Mickey Pullen

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  1. Pricing has been announced. Price for EVO 2 at $1495 and EVO 2 Pro at $1795.
  2. The first bird release will be the EVO 2 (8k). This will have the 1/2 inch 48mp sensor. Then the next models will be released. The EVO 2 Plus (6k) will have the 1inch 20mp sensor. The EVO2 Dual will have the FLIRw/ 6k video. Right now I believe there is more interest in the dual than the 8k or 6k models. I was pretty impressed with the photos from the original EVO camera as compared to the Mavic2. I think the "Hasselblad' camera results on the M2 relies more on name than actual performance. And yes the EVO2 only has a 1/2 inch sensor. But seeing is believing, so I will wait to see comparisons. Add to the fact there is no geofencing and it makes it a better platform to get up and start taking photos. Last fall I took the EVO to the northeast for surveys of Maine lighthouses. Using the EVO instead of the Mavic2 in a couple instances saved me time with the geofencing which can be a pain at times. In both instances I found the EVO photo quality was at least 90% of the Mavic's quality. And that is comparing a 1/2.3 sensor to a 1 inch. Although I do feel the Mavic is smoother to fly than the EVO. What I am mainly interested in is the color and noise of the 1/2 inch 48 mp sensor. 48 mp seems a bit much (photo wise) for a 1/2 inch sensor. With ISO rated 100/3200, I am guessing it is going to get a bit noisy earlier in the ISO range than I would like.
  3. I think we should probably know about how serious they are about being a giant killer pretty soon. They seemed to have gotten out quite few units for review to the youtube crowd. They did announce the EVO2 (8k) would be $1497 (dont know if that includes tariffs) and would be available 3rd week in January. Should be interesting. I did review testing for Autel when the EVO came out....still have it. I love flying it. Mavic2 is still my goto machine. But I cant wait for my EVO2 review unit to get here. Anxious to do some photo comparison.
  4. Covers on terminals are at your discretion. I have flown on all major airlines across 8 different countries, as long as you have your batteries in your carry on you should have no issues. I usually travel with 5 batteries (Mavic) and never been questioned by TSA or foriegn customs/ security.
  5. Who knew......scientists collect whale sputum (snot) with a drone. https://www.recode.net/2017/6/9/15765302/drones-scientists-collect-whale-snot-health-pollution-oceans-snotbot
  6. A not too smart fellow decided to fly over stadium and fans. http://wkrn.com/2017/06/12/man-cited-for-flying-drone-over-nissan-stadium-during-cma-fest/
  7. Their rules pretty much are a copy of USA FAA. No flying over persons, traffic and buildings. If you are flying commercial ( for pay) they require 107 and actual pilots license. I was told this by immigration/customs when I went through Amsterdam. Never did confirm it since I was just flying for pleasure. I tried to stay as close as I could to their rules. Flew mostly in the morning hours when traffic and bikes were minimal. Then tried to stay away from directly overhead. Never had any issues from police which stoped and watched me in the town of Zaanse Schans. I was flying a Mavic. Traveled with it in a small semi-hard case in my back pack. No problems with customs in USA or EU. Hint with Mavic: it does NOT do well with low level flight over water. The downward facing sensors seem to have a problem when you are lower that 10feet. Not very consistent with holding altitude. Tried it several times under different lighting conditions. Above 20 ft it worked like a charm.
  8. I have been using Adobe Premier Elements. Kind of a scaled down version on Premier Pro. Does a great job and doesnt require the processing power Premier Pro CC needs. I would say based on my experience, minimum PC to use Premeire elements....i5 with 8gb RAM. Mac or PC. Comes with both when you purchase it.
  9. Traveled with my Mavic ( from Nashville) all across the Netherlands. This is some video from the Zaanse Schans area.