Drinkstone drone company Circumspectis is off to a flying start

Design engineer and data specialist Christian Deas.

Design engineer and data specialist Christian Deas. - Credit: Circumspectis

A new Suffolk drone company is off to a flying start after securing exploration projects for two East Anglian firms.

Design engineer and data specialist Christian Deas, from Drinkstone, has launched a drone company ca

Design engineer and data specialist Christian Deas, from Drinkstone, has launched a drone company called Circumspectis. - Credit: Circumspectis

Design engineer and data specialist Christian Deas, of Drinkstone, near Bury St Edmunds, launched Circumspectis last month after realising the potential of his spare time hobby flying drones.

He saw a market for capturing significant landscape data, which could be useful for agricultural works and civil engineering projects, and set about gaining his official pilot licence.

Christian, 43, who already works closely with farming professionals and utilities firms through his existing product design business, felt some projects required a deeper insight that could be gained through the use of drones.

He uses a range of software to help provide full technical computer aided design (CAD) analysis from his aerial filming.


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“I think most people that have set out to get a drone were initially doing so as a mere hobby, or for filming of moving activity in relation to their profession,” he said.

“I became really interested in how they work, and then in what else they would be capable of doing.

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“Because my background is as a technical specialist who uses CAD design to provide clients with important data and product scenarios, I started to realise that the two combined really well – particularly if the end customer was someone in civil engineering or farming, where a full insight into a piece of land is so critical.”

Just a few weeks into setting up, he was asked to undertake exploration projects over the summer.

“I feel very lucky that I’m getting to use something I regard as quite a ‘fun hobby’ in a very professional sense to provide an important need,” he said.

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