The View from 400 Feet

Coronado Heights from Above

It was a nice spring day, sunny and with only a slight breeze, so I took out my drone to gain some practice flying and taking photos and videos while flying. I had some pretty good results on the photo front and here are my favorites from today. The first two are taken near Coronado … Read more

Maxwell from a Drone

Maxwell from Above

I flew my drone out at the McPherson State Fishing Lake (commonly known as Maxwell, for the adjacent game preserve) today and got a few decent and interesting photos. In hindsight, I should have been on the other side of the lake, looking at the east shore, given the time of day. (Noted for future … Read more

Lovely Kansas from Above

Above Winchester Road

Monday was a rare day for spring, with virtually no wind. It was warm, with a few clouds, and late in the day we took off so I could practice flying the drone and taking pictures. The first spot is one of my favorite places to ride my bicycle as well as go on leisurely … Read more

Above Mushroom Rock Park

Above Mushroom Rock Park

Spring in Kansas means a lot of wind, so I haven’t been able to do much flying this month. Today was almost calm, and I got some flight time in. We were up north of Kanopolis Lake, at Mushroom Rock park. I spent most of the time just getting familiar with the unit, flying further … Read more

First Shots from My Drone

Drone's eye view of the Old Mill

I’ve been interested in getting a small quad-copter, also known as a drone, for a while now. But, the high price for something that could be crashed and rendered inoperable caused me to hold off. There are a number of drone manufacturers, but the leading one, DJI has had great success with their Phantom line, … Read more