[OSM-talk] a sample panoramic aerial image for 3D mapping made with the new DJI Spark quad-copter
james2432 at gmail.com
Fri Sep 1 14:31:07 UTC 2017
Put it to 85 degrees and pitch the drone 5 degrees forward. Problem solved.
On Fri, Sep 1, 2017 at 10:24 AM, Oleksiy Muzalyev <
oleksiy.muzalyev at bluewin.ch> wrote:
> On 9/1/2017 4:07 PM, Greg Morgan wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 1, 2017 at 6:37 AM, Oleksiy Muzalyev <
> oleksiy.muzalyev at bluewin.ch> wrote:
>> I received today my new DJI Spark quad-copter and made a panoramic aerial
>> image with it:
>> This aircraft is so small and light that some local regulations are not
>> even applicable for it, as the they are mostly for the UAVs from 0.5 kg up
>> to 30 kg (though the common sense and good piloting are always applicable).
>> Nevertheless the image is of a surprisingly good quality for a cloudy day,
>> and since it is panoramic it covers quite a large area.
>> The 21 aerial photos for a panoramic image are taken automatically during
>> a flight, and then they are stitched together by the DJI Media Maker
>> software on a PC.
> Thanks for sharing. Have you tried to vertical shots? For example, I
> know of a new building. I'd like to get building and the surrounding
> improvements. It seems like a small UAV that you describe would do the job.
> I did not try vertical shots yet. Though Spark cannot direct camera
> completely vertically down as Phantom can. It has got the gimbal pitch from
> -85 to 0 (-85 degrees is almost vertically down), and Phantom 3 & 4 has got
> from -90 to +30.
> But the advantage is that it weighs only 300 grams, very portable, and it
> is ready to fly almost instantly as folding propellers are fixed
> permanently, and smart-phone connects to the remote control via WiFi, no
> cables are necessary.
> Best regards,
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