What an utterly fantastic morning! Got up before dawn and did my preflight checks and planning. Made sure everything was fully charged and then headed out to the local heath. Arrived and set up in the field as the sun was rising, and took the Disco for her maiden flight. Everything went very smoothly, but my heart was still pounding after 10 minutes of cruising around just checking out the controls (Wow she’s fast). I have flown fixed wing RC before, this is so easy. Had to make several passes before risking a landing. Overshot by a long way and ended in a puddle.
Rechecked everything then took off again, this time flying out a bit higher and further, second landing was a bit better and closer. It seems quite hard to get used to judging the speed, distance and height for when to press the landing button. A lot of space is needed to learn this I think.
Third launch and I flew around for about 15 minutes this time concentrating more of the screen information. Landed with 32% A/C battery and 42% controller. . With the Moverios I had VLOS and HUD for all the flights. I think the Disco googles will stay in their box unused. Will buy a bigger battery soon I think. Overall a really brilliant experience, worth every penny, and I can’t wait to fly her again. Boogie Days!
After a break I flew 3 batteries with my Mavic Air. Flawless performance and simply a joy to fly but a very different experience. I am glad I have both now!
I am only 2 months in to drone ownership and really focusing on flying, telemetry etc at the moment. Have captured a lot of footage but not yet really looked into video quality and camera settings so everything is very jerky and armature. I am sure that will come as I continue to learn and gain confidence. Not to mention the potential time well that post-production hints at. Not yet ready to post my raw videos, but if I can get the time soon I will post my initial attempts here.
Cheers Everyone - Happy Flying!