I took out my Phantom 2 drone this morning and flew it around for a while since it was very calm this morning. There's usually a breeze blowing and after lunch time it's often windy. I haven't flown the Phantom 2 for a while and figured I would wait till there was no wind so I could get the hang of it again.
The Phantom is a very easy drone to fly, which is pretty obvious since I can do it, but does take some concentration and if you haven't done it for a while it's easy to forget which way is left and right. I thought the drone would be very handy for taking aerial pictures with my Go Pro camera and I bought it several years ago just for that purpose, but so far I haven't had the desire or the opportunity to put the Phantom 2 in the air and take some pictures.
I think one of my concerns is that drones are starting to get a bad reputation. Some people think they're dangerous and they're going to fall out of the sky on top of you, other folks think there's a privacy threat and they're taking pictures of you everywhere you go, other people think that anyone who would fly a drone has to be a little nutty, okay so there right on that one but the other concerns seldom if ever happen. I think most people that fly drones just think that aerial photos are cool.
Before I moved into the Arctic Fox I gave a lot of thought to which of my hobbies I would take with me into my new life as a full-timer. Some of my hobbies simply would not fit an RV lifestyle while others such as photography became a big part of my RV lifestyle. So I figured that taking pictures and video with the Phantom 2 drone would be just another part of my photography hobby. But it actually turned out that flying and repairing the Phantom 2 is a hobby unto itself and requires a fair amount of skills and knowledge
I flew it around this morning without the Go Pro on it to get used to the feel of it again and was doing okay so I hung the go Pro on it and took it up for one last flight. Everything worked like it was supposed to so tomorrow morning if there's no wind I'll try and take a few more pictures.