Got your new video/photo drone? Check!
Read the Manual? Check!
Run the flight simulator program or practiced with some toy quads? Check!
Made your maiden flights at a large open field (school or similar field) to test the setup? Check!
Now it’s time to find some more varied places to fly and take some stunning still pictures and videos. Don’t be tempted to use your front and back yards and local neighborhood as regular flying grounds – they probably aren’t that interesting and you’ll be quite embarrassed if you need to retrieve your new machine from the neighbor’s pool. Worse yet, you could damage cars, property or injure people.
Finding some more suitable grounds is easy for some…but more difficult for many. Here are some hints and tips which may help you find some safe – and photogenic – places to fly a camera drone. [Read more…]
Monarch Inc. just launched a project to aerially survey and 3D map the 19th-century mining town of Bodie, California, and original California Gold Rush town that was the vibrant gem of the Wild West and now is kept in a state of ‘arrested decay.’ Monarch used high precision UAVs to help preserve data about the historic town, using the company’s custom-built drone and 3D-printed gimbal. We spoke with Eileen Shibley, the founder of Monarch Inc. [Read more…]
I have been working all summer on new projects with drones. Here is the one that I have worked on the longest. The technology has finally come along far enough to showcase this amazing new capture and display process. We will start off in this post just showing a couple of 3D Model Maps that were built using the DroneDeploy, Mapping Engine option. [Read more…]