Rio Grande River

Rio Grande Gorge Bridge Taos New Mexico Drone Video Photos

Rio Grande Gorge Bridge Taos New Mexico Drone Video Photos

Experience counts when flying a drone

When I first got my DJI Mavic Pro drone in November 2017, the first place I really flew it was in Taos, New Mexico.  Driving there I had no idea there was a mini-Grand Canyon just on the edge of the town, so to my great surprise was the Rio Grande Gorge revealed to me!  I thought the Rio Grande Gorge Bridge would be a great place to fly the drone, but having such little flying experience and with it being so windy when I visited the bridge, the drone stayed in its case that time.  Fast forward to the present, with dozens of flights of experience, having already flown under the Bixby Bridge, with the weather at near ideal conditions I did not hesitate to fly over the Rio Grande Gorge Bridge this time!

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DJI Osmo Mobile 2 smart phone gimbal Rio Grande test

DJI Osmo Mobile 2 smart phone gimbal Rio Grande test

I have been flying my DJI Mavic Pro drone all over New Mexico making dozens of 4K videos.  But what to do about places the drone cannot fly?  Or if I wanted to actually record the sound of the place I am recording video of?  The iPhone 8 records good 4K video, but if you just handhold it the video is all choppy.  In my search for a smooth solution, I discovered the DJI Osmo Mobile 2 smart phone gimbal.  However, it was sold out everywhere.  Finally it was back in stock and mine arrived just last week!

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