Eventually i received my P4p the second week of January this year, after a long wait and hearing all sorts of problems with the new drone i hoped that all these problems would have been fixed in firmware updates.
Setting it up was done in no time, new updates installed easily and now i just had to go and test it out in beginner mode at first :) There is a field nearby next to a golf course where i can safely make its first flight , i have been practising with a small cyma xc5 so it should not be too difficult .
My first drone image , WOW impressed already .
After a short test taking a few images and short video clips i have gone home , re charged the battery ( need to be careful not to go below 50% for the first 4 or 5 re charges to prolong battery life) i have taken off directly above the garden to take a topdown shot .
A few days later i took the drone down to New Brighton to try out on the beach over the groynes
Looks pretty good from above . i have been shooting at f5.6 which appears to be the sharpest apperture on this 28 mm lens
My next trip out was to Talacre beach for a quick try in a wide open space , i now have a second battery so will have about 46 minutes flying time now , approx 23 on each battery. Its quite breezy but not a problem , but it started spitting with rain so only managed a twenty minute flight.
One of my favourite images taken so far , topdown over the lighthouse with the Terrible Twosome running into the water .
Newborough Beach on Anglesey next stop on the Drone tour , a fabulous location.
A video test on Moreton shore came next , i have not a clue about video but i shot this at 60fps so i could do a couple of slow motion clips in the finished film.
Finally a view of Colwyn Bay pier just before the end was destroyed by a storm a few days later.
yes i took of from the beach straight over the sea !
and Parys Mountain on Anglesey
That is a selection of practise shots of my first 6 weeks of flying the Drone , its has amazed me how different everything looks from high up and how easily you can get good compositions
all these have been shot at less than 200 ft , the maximum allowed in uk is 400ft for safety reasons obviously .
Next stop a Snowdonia shoot with the Drone in the mountains.