Thursday, 12 November 2015

Who Wears Short Shorts?


I may set a record this year; I'm still wearing shorts in and around the house. Just to prove it, here's another drone flying video - throwing it around a bit this time now I'm more experienced, and in a relatively high cross-wind.



This isn't the Eye of God drone, as I'm waiting for some new motors and replacement camera from China.

Took it to the village football field at the weekend to determine if organising a Village Drone Race for the Queen's birthday next year is feasible, the idea being to stand at one end, fly the drones through the goalposts at the other end and then return. However, the distance is too great to know when the drone has gone through the goalposts, added to which the distance may be just too far for unmodified drones. The solution is to stand at the centreline and have two marshals to stand at each goalpost and signal when you've scored a goal, controlling it from the centreline all the time. Drone football?


4 comments:

  1. Pilot skills are coming along and a good controlled crash landing. Do the neighbours mind you flying past their windows?

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    1. Crash landing?

      The neighbours are family - Hay's dad in the immediate house and her sister in the next house.

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  2. Have you ever considered that by flying your drone over other peoples property is an invasion of privacy ?

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    1. Nah - see previous reply. All family, and if they objected they'd tell me in no uncertain terms.

      Raises the question though if taking photos with people's property in them (from ground level) is also an invasion of privacy. Google Street View?

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