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Posted by on Sep 14, 2012

Waverley Abbey

Waverley Abbey

Hooray etc ! It’s my first video where I’m not massively embarassed by the piloting. Was making a bit more of an effort to try cinematic stylee moves. Had a great time today at Waverley, and no crash action despite taking more risks than usual. Even flew down the river for a bit, but didn’t have time to get it in this vid. GPS assistance disappeared whenever I went into the ruined buildings, so that was all additional fun. Nice panorama at the end; you can never have enough of...

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Posted by on Sep 13, 2012

Petersfield Cricket Ground Aerial Panoramic

Petersfield Cricket Ground Aerial Panoramic

‘The Only Way Is Up’ warned 80’s pretend musicians Yazz and the Plastic Population in their horrible song of the same name. But I mean ‘up’ as in the sky, and it’s not the only way. Sometimes I am painfully reminded that there is ‘down’ too. But not today. Today it’s up all the way… As I didn’t have any spare friends this evening, I thought I’d try a solo height challenge and some ‘quad-walking’. This video is about the first bit of that. Deliberately chose launch sites right in the middle of trees, so that I become comfortable working very close to them, and become less paranoid that I will lodge my quadcopter in one, as happened with my original RC helicopter several hundred times. But a quadcopter, especially my one, with its GPS / Naza Flight Controller, is not a little toy heli, and it has the sort of power and control that makes the fear of trees entirely unnecessary. Yes I don’t want to fly into...

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