Accordingly, yesterday around dusk I had a real scare--it landed at the very top of the tallest tree in sight, some 250 feet (75 m) up. I thought it was a goner, until late last night I thought of casting a fishing line up to shake it out, but that would have to wait for daylight. I'm glad to report that I was able to get it to fall down, and none the worse for the drop thanks to it being so light.
After bringing it back, I happily retrieved my first really good video from it, surveying the horizon in all directions near my Perry, GA home from up to around 300 ft (90 m) in the air. Of course, more than half of the video was from its stationary perch in the tree, but I cut most of that out of the video, which is in this album. All's well that ends well, and at least I have (mostly) figured out how to fly the silly thing now.
- tech (especially Google/Android)
- science (archaeology, paleontology, anthropology, linguistics)
- sci-fi TV (among my favorite shows: The X-Files, Babylon 5, LOST, Farscape, Doctor Who...)
- The University of GeorgiaMA - Historical Linguistics, 2013
- Star Wars Capital
- Angry Birds Stella POP!
- Ticket to Ride
- Flail Rider
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