- Giant sand art image of the DJI Mavic 3 Enterprise;
- heliguy™ teamed up with north-east-based sand artist Claire Eason for the project, to mark the launch of the M3E;
- The Mavic 3 Enterprise is DJI's new compact drone surveying solution, complete with integrated camera optimised for drone mapping and compatible with RTK Module for centimetre-accurate results.
Check out this epic sand art image of the DJI Mavic 3 Enterprise.
To help mark the launch of DJI’s latest surveying drone, heliguy™ teamed up with talented north-east-based sand artist Claire Eason to create the stunning 45 x 70-foot picture on Bamburgh beach, in Northumberland.
Painstakingly crafted using a rake, the giant artwork took four hours to complete. Even heliguy™ employees lent a hand!
The Mavic 3 Enterprise is DJI's latest compact surveying drone.
The eye-catching sand art included the aircraft's RTK Module accessory, which helps the drone capture GCP-free, centimetre-accurate survey data.
It also featured the drone’s integrated payload, optimised for drone surveying and combining a 4/3-inch CMOS 20MP camera - with large-sized pixels for enhanced mapping clarity and efficiency - and a ½-inch CMOS 12MP Tele Camera for up to 56x hybrid zooming.
Aerial footage of the artwork was captured by drone using the DJI Mavic 3 Cine and Inspire 2 - flown by members of the heliguy™ training team - and Claire’s DJI Mavic 2 Pro.
Claire said: “It was very exciting to be asked to be involved in creating a large design to help launch the DJI Mavic 3 Enterprise.
"Trying to display the distinctive appearance of this compact, super accurate surveying drone in monochrome was the challenge, but the heliguy™ team was great to work with, understanding exactly what was needed, and the end result matched the design, so I was very happy with the whole project."
Explaining how the drone was created in giant form on the sand, Claire said: "The heliguy™ digital team listened and produced an image that was transferable to sand.
"A grid was placed over the paper image and this was scaled up on the beach using builder’s string and sticks. The outline on paper was then drawn on the corresponding sand squares using a rake...
"...gradually the planned design came alive on the beach...
"...then the darker zones were raked heavily to create dry-wet sand contrast...
"...and this process created the monochrome end result."
Claire uses heliguy™ as her preferred drone supplier. She said: "Drones are an essential tool to capture the sand designs and it is important they are safe and reliable. heliguy™ is an efficient and friendly company which helps to support my drone operations."
Following a 30-year career in the NHS, retiree Claire wanted to explore the well-being benefits of sand art. This endeavour led to the founding of Soul2Sand, through which Claire creates the humongous artworks along the Northumberland coastline and captures them with her aerial drone footage.
Claire’s previous artwork includes an iconic stamp profile to mark the Queen's Platinum Jubilee and a collaboration with the National Trust and BBC to highlight conservation work with Beadnell Bay tern colony.