I swapped out the Mavic 2 Enterprise for a Mavic 2 Zoom and it works perfectly with the DJI Goggles. This combination is an extremely effective
If you don’t want to mess with the goggles, I’ve been told that the “smart controller” is a viable option. At first glance this is nothing more than a remote
Controller with an LCD screen, but apparently the screen is designed for visibility in sunlight conditions. I don’t know…haven’t tried it…but that goggles’ ability to control the camera gimbal simply by looking around is a hugely effective factor for me. I’m not sure too many people recognize how cool this is.
I have used the drone on maybe 3-4 inspections out of 120, but those few inspections would have been highly dangerous or impossible to do without the drone. I always prefer to walk the roof when possible. I’ve pushed it a few times and am training myself to use the drone whenever the pitch is above 8:12. As long as there are valleys, I tend to climb those regardless of the pitch. Hip roofs…no way. Out comes the drone.
The last inspection was in high winds and near-freezing temps but the drone struggled through it like a champ and got me the info I needed. It will burn power furiously in high winds trying to hold its position but it’s a remarkably useful tool.
I hope this helps.
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Integra Inspection Services, LLC
AL HI4351, TN 1957
110 Chatham Circle
Madison, Alabama 35758