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Drone Tips from our DJI technician

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Drone Tips from our DJI technician

Written by Vhengani Emmanuel Mudzielwana We've got some cool drone tips and decided to compile them into a blog so you can check them all in one place. Keep an eye on this blog as we continue to add more #DroneTips :) The latest tips will be posted at the top. Alternatively, here's an overview of the tips: Tip 1: When to use DJI Assistance for updates Tip 2: Updates via DJI website Tip 3: Avoid firmware inconsistency Tip 4: Taking care of your batteries Tip 5: Smooth Footage - change your EXP Settings Tip 6: Inspire Landing Gear Tip 7: Checking...

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FPV: A how-to-guide

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FPV: A how-to-guide

By Alan Ball  Firstly what is FPV?  It stands for First Person View and it’s when you attach a camera to a radio controlled multirotor or plane and fly it via the live video feed sent to goggles or a screen. A spotter is required at all times while flying FPV.  This is to ensure they point out the aircraft to the pilot should anything go wrong with your video signal.  More safety rules and guidelines for FPV flying can be found on the FlyFPVSA website. So what are all the components that make up an FPV system? FPV Camera...

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The Do's and Don'ts of Buying a Drone

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The Do's and Don'ts of Buying a Drone

By David Davies Are you researching the right drone to buy and where to get it from? Here's our honest explanation of what to consider about which drone is right for you and which reputable shops you should consider.  Post any questions below or contact sales@actiongear.co.za

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Why Attitude Is A Scary Thing!

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Why Attitude Is A Scary Thing!

By Dave Estment We at OV&P continue to experiment and learn new skills as often as we can. This is the only way to stay ahead of the game, as in any hi-tech business. Our drone work is becoming a big player in our offering to a variety of clients and industries, none more so than large factories and warehouses. This is AERIAL indoor videography and photography in a whole new league. A classic example is the recent shoot we did of the new Steelcor Power production line for one of their products. Being a leader in customized substations for the last 35 years, Steelcor...

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Prepare for Your Drone Adventure with this Checklist

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Prepare for Your Drone Adventure with this Checklist

By Wouter du Toit I recently got to shoot a bit in Elands Bay on the West Coast for the weekend. It's small town with a vast amount of space with potato farms, rooibos tea farms and a beautiful valley that feeds water for the farming of the land. I stayed at Vensterklip for a couple of days. The place is very equipped, although I was out shooting with my DJI Phantom most of the time. Every morning I started packing, with the same checklist in mind of what I needed to take along. On the Saturday I forgot the...

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