First Day of Quadcopter Videography

On the same day this guy crashed his drone into a beautiful national treasure I got my quadcopter in the mail! I've been looking forward to getting one of these since I saw one at the Whipplehill user conference back in the summer.

After nearly crashing it into the house I kind of sort of got the hang of it. Out of the box the DJI Phantom Vision 2+ is really easy to fly. Everything you need is in the box (down to the AA batteries) and the quick start instructions allowed me to... well get a quick start!

So far my only gripe is I'm used to pushing the left stick forward to go down but that tells the quadcopter to go up. Maybe I can change that in the settings?

I had heard that photos take a long time to process but I didn't find that to be a big problem Here is one that I took of the house.

I can definitely see how you could get in trouble with one of these: it's surprisingly easy to get started and a thrill to fly. I will certainly exercise some judgement when it comes to choosing where and when to fly.

What do you think? Should more schools and non-profits use aerial videography? Have a question about how it works? Want to connect to go flying? Let me know in the comments!