According to the reviews, DJI Mavic Pro takes a pretty high rank. Designer and Creative Entrepreneur Roberto Blake bought one, and he’s among those who love it. But, he points out that there are still some things you need to know before making the final decision. No matter how amazing DJI Mavic Pro is, you still want to make sure that the final decision is the best one you make. So, here are five things you need to know before buying this drone.
You may like winter and cold weather, but your drone batteries don’t. It affects their chemical charge and gives you shorter flight time. If you’re typically used to getting around 25 minutes of flight, in cold weather it comes down to about 15, or even less. Dirk Dallas from Adorama TV shares some useful tips for extending the drone’s battery life in cold weather, as well as some tips for flying in winter conditions.
Drones have definitely become common in our everyday lives. There are plenty of their possible uses, from taking photos and videos to making tigers exercise. However, not all of the applications are useful or positive. I’ve often heard that you could use a drone to spy on your neighbors, and apparently, some people do it, big time. But this woman decided she doesn’t want to put up with that. So, she takes a gun and opens the drone hunting season.
While some of the rules regarding drone flight around the world might seem a little extreme, some make absolute sense. One such law in many countries is that of flying over groups of people. Especially groups of people who aren’t directly involved with the flight.
You might remember one drone pilot who disobeyed this rule a little while ago, and was convicted last month. Charged with reckless endangerment, Paul M. Skinner did manage to escape the maximum allowed penalty. But he’s still been ordered to pay a $500 fine and spend 30 days in jail.
We’ve seen the encounter of wild animals and drones, and what it looks like when a real bird takes down an electronic one. A recent video from CCTV+ shows another example of wild animals versus a drone. In this video, a pack of Siberian tigers chases the drone around while it’s recording them. Eventually, it takes just one swing of a paw to take it down, after quite an unusual game of cat and mouse. Or cat and bird, if that makes slightly more sense.
There are definitely a lot of possible applications of drones, and they seem to increase as technology progresses. And Harbin Siberian Tiger Park in China uses the drones for quite an unusual purpose – exercise.
While some people are training eagles to take down drones, and others are using nets, it seems there are much simpler ways to take down a drone. Daniel Eggert took no more than a roll of toilet paper and some strings to do it. And the funniest part is that he didn’t even do it on purpose.
Daniel and his friend had a random discussion how much weight they can carry with their DJI Mavic Pro drone. Such discussions usually end in trying it out, and so was this time. They ended up buying a string and some toilet paper to hang under the drone as some kind of a flag. Promising, isn’t it?
There are undoubtedly many gorgeous drone videos and timelapse videos on the internet. But Belarusian timelapse photographer Artem Pryadko has combined the two styles. He created a video that shows all the beauties of Minsk recorded from the air. He turned aerial shots into a timelapse and got a dronelapse that’s true eye-candy.
After random crashes, recalling the drone and making up to the buyers with free GoPro Hero 5 Black – Karma drone is back! GoPro announced the return of Karma later this year, and this “later” has come pretty soon. The drone is already available for preorders, as if nothing ever happened.
No matter where you live, it can be difficult to clearly see differences between the communities. But when you rise above it (literally), you can see just how many discrepancies there are in the same city, even in a very small space. And more than that, you see how clearly people are divided. South African photographer Johnny Miller creates aerial images that show inequality, differences and separation within the same town. Sometimes, it’s only one thin line that separates two entirely opposite communities.
Researchers at Virginia Tech test are hoping to enable drones to fly over people in the future. Therefore, they are testing the consequences of collision between a drone and a human. Okay, not a real human, but a crash test dummy. They are working on developing methods to evaluate the risk a small drone poses to anyone on the ground. And thanks to this research, the application of drones may be extended in the future. And they may be allowed to fly over people, too.