[OSM-talk] a sample panoramic aerial image for 3D mapping made with the new DJI Spark quad-copter

Oleksiy Muzalyev 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 
>>> aerial
>>> image with it:
>> Impressive pic.
>> Curious about the drone, I found this review:
>>      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_eYGih4FI8c
>> 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 
issues, etc.

What is interesting about Spark is that some regulations are not 
applicable for it. For example, in the local regulations [1] 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 
be caused."

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.


Best regards,


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