It’s been quite an evolution for drones and drone safety. YouTube is filled with videos of pilots pushing their drones to the limit. There is something about wanting to see what off the shelf drones are capable of. Of course there are regulations in place now for both hobbyists and commercial UAV pilots all thanks to the FAA. Some responsible pilots follow these rules, while others are still on the fence about them. Sometimes it is lack of knowledge, and maybe a sense of curiosity, but the rules are there for a reason. Licensing for commercial use of drones kicked off in August of 2016, and now there are commercial pilots everywhere. One of the things that makes this industry flourish is that there are some creative individuals out there who can make impressive video pieces with just the right amount of drone footage. While the overwhelming drone videos online are mostly garbage, you can see that the image quality has improved on these flying cameras. Which is why I am looking back at some of these older videos published on our channel. It is nice to go look at things you’ve done in the past, and reflect on how much you have improved. In this video we tested out the distance from home base while maintaining line of sight. It was roughly 1600 feet using the DJI Inspire 1, and we look forward to testing out the DJI Inspire 2 when we get our hands on one.
I’m Izumi Helling. Traveling photographer and artist. I blog about what I find interesting, and share it to inspire creativity in others.