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What updates do you think the DJI Phantom 5 will inherit?
Your guess is as good as ours. It seems they are keeping a tight lip on it. We would like hear from you. Please forward us an email about what you heard is going to be on the quadcopter.. Email to Info@HansenAerialPhotography.com
We have heard rumors of a possible water-proof phantom 5 with retractable landing gears. Of course the camera will get better, not that it has to, but a standard 60 fps at 4k would be nice. Assuming the battery will give us a longer flight time.
What about noise reducing propellers for indoor flying, would that be benefit for you?
We look forward to hearing from you.
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The answer is yes. You can fly a drone in these cold types of weathers. There is always a "but" though... many factors you will need to know about flying in cold temperatures.
Flying a drone in the cold can tire you device very quickly. Take your cell phone and put it outside in freezing temperatures on full battery. A phone that would usually last a least a half a day on stand-bye mode would die outside in the cold in about 1 hour. The drone is the very same way. Always take 2/3 of normal flight time off in the super cold temperature. Basically know the cold messes with the chemical reaction in all types of batteries including your drone.
Cold weather will mess with your barometric pressure to keep your device at the right elevation. Also it will mess with your safety sensors. Cold hands will make it really unpleasant to fly and capture those perfect shots.
Things to also know:
Always keep your batteries warm before flight once charged to 100%. If you just pack them where its cold it will lose energy and possibly will not work when you need it.
Most good drones you can check your battery temperature in flight. Make sure it does not go below 60 degrees. The batteries will naturally heat up while in flight. It's always good to have an inventory of batteries if your flying in the cold season.
Hope this helps and Have a Great New Years 2018!
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Depending on the location and the type of shot, it’s hard to judge what the average cost will be. So instead we have done market research and found these prices below the averages. Pricing can be much different from company to company. So we are sharing the average cost per job from the Federal Aviation Administration website.
For residential and commercial real estate, hotels, resorts, weddings and more.
Average Market Cost: $200 per hour, $600-$1,000 per project (not including editing), $1,000 - $3,500 for full package with editing, etc.
For Surveying & Mapping Services to build accurate digital elevation and land models.
Average Market Cost: $200-$250 per hour.
For soil and field analysis, planting, crop sprays, crop monitoring and irrigation. Agriculture Services
Average Market Cost: $4-$5 per acre.
For Professional Inspections including utility, oil & gas, telecommunications, construction, infrastructure, insurance and more. Our Unmanned Aircraft Systems (Drones) can be pre-programmed with detailed flight paths and perform autonomous data-gathering missions at the touch of a button.
Average Market Cost: per hour is between $150-$200.
For Advertising, the use of drones to advertise your product or a brand to the public and to engage with audiences in a new and fun way. With banner advertisements or event deliveries, drones create a competitive advantage when trying to get your message to an audience.
Average Market Cost: $2,000 to $5,000 per project.
If you find different prices. Keep this post updated with comments.
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Flying a drone can be easy to some and difficult to others. While flying indoors always keep caution. Big problems could be high air flow, not enough lighting and of course the infamous losing connection with your drone in results damaging your UAS.
First off, always make sure the area your flying in is clear of any debris that can fly into your devices. Anything that can cause something to fly into your drone remove from the item at the time of flight.
It is important that you use all the natural light as possible to fly your drone if your doing in for photography. Key rule is all shades open and all light turned on. This can assure you that you will get the brightness and contrast exact while in the editing phase of your project. If there are any kind of fans or automatic fan units you may want to temporary turn those off while flying.
A big cause of an accidents while flying indoors is that the connection can become unstable and in fact if you were to lose connection with your drone it may want to fly back to home spot as it has be trained to do. If this happens your drone will want to climb before returning to the original take off location. Get ready because when this happens you will have no other option but to watch your drone crash into the ceiling and come down in many useless parts. Always turn you UAS option to hover mode indoors, this way if it does by chance lose connection, it will remain in hover mode and not go home mode.
BIGGEST FAIL, never fly to high to the ceiling. Always keep a 24"-30" gap between the ceiling and your drone. If you get to close to the ceiling there will be no air for the drone to use to stay a lift. If you get to high to the ceiling, be prepared for a crash to happen.
Instead of flying indoors, Hire Us to do the work for you! We have never lost a drone or crashed. Knock on wood would you?
This is a tip you should know about flying indoors from Hansen Aerial Photography & Inspections.
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It was in early May 2017 and I new it was a Big Day for my clients who have been together as high school sweet-hearts. I wanted to make sure that this special day was memorized for life by my work. I knew that I had one shot, I had to make the very first impression the best impression because there was no way I would ask them to get married again so I can retake my photography and videos.
I woke up that morning feel determined that not only are these two people who hired me wanted the best outcome, but I was excited to deliver it to them. This couple was blessed with blue skies and just a perfect amount of cumulus cloud cover. My 5 batteries have been charged the night prior and I was on the 60 minute drive to the wedding destinations in Chicago Area, Illinois. I was scheduled to be there by noon, but arrived at 11 am and decided to get a grasp of the event grounds.
I have done some fly overs in some of the special spots to get a great view of what I was dealing with. Time was ready, they needed Hansen Aerial Photography & Inspections to start the show. As the ground photographer was taking ground photographs of the couple, there guest and family. I would be directing the them at the same time when it as my turn. When I was not needed, I would take the drone 200 ft above ground level to reduce the noise of the ground photographers shoots.
While the drone is on autopilot 2oo feet above the scene, I would direct the Bride and Groom as well as the wedding party and guest to a certain position, assuring me once I turn auto pilot off, I can adjust the altimeter drop the the drone closer to theses Magical Photographs we put together. Certain examples of photographs are shown on our business web page. Hearts, X's and O's, Circles and Much More we can do. The skies the limit with HAPI!
Overall Status: Customer was ecstatic on how we acted as professionals at the wedding. They told our group that they were more excited about the video than anyone else they hired that day. They tell me to this day, that the Professional Filmed and Edited video still puts goose bumps and tear to there eyes.
That was a Great Day Hansen Aerial Photography & Inspections
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