I ordered him about a week ago, he’s my 17-year anniversary present, his name is Elroy, and I love him.
Why did I call him Elroy? Well when I was opening the box the theme song from “The Jetsons” was playing through my head, so Elroy it is.
It was raining when I got him home so I wasn’t able to fly him, it was painful to have him sitting there an not be able to fly him. I did however rev him up in the dining room and almost crashed into the wall!
Rule 1: No flying Elroy Inside
There was a quick break in the rain so we ran outside to send him up a little way, I was too scared to let him go too high, it was after all quite dark and I didn’t want to lose him. Besides I think I’ve read it’s against the law to send a drone into the air at night time. They can get quite high and may get high enough to crash with local air traffic.
Rule 2: No flying Elroy at Night
Yesterday was better weather and in the morning I flew him out the back before attaching the Zenmuse H3-3D Gimbal and sending him up once more to get a shot of the house from above.
This afternoon Elroy went down to the local pony club, harness club and poultry club centre (everyone has one of those nearby right?) for a more advanced flight. It was awesome. David took some photos of him flying and I put him through his paces. Then David got to have a go telling Elroy where to fly while I took some photos.
We also recorded video, but I still haven’t done anything with it. The gimbal switch on my controller that is supposed to tilt the camera isn’t working, something I need to look at quick smart.