News & commentary about aerial firefighting, air tankers, and helicopters
Hmmmm. I wonder what extinguishing agent the drone is using.
I’ve seen some amazing videos so realistic it was difficult to believe they were faked. But they were. I did see a firefighting drone in a ‘similar’ situation, but the thing was a monster https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bm2BVTTir4c .
One person who commented on the video said… (Norman Ferguson) This appears to be the Ansul SAPPHIRE system that uses 3M Novec 1230 fire protection fluid for total flooding applications. The clear, colorless agent has zero ozone depletion potential, an atmospheric lifetime of just five days, and a global warming potential of 1.0. The SAPPHIRE system suppresses a fire before it can be fully engaged and once the fire is suppressed, Novec 1230 quickly evaporates without harming any valuable assets and is non toxic to people.
As R.G. LeTourneau (sp?) once said, There is no job that is too big; your machines are just too small.
The difference between a pocket drone and a super-tanker are only a matter of scale. And imagination. And, oh yes… money. Either of them can be flown from half a world away.
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