Brad Bigham- Owner and Pilot
Brad is a police officer with Sherman Police Department for the past 17 years. He created and manages the departments drone team. Brad is an expert in drone flying, to include photography videography, editing, flying many types of drones, and manages the business.
Kaleb Edwards- Pilot
Kaleb is also a police officer at Sherman Police Department, for the past 10 years, and is a member of the departments drone team. He is Brad's "right-hand-man". Kaleb can handle just about anything Brad throws at him from realty, to mapping, to construction sites, to tower sites.
Spencer Nelson- Pilot
Spencer too a police officer at Sherman Police Department, for the past 5 years, and is a member of the departments drone team. As the newest pilot for Brad's Drones, he is proving himself to be team asset. Spencer is capable of getting the job done!
Disclaimer- Kaleb and Spencer are contract pilots and are not directly employed by Brad's Drones TX, LLC
There are many brands of drones on the market, but have chosen DJI, Autel Robotics, and WISPr Systems for our fleet.
The DJI Mavic 2 Pro is a workhorse, and is Brad's go-to drone. It can handle realty, marketing videos, indoor flights, mapping, and so much more. Super easy and fun to fly in almost all situations. It offers 20mp high resolution images and 4K video. We can get about 20-25 minutes of sustained flight for each battery, depending on wind of course!.
Kaleb's drone of choice is the Autel EVO Pro 2 6k. Very similar to the DJI Mavic 2 Pro, offering 20mp images and and up to 6k video. Another easy and fun drone to operate for almost every job. We can get about 30-35 minutes of air time per battery.
Spencer flies the DJI Phantom 4 Pro V2. One of the best drones in the industry, 100%. It too produces 20mp images and 4k video. This drone provides about 20-25 minutes of flight per battery.
For our Tower Site Signal Surveys we rely on the WISPr Ranger Pro Series! A beast of drone with so many capabilities. We are able to link with internet service providers towers, exclusively TekWav at this time, and test signal strength at potential customers homes and business'. Click logo for more info:
We recently purchased a CHCNAV AA450 Lidar Scanner that attaches to the Wispr Ranger Pro. This device is capable of scanning large tracts of land in minutes in 3D! The 3D data can be used to determine Topography of land. This great for surveyors!
Used alongside the CHCNAV AA450, the Emlid Reach RS2+ is used as a base station to log data in Post Processing Kinematics (PPK). This data is process with the lidar data to generate centimeter accuracy.
We do more than just aerial images and video. We have two Sony A6500 mirrorless cameras in our arsenal. These are great for all types of image gathering, realty, marketing, and so much more. They produce 24mp high resolution images in all sorts of scenarios and 4K video.