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Flying over sailing race and landing on a RIB

Discussion in 'Photos and Video' started by NigelJF, Jun 10, 2015.

  1. NigelJF

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    Sailing Race: The 2015 Carey Olsen Inter-island Challenge (Jersey to Guernsey) last Saturday.

    Footage a bit bumpy and I could have flown better but was focused so much on battery power as my batteries get to 30% then take 10 seconds to drop-off to 8% and then straight into auto-landing; not ideal over the sea. I did this video for some sailing mates so it might be long and boring to watch if you're not mad about yachts, so fast-forward to the hurried landing back at the RIB (6min 19sec) when the drone was about to auto-land some way off the boat and I had to quickly fly back and dump it into my catcher's hands.


    https://youtu.be/qgYc2wVFJZo

    (copy/paste if the link doesn't work)
     
  2. dutch

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    loved the views! the music was good to
    not a bit boring, thanks
     
  3. 2ndjetty

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    Anything with water is great. Very nice! It's fun to fly out of a boat... as long as you have a good assistant !
     
  4. NigelJF

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    cheers for the comments!
     
  5. Herbako

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    Allways when you fly over water it´s a little bit risky and make you feel inconvenience.
     
    #5 Herbako, Jun 10, 2015
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  7. NigelJF

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    Cool video. My drone is never that stable even in nil-wind conditions. Always seems to be jiggling about a bit.
     
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    Nice one Nigel and nice to see another bean with a drone in Jersey!