August Drone Flights

The month of August was great for flying drones. That is, if you could stand the 100+ degree weather and the occasional wasps there were plenty of clear days to take advantage of this past month in North Texas.

At the beginning of the month I made the investment to get a DJI Mavic 2 Pro. Admittedly I was a bit nervous about buying it since it is about a two year old aircraft, “How well could it hold up?” I thought. After a handful of flights with it however I have no regrets about the purchase at all. It does up to 4K video @ 30 FPS in the D-Log M color profile and the 20MP 1” sensor inside just gets the job done amazingly well. You get sharp, usable footage in a variety of situations that has solid dynamic range for color grading. Take a look at what I captured around some local parks and an urban development here, sorry it’s not the most exciting settings I know, but you can get an idea of what the drone is capable of:

All-in-all it has been a treat to fly with the Mavic 2 Pro, hopefully I will get to share some more interesting locations with it as I pursue commercial jobs and more adventurous flight paths with it in the near future. Have you conducted any fun drone flights recently? What are your thoughts on the Mavic 2 Pro? What is your drone of choice? I’d love to talk about it in the discussion. Keep flying!

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