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The aim of this paper
is to present an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) developed for multipurpose usage
in construction industry such as construction site monitoring, examination of
constructions, infrared thermography, photogrammetry, transport applications
and also for marketing activities. Initially, this article briefly introduces the
possibilities of UAV applications in construction industry. Thereupon, the
paper presents the structure, the hardware and the software system of a
hexacopter, specially developed as the UAV for multipurpose use at construction
sites and on locations of existing facilities. Due to the nature of the
movement and vibrations created during the flight, it was necessary to develop
a stabilizing system for capturing quality photos and videos. Therefore, this
paper also exposes an applicable solution for such stabilization system which
was installed in the UAV. Furthermore, some actual practices and applications
performed employing the developed UAV in the field are shown at the end of the
paper. The possible uses of the developed UAV demonstrated that it is suitably
operational for multipurpose tasks, particularly on the account of its
flexibility, generated thrust and installed software system. Additionally, it
is unlike the out of the box systems, which are usually intended for single
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