Hangar 360

I’ve been taking part in the Hangar 360 beta test of their app that shoots 360 degree aerial photos. Click here to see a late winter 360 of my neighborhood in Central Pennsylvania. The app automatically captures 23 images which are uploaded to the cloud and stitched together. My image was shot with a Phantom 4.

If you fly real estate jobs I think the 360 shots are great for contextualizing a home in its neighborhood. I can see many uses for these 360’s.

Before starting-up the Hangar 360 app I run the DJI app and configure the compass, and take a look at the camera settings. Once that is done I go to the Hangar app. All you do is follow is follow the prompts and confirm a few check list items. When you press the launch button the app does a five second countdown, automatically launches the aircraft and takes it to 300 feet where it shoots the photos and asks you if you like to automatically land the UAV, continue flying, or land it yourself.

Once the UAV is back on the ground you can automatically load the photos to the cloud from the drone, or wait until later when you have WiFi or a faster connection. I uploaded right after I landed and once the upload is complete the app will have a thumbnail from the flight and the word processing over the thumbnail.

The entire flight process took less than 15 minutes. I had the link to my 360 in a couple of hours.

When Hangar 360 launches I think you should give it a try. For commercial pilots its another great option to offer you clients.


Listing Photos


While flying a real estate job recently the home owner requested to review every photograph and video being used to market his property before the listing went “live.”  It is an attitude I believe everyone should have when they go to sell their home or other property. It puts the listing agent on notice that they should be using a modern marketing plan that includes aerial photography and it starts with the listing photo.

The listing photo is the first impression left with a potential buyer.  This first photo looks like a cell phone picture shot by someone who didn’t bother to get out of the car.

Listing Shot Poor

The second is a drone shot that cost less than $200 and used by an agent that makes extensive use of aerial photography and video as part of a modern marketing plan.  Ask yourself if the effort put into the listing photo is going to be the same effort put into all the marketing for you home. If it is then which listing shot, and agent, would you rather have working for you?




Luxury Real Estate Home Tour

A bit of video chemistry today. What do you get when you mix a magnificent home, with interior video, aerial video, interviews with the home owners, a fabulous presenter and great post production ?

You get real estate marketing taken to a level not seen in this area before! Thanks to Dawn PellasScott Pickrell, and Adam Conrad for including Pennsylvania SkyOps in the project.



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