The Perfect Drone
It seems everywhere you turn today someone has a drone. It’s probably a safe bet the drone doesn’t produce the same high-quality video and images as the DJI Mavic 3 drone.
The Mavic 3 is the first comprehensive upgrade of the series in three years by offering better performance and photography from the compact drone.
The redesigned drone comes with a 4/3 CMOS Hasselblad camera and 28 times hybrid zoom camera and omnidirectional obstacle sensors with a maximum 200-meter range. Its redesigned batteries provide up to 46 minutes of flight time, offering unprecedented flight performance.
Its upgraded hardware and software can process 5.1K video at 50 frames per second in supple and nuanced color with heightened low-light sensitivity, and support 4K/120fps for higher-quality results for slow-motion footage. An enhanced Mavic 3 Cine edition offers Apple ProRes 422 HQ encoding for richer video processing, with an internal 1TB SSD onboard for high-speed data storage.
DJI Mavic 3’s customized L2D-20c aerial camera embeds a professional-grade 4/3 CMOS sensor with a 24mm prime lens in a sleek and compact form. Rigorous Hasselblad standards for hardware performance and software algorithms allow it to shoot 20MP still images in 12-bit RAW format and videos in 5.1K at 50fps, 4K at 120fps. The higher video definition creates smoother footage and more generous cropping possibilities and allows for slow-motion video at 120fps.
The Mavic 3 has improved obstacle sensing and navigation systems to give drone pilots the guidance they need to stay safe. APAS 5.0 combines inputs from six fish-eye vision sensors and two wide-angle sensors, which seamlessly and continuously sense obstacles in all directions and plan safe flight routes to avoid them.
The DJI Mavic 3 Cine Premium Combo Retails for $4,999
Customized Ford Tow Rig
If the tow rig isn’t keeping up with the performance boat on the hitch, it’s time to upgrade the ride with a new customized truck from DEFCO Trucks.
The Missouri company will customize any new Ford F-250, Ford F-350 and the Ford F-550. Once the work is completed, the new truck receives a “BA” designation short for “Bad Ass”. Starting at $95,000, DEFCO Trucks will create a custom truck in 90 days that you’ll be proud to tow your boat with. You provide the new truck and DEFCO Trucks takes it from there.
The process includes replacing the fenders, bed sides and hood, which is designed and manufactured for DEFCO. The entire truck is repainted to the factory colour with extra clear, and the new fenders, door handles and trim pieces are colour matched.
DEFCO Trucks beefs up the suspension and installs 43” tires and wheels. While under there, the factory parts are painted chassis black to provide a clean look. The front and rear bumpers are equipped with Rigid lighting wired to the factory overhead upfitter switches, giving customers a variety of backlit colours. The reassembled truck receives DEFCO emblems.
The truck modifications do not void the Ford factory warranty, said DEFCO Truck owner Randy Kent. The company does the body work in Kansas City and completes the suspension work at its facility in Kaiser.
Starting at $95,000
DEFCO Trucks, www.defcotrucks.com
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