Drone Podcast 64 - Hungarian Drone Pilot Sandor Otvos

Drone Podcast - Sandor Otvos

The Drone Trainer Podcast 064 – Sandor Otvos

Welcome to episode 64 of The Drone Trainer Podcast! This week we’re going to have a chat with Sandor Otvos, a Hungarian drone pilot that is currently living in Austria. Check this episode out and subscribe on iTunes or Google Play so that you don’t miss this or any of the future podcast episodes!

blankSandor Otvos is a Hungarian drone pilot, that is currently living in Austria. He is a chemist, and is currently working at one of the Austrian universities. He’s been lucky enough to live and work in several countries, allowing him to consistently fly his drone in new places!

Sandor has been flying for a few years now, and started off flying the original Phantom 1 drone! I started with the Phantom 2, so we discussed what it was like flying without a video downlink. Lots of trial and error, and not know what you really had until you got home with your SD card. The best part? When you found something that worked, you had to try and remember what you did with your settings, and try and replicate it the next time you went out to fly!

He’s currently flying the DJI Mavic Air, and loves the portability. He’s also made the switch to FCC mode to allow for greater range. He said that if he doesn’t fly in FCC, he is limited to a few hundred meters of distance, but once switching to FCC, he’s been able to take full advantage of the Mavic Air’s range.

Photoshop and Lightroom are his photo editors of choice, and for video he prefers Sony Vegas. He prefers shooting still over video, and highly recommends adding Camera Raw to your workflow if you’re going to be editing in Photoshop.

When I asked Sandor what his favourite place to fly is, he said that it was Montserrat in Spain. With all of his shoots, he likes to check the internet first to get some ideas for where to fly and what to capture. He also stresses that you follow the rules in the country you are flying in. He mentioned a case a few years ago where a Singaporean man crashed his drone into a car, right in the middle of Budapest. Another was a Hungarian guy that decided it would be a good idea to fly his drone near the Prime Minister’s house. In both of those situations, the pilots were arrested and interrogated. Remember to stay safe, and don’t get in trouble when you’re out flying your drone!

I hope you enjoyed this week’s drone podcast with Sandor Otvos! Once you’ve had a listen, feel free to leave a comment below so that Sandor and I can hear what you think!

Check out Sandor’s work and follow him on social media!


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