One of the more important things I've found about Droning is having the right equipment for the right job. Working in a variety of different climates, altitudes, and client requirements, the importance to have a properly modded copter is paramount. Carbon fiber blades are too fast for high altitude situations. Polarized lenses don't like sea spray. These are the little nuggets of knowledge that turn a good shoot into a fantastic shoot, so when spec'ing out a shoot with me please be as detailed as possible to location, date, and type of footage wished captured. Lot's go into the prep to ensure that my little copters are fit for the job.

PACKAGE A: Fast and Furious

• 2 DJI PHANTOM 2 Quadcopter
• ZENMUSE GIMBAL stabilized GoPro HERO 3+ Black Edition - 2.7K resolution and up to 120fps slow motion
• FUTUBA GPS responsive controller for waypoint control and auto return
• CARBON FIBER or STOCK FLEX props for varied environment flight
• LIVE VIDEO TRANSMISSION to FPV GOGGLES or HD FIELD MONITOR
• AVIATION UAS/UAV INSURANCE covering up to $1,000,000.00 USD

The most versatile package for most shoots. Working with two tricked out DJI Phantoms sporting gimbal stabilized 2.7K GoPro cameras, these little beasts are slim enough to fly through a window, yet quick enough to chase a car. They are light, ready to fly in seconds, and come with 12 extra batteries to keep them up in the air all day.

PACKAGE B: Middle Ground

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• 2 F550 FLAMEWHEEL Sextocopter
• TAROT GIMBAL stabilized GoPro HERO 3+ Black Edition - 2.7K resolution and up to 120fps slow motion
• FUTUBA GPS responsive controller for waypoint control and auto return
• EXTENDED LiPO BATTERY PACKS for longer flight capability
• AVIATION UAS/UAV INSURANCE covering up to $1,000,000.00 USD

This is a specialized kit that comes in handy for long range projects that require a slightly more robust copter. The F550 is a 6 armed copter that has the benefit of extended flight, meaning that if you need to travel farther to a remote location this is the flyer to do so. Great for turbulent situations like waterfalls, canyons, and the city of Chicago.

PACKAGE C: The BEAST.

• 1 CINESTAR OCTOCOPTER with RETRACTABLE GEAR
• MoVI or DJI RONIN GIMBAL supporting either a RED, GH4, or FS700 cinema camera
• SPEKTRUM DX9 controller with on-board flight information
• AVIATION UAS/UAV INSURANCE covering up to $3,000,000.00 USD

This is the beast Stanly Kubrik would use. Top of the line, extremely sophisticated, and not a toy whatsoever. (That being said... man is it fun to fly!)