VTOL Productions Drone Upgrade

Our drone has had an upgrade.


Well i say its had an upgrade. The DJI Phantom 3 we were using, which i must say was a fantastic drone has been replaced.


Why did we replace it?

Technology is always changing and the Phantom 3 was first released in 2015. Now a drone that is 3 years old is not obsolete in 2018. They are still very good drones and have some amazing technology but as I stated above technology is changing and at VTOL Productions we want to offer our clients the best.


So whats replaced the Phantom 3?

The DJI Mavic Pro 2, the latest in drone technology


DJI Mavic 2 Pro indoor.

What does the DJI Mavic pro 2 offer compared to the DJI Phantom 3?

The DJI Mavic 2 first of all is much smaller than the DJI Phantom 3, why is this good? Well its easier for us to transport. DJI have also teamed up with leading camera company Hasselblad and the image sensor on the mavic 2 pro is also larger. This camera can produce crisp 4K film in H.265 with over 1 billion individual colours captured. The old phantom was only able to capture 16 million colours so that is over double what our old drone was able to capture. The Mavic 2 also allows us to produce photos in 20 megapixel making them perfect for anything from small 6"x 4" photos to huge billboards.


How long can the DJI Mavic 2 pro fly for?

On a single battery we can fly up-to 31 mins, we have a total of 3 battery's allowing a total flight time of 1 hour 30 minutes. This is more than enough to get most jobs done. Our battery are quick charging and charge in around 1 hours time so we can be flying one and be charging the depleted battery offering near all day filming. If the job requires more battery then we can hire these in or purchase them as required so if you have a big job do not hesitate to contact us.


Drones are really noisy right?

Not any more, it has been known in the past that drones were noisy but the DJI Mavic 2 is the quietest drone out there and one it gets in the air to about 50ft you will not be able to hear it. What benefit is this to you? Well its less distracting to you, your actors or if were at a wedding your guests wont even know we are there.


Is the DJI Mavic 2 safe?

Yes, very safe, the DJI Mavic 2 has Omnidirectional Obstacle Sensing in all directions making it the safest drone to date. Apart from the drone itself I am the only pilot at VTOL Productions and have a full PFCO so before even looking at the drones features for safety i can confirm as a company we are very safe. we have no incidents or accidents and a 100% safety record. We carry out risk assessments before all flights.

Here are a couple of pictures of our new drone in action. If you want the latest and safest drone operating for you then get in contact!


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