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Blériot53
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A misty day today, but managed to get a flight in with the M2Zoom. Passed the 2 million DJI feet mark.


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3-16 14:27
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Depp
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Nice if a bit gloomy shot.
3-16 22:31
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Armando80
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Nice shot! How long has it taken you to get to the 2M ft?
3-16 23:31
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Depp Posted at 3-16 22:31
Nice if a bit gloomy shot.

Thanks Depp   Yes, the weather was not particularly favourable. I had high wind warnings, and it was quite misty too - a bit further on I flew into a low bank of mist which blinded the video feed, so I had to double back.  At least the rain held off.
3-17 00:03
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Armando80 Posted at 3-16 23:31
Nice shot! How long has it taken you to get to the 2M ft?

Thanks. I was hoping for sunnier weather but the mist persisted all day.
Well, I've had four DJI drones over the last four years, and it's a combination of flights using all of those. But I also use Litchi extensively for programmed Waypoints missions, and I've probably done double that using Litchi.
3-17 00:06
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Great Shot     - Congrats on the 2 mill feet.
3-17 00:30
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DAFlys Posted at 3-17 00:30
Great Shot     - Congrats on the 2 mill feet.

Thanks DAF.  It's taken almost 4 years to clock up, interspersed with probably twice as many Litchi flights.
3-17 00:38
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Blériot53 Posted at 3-17 00:38
Thanks DAF.  It's taken almost 4 years to clock up, interspersed with probably twice as many Litchi flights.

Its a real shame the SDK doesn't clock up the mileage as well.  
3-17 00:41
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DAFlys Posted at 3-17 00:41
Its a real shame the SDK doesn't clock up the mileage as well.

Yeah, I'd probably be on about 6mil by now.
3-17 01:07
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Blériot53 Posted at 3-17 01:07
Yeah, I'd probably be on about 6mil by now.

Any reason youre using Litchi that much?
3-17 01:09
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DAFlys Posted at 3-17 01:09
Any reason youre using Litchi that much?

I enjoy pre-planning missions in GoogleEarth then uploading them to Litchi mission hub.  Then I can sit back and enjoy the view whilst the computer program flies the drone. Then, if a shot or a view isn't quite right I can tweak it and do the same mission again.
3-17 01:12
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Blériot53 Posted at 3-17 01:12
I enjoy pre-planning missions in GoogleEarth then uploading them to Litchi mission hub.  Then I can sit back and enjoy the view whilst the computer program flies the drone. Then, if a shot or a view isn't quite right I can tweak it and do the same mission again.

Do you find the repeatability good,  this is something Id like to get into.
3-17 01:33
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DAFlys Posted at 3-17 01:33
Do you find the repeatability good,  this is something Id like to get into.

Yes, once you've programmed and tweaked a mission to your satisfaction, and uploaded it to your Mission Hub, it's repeatable as many times as you'd like.  Maybe weather conditions (wind) might displace the track a few inches here or there, but the drone will faithfully follow the programmed instructions for speed, height, direction, camera angle, POV - anything you can think of.  I highly recommend it. Best £25 I ever spent.
3-17 01:39
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Beautiful shot Captain!  here we continue with bad weather. when it is not rain it is wind.  

thanks for sharing!
3-17 02:44
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QQRUCH Posted at 3-17 02:44
Beautiful shot Captain!  here we continue with bad weather. when it is not rain it is wind.  

thanks for sharing!

Thanks QQ.  It's been quite good weather here for a while now. Yesterday was misty and damp, but calm enough to fly.
3-17 02:59
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Congrats on surpassing 2 million flying feet Blériot.   The castle's gardens are amazing.

I've had a couple of people PM me asking why I'd only flown 525 feet.  So then I have to explain to them that I have chosen to not sync my flight data.  However, I can tell you that I have flown less than half the distance that you have with my DJI drones.  When I had the Skydio 1 I logged lots of feet filming motorcycle races, enduros and TTs.  Lately, I have been more into scuba diving, but still make time to fly drones.
3-17 06:14
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DowntownRDB Posted at 3-17 06:14
Congrats on surpassing 2 million flying feet Blériot.   The castle's gardens are amazing.

I've had a couple of people PM me asking why I'd only flown 525 feet.  So then I have to explain to them that I have chosen to not sync my flight data.  However, I can tell you that I have flown less than half the distance that you have with my DJI drones.  When I had the Skydio 1 I logged lots of feet filming motorcycle races, enduros and TTs.  Lately, I have been more into scuba diving, but still make time to fly drones.

It's a milestone, of course. But I reckon I've got a few more in me yet   It's a curious measurement for DJI to have chosen, in my view. Metres would be more logical,  Ok on your extensive experience with another manufacturer's model. And I understand your choice not to sync your data. Maybe we'll see some new stuff from you posted here soon. Would be good.
3-17 11:43
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Nice shot, despite the mist. Congrats on your flight milestone too!
3-17 12:24
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ChrisJG Posted at 3-17 12:24
Nice shot, despite the mist. Congrats on your flight milestone too!

