First time I’ve taken my drone out in the dark, well twilight but I’m counting it. Got to my location about 45 mins before sunrise (after an hour and a quarter walk from home).
First time I’ve flown when it’s frosty. It was so flipping cold! I had my battery pack in my inner jacket pocket so all three were ready to go.
First time I’ve flown without the prop guards. After last weekend’s flying I felt confident enough to take my stabilisers off today (they were in my bag though).
Aaaannnnd… first time I’ve collided with anything. Doh! Yep, here I was, all cocky with the guards off and I end up crashing into a tree.
It started OK but I wasn’t quite as parallel to the tree line as I thought and suddenly the drone was tangled in branches. However, it stayed in the air, I manoeuvred it out and bought it back. No damage other than few green streaks of moss on the bodywork, props are fine and I continued to fly it for a good while after.
Here’s the collision vid for your amusement. I’ll edit the proper footage together soon.