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Spotted these two just using the tide to get down river,   luckily I ws flying the mini 3 and they did hear me approach.



Taken with the Mini 3 Pro.


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9-24 01:37
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9-24 01:38
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Impressive capture DA.    Appears the leader was holding up for the follower to catch up.  Nice how the Mini 3 was able to quietly get into position.  Don't think you could "sneak" up like that with the M2P.  



Happy Saturday!

9-24 04:12
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Nice capture David.
9-24 10:34
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Nice shot.
9-24 10:36
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Nice colours, patterns and textures!!
9-24 20:22
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Bussty Posted at 9-24 20:22
Nice colours, patterns and textures!!

Cheers Bussty.   
9-24 22:41
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DowntownRDB Posted at 9-24 04:12
Impressive capture DA.    Appears the leader was holding up for the follower to catch up.  Nice how the Mini 3 was able to quietly get into position.  Don't think you could "sneak" up like that with the M2P.  

They would have for sure heard and felt the down draft from the M2P.
9-24 22:52
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Cheers Depp.   
9-24 22:52
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thanks Mr B,   You made it then.
9-24 22:52
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DAFlys Posted at 9-24 22:52
thanks Mr B,   You made it then.

Yep. It was exhilarating, but exhausting
Only a couple of brief flights of the Mini3Pro - it quickly became too windy the further we climbed.
Had to rely on the trusty Pocket 2 for most of the journey.
Coming down the other side, there were by then so many people about it would have been unwise to launch the drone. No rain at all, mist on departure in the car - breaking through into full sun on the start of the hike.  Mist obscured Kinder Downfall and the Mermaid's Pool for a while but cleared for us to get some good shots with the Pocket2.  Full sun for the descent into Edale.
9-24 23:35
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Blériot53 Posted at 9-24 23:35
Yep. It was exhilarating, but exhausting
Only a couple of brief flights of the Mini3Pro - it quickly became too windy the further we climbed.
Had to rely on the trusty Pocket 2 for most of the journey.

Lovely,   I checked the weather yesterday morning and it looked like it was going to be good for you.  

I'll look forward to some of the footage and hearing which one youre going to scale next.  
9-24 23:44
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DAFlys Posted at 9-24 23:44
Lovely,   I checked the weather yesterday morning and it looked like it was going to be good for you.  

I'll look forward to some of the footage and hearing which one youre going to scale next.

The entire route took us 7 hours, as we made numerous stops along the way for photography and refreshment.  The 3h30 calculated by Google Maps must be for fell runners or mountain goats - it takes no account of the terrain.
9-25 00:05
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Blériot53 Posted at 9-25 00:05
The entire route took us 7 hours, as we made numerous stops along the way for photography and refreshment.  The 3h30 calculated by Google Maps must be for fell runners or mountain goats - it takes no account of the terrain.

I usually look at routes like that on www.alltrails.com and even their estimates are for speed walkers I think.   
9-25 00:09
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DAFlys Posted at 9-25 00:09
I usually look at routes like that on www.alltrails.com and even their estimates are for speed walkers I think.

A useful link. Thanks.
9-25 00:17
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DAFlys Posted at 9-24 22:52
They would have for sure heard and felt the down draft from the M2P.

  No doubt about the M2P not being stealthy.
9-25 15:07
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Blériot53 Posted at 9-25 00:17
A useful link. Thanks.

Ive found a couple of new walks on there that were quite enjoyable.  
9-25 22:55
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DowntownRDB Posted at 9-25 15:07
No doubt about the M2P not being stealthy.

Sometimes you can get away with it if the wind is just right.  Ive also noticed that people that dont know drones always think its quieter than they expected.
9-25 23:05
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Nice capture!
9-25 23:29
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many thanks Peter.  
9-25 23:36
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DAFlys Posted at 9-25 23:36
many thanks Peter.

You're welcome!
9-25 23:43
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DAFlys Posted at 9-25 22:55
Ive found a couple of new walks on there that were quite enjoyable.

My daughter is already suggesting other walks. I said - let me get over this one first!
9-25 23:47
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Blériot53 Posted at 9-25 23:47
My daughter is already suggesting other walks. I said - let me get over this one first!

Well I hope you take her up on the offer.   You did well and should keep it up.
9-25 23:49
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DAFlys Posted at 9-25 23:49
Well I hope you take her up on the offer.   You did well and should keep it up.

There's one that caught my attention, a little further north.  I'll be checking it out on the maps soon.
9-25 23:57
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Blériot53 Posted at 9-25 23:57
There's one that caught my attention, a little further north.  I'll be checking it out on the maps soon.

