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Guided Precise Water-Dumping

by Johan Löfström

A new tool that uses modern web-cam technology, radio remote controls and smart light-weight (composite or nano-) materials to help helicopters to a much more accurate and precise water dumping process. In the event of small local fires in tall buildings or as the problem with nuclear fuel rods overheating in pools without sufficient water pumps.

Staff on ground, far away from the site, can stay safe and use web-cams to see more exact moment on when to dump water from the helicopters watertanks.

Helicopter crew can focus on flying and keeping check on the weather. Helicopter does not need to hover down so low if their is hazards like radioactivitiy or toxic smoke.