Patches for my packs

Yesterday I received a couple of really cool patches from Death Wish Coffee Company (my new favorite).  Today I stopped at the local Scout Shop in Wilmington to pick up a few items including Badge Magic.  Now those cool patches look awesome on my backpack and day pack.

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Our Scouts from BSA Troop 660 picked a new adventure for us, and they are looking forward to it.  We are heading to:

Colorado Springs for a tour of the Air Force Academy, Pikes Peak, and white water rafting.  Then it is off to the White River National Forest to complete a four day 25 mile backpack trip.

We are then camping at Canyonlands to exploring Arches National Park, Moab, and Canyonland.  We’ll follow up with a horseback ride in Monument Valley.  I plan to get up early to get a photo or time-lapse of the sunrise.  Then it’s three days at the Grand Canyon for some serious day hikes.

We will complete the trip with a visit to Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon, and the Capitol Reef National Park for two days.  Back to Denver and fly back home.

I still need to check with the airline if I can bring my DJI Phantom 3 Pro.  I plan to bring my GoPros with plenty of empty 32GB scares and a Jackery Giant battery charger.

Phantom 3 Professional

Last week I ordered a DJI Phantom 3 Professional from Best Buy and it arrived Wednesday night.  I’ve been chomping 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