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. 

DJI Inspire 1 Notes & Tips

DJI Inspire 1 Notes & Tips

This post will serve as a running "captain's log" - a centralized place for me to keep notes, links and tips I've learned along the way about my Inspire 1.

Breakwater Storm

Breakwater Storm

Anyone who knows me knows I love bad weather. It comes as no surprise then, that I was really looking forward to the first night of my end-of-summer vacation due to the weather forecast.

Rise Fitness + Adventure: Open House

Rise Fitness + Adventure: Open House

I've never been fond of gyms. The repetitive, boring nature of gym based exercise is what makes me never want to do it. Running in place and shoving metal shit around just isn't a way I'm going to choose to spend my time, even if it does make you a healthier individual.

Weekend Walk: Gordons Pond Trail

Weekend Walk: Gordons Pond Trail

I'm still overly impressed by the new parking lot at Herring Point more than anything. It puts you literally just a few steps from the gravel trailhead in one direction, and a short walk from the beach in the other.

Portable Power

There's no doubt it's nice to unplug and have a break from the "connected world" from time to time. In recent years however, I've found those "device free" breaks are happening fewer and farther in between for me.

May Supercell

May Supercell

It's flat here. Damn flat. There are no elevated vistas, no majestic mountains. In most places it's a struggle to find a clean view of the horizon without trees or buildings in the way.