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The Engineering Entrepreneur Podcast

Dec 26, 2017

All about Drones – Johnny McLendon – Ep48

Johnny McLendon is a Photographer and Certified Drone Pilot. He uses a Phantom 4 Pro.

He uses his drone for creating maps and videos for large industrial facilities.

We discuss the technical aspects of drones. I don’t personally own one, but I have some friends that do, and I have seen them in action. I’m impressed with how stable the video is and how they can float in one place. One interesting fact I didn’t know: Drones needs GPS to maintain location. If GPS is unavailable (like when flying inside), you will need to manually maintain the position.

We also tie in 3D printing to the conversation. Johnny can create 3D contour maps from the data the drone collects. This can be used to 3D print a scale model of the land.

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