Continuing the discussion from New purchases thread!:
Following on from the recent purchases thread, who else has a drone?
I have a DJI Phantom 3 Standard. I bought it a couple of years ago because it was cheap(er) at the time. I sort of wish I got the higher end model with Light Bridge rather than WiFi for the connection for better range. Mine only manages about 500m, but the reality is I can’t really see it once it’s out at that distance anyway. Mostly the stuff I want to film would be well within that, I mean really, you don’t usually want to take a photo with a camera from 500m away? Although I suppose following a track or path or something could be fun.
I tend to pull mine out for car shows mostly, but I do try and take it when we go on adventures to new places. I’m still a little wary using it, partly because it’s an expensive thing to crash and partly because I don’t want to hurt anyone. I do have blade protector guards I use when it’s anywhere near people and I do make a real effort to fly around the outside of things rather than over the top of people. I’m also getting over the expensive thing as it gets older… also I’m just trying to use the bloody thing rather than not.
Here is a couple of videos I’ve done, no real production value, just throwing things together.
There is more on Youtube if you’re keen.
Like I said, I don’t use it nearly enough, but like any good tool, when you do want to use it it’s awesome. It provides a perspective that you don’t normally get and I think that’s the attraction.
So what do you have? Have any video’s to share? Where do you fly?