Learning to Fly

Today is the first time I’ve ever flown a drone. I’ve been waiting for the latest wind storm to exit the area so I could get out there and take my first flight. I received some flight tips and setup tips the other day to help me along. The drone is still in Beginner mode so I can’t go over one hundred foot in elevation, and the drone does everything much slower than it is capable of while I learn what I’m doing with it. It doesn’t take long to burn through my three batteries though!

I’ll leave the aircraft in Beginner mode for the next few flights so that I can become as acquainted as possible with the controls before moving to faster operation. I captured three videos which are awesome considering I’m a total noob at this, but the photos are rather nice!

The videos are huge which sucks, and they are in the MP4 format too but I let the drone record too long. One minute is usually what I stick with. I really avoid video on this site because of the damned space limitation shoved in our faces here at WordPress.com and I refuse to be forced to move to that damned three hundred dollar Business plan. Why has WordPress.com taken away our space upgrades!

How greedy, WordPress. Anyway, I hope to bring some awesome flight photography to LVPB when I become more proficient with flight operations. My drone has been registered with the FAA for the modest cost of five bucks and I have a copy of said registration with me. It’s still true –  the difference between men and boys is the price of their toys! More to come.

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