Whilst Aerial Hotshots will fly our expensive $10,000+ drones out over water to capture the right marketing drone photography image, prolonged Drone over water operations presents a high and unacceptable risk to our expensive machinery. If an unexpected failure occurs and the Drone lands in the water two things will occur.
- 1. The Drone will sink immediately and is generally unrecoverable,
- 2. If recovered, the electrical components and camera equipment never work again.
Therefore, for prolonged over water operations there are two options;
- The use of our DJI S800 EVO Drone, fitted with the Sony Nex6 24MP and HD Video, will incur an upfront bond payment of $3000. This bond is refunded at the conclusion of the assignment provided there has been no unexpected loss of our equipment on over water operations.
- We use our DJI F450 Drone, fitted with a GOPRO Hero 4 Black that has a modified lens installed that removes the normal distortion. The GOPRO produces 10MP images and HD video. No upfront bond payment is required with this option.