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Horsing around with the DJI Phantom

Horsing around DJI Phantom

Horsing around with the DJI Phantom – now that is fun!

I’m not your average Drone Diva. I had to put in my personal touch on my flying and what I’ve accomplished.  Hope you check it out and enjoy my video as much as I did filming it!

I was looking or more things to do with the Phantom when I stumbled across “thedjiguy” and his video on the tricks the phantom can do.  It’s a great video and I am no where near this level.  But I gave him a laugh and said I would be in his next video.  So, he inspired me with new challenges, and of course I had to put a twist on it to make it personal.    😉  One of the challenges I has was getting my horse “Foxy”  comfortable with the Phantom.

I had plenty of practice with the Phantom landing on the barrel, but once I had the weight of the carrot the Phantom “Fanny” was not so reliable.  Finally I felt confident I had good control so I brought out my horse.  And as you would imagine, I lifted off and went flying backward right at my horse.  Good thing she has a big appetite for food.  I also had a few mishaps with her eating the carrots and hunting down the bag of stashed carrots.

Now that I’ve mastered this I hope to be able to do more flying with her.  It’s been fun coming up with ideas for more to do.  I would love to hear any ideas you have or share your videos of fun flying you’ve done.

Flying above Bouse “B” Mountain Arizona

"B" Mountain in Bouse Arizona

Flying above the Bouse “B” Mountain in Arizona with the UAV Phantom  from 800′ away.

I got to  fly my Phantom “Big Red” above the “B” on the mountain  in Bouse Arizona, I got a great shot as I flew over and up to the American Flag at the top.   I’ve been doing a lot of practice flights, so I surprised Kenny when he looked up to find that I was flying behind the flag at the top of “B” mountain.  He actually said…. “are you in control”?  LOL, Yes, I was!   Kenny was worried he had a long way to walk to get the Phantom back.  But I knew exactly where “Big Red” was, and the phantom was right where I wanted him to be.  🙂

 

Flag at Bouse AZ

Flag at Bouse AZ

American Flag in Arizona desert

Phantom found American Flag

American Flag made from rocks.

I’m having a blast flying everywhere here in Parker AZ.   One of the trails has a USA Flag that is best seen with the Phantom.    I also found a cross made from rocks.  The story we were told is that the gentleman that made the flag was not expected to live long and he decided he wanted to do something before he passed… what an honor.   It’s great to see American Pride.

Wifi Extender Issue Resolved

My Wifi Extender would not shut off.

After doing the research on PhantomPilots.com I did have some good suggestions to try.  It looks like my issue was cause by Wetting Current phenomena.   Once I read up on it, this sounds exactly like what was happing to my wifi extender.    High humidity environments can cause the phenomena to happen.  After I was home for a few days I had to recharge the wifi again … and again,  and then I flicked the switch back a forth to clear the oxide film on the contacts.  That seem to do the trick and I’m back to flying again. 🙂