Drones (or Unmanned Aerial Systems, if you’re the FAA) are becoming more and more popular as a platforms for creatives to capture aerial views that previously would have only been possible with access to a helicopter. Obviously a drone costs a lot less than a helicopter, and learning to fly one is considerably easier. The Snodgrass brothers—owners of startup Sigma Flight Systems—are looking to make drones even more accessible.
With a 3D-printable body, easily manipulable electronics, and lightweight carbon fiber airframe components, their drone will be easy for tech-savvy creators to acquire and operate. Future iterations of the drone will have standard bottom-mounted gimbals for cameras to be mounted and operated remotely.
Ultimately their drone will be easier to repair and customize, making it able to be useful for longer, while other companies are building drones which are already seeming to fit into cycles of planned obsolescence. I can’t wait to see their drone hit the market. Hopefully I’ll be able to pick one up and see some of my aerial videography ideas come to fruition.
I’m looking forward to sharing more about Sigma Flight Systems as their drone and the startup behind it come into the spotlight. I’ll make sure to post an update when news about their drone becomes available, but for right now you should follow John Snodgrass on Twitter. And if you like the video, make sure to click thumbs up and subscribe to my channel!