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Grain Elevator Demolition
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Whereupon I almost crash trying to get the shot:
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This is a case where 360 degrees of proximity sensing would have come in handy -- once I turned towards the crane, my alerts blew up. Lucky I didn't hit the guy lines backing out.
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Curious, there is a similar grain tower near me right now,  but Im in the UK so would have thought the design would be different.
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Hello and good day Lewis. Thank you for sharing this wonderful video you have created. Great work and have a safe flight always. .
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Excellent work
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DAFlys Posted at 12-9 02:51
Curious, there is a similar grain tower near me right now,  but Im in the UK so would have thought the design would be different.

I'm guessing the technology is pretty mature -- this one was the largest of its kind when built in the early 1920s.
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DJI Stephen Posted at 12-9 07:30
Hello and good day Lewis. Thank you for sharing this wonderful video you have created. Great work and have a safe flight always.  .

Thanks, Stephen.
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Thanks much, AJ.
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Nice work. that was a close call with that crane.
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You're welcome
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You are very much welcome Ex Machina and thank you for your valued support. .
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Woe Posted at 12-9 18:58
Nice work. that was a close call with that crane.

Thanks, Woe, and yes, it was a close call! Not proud to admit my last crash was from doing the same kind of side-ways flying. You'd think I'd learn...
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I am always fascinated by old industrial buildings!  So I really liked your video.  The crane boom was really close and I was surprised when it came to the picture!  Nice work and thanks for sharing!  Congratulations!
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Zotya Posted at 12-10 12:08
I am always fascinated by old industrial buildings!  So I really liked your video.  The crane boom was really close and I was surprised when it came to the picture!  Nice work and thanks for sharing!  Congratulations!

Thanks, Zotya, me, too -- I may or may not have taken photos inside that structure over the years. ;)
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Ex Machina Posted at 12-10 12:04
Thanks, Woe, and yes, it was a close call! Not proud to admit my last crash was from doing the same kind of side-ways flying. You'd think I'd learn...

Sometime we are so focused on the shot we, forget to check whats around us.
At least this flight didn't end with a crash.
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Woe Posted at 12-10 18:31
Sometime we are so focused on the shot we, forget to check whats around us.
At least this flight didn't end with a crash.

Really lucky end!
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Ex Machina Posted at 12-10 16:02
Thanks, Zotya, me, too -- I may or may not have taken photos inside that structure over the years. ;)

Are you not going to cut a video out of your pictures?
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Zotya Posted at 12-10 21:33
Really lucky end!

No doubt lucky.
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Woe Posted at 12-10 18:31
Sometime we are so focused on the shot we, forget to check whats around us.
At least this flight didn't end with a crash.

So true. The camera view can be misleading -- I thought I was much closer than I actually was, which is exactly how I crashed the last time I tried this kind of shot, saved only by the slow speed of the AC.
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Zotya Posted at 12-10 21:36
Are you not going to cut a video out of your pictures?

That's a good idea -- here are shots from one of my visits: https://www.flickr.com/photos/le ... s/72157711893473381
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Glad he was able to give you an idea!  I looked at the pictures cool!  Each picture is awesome!
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Zotya Posted at 12-11 07:47
Glad he was able to give you an idea!  I looked at the pictures cool!  Each picture is awesome!

Thanks, Zotya!
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Ex Machina Posted at 12-11 06:18
So true. The camera view can be misleading -- I thought I was much closer than I actually was, which is exactly how I crashed the last time I tried this kind of shot, saved only by the slow speed of the AC.

Saved is the key word. Nice work my friend
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That was a close one.  Glad your drone's plastic blades didn't try to take on crane's steel boom.
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HedgeTrimmer Posted at 12-11 19:29
That was a close one.  Glad your drone's plastic blades didn't try to take on crane's steel boom.

Thanks, at @100 ft up it wouldn't have gone well. ;)
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Good work.
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Thanks, Ernie_e!
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Nice work.  Pretty close call there.
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ALABAMA Posted at 12-16 15:08
Nice work.  Pretty close call there.

Thanks, Alabama, and yup, sure was.
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