Here’s a practice flight of what a real time roof inspection by drone would look like. I have reduced the gimbal speed after this trial for smoother vertical panning. As you can see, it’s no trick to move in tight for close examination of roof details. Easy to capture hi-res still images at the same time. I need to check out some of the new advanced flight modes which might help automate the flight path.
Once the FAA gets their act together or I receive an exemption, I can definitely see using this on high 2,3 and 4 story roofs, particularly those that are closed in by other structures and not even visible from the ground. I would still rather walk a roof than fly it, but I’d rather fly it than simply disclaim it.