Unlike other articles on this site, we decided to answer some common question we receive on a daily basis regarding the drone set-ups, our fleet of drones and the technology behind these machines. You might have already viewed our drone videos on Youtube or seen our photos on Google maps. If not, the links are displayed below as examples of drone aerial video and photography. We currently use the standard DJI Pahantom original version. Yes! Original. We’ve flown these drones for the past 3 years and modified it to suit our needs. There are plenty of articles and forums online where we have contributed and gained valuable knowledge from other users about flying these machines to take advantage of technology and photography skills. The set-ups might be basic but they have been fined tuned to offer us an easy way to fly and capture the image with as little effort as possible.
Update: See Bendigo Aerial for Drone Photography and Aerial Video Cinematography services. We have updated this article and our fleet of drones.
With the after market gimbal, gopro camera and FPV equipment the drone flight time is reduced to approximately 7 – 8 minutes. This time includes waiting for the GPS fix and pre-flight checks once the rotors are turning. This gives us plenty of time to get that perfect photo or a run a series of videos to compile later. We usually photograph in Central Victoria and around the Bendigo region. Lakes, reservoirs, landscapes and mountains are generally our theme; however most of the footage was captured while testing the drone with different equipment.