Great view and brill video, thanks for sharing, lovely part of the country
Seeing you standing in such a precarious location made me feel very uncomfortable, but that is a very impressive dronie.
She’s braver than I am!
I’m with you Andrew mate, you couldn’t pay me to stand on the edge of a cliff
Great video, perfect Dronie.
Not sure I would have the confidence to fly and stand whee you were standing!
It honestly didn’t feel precarious at all on there. several feet wide, and no crumbly bits as far as I could tell, and i stayed in the middle.
Yeah. No way in hell I was climbing over those bits. It shocked me that it’s worn from so many people walking over there (at least I assume that’s what it is) and even onto the next section too.
No way you would get me there!
Honestly the more terrifying moment of the morning happened before this.
So I did most of my flying more to the right as we’re looking at it in that video, nearer to the, what…spires? whatever the proper name for them is. Nowhere near the edge really, for those that are worried about this.
Soon after i got there, a little more than 30 mins before sunrise, I noticed a photographer with a tripod poised for sunrise shots of the rocks with his SLR, at the spot where I took this dronie later. ANyway, I flew around for an hour or so capturing videos, and was done for the morning, bringing my drone back to land. I looked away from the drone at my screen for a sec - I find it helps with the camera pointed straight down for me to check its position, i always do this when landing. I look up again, to see my drone (or so I thought) speeding away sideways at top speed. WTF?!?!? I shout, having a complete panic for a few seconds. I’m not touching the controls at all, i look down at the screen again - and it’s still exactly where it was a few seconds earlier. I’m baffled at this point, and just about having palpitations.
Turns out the photographer also had a drone, (an air 2s as it happens) i guess the larger size than my M3P made me see it more obviously, and just assumed it was mine right away.
Now THAT was scary!
Sorry, I don’t know what you mean
@martywolfman This is your first drone flight? It’s a very nice capture but not sure I’d recommend anyone taking to the sea on their first flight though.
Costal flying which I love comes with a few risk assessments before takeoff. Wind direction, speed, etc. Some very useful Apps out there for that though.
No, not my first drone flight. My first dronie, but not my first flight - But I’m not very experienced either, I’ve done a few videos with it now - you’ve commented on at least one of the others (No, I don’t expect you to remember the author of every thread you comment on, hehe) But most of my flights have been over water now it seems, hehe. I guess I’m used to it.
I always check with oktofly before flying, and yesterday when I was at this location it was a bit gusty early on, so i brought it down again and waited a while till it calmed down. I was also bvery much keeping in mind the wind direction too when it was a little stronger. I know you can struggle to get back if it’s too strong, but I expect getting below the height of the cliffs would have helped if i’d had any real problems with it. I didn;t know, the winds were fairly calm.
Great location, done several flights around Old Harry, very dramatic… especially from a pafdleboard when the Condor Cat has just gone past, gets very wavy!