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Old 08-02-2022, 05:34 PM   #1
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Whoís flying drones and what are you using them for?

For me I fly mine for pleasure, taking high quality aerial images that I couldnít obtain from terrestrial locations and to evaluate and aid in our farm production.

I fly a Mavic 2 Pro with the Hasselblad Camera. Great camera and solid drone!
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Old 08-02-2022, 05:46 PM   #2
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I've been flying R/C models off & on, mostly on, for almost 40 years now. No quads though, they're just too easy. For video I just use a Runcam or two:
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We bought a drone this year, and the only thing we used it for was to inspect the house gutters and roof. We got a good look.
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We bought a drone this year, and the only thing we used it for was to inspect the house gutters and roof. We got a good look.
I've been meaning to research a cheap drone with camera just for stuff like that. So many options out there, hard to narrow down.


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I can’t claim that what we bought was cheap. Skydio 2+

DH wanted one from an American company and you can’t crash it.

One of these days we might try more artistic stuff but we already have too many hobbies!
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I didn't know a person could have too many hobbies!
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I've been meaning to research a cheap drone with camera just for stuff like that. So many options out there, hard to narrow down.


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You are correct, there are a lot of options. With that said, it really depends on what you want to use it for. You can get a decent drone for looking from viewpoints that you couldnít or shouldnít for a $100.00 on up to commercial rigs. I would classify mine as a prosumer grade drone. Is it perfect, no, but it does almost everything Iím looking for in a drone.

The two things that seem to really drives up the cost is what camera itís using and safety features. Iíd take a hard look at what you really are looking to use a drone for and go from there. I would venture to guess that most people would be happy with a $200 - $500 drone unless youíre going to use it commercially or are passionate about photography.

I was a commercial photographer for a time and having a quality camera was one of the key decisions when I decided to purchase one. A drone was the perfect tool to get shots that were unobtainable without one for me.
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I have a DJI Mavic Mini that I fly around my property and occasionally taking aerial pics of friends properties. Took some videos of tornado damage.

Wanted to frame this pic for my friend's mancave, but I'm going to reshoot on an overcast day to eliminate highlights and shadows.
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I have a DJI Mavic Mini that I fly around my property and occasionally taking aerial pics of friends properties. Took some videos of tornado damage.

Wanted to frame this pic for my friend's mancave, but I'm going to reshoot on an overcast day to eliminate highlights and shadows.
Thatís a nice image, but your right a pre-dawn or overcast morning will make it shine. I have been out shooting pre-dawn and maybe the first 15 minutes of light for months to try and capture the essence of our farm. After 200-300 images, I feel like Iím close.

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^ That's a sweet shot!
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