Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Greenwater lake area Sask
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I bought a DJI Mavic pro 2 yrs ago. Used it for checking for berthas. This alone made the $1800 worth it. I can leave my yard and go 4 miles taking pics of canola in various places, it would take me forever to walk in the tangled mess. I lost 40 acres on a half section once to worms because I didn't walk there. Never again. I have 3 batteries for it and it automatically flies home when batteries hit 30% to my landing pad at home. You can adjust its fly home battery % to what ever number you like. I err on the side of caution always and have never crashed. Has collision avoidance and makes flying so easy for even tech dummies like me. DJI is probably the leader when it comes to drone software and dependability. A mavic pro is small and portable. It has a 12 megapixel camera which has a remotely operated gimble. You can fly a couple feet and hover over the crop, let go of the joysticks and it will just hover there using GPS to hold its position and altitude. Then you can point the camera straight down , Left ,Right and take pictures or video the entire time. Lift off and go to a different part of the field. When you are done with taking photos and looking at the images on your phone you can remove the card and look at it on your pooter for a more detailed look and Zoom in if you wish. 20 min may not seem like much time but at 45 miles an hour as the crow flies I can get places in a hurry. I have taken pics of wildlife damage and had crop insurance walk the field. Not all of them are licensed to fly a drone which is a joke. I fly mine and send them the pics. A photo is worth a million words and can make stuff fair and not a crap shoot.