Over the years our team has blown out numerous fuses, forgotten screws for the props and not always had the correct adaptors. It’s safe to say the only certainty is that you never know what’s going to happen–such is life in innovation. As the Telelift system was developed, testing began in Minneapolis, but the need for a more rural and remote space quickly became clear. After a few successful tests at a farm in Argonne WI, it was decided by both both Spooky Action (drone company) and WiscLift (upfitment company) that Forest County offered everything needed to productize, test, and train.
LiftOff is the next phase of WiscLift and will focus on putting Forest County on the map as the technology hub of the Northwoods. Future plans for LiftOff include Telelift final assembly and a quality control inspection center. Creating career opportunities in Forest County is a driving factor in the WiscLift and LiftOff plans. Follow our story for the new developments as LiftOff becomes the permanent UAV and robotics Research & Development test site and training facility.