Why I love UAV's and The Best Drones For Commercial Use
As a lot of you know, I'm very big into aviation and as such have recently developed a passion for unmanned aerial systems (UAS), often refereed to as drones.
There are a few things I love about drones, the first being the level of enjoyment one can get from piloting such air crafts. Secondly, the amount of applications that drones are starting to be implemented is truly breath taking. I can imagine a future where drones are used on a daily basis in a variety of sectors and industries, in some ways that reality is already taking place.
What intrigues me the most about drones is how many entrepreneurial minded pilots there are who are implementing these devices to generate an income.
So in this article I thought I would go over some of the best drones for commercial use and maybe list a few other ways that drones are being used around the world today. I actually found a full list of the best commercial drones uses, which you can read here.
The first drone I would like to talk about today is the DJI Phantom 4 Pro. For those of you who haven't heard of DJI they are the current world leaders in commercial unmanned aerial vehicles, and have been for some times. Founded in China, the owner of DJI has becomes Asia's youngest billionaire this year, and the company hasn't even gone public yet. As time goes on DJI is only going to get bigger and will undoubtedly be one of the biggest aviation companies in the world.
I've gone a bit off topic there, but just wanted to give you some background about the company. Anyway, back to the Phantom 4. The drone features a 4k camera, 3-axis gimbal, a 7km flight distance and a flight time of half an hour. 30 minutes may not seem like a long time, but in the drone world this is absolutely fantastic. The Phantom 4 Pro has what are called intelligent flight modes, which is where the drone autonomously carries around aerial maneuvers which result in very cinematic footage. All of this makes it easily one of the best drones for commercial use.
Another one of the best commercial drones is the Yuneec Typhoon H. Yuneec are pretty much DJI's only major rival and they manufacture some pretty advanced drones. What makes Yuneec stand apart from DJI is their reputation for fantastic customer care, as opposed to DJI's almost infamous reputation for terrible customer service.
The Typhoon H features a 4k camera, 27 minute flight time, 5km maximum range and a range of intelligent flight modes. The camera is attached to the drones body via a 3-axis gimbal which has a 360-degree field of motion, meaning the camera is able to move around completely. This is pretty important for drone pilots, as you are able to connect two controllers to the drone, one to pilot the aircraft and the other to control the camera.
So how else can drones be implemented?
Well drones are being used all over the world for a number of different uses. Some of my favorite include real estate, sports event and agriculture. Drones offer a unique and efficient way of carrying out certain tasks that make them a lot more economically efficient.
That bring us to the end of my little post on the best commercial drones and why I love UAV's. I didn't have enough time today to write a long post as I normally do, so will try to make this up when I next get around to posting.
Take care guys.