Phantom 3 Professional

Last week I ordered a DJI Phantom 3 Professional from Best Buy and it arrived Wednesday night.  I’ve been chomp’n at the bit to fly it and finally flew on Saturday in my neighborhood.  It was fun, but I was a little nervous with all the trees and homes around.

On Sunday, my good friend Mike called and wanted to fly again at Carousel Farm Park.  We met near the pond and playground and flew for about 80 minutes.  Everyone states how well the Phantom 3 Professional handles, and they are right.  WOW!  It was so easy to program, get up and running, and have some fun.  I can’t wait to dive more into the Phantom 3 Professional.  Maybe try a livestream on YouTube or Facebook, or borrow Mike’s polarizer filter on our next flight.

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I need to order a few things to go with the drone:

  • Extra battery (1 is not enough)
  • Lanyard
  • Extra propellers
  • Case carry everything
  • Lense cover and gimbal lock
  • Lense filters

 

Happy New Year 2017

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Well, 2016 was another average year for me.  Like many people, I need to take better care of myself and not let so many little things get to me.  Maybe I’ll do better with that.  I also want to experience some new things this year.  As I write this, I am listening to an Apple Playlist titled. “Here for the Party“.  It’s country music…something I normally don’t listen to.  Not bad.

I was bummed to hear about the passing of some celebrities (Carrie Fisher, David Bowie, Price, Alan Rickman, Abe Vigoda, and Kenny Baker to name a few).  When I heard Carrie passed, I watched the Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope and then saw Rogue One: A Star Wars Story a few days ago.

I am working towards earning my Woodbadge for Boy Scouts.  I am happy to say that i am well on my way to earring my beads.  Plus I started transitioning from Cub Scouts to Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts for some of my daughter’s activities.  I’ve enjoyed the last 9 years with Cub Scouts and I am thankful to have a strong group of adult leaders to take over.  Now it is time to start training for Philmont in 2018.

I wish you and your family all the best for 2017.