By Jim Blancet
Hey, that drone that crashed into a tree near the White House yesterday was not ours, okay? (By the way, what’s up with the guy flying it near the White House at 3am anyway?) Goofy stuff.
Anyway, the drone used in yesterday’s incident in Washington was reported to be a DJIPhantom, which is affordably obtainable from places like Amazon for under $500. It has some wonderful recreational applications. Ours here at SIO (as previously discussed in an earlier blog post) is a 3DR Iris+.
The Iris+ is super cool. It’ll fly for about 20 minutes at a time and allows us to take some amazing aerial photos from perspectives you just haven’t seen in the past. Controlling it is a snap, and the range is outstanding.
Check us out on Facebook and see a video from our drone flight this past weekend: https://www.facebook.com/storeitoffsite
As you can see, it is cold and snowy here in Lexington right now, and that made for a beautiful scene from the Iris+.