helicopters different aspects. As more industries are starting to use drones to achieve their goals at an affordable rate. The drones are cheaper, easier to use and very adaptable.