Thanks Chris, and thanks   Many more in the planning stages.
3-17 12:45
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lovely photo and a very nice garden
3-17 23:23
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Flybee Posted at 3-17 23:23
lovely photo and a very nice garden

Thanks Flybee. I hope to re-visit when the sun is shining
3-18 00:56
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Congrats on all those feeeeet!
Nice pic, I don't think it is gloomy at all, but depicts the wheather quite nicely, considdering...


I'm just glad I dont have to mow all that lawn
3-18 02:44
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Blériot53 Posted at 3-17 02:59
Thanks QQ.  It's been quite good weather here for a while now. Yesterday was misty and damp, but calm enough to fly.

you're welcome!
3-18 03:09
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Droffarc Posted at 3-18 02:44
Congrats on all those feeeeet!
Nice pic, I don't think it is gloomy at all, but depicts the wheather quite nicely, considdering...

Thanks. It's taken a while to rack up the 2mil.  OK on the lawn - a ride-on mower is the only option there
3-18 05:35
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Blériot53 Posted at 3-17 11:43
It's a milestone, of course. But I reckon I've got a few more in me yet   It's a curious measurement for DJI to have chosen, in my view. Metres would be more logical,  Ok on your extensive experience with another manufacturer's model. And I understand your choice not to sync your data. Maybe we'll see some new stuff from you posted here soon. Would be good.

Aim high....shoot for 10 million feet or 3,048,000 meters.  I'm sure you can attain that goal.  
3-18 06:49
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Blériot53 Posted at 3-18 05:35
Thanks. It's taken a while to rack up the 2mil.  OK on the lawn - a ride-on mower is the only option there

What is needed is a drone lawnmower using Litchi, with waypoints - no worries, or maybe a few sheep or goats, will fertilize while they chew.
3-18 07:24
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DowntownRDB Posted at 3-18 06:49
Aim high....shoot for 10 million feet or 3,048.000 meters.  I'm sure you can attain that goal.

Confucius, he say:  "Longest journey starts with but a single step"  
3-18 07:30
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Droffarc Posted at 3-18 07:24
What is needed is a drone lawnmower using Litchi, with waypoints - no worries, or maybe a few sheep or goats, will fertilize while they chew.

There are robot mowers available here (probably everywhere) guided by buried wires in the grass. Even programmable to return autonomously to the recharging hub when needed.
3-18 07:33
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Blériot53 Posted at 3-18 07:33
There are robot mowers available here (probably everywhere) guided by buried wires in the grass. Even programmable to return autonomously to the recharging hub when needed.

  RTH - Return To Hub
I dont have grass so have no knowledge of robot mowers - here we scarcely have electricity
3-18 11:58
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Blériot53 Posted at 3-18 00:56
Thanks Flybee. I hope to re-visit when the sun is shining

crossing my fingers here
3-18 22:16
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Looks very nice!
3-22 03:47
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Hi Monty. Thanks. The gardens are immaculate, and I guess the living quarters must be too. But much of the building badly needs maintenance. And some of the outbuildings are derelict and being demolished.
3-22 07:09
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Blériot53 Posted at 3-22 07:09
Hi Monty. Thanks. The gardens are immaculate, and I guess the living quarters must be too. But much of the building badly needs maintenance. And some of the outbuildings are derelict and being demolished.

You're welcome.
That is sad to read!
3-22 10:49
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Montfrooij Posted at 3-22 10:49
You're welcome.
That is sad to read!

It's a familiar pattern in many of the castles I've videoed and photographed. Upkeep is horribly expensive.
3-22 15:15
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Blériot53 Posted at 3-22 15:15
It's a familiar pattern in many of the castles I've videoed and photographed. Upkeep is horribly expensive.

I can imagine.
Back in the days labor was quite cheap....
3-22 23:56
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Montfrooij Posted at 3-22 23:56
I can imagine.
Back in the days labor was quite cheap....

It's a lovely day today so I've been over and re-done the flight over this castle. Editing tomorrow and posting that evening I expect
3-23 07:41
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Blériot53 Posted at 3-23 07:41
It's a lovely day today so I've been over and re-done the flight over this castle. Editing tomorrow and posting that evening I expect

Nice!
I've been busy working on the workspace / studio.
Tonight the roof got insulated and received its vapor barrier.
3-23 12:33
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Congrats on the 2 Million Mark and the nice shot taken.
3-23 14:53
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Cacike47 Posted at 3-23 14:53
Congrats on the 2 Million Mark and the nice shot taken.

Thank you   I've been back to the locale and re-flown the mission in better weather just yesterday.  I will post to the forum soon.
3-23 23:15
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Montfrooij Posted at 3-23 12:33
Nice!
I've been busy working on the workspace / studio.
Tonight the roof got insulated and received its vapor barrier.

Wow you HAVE been busy!  Are you developing a soundproof studio so you can work and practice at home?
3-23 23:17
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