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Good evening fellow Mavic 3 owners. I have been given an opportunity to start doing cell tower inspections. Looking for any feedback if the Mavic 3 is up to the task...digital and optical zoom? What does the average inspection require as for close up. Will the 7x optical with 12mp be acceptable? Thanks everyone!
 

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For manual inspection the Mavic 3 is excellent. Now, for automatic missions does not work since the SDK has not been released yet. I use the Mavic 2 Pro and Air 2S for those cases using Dronelink.
 

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Good evening fellow Mavic 3 owners. I have been given an opportunity to start doing cell tower inspections. Looking for any feedback if the Mavic 3 is up to the task...digital and optical zoom? What does the average inspection require as for close up. Will the 7x optical with 12mp be acceptable? Thanks everyone!
That question should go to the entity hiring you. Some (many actually) will require a drone with a Mechanical Shutter for certain aspects but in terms of sensor quality the M3 is very capable.
 
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That question should go to the entity hiring you. Some (many actually) will require a drone with a Mechanical Shutter for certain aspects but in terms of sensor quality the M3 is very capable.
Thank you BigAI07 for your input.
 

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For manual inspection the Mavic 3 is excellent. Now, for automatic missions does not work since the SDK has not been released yet. I use the Mavic 2 Pro and Air 2S for those cases using Dronelink.
Thanks zeusfl for that information. Sure hoping SDK is released sooner than later. Currently have a MA2 for a back up. Maybe should start looking for Mavic 2 Pro for those automatic missions. Thanks again!
 

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Good evening fellow Mavic 3 owners. I have been given an opportunity to start doing cell tower inspections. Looking for any feedback if the Mavic 3 is up to the task...digital and optical zoom? What does the average inspection require as for close up. Will the 7x optical with 12mp be acceptable? Thanks everyone!
Good morning. I too am doing something sim to what your doing , although not cellular I’m doing this for the county I work for and we use the VHF spectrum. (150-160 MHz)
Yes way different than yours but what I’m developing is a way to measure the signal strength ( RSSI) radiating from a specific antenna on a tower and map the radiating architecture of that specific antenna. This gives me a true Representation of the antennas performance related to its proximity to the tower
Yes we have software that does this for us. But the softwares feedback is relative to what we input. Being able to fly a circular pattern. At a known distance. At a known height etc. will give me direct access to exactly how the system / antenna is performing. Agree.
Then I will be able to extrapolate from there the possible coverage area.
Good luck with your drone flying.
Cheers
 

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