Is that Ben Nevis?
9-26 00:21
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DAFlys Posted at 9-25 23:05
Sometimes you can get away with it if the wind is just right.  Ive also noticed that people that dont know drones always think its quieter than they expected.

Very true, especially if the drone is on the down wind side of the subject(s).  

Non-pilots here thought when the Mini first came out that it sounded like a mad swarm of bees.  I really like that the Mini 3 seems so much quieter to me.  
9-26 03:29
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DAFlys Posted at 9-26 00:21
Is that Ben Nevis?

Not that far north
Anyway l did Ben Nevis about 20 years ago.
9-26 04:38
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DowntownRDB Posted at 9-26 03:29
Very true, especially if the drone is on the down wind side of the subject(s).  

Non-pilots here thought when the Mini first came out that it sounded like a mad swarm of bees.  I really like that the Mini 3 seems so much quieter to me.

I had a lady recently that thought the Mini3 was a swarm of wasps chasing her.  
9-26 23:14
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Blériot53 Posted at 9-26 04:38
Not that far north
Anyway l did Ben Nevis about 20 years ago.

That was the only one I could think of.  Ive not done Ben but would like to at some point.  
9-26 23:31
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DAFlys Posted at 9-26 23:31
That was the only one I could think of.  Ive not done Ben but would like to at some point.

It can be wild. We went in July, and set off in sunshine. Part way up, it began to rain and the wind picked up. Nearing the top, the rain has changed to ice spicules blown horizontally by the wind, scouring our faces. At the summit, the fog had closed in and there was a foot of snow. No view to be had, and the four of us piled into the survival hut for a rest before setting off back down.
9-26 23:37
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Blériot53 Posted at 9-26 23:37
It can be wild. We went in July, and set off in sunshine. Part way up, it began to rain and the wind picked up. Nearing the top, the rain has changed to ice spicules blown horizontally by the wind, scouring our faces. At the summit, the fog had closed in and there was a foot of snow. No view to be had, and the four of us piled into the survival hut for a rest before setting off back down.

That sounds like my trip up snowdon.
9-27 00:05
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DAFlys Posted at 9-27 00:05
That sounds like my trip up snowdon.

I've done Snowdon more than once. One time was in full sun, so the views were outstanding.
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Blériot53 Posted at 9-27 00:07
I've done Snowdon more than once. One time was in full sun, so the views were outstanding.

ive only done it once,   we had all the weather on the way up,  but it did clear for a while at the top and I can confirm the views.   It was very busy up there,  we took the miners path but a lot seem to follow the railway line up.    They've built a cafe at the top now I hear.
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DAFlys Posted at 9-27 00:13
ive only done it once,   we had all the weather on the way up,  but it did clear for a while at the top and I can confirm the views.   It was very busy up there,  we took the miners path but a lot seem to follow the railway line up.    They've built a cafe at the top now I hear.

There always was a cafe but it was closed for a long while.
Maybe they've refurbished it.
9-27 00:33
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Blériot53 Posted at 9-27 00:33
There always was a cafe but it was closed for a long while.
Maybe they've refurbished it.

Looking at the website it opened in 2009 and they were building it when we went up there.  
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DAFlys Posted at 9-27 01:05
Looking at the website it opened in 2009 and they were building it when we went up there.

I must have a false memory of a cafe, as it was in the 1980's I was last up there. I thought it was adjacent to the station building.
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DAFlys Posted at 9-27 01:05
Looking at the website it opened in 2009 and they were building it when we went up there.

No I'm right - there was a cafe of sorts back then :

"The Summit Cafe, which the much-diminished building now imprisons, and which is vaunted in one of the many notices that adorn Snowdon as "more than just a cafe", is a gloomy, 1970s works canteen smelling of disinfectant. Big laminated notices warn customers not to try eating their own food on the premises. Those daring to bring sandwiches are forced to consume them outside in the driving rain."
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DAFlys Posted at 9-26 23:14
I had a lady recently that thought the Mini3 was a swarm of wasps chasing her.

    Guess it sound like that if you aren't used to hearing it.  
9-27 03:04
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Blériot53 Posted at 9-27 01:32
No I'm right - there was a cafe of sorts back then :

"The Summit Cafe, which the much-diminished building now imprisons, and which is vaunted in one of the many notices that adorn Snowdon as "more than just a cafe", is a gloomy, 1970s works canteen smelling of disinfectant. Big laminated notices warn customers not to try eating their own food on the premises. Those daring to bring sandwiches are forced to consume them outside in the driving rain."

Ah,  so this one probably was built on the same site.
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DowntownRDB Posted at 9-27 03:04
Guess it sound like that if you aren't used to hearing it.

She was swimming at the time and was just about to get out when she realised it was me coming into land.  
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