Drones are my passion

Sunset by Drone

June 1, 2016 Drones, Nature

Yet another sunset photo – this one from a drone, hovering high over our yard, early yesterday evening.

A Late Winter Drone with Optional Gravy

March 18, 2016 Drones, Nature

This is the long version of the short drone snippet published a couple posts back.  It features music by Mutant Smith, https://www.reverbnation.com/mutantsmith/, my son-in-law.  Small world.  Enjoy.

Last bit of the first flight of the year – or – a man, his dog and his drone …

March 8, 2016 Drones

The very end, of a very serendipitous, first flight — of the year.  Miles (the ex wonder dog) was there, of course.  Drone was my P3A.

A Brown Winters Day from a Drone

January 3, 2016 Drones

Noodling about the yard in a drone – on a recent snowless winters day. Was flying a DJI Phantom 3 Advanced. Vid was recorded with camera color set to log mode – which creates a shockingly dull video, but doesn’t throw out any data while recording. Leaves it all there for post processing. Edits were done with Corel Video Studio Pro v8. Settled on an auto level filter for putting the color back. Added some music – and here weRead More

Droning About

December 24, 2015 Drones

  Taken in our yard, with a DJI Phantom 3 Advanced. An end of the day flight, the sun low on the horizon.

The Dream of Flight – with both feet on the ground!

December 1, 2015 Drones

That’s Boris the cat, watching reflections of birds on th ponds surface … dreaming …Ahhh – to dream of flight – and then to live that dream, with both feet still on the ground?  Oh yeah. To see what I saw while flying – view at 720p  But not with my older std live video crap … To see what I saw while flying – view at 480p (720×480) I tried all the usual things … various noise filters expensiveRead More

Droning on …

September 21, 2015 Drones, Nature

Edits consisting of many short scenes cut to the music.  Used the new DJI P3A to get the footage.  I like this video editing technique.  Plan to use it from now on.

A new gimbal, the same old yard …

May 27, 2015 Drones, Nature

Flying my stock DJI F550 hexacopter, with a NAZA 2 FC, an H3B+ camera, recording at 1920 x 1280 x 60fps, supported by a brand new FY MiNi-3D 3 axis gimbal.  Nice.  And a very nice day to try it out on.  Beautiful. Inverting it is simple. Remove cam. Invert gimbal. Rotate roll 180 deg. Put cam back, right side up. Done. It adjusts to the new orientation on power up. Bought mine here http://hobbywireless.com/gimbals-hea…al-p-1865.html Here’s some shots of the mountingRead More

Yesterdays Adventure

May 17, 2015 Drones

For you nerds out there, was flying an F450, with e300 power system, Vector FC, and H3W camera.  I fat fingered the controls, panicked just a tad, but recovered during the sudden unexpected drop.  Never saw that tree until I looked at the video recording after the flight.  A couple feet more over, and I wouldn’t have ever found that quad, or the recording.

Over the Treetops

November 27, 2014 Drones

Flying in and over a friends backyard – only time I’ve flown anywhere else besides my own yard.  Was windy above the treetops.  Was fun.  You’ll see our dogs, us (some old folk), the house and yard, a pond, and some gorgeous shots of the treetops bending with the wind. Helpful Hint – View it in youtube to see it full size, and select HD mode to see it in high def.