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Kevin’s Got a Brand New Drone

After the Incident at Fury Cove, I convinced Kevin that he couldn't go the rest of our trip droneless, and he eventually caved and ordered the new DJI Inspire 1. We took it out for its maiden flight over at Meyers Chuck the other day.

As it takes off and raises into the air, its landing gear raises up and gets out of the way of the camera. Pretty sweet!

Taking off from the sea plane dock:




The camera can shoot 4K video and 12 megapixel stills and it's on a 3-axis gimbal. The camera and gimbal can be controlled by a second person with a separate controller. (Woohoo! That's me!)


We didn't try that fancy second person thing on the first flight.


Here's a little of our test footage:

Looks promising!