Not my first post but waited to introduce myself as I didn’t want to do it before I’d become the proud owner of my first drone! True to my name though, it is a bit of long post.
So I took the mini 2 out for its maiden voyage the other weekend but early morning mist kept initiating landing without returning to home. Learned that wasn’t the best condition for flying but I really couldn’t wait!
Other things learned that same weekend…
It took 32 seconds to discover:
-Overhanging trees are bad.
-Canals beneath said trees are also bad.
A further 6 hours to come to the conclusion:
-Magnet fishing is boring and unproductive.
-Grappling hooks aren’t effective either.
-It’s possible to drain a stretch of canal by opening the locks downstream.
-Canal & River Trust really disapprove of this.
-Grassy canal banks are very slippery.
-Canals are much deeper than you think.
-Canal beds are like quicksand.
I’m lucky to have learned all this second hand.
My other half wasn’t so fortunate, and despite all his efforts, neither was his unrecovered drone, one pair of ruined trainers, and the wrist he fractured during the escapade.
Apparently we’re testing out underwater inspection cameras and monitors this weekend as he’s determined to get the bloody thing back for insurance purposes.
Despite all this, I gave him a new drone, so not sure who’s crazier.
I’ve never known anyone as accident prone as him so the drone related stories could prove to be way more interesting than any drone footage he manages to get.