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Bird's eye view

Updated: Apr 21, 2022

A new piece of equipment was recently added to our imaging capability. The DJI Mini SE is a small aerial drone that can record both video and still images. It weighs less than 0.55 pounds (249 grams) and has a flight time of 30 minutes. This is considered a starter drone, however I'm finding it possess plenty of features for an entry level device including 4km HD Video Transmission, Vision Sensor + GPS Precise Hover, and 3-Axis Gimbal 2.7K Camera.

I started flying it a week ago and learning the controller features and functions. During the first flight I was impressed with how amazingly stable the drone was in flight. The image on my cellphone attached to the controller showed relatively little effect from the changing wind speed where the drone was operating. After a few conservative flight profiles I ventured out higher and farther from my control location. The test images I recorded, both still and video are very sharp with detail. During one of my flights I flew over the fifth wheel to inspect the recently installed solar panels. As I surveyed the roof I noticed one of the solar panel brackets was missing Dicor sealant. An additional benefit as an inspection tool.

I purchased this little drone so we can capture a more scenic perspective of the location we see in our travels. So look for more posts and interesting angles as we begin our adventure in May.


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