What are drones?

Drones are lightweight, unmanned, GPS guided and radio controlled air crafts. Drones come in the form of 4 - 8 rotors and also in the traditional plane shapes (fixed wing). These drones are equipped with high-quality camera systems able to record up to 4K video resolution at 60 frames per second. They are also equipped with stabilization and collision avoidance systems. Video quality, as well as still photography, produce crisp clear footage to use in different industry projects. The Drones are battery operated and can travel up to 5km in distance from the pilot. Although they can travel these distances, by law, they are restricted to be flown within line of sight. Unfortunately, the wind is a factor when flying a drone. It is not advised to fly a drone over 30km/h wind as the wind might cause the aircraft to make sudden uncontrolled movements that might lead to collision or harm to those around the drone.

The advantages of drones

With the recent development of drone with powerful 4K cameras, a new world of opportunities as are on our doorstep. Drones are able to catch that scene or photo from angles never previously imagined. Smooth motion in videos is now much easier to achieve. Gone are the days of hiring expensive planes or a helicopter to get those shots from above. The footprint of these electronically unmanned remote piloted drones are also very minimum and has almost no impact on the environment, besides a little noise.

Drones are currently used in the following industries:

  • Construction
  • Land surveying
  • Wedding Photography
  • Real Estate
  • Landscaping
  • Building inspections
  • Advertising and Film
  • Sports Photography
  • Nature conservation
  • Travel and Tourism

When flying a drone, the pilot needs written consent from the landlord which the aircraft is being flown over.