No flying today, bloody weather!


#203

:+1::+1::+1:


#204

Get your batteries charging!


#205

100% Zero wind speed here! - However it’s super foggy!


#206

Fog can be good! :wink:


#207

It would be easy for people to get their ‘In The Clouds’ badge today!
:smiley:


#208

I just tried a flight in the fog - that’s a big Nope from me! - Which is super annoying as the wind conditions are the best I’ve ever experienced.
Having FPV-assisted flight to refer to is FAR safer than LOS alone - IMHO
Visibility < 100m and it came back soaking wet!
I’ve just spent 20 minutes practising lazy 8’s and banked turns :wink:
The sensors handled the fog with no issues though :+1:

(Also had two walk-ups from the GP - no issues at all - I did the standard Q&A :wink: )
And then went on to explain how safe they are and how the built-in restrictions keep everybody safe and you shouldn’t always believe the news :+1:


#209

It would have been crystal clear above the fog! :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:


#210

Managed to get out before sunrise this morning, was bloomin cold but it wasn’t raining :grinning:


#211

Yes - indeed - there’s a lot of wind about - 70mph gusts being indicated for next Friday @ Land’s End …

But in between the weather systems there are some calm periods forecast to get out and grab some Pano Challenge and Winter Treasure Hunt pics/videos!!

Some night flying Monday evening?

And perhaps some daytime flying Wednesday afternoon?


#212

Yesterday was fun trying to keep the lorry rubber side down crossing the Severn bridge especially, it’s quite a high bugger :grin:


#213

So frustrated as a newbie with the weather.

Other circumstances keeping me from doing any decent flights / practising too. My average flight times are abismal. Im grabbing 5-10 mins whenever I can.

Night flights are good to an extent but I keep my M2P on my desk at work to remind me what I’ll be doing when I grab a mo! :+1:


#214

patience is sometime a virtue, I remember with my first Phantom, that it was weeks before I got a real flight in.
Fly when you get the chance, but fly with care and do not do anything silly, or you will regret it!.
I have learnt that taking the drone out with me in the car (most of the time) can be an advantage in being able to get the bird up within only a minute or two, and has been a definite advantage and turned up some surprising photos.
It’s not a lot of good stuck on your desk at work !.


#215

Indeed, agree. patience is the key!. Im off work from 21st Dec to 3rd of Jan so hoping to get some decent flying in then. :crossed_fingers:

I work from home full time so it being on my desk just reminds to take my M2P wherever I go, because you just never know!! :smile:


#216

Today is already far less windy than forecast …

Even the weather is looking more friendly …

Wind/weather both looking excellent for some evening night flying!


#217

Hoping to get out and up in the air tonight. Cold but calm so far today, even the Sun had a go earlier. :+1:


#218

Extremely calm here tonight - bit too late though :wink:

In fact, I’m pretty sure I heard a Squirrel fart outside - it’s that still and quiet!


#219

These are actual airport (weather buoy) reports @ around 21:00.

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#220

Too late?

Sounds more like the ideal time to grab a night time pano for the 2018 Pano Challenge :+1:t2:


#221

Still pretty good, and FAR better than forecast, in most places this morning, too!


#222

Still plenty of scope for some evening night shots!

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