man flying drone

NEW WAYS PEOPLE ARE USING DRONES

Drones are taking over. You can see them in our parks, at our beaches and, if you have a particularly nosey neighbour, hovering over your house. We know these things are good for taking pictures and videos from a bird’s eye perspective, but they aren’t just expensive toys. Drones have some really practical uses. While most involve photography, there are some pretty creative reasons people are taking to the skies.

HI-TECH OFF THE GRID LIVING

If you have a farm and are looking at making the leap into the 21st century, a farm drone might be the solution. I already know a few people who are taking advantage of drones to keep an eye on their property, and when you consider it can take 8 hours to drive past the fence of some cattle stations in Australia, drones are simply the way to go.

From hobby farmers to those who really care about nature and are protecting the land they have managed to save from the rape and destruction of the past, drones also serve a purpose, the can be used to retrieve mail when the postie arrives while getting a higher view to ensure that protected species are doing well in their protected habitats.

For those who believe that trees are for chopping down and making fence posts out of, drones are a great way to gauge the true height of the nature they are planning to destroy. Other less destructive uses for drones should be highly encouraged, including helping with pollination by spread pheromones for bees to follow.

REAL ESTATE PHOTOGRAPHY

From a commercial point of view, using drones in real estate makes perfect sense. Using drones to capture unique images of a property gives a view of the whole home and the surrounding area. Investing in a drone for your real-estate business will make your listings stand out from the competition and get more customers through the door.

RACING

Yep, it’s a sport. Drone racing championships are springing up across the world and the prizes are certainly not to be scoffed at. Prizes of up to $100,000 are available to the lucky winners, but the drones required to be competitive in these leagues certainly don’t come cheap. If you are interested in taking it up, get yourself a small drone and perfect your flying skills before graduating onto something more agile.

CAPTURING SPORTS

Filming your kid’s sports game becomes much more epic (and fun) with a drone. Fly it off to the side so you don’t endanger any of the players or get in the way of the match.

TO ONE-UP EVERYONE ELSE ON SOCIAL MEDIA

Drones are great for taking the ultimate profile pictures, especially if you are one who dares to go where others don’t. Getting that selfie from a drone at the beach or on top of a cliff is worth it for the virtual thumbs up it will generate.

CLEARING LEAVES FROM YOUR PATIO

If you are like this guy and find the whole task of sweeping leaves out of your garden a little too tame, buy a drone to do the job for you.

 


What are you doing with your drone? There is so much that can be done with them. We’d love to see your footage here OnDECK. Send an email to the content@ondeckby.dinga.com.au if you have something special!

...
Tags:
mm
Oli Ward
oli@dinga.com.au

Oli has camped and hiked his way around Australia and most of Europe. He also loves writing about his experiences and sharing his knowledge.