Using low-cost unmanned aerial vehicles for conservation,Agriculture,Environmental,Disaster,Search and Rescue. We work with children with disabilities.
Ashley Krutko
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Hilliard, Ohio
United States
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Drone Research, Inc.is a newly formed nonprofit located in Columbus, Ohio.

The Mission of Drone Research, Inc.

Drone Research, Inc.’s mission is to share knowledge of building and using low-cost unmanned aerial vehicles for conservation, agriculture, environmental research, disaster, and search and rescue with researchers/nonprofits organizations worldwide. Drone Research, Inc.works closely with all groups to help them understand the use of drones for their particular applications and/or purposes. Drone Research, Inc. also works with children with disabilities allowing them a chance to fly and explore without leaving the ground.

We have started this campaign to raise money for some desperately needed equipment to allow us to fulfill our mission. Our current equipment only allows us short flight spans, which require numerous flights to survey large land areas for farmers and other nonprofits. Equipment with a flight time of 2 hours or more will thus allow us to scan larger parcels of land in 1 flight instead of having to stop every 10 minutes or so to change batteries.

Farming - Our free service to farmers allows us to do full aerial shots of crops which able the famers to see affected areas of crops or their fields. This will allow the farmer to treat the affected areas, which in result will benefit the crops. In 1 hour time, we can fly approximately a 500 acre farm. In comparison, this same task would take a farmer many hours to walk the same size area looking for problems with their crops.

Environmental Research - We have been contacted by numerous environmental nonprofits who do great work with our land and waterways. These nonprofits restore waterways and land areas and much more. Your donation would allow us within minutes to give them aerial shots of their projects before they start working, making it more efficient for them to see what type of work needs to be done from high above. This would save many environmental groups hours of walking in order to accomplish the same objective. It would also allow them to see their progress along the way much easier and compare the before and after of their completed projects.

Kids With Disabilities - This project has a special place in all our hearts. Many kids with disabilities are confined to wheel chairs and never get a chance to see what it is like from above. With our drone project, the kids would wear a special pair of glasses, which would enable them to see directly through the camera as we fly. This is known as a first person view. You would be amazed at the kids faces and smiles when all of the sudden they are viewing the world from 200 feet above the ground without ever having to leave it.

Below is a video taken of Niagara Falls in first person view. When the UAV takes off, what you are seeing is what is being viewed out of the goggles. You are experiencing something amazing, and the kids will never forget it.


As you can see above, your small donation will go a long way in helping many people. We understand that times are tough for many people; however, we hope you will make a donation. We have donations available from $10 to $500. Thank you for your time and God Bless.

Ashley Krutko

Drone Research Inc. CEO

A little bit about Ashley.

Ashley is a Graduate of Capital University with a major in Environmental Science and a minor in Biology. Ashley’s passion for the environment and helping others is why she has a great love for this project.

Ashley is also our pilot at Drone Research Inc.

Please also check out our new Website


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How We Will Use The Money...

1- Two Drone/Uav  Flying Units - $1500.00

2- Two Drone/Uav Transmitters - $700-$800

3- One Ground Station- $2000.00

4- Misc. Electronic Equipment - $ 500- $ 700

Total- $4500- $5000

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This campaign ended on July 25, 2014
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  • $10USD
    Photo Reward #1

    Photo of first flight with new equipment.. Photo will be sent by email..

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  • $25USD
    Video Reward #2

    We will send by email a video clip of our first flight with new equipment..

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    Estimated delivery: July 2014
  • $50USD
    T-Shirt- Reward #3

    We will send you a 1st edition Drone Research t-shirt.. Plus we will give you a receipt for your donation which is tax deductible.

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  • $100USD
    T-Shirt- Photo- Video

    You will receive a Drone research 1st edition T-Shirt/ and Photo by email of new equipment- plus a video of our first flight sent by email..

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  • $500USD
    Big Daddy Reward

    Anyone donating $500 or more will get all rewards 1-2-3 plus a banner on our website www.droneresearch.org as a sponsor permanently. Plus we will give you a receipt for your donation which is tax deductible..

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