Saturday, May 15, 2021
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Sharper Shape and SkySkopes pull power lines

Congratulations to SkySkopes, and Sharper Shape Inc. they have undertaken the first sock pull mission with a drone in North America. 

No, I didn’t know what a sock pull was either.

The sock line is a smaller lead line or sleeve that is then used to guide much heavier power lines across the gap between poles.

This is work can be undertaken by manned helicopters. That is obviously a much more expensive undertaking.

Gary Mortimer
Gary Mortimer
Founder and Editor of sUAS News | Gary Mortimer has been a commercial balloon pilot for 25 years and also flies full-size helicopters. Prior to that, he made tea and coffee in air traffic control towers across the UK as a member of the Royal Air Force.