Got up at 3am yesterday to take the new drone for a spin. Went to a lake, canal, mountain drawing, windmill and a hill.
Had a really close call first thing in the morning when the drone went into the brunches of a tree. No way did I think it would be able to survive that and I thought it would plummet into the canal under the tree. To my surprise the drone came unscathed! No propeller damage, just dirt from the tree. Phew! Great job DJI!
Again the collision avoidance just made things worse! It is now permanently turned off.
The parabolic reflectors seem to decrease the range rather than increase it, so they are going to the bin.
Positives: managed to clock about 2 hours of flight. Phantom 4 Advanced seems to get along very well with Phantom 4 Ver 2 propellers and I’m averaging 29-30 minutes of flight time with 10% to spear!
Got a lot of great footage, which needs to be cut, edited, colour graded etc.
Some photos from yesterday:
Still can’t believe how great the camera on the drone is. 1 inch sensor is definitely worth it. The UHD footage looks unbelievable on 4K monitor!