Willington power station


#1

Amazing place to visit with the drone. The stacks are all that remain of the old power station now.


#2

Seen quite a few vids now of the cooling towers but you captured some of the better ones there, well done @Proteous
I liked the one at 1m30s where you drop down inside the tower, though I must confess to being worried you’d completely lose connection with the Mavic as the tower would be shielding the signal. Though I suppose it depends on where you were standing at the time - did you notice any signal loss?


#3

Great video.

Willington has been on my list for a few years.

Were you inside the tower when you dropped in from the top?


#4

sound like a meet up?


#5

Thank you very much for your comments. As a begginer it means a lot to know im going in the right direction.
I was stood about 100 yards away from the towers when i dropped down. Actually in the big field you see in the vid. The site was blocked off to public access. I didnt get any drop of signal at all however as i approached the bottom i got a slight pixel effect on the ipad for about a second.


#6

Hey i will go back anytime so if your going to plan a meet up please count me in.


#7

Deffo, you know I have a thing for cooling towers


#8

I’m planning on visiting a number of sites on the bike this summer - rideouts with a purpose :sunglasses: - the towers are a definite! (Before they get demolished, which has been on the cards for some time sadly.)


#9

Give me a shot I’m up for urban decay type shoots both on the ground and in the air


#10

Hey Ed, we should meet up on the bikes sometime. When im out on the bike the drone is always in the back.


#11

That would be great :+1:
Unfortunately I won’t have the bike back on the road till April so the Towers will be my first on-bike jaunt.


#12

Real tragedy that they will be destroyed.
One of these would make a nice 60 room villa with panoramic views and a Olympic size heated infinity swimming pool on top …
Just the spare £ 10 million should cover it… :joy: