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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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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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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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Drone Accessories you Must Have

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Drone Accessories you Must Have

By Wouter du Toit If you are planning on getting your Phantom 3 drone, or just bought one, here are the items that will make your flying experience so much more enjoyable. An iOS or Android device This can be your smartphone, iPad, iPad mini or any android device that you can install the DJI Go app on. This will be the monitor that’ll show you what your camera is ‘seeing’ so you can get the video or photograph you want. DJI Phantom hood A Hood that blocks out the sunThe screens on Tablets and Smartphones are very reflective. This...

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How to do Long Exposure Drone Shots At Night

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How to do Long Exposure Drone Shots At Night

Written by Wouter Du Toit I’ve recently gone out to shoot some shot’s at night and wanted to see if I can get my Phantom to keep as still as possible while shooting cars passing by. I’ve always liked these shots, it gives it an energy of light streaks, but also of people getting around, in motion. What I’ve learnt on my first night out is that you basically need three things to do get reasonably good shots that you’ll most certainly enjoy. FIRST UP, YOU NEED A WIND-STILL NIGHT. It’s not going to work if you’ve got the drone...

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