The video we posted this time last week on the McLaren P1 vs Porsche 918 vs Ducati 1199 Superleggera video, they seem to be having the desired effect. We also shot some of the best driver's car video using the same equipment, and hopefully you'll enjoy that, too.
The great thing about the drones we’re using is that they are reasonably easy to fly and don’t cost a silly amount to buy – between £1500 and £2500 depending what spec cameras are attached – and the results seem to speak for themselves. Which probably helps explain why dji has gone from being a two-man band in China just a few years ago to a company that employs more than 1300 people today.
The downside to drones is that, technically, you need a licence to fly and film with them commercially in Europe, and the laws governing their use in public spaces are becoming stricter by the day as their popularity grows.
And if you crash them – which is all-too easy to do whilst learning how to fly – they can be heinously expensive to fix. As can the cameras that are attached to them, if they survive.
But until the laws change to prevent us from flying and filming with drones, and until we run out talent while flying them, expect a fair bit more footage shot from the heavens in our forthcoming vids – because at the moment we can’t get enough of our shiny new Phantoms.
So cheers dji, cheers RCGeeks. And cheers to you good people for watching.