Thursday, 2 July 2015

Angry Bees

The unmistakeable sound of angry bees buzzed from all directions as our new drone, the DJI Inspire 1, took off on its first test flight outside our offices at eKayaMedia. The buzzing somehow reminded me of an very old song about the stinging tsetse flies and the crocodile eyes in the hot Zambezi valley.

Basically the Inspire 1 is an all in one flying camera which from our tests today, is a breeze to fly and very very stable. So with the Inspire 1 set on Beginners mode (limited range of 30m whereas on normal settings can operate up to 2km away), the nimble Inspire took off and reached its Beginners limit in less than 2 seconds.

This is no slouch as the book says it can reach about 80km/h which for action shots is the perfect drone. Oh and when this baby takes off, the landing gear along with the rotors re-position itself into a higher position thereby getting out of the way of the camera.

The multimedia team which consists of Lawrence, Kabelo, and Des, have decided to call this Terminator looking drone, Blade 1.

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