Nice! I would love to have a drone but the cost/usage equation is not to my favor I think [It's not failure if you learn something from it]
Great shots! I want to try an entry-level drone. My problem is that with my long history of cheap small RC helicopters and planes, I tend to crash them into something--hard. They usually break within a month.
Nice videos! Drone tech has come a long way since I first tried my manually controlled and not stabilised micro-drone 5 years ago (without much success, by the way) As an aerospace engineer and erstwhile low-level hobby photographer these have always fascinated me no end. In the hands of the general public though, they are also becoming something of a risk for aviation - several drone incursions have been reported at airports like LAX, LHR etc. Not sure how the situation is in Canada but over here, above a certain weight, licencing and registration is mandatory, and at the office we see a lot of patent applications for 'geofencing' systems that should keep drones outside sensitive areas.By the way Grant, no worries about your videos, they'll be in China already if the rumours I read have any truth to them . I'm not sure I believe the rumours, but as you may be aware US defence forces have recently been forced to stop buying Chinese drones, including from DJI, for fear of illicit storage of data on Chinese servers.
Ahh, grown up toys. Love it. Admire your friend to do something he loves.