PS:125 – Flying & Timelapse

Took to Lake Ming today to fly, and found boat racing! Got a few shots from the drone & the YiCam, hope to find some time to edit tomorrow. Sadly today has been shot (haven’t even ate dinner!) as I’ve been working on converting a hardware server here in town to a virtual server on VPS server.

I’ll update things with the footage once I get it edited, or just make a new post. Super tired. Long day. What I wouldn’t do for a real vacation where I got to relax! All in time!

PS:43 – Latest Flight

So in an attempt to relax on my birthday went for a drone flight:

Took some photos too! Haven’t posted many of those, but I think I’m going to post some online soon! For now, since I’m exhausted after a rough weekend which included a sick Lilly 🙁 I’m going to get back to work and try to wrap up for the evening so I can sleep tonight.

PS:23 – Flying.

I’ve always enjoyed a good kite, and after playing with a Syma X11 drone, I even more so wanted to get a DJI Phantom 3 Professional.

Well after reading some reviews, and asking myself “What do I honestly need a 4k video for?” I decided on the standard. I needed some real relaxation as of late, and after some hellish weeks and a generous customer I grabbed one:

Still getting used to the controls, but super relaxing for me! Like the combo of Kite Flying and Photography! Loving it! One last clip, hope to get out and fly more this week/weekend.

I am licensed by the FAA, Have a number for the drone and a card for me, super cool for sure! More videos to come for sure, I want to make little edits with music if possible, but for now just wanted to share some footage!

I end this post though with one of the stills I took:

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PS:14 – Quadcopter?

I’m an out-doorsey kind of guy. I enjoy fresh air because anywhere from 75-90% of my day tends to be at my desk. So any adventure out and about is great. Thus, this past summer I grabbed a simple quadcopter from Amazon. The Syma line was very cool, has some options for tricks and is honestly cheap. I got these after having lost to a tree/melted a motor of a Sky Viper, which is not the best drone in the world.

Why am I drone crazy? Well, I want a professional grade one but a $30 investment for learning seemed safer than crashing a $800 drone. The dream one thus far is a DJI Phantom 3 Professional because I love the range & video quality. I would love to fly out to the nearby areas as things are green, snow sprinkled/covered, not to mention if I get this gig on the coast; I likely will at least monthly go out and hit up a meeting or three. Ocean Video.

The thing I love is I’ve always posted photos. I’ve always posted things like panorama of the outdoors, 360 spheres on Google – just some photos even like this of the nearby Kern River:

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I want to do more. I talked to my dad briefly about this the other day as the units are on sale on DJI’s website. I mentioned I thought it would be cool to do a flyby of beautiful Kern County areas like the above Kern River! Do some awesome music with it. Heck even maybe give a few images to my old friend Scott’s Instagram Channel.

It is a dream more than a “RUN GET IT!” I’m trying not to go nuts on spending in any fashion. I’ve thought about just getting a lower model, see if the YouTube channel alone would get some extra $$, throw in the tech site, a day job, and my business might be able to save up over the course of this year and buy it.

A Guy can dream can’t he? 🙂