Drones. Have you ever found yourself wishing you could be in some inaccessible place to get the perfect shot that you are after? The company DJI has several products that may be of interest to you. This is their Phantom Vision 2 plus flown for the first time today by yours truly. It is quit a remarkable piece of kit. I flu it today in some strong gusty winds and with virtually no drone flying experience and…. was able control the aircraft with relative ease. It was a lot of fun and I will be posting photos and videos taken with the onboard camera in the future. My goal is to be able to ski and fly this craft by February for a deep powder trip to Japan’s north island of Hokkaido.


It’s an expensive way but a fun one to take some selfie shots. I will post my video sometime of my perfectly controlled descent into a lake:) The drone itself was ok but the camera had to be trashed. I have also been playing around with the Inspire 1 It is a whole other animal and even more fun.


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  1. These drones are going to produce some amazing pictures….. and probably some updated google earth shots.

    1. Anthony, I know they are already being used extensively for mapping and various other jobs.

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