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# 208404 10-Feb-2017 10:50
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Hi,

 

I'm looking for a drone for my work which I can take photos of completed construction jobs, mainly roofs 4k would be good so I can crop in to show close up details.  Just need to go maybe 10m or so high to take the photo.  Not really moving in any directions other than up.  Can anyone recommend me a drone which could I ideal.  looking at under 2k price tag.  under would be better.


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  # 1718187 10-Feb-2017 10:58
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How about using a small camera on a long pole, it could be a lot cheaper. Look at how the real estate photographers do it, or just hire one of them that already has the equipment.


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  # 1718223 10-Feb-2017 11:43
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timmmay:

 

How about using a small camera on a long pole, it could be a lot cheaper. Look at how the real estate photographers do it, or just hire one of them that already has the equipment.

 

 

 

 

Came to write the same thing.  Far less hassle potentially, unless you have really big roofs in question.


 
 
 
 


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  # 1718231 10-Feb-2017 11:54
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If a pole doesn't cut it, then the DJI Phantom range would be your best bet in terms of feature set and ease of use/flight.

 

The older revision 3 does a 4K version for $1600 

 

The new model 4 has some extra features in terms of control and ease of flight and will set you back $1900 for a 4K capable model 

 

For the competition, check out the YUNEEC at a hair over $2k





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  # 1718239 10-Feb-2017 12:16
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hi, 

 

 

 

I have a dpi phantom 4, its pretty good for real estate stuff,

 

 

 

if your in the north shore area of Auckland then I could meet up you and show you some footage and how to fly it.

 

 

 

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  # 1718242 10-Feb-2017 12:19
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If you are in a wind prone area do not go for a light weight drone the results will be less than ideal.





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  # 1718254 10-Feb-2017 12:25
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Item:

 

If a pole doesn't cut it, then the DJI Phantom range would be your best bet in terms of feature set and ease of use/flight.

 

The older revision 3 does a 4K version for $1600 

 

The new model 4 has some extra features in terms of control and ease of flight and will set you back $1900 for a 4K capable model 

 

For the competition, check out the YUNEEC at a hair over $2k

 

 

I was looking at this for only 999.00

 

I don't this there is much difference between the Phantom 4 apart from faster and collision avoider.  I will only mainly going up so I shouldn't have a problem crashing.


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  # 1718307 10-Feb-2017 13:24
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I friend of mine working in the construction industry uses the DJ phantom 3. He's had it for the past few years so it was that was the model at the time.

 

He and the they company are very happy with it.


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  # 1718314 10-Feb-2017 13:33
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nzrocketman:

 

Item:

 

If a pole doesn't cut it, then the DJI Phantom range would be your best bet in terms of feature set and ease of use/flight.

 

The older revision 3 does a 4K version for $1600 

 

The new model 4 has some extra features in terms of control and ease of flight and will set you back $1900 for a 4K capable model 

 

For the competition, check out the YUNEEC at a hair over $2k

 

 

I was looking at this one  only 999.00

 

I don't this there is much difference between the Phantom 4 apart from faster and collision avoider.  I will only mainly going up so I shouldn't have a problem crashing.

 



That's a great price for the 4K!

And yes, the consensus seems to be that the 3 is still more than sufficient for most needs





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  # 1718315 10-Feb-2017 13:40
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I was looking at this for only 999.00

 

 

Thats excluding GST, isn't it? And sold from Oz (so no CGA)?

 

Edit: Yup, looks like it. Quote "Where you place an Order for DSE Products to be delivered outside of Hong Kong, you will be the importer of the DSE Products into Your jurisdiction.". Ref: dicksmith.co.nz/dn/terms-and-conditions/





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  # 1718318 10-Feb-2017 13:48
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nzrocketman:

 

I was looking at this for only 999.00

 

 

Thats excluding GST, isn't it? And sold from Oz (so no CGA)?

 

Edit: Yup, looks like it. Quote "Where you place an Order for DSE Products to be delivered outside of Hong Kong, you will be the importer of the DSE Products into Your jurisdiction.". Ref: dicksmith.co.nz/dn/terms-and-conditions/

 

 

Yeah this.  Dick Smith are no longer a New Zealand company, so you're importing goods and this will be over the limit, and thereby attracting duties.

 

And, no local return or CGA support. 

 

Just something to watch out for.  They're now essentially an equivalent of a small Amazon for example.


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  # 1718344 10-Feb-2017 14:51
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jarledb:

 

nzrocketman:

 

I was looking at this for only 999.00

 

 

Thats excluding GST, isn't it? And sold from Oz (so no CGA)?

 

Edit: Yup, looks like it. Quote "Where you place an Order for DSE Products to be delivered outside of Hong Kong, you will be the importer of the DSE Products into Your jurisdiction.". Ref: dicksmith.co.nz/dn/terms-and-conditions/

 

 

Ah - didn't notice that when I checked on mobile!

 

These guys reckon they will pricematch locally and overseas (I'm assuming based around total cost of import and GST etc)

 

http://ferntech.co.nz/





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  # 1718356 10-Feb-2017 15:32
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I would probably go for the phantom 4 because of the extra ease of use, especially with collision stuff, if you are working around buildings. They are very nice units, and quite durable. They also do the Mavic which is a lot more portable, but the image quality doesn't seem as good, and it is probably more expensive.


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  # 1718364 10-Feb-2017 16:14
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The DJI Mavic is within budget as well - although NZ stock seems to be lacking:

 

https://pricespy.co.nz/product.php?p=3924858

 

 

 

 


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