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I've been using this tiny drone for many (not all) roof inspections...  it's excellent. Only recommended for an inspector how knows what to look for and what they are looking at. Even used it on 'low' roofs with success  ...   Tough little bird....  

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Hey Rob. 

I've only pulled out a drone probably about 3-4 times a year for the last 5-6 years.  I started with the DJI Phantom 3 Pro.  It's like a pterodactyl, scaring kids and pets.

I replaced it with the DJI Spark and was impressed how well the little thing handles better, stable hovering in wind and takes better pics.  When the batteries no longer held a charge recently, I discovered it's discontinued and reasonably priced batts are pretty scarce.

So I got the DJI Mini SE for about the cost of 3 Spark batteries.  It does almost everything I'm used too, except the warning sensor for being too close to objects.  It's lighter weight and the flight time per battery is incredible.  I just used it to get inside a church bell tower that had no other access and also got a good pick inside of an unlined chimney that had no access to view from the bottom.

I'm likely to use it more often now.  I can still climb up most very steep roofs, but coming back down, my left knee just started painfully popping out.  

It's a handy tool.  Who else uses one?

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I also use a DJI Spark when I cannot safely walk a roof. I found that the batteries crap out fairly quickly. I attempted to switch to a Mavic Mini but didn't like the way that the arms fold in and out. Seemed like a component prone to damage, so I'm back to the Spark. Its range, image quality and stability are impressive for the price. If only the batteries didn't fail so quickly... I suppose I'll have to find a different model when my 2 remaining batteries fail. $100 a battery is silly considering the price of the original kit.

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