Took the M2P out for night flight to try and grab pics of a nearby railway crossing. A deserted spot where I was hoping to capture a moody aerial shot of the crossing itself. (didnt as it happens).
The crossing was only about 650m away and given the 300ft (ish) height I could easily see the LEDS on the very clear pitch black night.
Now then, I was trying to frame the shot and grab some videos, the battery dropped to 25% and the alarm were going off on the controller so decided to head back but as I looked up I could not see the M2P anywhere, despite me having not moved it from its position.
So panic took over (Panic of a novice with his barely 2 week old M2P:scream:) so I pointed the drone back in the right direction according to the map and drone icon on the Go4 app map and headed for home but I still couldnt see the darn thing (honest it was there a minute ago!). So after about 5 secs I hit the return home and I could just about hear it but not see it. Soooo I switched on the auxiliary lights and there it was practically above me. Very relieved!!
Thing was, what happened to the red front lights ?? do they switch off to conserve battery? it scared the willies out of this novice.
+1 for the bottom AUX light - I used it a fair bit on Bonfire night (M2Z) - very cool turning it on to locate it when it’s up in the darkness
This didn’t stop me trying to take it out of the sky, inadvertantly, with a 50-shot firework though - no smooth panning - just lots and lots of up
(Best video of the night though )
Quick Frame grab for reference