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Posted by on Nov 17, 2018 in Blog, Video

Lammas Land Spin Glides

Losing Light…

Over in Godalming again visiting Mum, so paused on the way to go grab some dusk footage from the Lammas Lands, this time from the ‘Farncombe’ side of it.
It’s another huge wide-open space largely devoid of people, except the odd dog walker, and this makes it a similarly great place to fly as the other side of the road is. Safe and legally distant from structures, but close enough to a built-up area to get some decent views of the town.

Light wasn’t on my side this time – it was failing fast at only 4.30 pm or so, but I got there and set up in just about enough time to get a couple of flights under the darkening grey skies.

That’s most of the business end of Godalming down there…

Testing Times

Flawless performance from the H again, even better now that I have recalibrated the compass after finding the odd occurrence of ‘error 32’ in my flight telemetry. I am beginning to really trust the H now, and as I approach the 150 flight session mark with the craft I am now fairly confident that I am familiar with all its little features, flight characteristics, and ‘Yuneec’ little quirks, and find it to be trustworthy in most circumstances, particularly where other multirotors might fail, in high wind, where it really holds its own and remains veritably nailed to the sky, which is very helpful for panoramas, which seem to be my new thing… yes – I did one of this location too – see Panoramas page.

Looking over Hell’s Ditch towards Farncombe. The Lammas lands stretches all the way from Godalming to its neighbouring town.

Stitch and Sew

How am I making these panoramas you might be asking ? There’s 4 main stages, which I won’t go into in massive detail (if you want epic detail on how to Panorama with a Typhoon H see my post here)

  1. Taking an 18 shot Dual-layer Panorama on the TH.
  2. Stitching those pics together into a contiguous image using one of either Microsoft ICE, Photo-stitcher, or in problem cases Hugin, which is helpfully open source and free.
  3. Grading the composite in Photoshop
  4. Slicing and upload to web server via the Marzipano online tool.

Next up we’re back in Petersfield, but looking at a bit of it we haven’t seen for nearly 6 years !

See you then…

Aero J