My Mavic Has A Lens Issue

My Mavic Has A Lens Issue

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.

Peak Fall Foliage

Peak Fall Foliage

It's that time of year again. Wanted to capture some of the peak foliage with the Inspire 1 - enjoy!

One week with the DJI Mavic Pro

One week with the DJI Mavic Pro

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...

OA-5 Antares Launch

OA-5 Antares Launch

Rode down to see my first "close-up" launch from Wallops Island, VA. Mind. Blown.

Blizzard of 2016

Blizzard of 2016

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.

One week with the iPad Pro and Pencil

One week with the iPad Pro and Pencil

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. 

Bridgeville Burglar

Bridgeville Burglar

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. 

Nor'easter: 3 October 2015

Nor'easter: 3 October 2015

A quick and dirty compilation of some footage I captured during the Nor'easter that nailed Delaware on October 3rd.

Blood moon, supermoon, eclipse...

Blood moon, supermoon, eclipse...

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.

Eight minutes of beach

Eight minutes of beach

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. 

Bridgeville Rifle & Pistol IDPA Club Match

Bridgeville Rifle & Pistol IDPA Club Match

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.

  

How I Repaired My Corrupt Lightroom Catalog

How I Repaired My Corrupt Lightroom Catalog

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). 

Nvidia Shield Tablet Recall

Nvidia Shield Tablet Recall

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.

Inspire 1: Cleared for Takeoff

Inspire 1: Cleared for Takeoff

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. 

Inspire 1: Expedited RMA

Inspire 1: Expedited RMA

Ah, the saga continues. Remember that scene in Fight Club where they make the "recruits" wait on the porch?

Inspire 1: Still Grounded

Inspire 1: Still Grounded

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.

Inspire 1: Grounded

Inspire 1: Grounded

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.

Emax 250 Test Flights

Emax 250 Test Flights

After watching a video of some French dudes blasting around a forest "podrace-style", I decided I had to pick up a little 250 size "racing drone" kit and give it a shot.