Another Astro Post!

Melbourne Sports Precinct

Yep, one more post and then I’ll maybe round it up to part of a weekly update. But my DJI Phantom 4 “Astro” has been busy today.

I had planned on testing out the Phantom 4’s ability to fly indoors, but I stupidly forgot the key to the office so I couldn’t get any before anyone else. I also knew I would have a wait for anyone else to arrive so I drove around to the Studley Park Boathouse to give Astro a run. You can see a photo and the video I made from this below. I’m not sure about the lopsided horizon in part of the video, but it doesn’t seem to stick around so I’m thinking it may have something to do with the wind that was present this morning.

South Yarra Morning

When I finally got back to work and into the office, I put Astro’s battery on charge so he’d be ready for another go at lunch time, as there were people in the office I couldn’t very well be giving people haircuts that early in the morning.

At lunch time I drove down to Alexandra Parade, across from The Tan running track and sent Astro off for a trip. Not too many people paid him any attention as he flew along the river and up around the corner, but still just in sight. I think tomorrow, weather permitting, I’ll try the time-lapse option on the camera.

Below is one of the panoramas I made from the photos taken today. This one is five images, taken around a central point. I also still want to try a panorama made from side by side shots, I think I’ll end up with a better image.

Lunch in the sky

So I can’t guarantee that this will be the last post, if the weather is nice again I will be out once more with the Phantom 4 taking to the skies of Melbourne.

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