Good Morning all,
Pretty new to this hobby as probably many of you know.
Looking at all the footage of sunrises and sunsets, snow and ice etc is pretty inspiring so thanks to all who have made contributions.
At some point it was inevitable that I would have a go and before bed last night I thought if the dog or the birds outside wake me I’ll get up and have a go. So 4.50am the dog needed the garden and that was that.
It’s unlike me not to have everything charged. Normally my phone, laptop, watch etc are all kept max’d up overnight.
But no, unbelievable that I didn’t plug in my phone and perhaps not so unbelievable, I really never expected the outing to take place so all 3 drone batteries were semi discharged. This of course, coupled with the 0.5 deg C temperature had quite an impact.
Lesson 1 complete.
Also, this very chilly start feels somewhat colder when you are just stood still and when I went to change the drone battery my hands were too cold to manipulate the catch.
Lesson 2 complete.
Now, when the UAV app says sun rise 5.50am, it really was too early to get that dramatic orange ball low in the sky and it was at least 3/4 of an hour after that before it was glorious through the mist. By which point I was so very cold, I’d used 2 semi charged batteries no finger co-ordination and my phone was giving in, so I was really going to miss the optimal time.
Lesson 3 complete.
1 battery left my phone was dying even though I thought I had it set to charge from the controller (I hadn’t). So shaking away, I tried to navigate to the setting, do you think I could find it with my frozen fingers? Know your app!!
Lesson 4 complete.
Anyway I have footage, I did get to play with manual mode on video and photo so I hope there will be some pleasant stuff there. I haven’t looked yet. Just got home and put everything on charge and I’m almost warm.
A valuable combination of lessons all in one go I think.
Have a great week end everyone.