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Review: DJI Phantom 4 RTK

What drone is going to be the future of mapping?  Looks like it’s going to be the latest offering from DJI, the Phantom 4 RTK (Real Time Kinetic).  Although it’s now a whopping $10,000 drone with the additional RTK platform, this is an all-in-one bird that precludes...

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The Future of Drones

The future of drones is both scary and exciting at the same time.  Here is a TED speaker Raffaello D'Andrea, who demonstrates the amazing athleticism and artificial intelligence of drones.  If you’ve ever wondered what an algorithm is, this might be the best...

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My Experiences as a Drone Pilot

I came across this video, and decided to repost it, because it provides a great example of how a pilot should remain calm, and act professionally when confronted by a hostile onlooker. I have watched the video several times, as a reminder of a similar incident which...

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Orcas in Tofino!

Whales! I FINALLY got to see some whales, after a lifetime of bad luck in that regard. I am whale-repellent! Except now, the spell has been broken. Thanks to the generosity of Chris Barker, who runs Tofino Sport Fishing and The Swell Lodge, which is an awesome, swell...

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