[OSM-talk] a sample panoramic aerial image for 3D mapping made with the new DJI Spark quad-copter
oleksiy.muzalyev at bluewin.ch
Sun Sep 3 13:06:31 UTC 2017
On 03.09.17 01:02, Warin wrote:
> On 03-Sep-17 12:53 AM, Andy Mabbett wrote:
>> On 1 September 2017 at 14:37, Oleksiy Muzalyev
>> <oleksiy.muzalyev at bluewin.ch> wrote:
>>> I received today my new DJI Spark quad-copter and made a panoramic
>>> image with it:
>> Impressive pic.
>> Curious about the drone, I found this review:
>> and now I want one!
> While I may want one, I also know there are legal restrains on it use.
> These are local.
> Suggest you check for local regulations for there use, and if you want
> to travel with one then the regulations there too.
> If your going to Egypt .. don't take a drone as they are illegal will
> be confiscated at the boarder and some have been detained for some
> time due to having one.
> Having read the regulations .. I'm not getting one. Too restrictive
> and subjective observations may have trouble develop.
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I would advise to start by attending a training course and getting the
RPAS pilot certificate. It is not only local airspace regulations. At a
training course we studied also meteorology, flight panning, privacy
principles, wild life protection, fundamental piloting skills, LiPo
battery safety & fire protection, hardware check lists, insurance
What is interesting about Spark is that some regulations are not
applicable for it. For example, in the local regulations  there is
the following rule:
"Anyone who operates a drone or model aircraft with a weight of more
than 500 grams is required to take out liability insurance cover in the
amount of at least 1 million Swiss francs to cover any damages that may
The DJI Phantom is 1.2 kg, DJI Mavic is 730 grams, - the insurance is
obligatory, but the Spark weighs only 300 grams, so it is optional.
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