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So are we going to have a moment of silence for the latest drone victim?
 
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Oops


Nothing a ladder couldn't fix, but Chloe got very upset until I got the drone down :)
 
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I started off with a little quad like that 3-4 years ago and looks what happens if you leave more than one together (they multiply) -
 
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I got a new $50 shipped FPV quad and it's quite large compared to my son's robust but tiny Sky Viper:



Camera functions in a binary sense:

 
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^ Not impressed with camera resolution or focus or something like that...
 
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Camera (and pilot) are not the greatest:


Still, it didn't get lost (yet) so that counts for something. :)
 
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This is about as high as I am comfortable going around buildings/trees/roads/etc:


Upstairs dronegrab:

 
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Nailed that landing :)

 
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Chasing kids using drones is all kinds of fun:

 
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Drone on drone:

 
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And another one bites the dust. Yeah another one's gone, another one's gone, another one bites the dust! Well, a tree:

 
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The Ross-Tech curse strikes again.
 
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Good news ;) as of this morning, your drone is still accounted for. Bad news: it's still 40ft up in a tree.
 
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Good news ;) as of this morning, your drone is still accounted for. Bad news: it's still 40ft up in a tree.
Forty feet up in a tree, you say? Isn't there an animal with a long neck that eats leaves off the top of trees? :)



Sure beats the 10mm option..... :D
 
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We formulated several recovery plans, all involving a high probability of bodily injury / property loss / incarceration ... with a low probability of intact drone retrieval.

Also it stayed alive, broadcasting video to my phone and allowing occasional futile propeller spinning for another 20 min or so. I have several minutes of agonizing video.
 
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