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Thread: The house next door...or how to NOT build a house

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    I am impressed with your piloting skills...

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    That thing they are building takes up the whole lot. I guess they don't want a yard. I'm sure they made it as big as the setbacks would allow.

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    It sure didn't take log for you to become accustomed to flying that drone
    Never try to tell me it can't be done
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    The pile of dirt on the subfloor is a nice touch...

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    they've mentioned wanting to plant a lot of fruit trees when the house is done. roof?

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    It sure didn't take log for you to become accustomed to flying that drone
    I did practice in the house last night and a bit over the picnic table, but those were hops. The videos are the first long flights.

    I guess a few decades on operating machine tools and building surface mount electronics pays off.

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    Does that stairwell look small to you? Seems like it should be more rectangular. I'll try for better pictures tomorrow if it's not windy.

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    Spiral staircase to the basement perhaps?

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    I went to take more pictures yesterday. Had a nice long flight and then found I'd forgotten to install the SD card.

    So, fresh battery and decided to try the "headless" mode as it's supposed to be easier. Well... the rotation was slightly out of trim so the drone was slowly turning. Kewl, automatic pan of the camera. Only...it's reference to "head" was also rotating so now the controls didn't work relative to the physical head or what I had originally set as the head. I sort of had it under control but a small breeze came up so time to land...and it wound up flying over my head fairly fast headed towards the other fence so I cut power. Landed upside down in the kiwi arbor. No damage but the rough landing apparently glitched power because the SD card was corrupted. I couldn't even post a video of the less than stellar landing.

    I had to climb on the roof with a long electrician's pole to retrieve it.

    No more headless mode!
    Last edited by jdurand; 11-18-2019 at 12:31 PM.

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