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Nicholas Drone Service Blog! - from May Newsletter

I'd like to introduce you to some of the drones on the market today. There are so many options in this fast growing market. DJI being the most experienced drone manufacturer in the world makes it a top contender right now. But there are others catching up quickly! Autel, Parrot and Skydio being some of their direct competitors.

I'll have to admit that I'm a little biased in the drone world as I've only used DJI products. Currently, we have a DJI Mavic Air 2 and an Air 2S. Commercial and residential real estate and roofing inspections are some of the best jobs for these two drones. To upgrade from here one would need to purchase a Mavic 3 or a Phantom 4 Pro V2. And below this tier in the DJI line, would be the upcoming Mini 3 (or the previous Mini 2). Comparably, Autel and Parrot have some of the same options with some varying features. Autel and their Evo series (Nano, Lite, and Evo II), Parrot with the Anafi Ai and Anafi USA, then we also have the Skydio 2+ falling in there somewhere.

DJI's Air2S and Mavic Air 2:

They're both great for general photography and 4K videos and have an easy learning curve in their operations. We've found them quite useful, as mentioned earlier in our application of real estate photography and video. But the Air2S is now becoming quite the workhorse for other uses such as in construction. We've been able to create much better 2D & 3D models with some mapping software because of the better camera quality/size. You can look back to our April Newsletter to learn more about orthomosaics.

Then, would you like to see some of the quality 4K footage that these drones deliver? Check out the videos on our YouTube page and subscribe to the channel to see new ones when they're posted. Each view brings us closer to a larger audience! That's you! Thank you for being a part of our journey in this vastly expanding industry.

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