Tag Archives: water

How to Film With a Drone in High Wind Over Water

As a Hawaii based commercial drone pilot I am regularly asked to fly drones in relatively high wind. Here on Maui we typically get winds in the 20 knot range with gusts into the 30’s and sometimes 40’s. Whenever I am assigned an aerial media capture task in wind I have to make an assessment and determine if it is ...

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National Museum of Australia

National Museum of Australia

This was the first real flight of my DJI Inspire 1 with the new X5 camera and gimbal. This unit is a Micro 4/3rds sensor which allows the use of several different lens options. The ability to have a higher quality camera with the option of interchangeable lenses on an aircraft the size of the Inspire 1 is a very ...

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Thermal imaging drone to combat illegal protection of water

Thermal imaging drone to combat illegal protection of water

This morning, I saw a news report. In a reservoir in a city in China, law enforcement officers used drones equipped with thermal infrared cameras to detect nighttime illegal acts and take photos for evidence. A water reservoir is undoubtedly a key place for a city and an important source of water for urban drinking. Therefore, how to effectively protect ...

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Water-landing drones routinely fly BVLOS missions over marine

Water-landing drones routinely fly BVLOS missions over marine

Two units of amphibian Aeromapper Talons were utilized successfully during a set of trials during an expedition to beautiful Turneffe Atoll in Belize, in a work lead by the Zoological Society of London and the Turneffe Atoll Sustainability Association. The drones, built by Canadian company Aeromao, were used to detect and document illegal fishing activities and ecology research toward conservation ...

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