DJI Phantom Models Overview

So you have decided to buy a drone and narrowed your choice down to DJI. No matter which model you buy, you are sure to be delighted. With the launch of Phantom 3, DJI has discontinued the Phantom 2 Vision+. The current models manufactured are

– Phantom 3

– Phantom 2

Phantom 3 comes in two different models

Phantom 3 Advanced

Phantom 3 Professional

If you want to get the latest and greatest, Phantom 3 would be your choice. for a $400-$600 price difference you get several improvements including a standard 3-axis Camera Stabilization Gimbal, camera improvements, DJI Pilot app as well as improved remote with dedicated buttons.

Phantom 2 comes in 3 different packages. You can either buy the base model or packaged with 3-axis Camera Stabilization Gimbal for GoPro. Zenmuse Gimbal itself is available in H4-3D and H3-3D.

Phantom 2 + H4-3D

Phantom 2 + H3-3D

Phantom 2

We have both Phantom 2 and Phantom 3 in stock. If you have more questions about the differences between various models and which one is right for you, give us a call.

Real Estate Photography Using Drone

A marvelous showcase of great real estate photography by Real Estate Cinematographer Douglas Thron displaying ariel video of beautiful mansion in Los Angeles. This is a great example of how drones can be used for ariel photography. If you are a real estate professional thinking about using drones to get the perfect shots of your next property and mesmerize your buyers with ariel shots of your next property, check out our featured drones. We can help you pick the right drone that has the features and tools you will need to get perfect shots and videos for your next real estate project.

3DR Iris+ Tutorial Videos

3DR Video Tutorials

Follow Me Tutorial

Overview of 3PV Follow Me technology for 3DR Iris+ drone.

 

Iris+ Auto Mode Flight

Watch this video before you take your 3DR Iris+ a spin to learn how to fly Iris in an auto mode.

 

Re-caliberating the Compass

In this video, learn how to re-caliberate the Iris+ compass. You will need to this if Iris keeps circling around to hold position.

 

VIBRANT CHICAGO VIDEO USING DRONE

I recently took a vacation to Cabo San Lucas and had a great time. I like to get to know the place before I visit it. While doing research on where to go and what to expect, I always look at popular tourist blogs and stories from locals and tourists who have visited the place and I have to admit that photos and videos these days do an amazing job of visualizing the getaway you are planning to visit. With drones, it is even easier to capture incredible videos and share what a city has to offer. Drones are a great way of capturing panoramic skies and spectacular views of the city. Here is a footage of Chicago that delivers a captivating look at some of the city’s top landmarks, including Navy Pier, Buckingham Fountain, Millennium Park, the United Center, North Avenue Beach and much more. A great example of how travel companies and professionals can use drones to stand out from their competitors. If you are a travel professional want to learn about who drones can help you or just curious to know more, check out our drones section.

 

Rules For Flying Drones in USA

Drones are becoming main stream very fast and can be useful in various applications beyond just flying for fun. With the use, the reports of drone crossing the boundaries of permitted zones have also been on the rise, which makes one wonder what are the regulations regarding flying drones. We want to make sure our customers are flying their new toys safely, so we are sharing some guidelines regarding safe operation of drones and UAVs. So what are the rules for flying drones? The industry is still shaping up and regulations are bound to change in near future As of now, FAA has partnered with several industry associations to promote Know Before You Fly, a campaign to educate the public about using unmanned aircraft safely and responsibly. Individuals flying for hobby or recreation are strongly encouraged to follow safety guidelines, which include:

  • Fly below 400 feet and remain clear of surrounding obstacles
  • Must keep the aircraft within visual line of sight at all times
  • Remain well clear of and do not interfere with manned aircraft operations
  • Don’t fly within 5 miles of an airport unless you contact the airport and control tower before flying
  • Don’t fly near people or stadiums
  • Don’t fly an aircraft that weighs more than 55 lbs
  • Don’t be careless or reckless with your unmanned aircraft – you could be fined for endangering people or other aircraft

Additionally, as long as you follow the guidelines above and fly for recreational purposes, you do not require permission to operate the drone but anything outside of these guidelines requires FAA authorization.

So for all the drone flyers out there, follow these guidelines and have a safe flight.