The development of unmanned aircraft technology has grown very rapidly. In the past, unmanned aircraft or drone was only used by military. But, now is different. Public also use it. Mostly, people use it for taking an aerial photo or video. It can be done, because nowadays, drone has been equipped with camera. So, we can use it to record video or taking a picture from air. This is what we call aerial photography. So do you want to learn how to use drone camera in Jakarta? You need to do few things below, first.
Choosing the Drone
You can find many different drones with camera. The price is quite affordable, especially for the small size one. You can get it with just around $100. Of course, if you want to get best result, you need to use drone with best camera specification. This means you may have to pay more to get it.
For drone type, actually there are many of them. However, most of drone you can find on the market today are Quadcopter drone type. This drone has 4 propellers and it can fly more stable. So, for beginner, this is good choice, because you won’t have too much problem to control it.
Before you start to fly your camera drone, there are several preparations, such as:
Checking your drone, accessories and other supporting tool. Make sure it’s safe and work well.
Checking and choosing right place to fly your camera drone. Make sure there is no obstacle, such as wire, building, crowd or other non-physical problem, such as radio or electromagnetic wave that can disturb your control system.
Use Matbar or mapping method to decide the area where you want to fly your drone. It’s very useful, especially for you who want to take a photo or record video of object or an area from the sky.
Ask permission from the owner or anyone that has responsible of the area where you want to fly your drone. You need to do this, because there is law about it, like what you can see on “Peraturan Menteri Perhubungan no.90 tahun 2015.”
Calibrate and prepare your drone setting. Make sure the GPS is active and detected by 9 satellites. Then, you also must calibrate the compass and sensor on your drone, so it can work optimally.
For you who want to fly your drone in automatic mode, you need to simulate your flight and mapping your flight path, so you won’t find any problem later.
Flying Your Drone
After you prepare everything, now you can start to make your drone fly. Choose safe area where you want to take it off. It’s necessary, so you won’t get any problem, like hit the building or other people.
Make sure you understand and can operate the camera drone controller smoothly. Usually, you can find guide or tutorial on the package along with the drone that you bought. Master these steps, so you can control it with no problem.
There are two type of camera drone that need special treatment. First, drone with build-in screen on its controller. For this one, you can control it by looking at this screen. The other type is separated screen type. For this one, you need two people, one for control it and the other watching the screen (through laptop or Smartphone), so you can see the quality of picture taken with that drone. With this way, you can do aerial photography or videography like what you want.