Recently flew from Baltimore (BWI) to Las Vegas (LAS) via Southwest Airlines for a week of vacation in southern Utah and northern Arizona. You bet your ass I wanted to bring a drone along so I'm writing this down before I forget the details.
Testing out some low-light H.265 footage from the Phantom 4 Pro
I didn't want to believe it when I first found it, but there it was... running up the left hand side of every image I've taken with my new Mavic Pro.
It's that time of year again. Wanted to capture some of the peak foliage with the Inspire 1 - enjoy!
And lo, the brown box gods decided to shine favorably upon me... last Friday my Mavic Pro "Fly More Combo" was delivered early. It wasn't scheduled to get here until Monday (Halloween) but for some bizarre reason the FedEx guy...
Rode down to see my first "close-up" launch from Wallops Island, VA. Mind. Blown.
Putting the drone to some good use: surveying storm damage. Was concerned about the wind being too strong to fly this soon after the storm passed, but it wasn't bad
The snow came. The snow went. Roads were closed, streets were flooded and there was some wind damage, but overall it wasn't "apocalyptic" out in western Sussex county.
I've been incredibly excited about the iPad Pro ever since it was announced at the Apple keynote in September. Many people have asked me why.
Our security cameras captured this footage early Saturday Morning, (2:50am) on November 7th. Suspect entered our house and stole a bottle of prescription medicine from my wife's purse, (absolutely nothing else) and then left - very odd.
A quick and dirty compilation of some footage I captured during the Nor'easter that nailed Delaware on October 3rd.
Right. Whatever you want to call it, last night there was a lunar eclipse that was cool to see. Earlier in the evening clouds were spotty and it was super bright outside - you definitely didn't need a flashlight to walk around.
This will be the most boring video you've ever seen - unless you like sitting on the beach. Shot a bunch of footage on one of my days off, a beautiful September afternoon with nobody around.
Had a great morning at the range on Saturday! Our UPS driver at work (Dave) is a member of the Bridgeville Rifle & Pistol Club and he's seen me bring my drone to and from the office. So... he invited me to the range to get some aerial shots and check the place out.
Your mileage may vary, but this process just saved my hide. I'm writing this as a quick reminder in case I ever need to do this again. Running OSX Yosemite on a Mac Pro, using OSX's default/included sqlite3 binary (SQLite version 3.8.5).
Earlier today I caught word that Nvidia is recalling Shield tablets because the batteries are exploding [Awesome... ] and after a quick check at the link below it turns out mine is one of the thousands of affected units.
Yesterday afternoon the FedEx guy dropped off my repaired Inspire 1 - and just as luck would have it, southern Delaware got smacked by a couple of potent late-day thunderstorms. So I had to wait until today to take her out for a test flight.
Ah, the saga continues. Remember that scene in Fight Club where they make the "recruits" wait on the porch?
After 8 weeks of downtime my Inspire 1 finally returned home last week. Imagine my surprise when I took it out of the (slightly damaged) storage case and fired it up - only to find that the exact same issue I was having before is still happening.
The short version: My Inspire 1 is bricked. The strange thing is that the problems started AFTER I updated the firmware and AFTER a full-blown live test flight... not during the update process.