I always wanted to try my hand at flying a drone and capturing
beautiful aerial footage of my surroundings, and a two-week trip
to Hawai’i seemed like the perfect opportunity.
The drone of choice: The $1,200
DJI Phantom 4. As a flying machine, it isn’t that much
different to other drones — it goes up, down, sideways, forwards,
and backwards, and a single battery lasts about 25 minutes, which
is unfortunately typical for commercial drones.
What sets the Phantom 4 apart is its incredibly sharp 4K camera.
Indeed, Hawaii’s unreal beauty and landscapes made for the