One of the biggest drawbacks of drones? Short battery life.Inexpensive beginner drones often can only fly for about 7 minutes, while high-end models like DJI’s line of premium quadcopters have an average flight time of about 25 minutes.
But for drone pilots who capture aerial photos and videos for weddings, agricultural data collection, large building inspections and other purposes, even 25 minutes will seem too short.
Few emerging technologies have risen as quickly as unmanned aerial systems — that’s drones and quadcopters, of course. Because of this, more people today own one of these RC vehicles than ever before. Beyond a drone’s simple ability to act like a remote-controlled toy for adults, its budding worth lies with its potential to capture stunning photos and video. Many consumers have purchased models outfitted with on-board cameras or camera (or GoPro) mounts.
Palm Bay may designate a southwest section of the city as a drone park.
James Marshal, administrator of the city’s Bayfront Community Redevelopment Agency, told Florida Today that the drone park would be designated for hobbyists and for participants in the unmanned aerial vehicles program at the Florida Institute of Technology.
With most consumer drones these days, you can head straight out the door and have your new toy in the air in a matter of minutes. And your new toy would probably be in the air only a matter of minutes.
If you’d prefer your first time flying a drone not to include close up shots of leaves and large amounts of cursing, we suggest taking a deep breath, slowing down, and doing a few things before your maiden flight.
With the increasing utility and public interest in commercial drones, we’re only now beginning to realize the wide-ranging potential applications of these devices. German University FHP’s Urban Complexity Lab, a research space at the intersection of information visualization and urban transformation, has decided to amass a collection of personal sentiments to learn about the public opinion of living with quadcopters circling above us.
Drones for Dummies introduces you to the fascinating world of UAVs. Written with friendly instruction, Drones for Dummies provides you with the information you need to find the perfect drone for you, ways to use a drone and even drone etiquette and the laws and regulations governing consumer drone usage. Plus, you’ll discover the basics of flight, including how to use a drone to capture photos and video.