No flying today, bloody weather!


#223

I hope people are making some use of this before the weekend’s wind means we’ll all wake up at the north pole on Monday.

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#224

I see the met office have issued amber alerts for snow and ice in the north on both Saturday and Sunday.

Could be the ideal time for your Pano Challenge and Treasure Hunt entries people :smiley:


#225

Unfortunately … I think the snow coincides with high winds! :frowning:


#226

Snow is falling all around, kids are playing having fun…

That must be a que for a song bet it would be a bit shaky though…


#227

Goodish WX today, so had a fly down to Popham in me little aeroplane, no Drone and no Pics I’m afraid but I did enjoy the view.

Strangely enough when I arrived and made my brisk way to the gents (it was cold and my plane is drafty/draughty?) there was a big sign next to the toilets advertising Drone training…everbody’s at it :grin:


#228

What weeing?
Wouldn’t expect anything else in a gents…
But flying a drone in there well your just asking for trouble


#229

“Wouldn’t expect anything else in a gents”

Never been caught short in Clapham junction station then? :flushed::rofl:


#230

Possible weather window on Wednesday morning!


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#231

Well - no surprise there - the forecasters changed their minds …

Wind not too bad …

But the weather ain’t so good … though “mist”/“fog” has some potential for fun, other than height to get above it might find it being too windy. :confused:


#232

HOWEVER!!!

Nobody has any commitments on Christmas Day …. do they!? :wink:

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#233

Queen’s Speech Avoidance System Deployed!


#234

Not without that fan you won’t…
How big is the fan? Just wonder if amazon has a pc fan that would do or eBay


#235

I posted that before I discovered the fan problem.

One on ebay should be here Monday. :crossed_fingers:


#236

Phew that could have been me…


#237

In other, non-Gatwick, related news …. despite today being the winter solstice, the evenings have already been staying lighter until later for several days … even if the mornings have been staying darker until slightly more (!?) later … and will for a few more days.
Blame earth wobble/asymmetry for that!

2018 Sunrise/Sunset Daylength
Dec Sunrise Sunset Length Difference
17 08:01 ↑ (128°) 15:51 ↑ (232°) 07:50:47 −0:32
18 08:01 ↑ (128°) 15:52 ↑ (232°) 07:50:21 −0:25
19 08:02 ↑ (128°) 15:52 ↑ (232°) 07:50:02 −0:19
20 08:03 ↑ (128°) 15:52 ↑ (232°) 07:49:50 −0:12
21 08:03 ↑ (128°) 15:53 ↑ (232°) 07:49:44 −0:06
22 08:04 ↑ (128°) 15:53 ↑ (232°) 07:49:44 < 1s
23 08:04 ↑ (128°) 15:54 ↑ (232°) 07:49:51 +0:07
24 08:05 ↑ (128°) 15:55 ↑ (232°) 07:50:05 +0:13
25 08:05 ↑ (128°) 15:55 ↑ (232°) 07:50:25 +0:20
26 08:05 ↑ (128°) 15:56 ↑ (232°) 07:50:51 +0:26
27 08:05 ↑ (128°) 15:57 ↑ (232°) 07:51:24 +0:32
28 08:06 ↑ (128°) 15:58 ↑ (232°) 07:52:04 +0:39
29 08:06 ↑ (128°) 15:58 ↑ (232°) 07:52:49 +0:45
30 08:06 ↑ (128°) 15:59 ↑ (232°) 07:53:42 +0:52
31 08:06 ↑ (128°) 16:00 ↑ (232°) 07:54:40 +0:58

#238

Xmas day looks good


#239

Just bought myself a Tello so i can fly indoors or around the studio when i am at work thought it might take away the weather blues of not being able to get out :grinning:


#240

Tomorrow looks to have some serious flying potential!


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#241

People of Southern UK … get your batteries charged and earn yourselves the “Misty Moments” badge in the morning! :+1:


#242

I’m in Fuerteventura at the moment - a couple of days back somebody posted some images from here on one of the DJI FB Pages. I commented that it was far too windy for me to even think about putting my MP into the air.

He replied that he had actually lost control of his Mavic, crashed into some rocks, & the thing ended up in the sea - however he was able to recover it, so he was confident that it would be alright once it had dried out!

I just thought “what a moron, trying to fly in winds that strong - just be thankful that when you lost control you crashed into rocks, & not into a young child in a buggy!!”

We’re getting enough bad press at the moment without people like him potentially giving the Griefers & Haters even more ammunition.