Get that drone out and FLY! Its been so long since I flew my drones I need to relearn all the muscle memory at the controls, and here’s a quick video at Steel Stacks
First test flight of my new DJI Mavic 3 Pro drone over Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Images captured flying over the Lehigh River post processed.
I recently ordered and received a new DJI Mavic 3 Pro drone replacing my ancient Phantom 3 Pro. Follow me as I unbox it and prepare for its first flight.
On the road again … Tomorrow I’m back on the road again for a 17 day business trip to Australia (Sydney) and New Zealand (Auckland and Christchurch) for some PCI assessment work, and general information security meetings and reviews with folks in our APAC offices. I do love New Zealand, and Auckland in particular. This is my […]
Sunset photos from 100 Feet over Albrightsville Still getting the hang of the Phantom 3 – as well as third party applications. Tonight it finally stopped threatening to rain, and the wind died down here in Albrightsville Pennsylvania, so I took out the drone and fired up a new app I grabbed: AutoPilot (iOS: App Store) and […]
Phantom 3 Custom Skin and Dyed Props Well, the weather outside is crap, so no flying the drone today; besides, I’m feeling like the weather – crap. So what am I to do? Oh! My order of a WWII Nose Art Skin for the Phantom 3 Professional arrived this week – and I spent a […]
DJI Firmware Update and New Functions – Phantom 3 DJI released a firmware update (1.4.0010) for the Phantom 3 Professional (as well as others) this morning, and updates to their iOS (v2.2.0) and Android (v2.1.0) DJI GO applications. I spent time updating the firmware on the bird, updating my iOS device, calibrating (and re-calibrating) the IMU (Inertial Measurement […]
Final colors for the propellers, a skin, and more I really like the idea of dying the plastic propellers for the Phantom 3, and have been playing around with a number of different mixes to get what I am looking for. The final product is in the image below. The reds and blues are the same […]
Phantom 3: Polar Pro Filters Polarizing and Neutral Density Filters One of the things that annoys the crap out of me about the Phantom 3 Professional is that it comes with only a UV filter to protect the lens. The photos it captures really suffers from the lack of a polarization filter, and in a lot of cases, neutral […]
Things that happen with Dye and Propellers when bored I saw a post on one of the Phantom 3 forums I follow about dyeing the stock white P3 propellers different colors using RIT fabric dye. I did a couple test runs with props that were on when a hemlock jumped out and swatted my drone. The results […]