Over the fields and far away

Over the fields and far away – Newton in Bowland. DJI Mavic, RAW capture and image processed in Lightroom.

© Dave Whenham

We make progress. I’m no longer relying totally on the built in systems to fly the drone. I’ve turned the beginner mode off and am now flying solo as it were. I have practiced landing and bringing the drone back to me rather than use the Return to Home feature (which I have only used once – when I lost sight of the drone).  This came in handy last week as there were a lot of telegraph wires around the take-off and flight area.

I’ve got the set-up and pack-away routines worked out now so can be up in the air fairly soon after arriving at a destination. The iPad mini (2) may need to be upgraded as whilst it works and I like the size it is clearly under-powered in terms of computing power and I’ve had several warnings that it’s at capacity and performance of the drone may suffer. When you consider that all I am running is the DJI app and that the iPad is powered off and rebooted between each use then you can see that further investment may be needed. unless I go back to using my iPhone.

So, all in all I’m pleased with progress and starting to create some interesting aerial stills. Onwards and … upwards!

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