April 3rd 2017
It came yesterday. The new DJI Mavic Pro UAV (or drone). It’s so small! ‘Set it to work immediately after doing the software updates and going through the tutorial. Keeping to the same manufacturer at least makes the learning curve less steep! After a flight or two in our training field (something we are very lucky to have) we took it to the Kennet and Avon canal – the excuse being to grab some footage for a film we are doing in Bath and surroundings – but in reality an excuse to get used to it in a ‘real life’ environment! It’s so stable, so controllable – ideal for reaching those ‘difficult to get at” places we come up against doing property surveys and photographing smaller properties. I’m in love!
There’s loads of new technology buried in the cast magnesium body (such as automatic battery condition and use monitoring) that may sound dull but it will give more time to be creative and spend a little less time filling in forms! More bang for the clients’ bucks!
The Mavic will work in conjunction with our larger UAV that we call Hector, adding flexibility to the vfb aerial filming offering.