FLIR Delta

Welcome to FLIR DELTA – a video series that will give you the information you need to get thermal drone operations started right.

Thermal 101 for Drone Pilots

This episode will introduce you to the basic concepts you’ll need to know to understand why your images look the way they do, and what they’re telling you.

Duo Pro R Installation and Setup

So you just got your new FLIR Duo Pro R – congratulations! This video will step you through what you need to know in order to get it up and running fast.

Resolution and Field of View

Not sure which resolution and lens you need for your thermal camera operations? The answer isn’t as cut and dry as you might think. This episode of FLIR DELTA will take you through the things you need to consider, and provide sample, comparative imagery from different FLIR cameras so you

Color Palettes

A thermal camera's color palettes aren't just for making pretty pictures. Some can make your job easier, and some can make it all but impossible, so make sure you're using the right palette for your application.


Flying your thermal drone for public safety and search and rescue (SAR) missions? Don’t fall into the trap of thinking that an isotherm will find a victim for you! This episode will teach you when to use isotherms, and when to leave them alone.

How far will I See

Just because you can see something doesn't mean you can accurately measure its temperature. Getting accurate temperature measurements from a drone involves a lot more than you might think. In this episode we're going to talk about how close you need to be for gathering accurate

Thermal Thoughts for Public Safety Operators (Part 1)

In this episode of FLIR DELTA we’re going to cover three inter-related environmental factors that can trip up new Public Safety operators: the diurnal cycle, solar loading, and thermal crossover.

Thermal Thoughts for Public Safety Operators (part 2)

When flying a thermal drone how hot or cold it feels to you can be misleading for how objects will look on a thermal camera. In this episode learn about the differences between heat and temperature, and how emissivity is a measure of absorbing and releasing thermal energy. You'll also learn about apparent temperature and how weather conditions can impact how thermal images will look throughout the day and night. You can also learn more about emissivity in this tech note 

Roof Inspections with Thermal Drones

Thinking of using your thermal drone to inspect large commercial roofs? Here are four things you need to consider before you take to the sky.

Using Thermal Drones to Assist Fire Fighting Operations

In this episode learn how thermal drones help in the life saving missions of fire departments, large and small. Structure, grass land and forest fires can all be support by this powerful technology. Did you know thermal cameras can see through smoke, show the integrity of a roof, find victims hidden in a fire scene, increase hot spot detection? Watch DELTA Episode 10 to learn about all this and more.

Inspecting Solar Panels

In the latest episode of FLIR Delta, we will answer the four most commonly asked questions about using thermal drones in solar panel inspections.

  • Why use a thermal drone to inspect solar installations?
  • What am I looking for?
  • How should I fly the inspection?
  • Can I diagnose problems with just the images I capture?

5 Things to Consider About Aerial Electrical Utility Inspections

Thermographers have been inspecting substations and overhead electrical transmission lines for years, but they’ve needed specialized tools and techniques to do it. In this episode learn a few reasons you should think about expanding your drone skill set to be able to inspect substations and overhead electrical lines.