Well, with an icy blast from the East, and constant snow flurries, Saturday 17th was perfect for drone flying. Errr, no, hang on, it was perfect for penguins, staying in the pub, watching the rugby (no, scrap that, given England’s performance) - in fact, pretty much anything than being outside, with or without a drone.
But, nonetheless, @Londroner , @Steel-eye and @Renni-Aire along with a couple of regular photographers did indeed battle through the elements for the Photo Day at Chinnor & Princess Risborough Railway.
It was a good day, with access all areas photography, cab rides, some useful photographer tips from a pro (if you pick up a railway magazine, Phil Marsh probably took the photo) and a very welcome bacon butty for lunch.
Flying outside was out of the question, in fact, as fingers went numb, photography outside at all was generally tricky, but I did manage to get a flight in the engine shed (atti mode, scary) at the very end.
Did I mention it was cold? Engine sheds don’t have heating, carriages are steam heated (not much use on a diesel day), even cabs in Diesel engines are cold, but it was good fun. It did go to show the problems of trying to foreward plan any drone activity - the weather is hard to rely on.
But, we did formulate a plan that an-all access flying day would combine very well with one of the steam/diesel driving days they run on certain weekends - pilots could be dropped off at the trackside down the line (like at the top of one of the inclines, good for meaning steam work hard), would be on railway property, so would be ideal for photos.
Some pics below of the GADC-3, the engine shed and a few other photos, taken by Mr Olympus, not Mr DJI!