The sun was just right today, and temperatures were warm (45F). Seeing as its supposed to be 50F this week for several days, I took the opportunity to
record what will most likely be my last flight over snow this year.
The funny thing is, the drone I fly in this video is almost 2 years old now. I try to avoid flying my more expensive, quicker drones over snow. Snow
and electronics don't mix. But the more I fly this one, the more it grows on me.
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I'm very interested in possibly getting drone for business venture. Is there much money to be made in drone photography? I noticed you were
flying upside down and flips n such, are the cameras fixed or rotate w/servo? I'm not very familiar with the flight capabilities of drones and have
very limited experience with RC planes and hell's.
It depends on what type of photography your planning on doing.
My full time job is to fly a drone, collect hundreds of images then turn those images into 3d models. The process is called Photogrammetry.
As well, I’ve worked with multiple countries in testing and developing their drones.
Been awarded by the Canadian Institute of Mining for changing the face of underground safety with an underground drone I helped develop.
You have to be a licensed commercial UAV pilot here in Canada, if you plan on flying for profit. The video below is shot by a team from Toronto.
They flew up to my mine site to do an interview with me and shoot this little commercial.
The photography drones have very high resolution cameras on multi-point gimbles to provide silky smooth footage. Regardless of conditions. Some like
the DJI Phantoms, and Mavic Pros actually have controllable gimbles that you can move around and look with, while in a stationary hover.
Race drones, the ones I build and fly. I basically slap on a GoPro Session and depending on my drones tune, and flying conditions. Decides how smooth
or good the video comes out. Here is a picture of the drone I flew in the above video.
The smaller bottom camera is linked with my FPV (First person view) goggles (like VR). When I fly, I see real time as if I were on the drone. The top
GoPro is there to record high footage video that I can then combine with music and edit thereafter to make videos like the above.
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Thanks guys! I'd completely forgot I had replied to this thread, so sorry I'm late getting back to y'all. Thank's for the info, its something I've
been thinking about getting into. I recently had a heart attack and pneumonia along with complications and going back to my old trade doesn't look
good at the moment. I've aways had an interest in RC so was thinking it may be something I could do. Going to do some research, any suggestive
reading, sites or best equipment to start with?
Congrats on your achievement that's a good cause!
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