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Tuesday, December 21, 2021

It's As If I Were a Hawk

Day 35 - A couple of days ago, I charged my drone's batteries and removed the 'Mavic Mini I' from its tiny case. I carried it from New Westminster but didn't take it from the luggage during our recent month in Dubai. It flew. I got around to posting the following two photos on Facebook last night.
  Drone Test

Drone Test

My drone map was updated and the device recognized our proximity to the Bandaranaike International Airport.  The house is in a circular zone outside of the restricted area. However, I do have a maximum altitude limit.  In all honesty, I have never ever flown my drone at the permissible maximum of 400 ft (or 120 m).  If one gets too high, it's hard to pick out unique things to discover.

Interestingly, I did most of the research on drones in Sri Lanka during our 2019/20 stay.  I even passed my Canadian online drone license test from this very table!  My drone skirts many regulations as it weighs in at a meagre 449 grams.  I purchased the Mavic Mini upon our return that spring.  So, it was, indeed, satisfying taking it up over the house.  There are so many trees and wires around here though!

Today, I went out in the yard again.

Not Far from the Well

A Little Higher

Roof Tile Inspection

Like Nature's Hair

Today, I went through more than one battery.  It is so interesting to discover one needs to go up very little to get a completely new perspective of one's environment.  In the image above, my drone, was, at maximum, a mere 24 meters above the ground.  

Yet, I had never seen this area quite like this in my visits spanning 35 years!


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