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RDO INTEGRATED CONTROLS BLOG - August, 2016


Three Things You need to Know To Get Ready for Your Part 107 Test

Three Things You need to Know To Get Ready for Your Part 107 Test

Three Things You need to Know To Get Ready for Your Part 107 Test

The Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) new small drone rule –known as Part 107 – went into effect on August 29. If you’re confused by what Part 107 means to you, we’ve provided three key components to help make sense of it:

Understand the process.
The FAA clearly describes what to expect if you are an existing FAA Pilot or if you are starting from scratch. 

Free study materials online.
Sharpen those pencils! The FAA has a great online, free study material guide. You can also take the online course and even take a sample exam at the end.  

Find your test Location
Don’t be in the dark when it comes to finding your nearest testing facility. Check out the official list of FAA testing locations.

One unique service that RDO Integrated Controls offers is an FAA Compliance Package. These customers have access to an FAA consulting team, which includes a personal Ground School instructor available to answer your questions and guide you through your preparation, as well as keep customers informed about changes and announcements from the FAA and Part 107 Compliance tips and tricks.

To learn more about the RDOIC FAA Compliance Package, or for any UAV-related questions, contact us today.

 

August 29, 2016  |  Category:

To Rent or Buy?

To Rent or Buy?

Why You Shouldn’t Overlook Renting Machine Control & GPS Equipment

We’re in the heart of construction season, a time many companies are asking themselves if they need to rent or buy more equipment to meet project demands.

This same question is commonly asked when thinking of expanding GPS and Machine Control equipment. But with this type of equipment, the questions are a little more specific:

  1. What’s the amount of work ahead?
  2. What’s the current financial situation?
  3. What’s my cost of ownership vs. cost of renting?

GPS and Machine Control rental can be a very viable solution and add profit to your bottom line.

Here are the top 5 reasons for renting 3D Machine Control and GPS equipment:

  1. Equipment Trial: Would you buy a car without test driving it first? When you rent, you can test out one or several models to make sure you find the perfect piece to fit your needs.
  2. No Depreciation and Increased Borrowing Power: When renting, you don’t have to worry about annual depreciation associated with owning equipment. You can always rent the latest, up-to-date equipment in order to be more efficient on your jobsite. Reducing balance sheet liabilities will offer a better asset to liability ratio for your business.
  3. Up-to-Date Equipment: In order to succeed in today’s competitive environment and be as efficient as possible, you must have the latest equipment. Many businesses cannot afford to buy the equipment necessary to gain a competitive advantage and that’s where rental can be a great solution.
  4. Flexibility: With an extensive machine control rental fleet at your disposal, you can take on more projects that require a wider variety of equipment during peak times.
  5. No Capital Investment Needed: Rental expenses can be billed back to the customer or deducted annually as a business expense. Buying a piece of equipment, however, is a capital expense that must be treated as such when taxes are due.

If you have more questions about renting GPS or Machine Control from a trusted source like RDO Integrated Controls, contact us today.
 

 

August 8, 2016  |  Category: