Sunday, November 01, 2020

Piloting Close to Home

My poor drone had been sitting in its case for a very long time.  I knew that I had to give it a little exercise today.  The first of November seemed to provide me with a great day for a little flying.  I walked up a few blocks to the Tipperary Park, near our City Hall.

My Mavic Mini was in the air for a total of 58 minutes.  However, I had to use all three batteries as a single one lasted only for about 23 minutes.  The controller starts complaining through annoying beeps when low.  All lasted a few minutes less than usual. I'm thinking the lithium batteries were reacting to the outside temperatures of only 10°C.

I removed the micro-SD card and uploaded 30 images to Flickr after lunch.  I've chosen just ten of those for inclusion here.  If you wish to look more closely at any individual image, clicking one here will load it directly from the Flickr website.

These are basically views from the hill in my neighbourhood although we live closer to the Fraser River.  Our apartment building can be seen in the next to last image.   We are the tallest building of the cluster to the right of that picture.  Our windows face the Fraser though.

1) An Hour Flight on Nov 1, 2020   2) An Hour Flight on Nov 1, 2020 
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