ITook one of my drones out today above the house and once I cleared the tree line here is what I saw. Now granted it was a bit of a cloudy day but after looking at the footage and photos I thought I would share this simple but tranquil photo I took. What your looking at is a view of Lake Tahoe close to Tahoe City and about 90 feet above where I was located looking towards the lake.
Early this year, around October I decided to head up to Lake Tahoe and do some serial footage of the world famous Emerald Bay. This is a great location and the water is so clear, most of Lake Tahoe is a nice blue shade, but when you head to Emerald Bay and hike down you will see why they call it Emerald Bay the water has a nice emerald color to it.
I finally had a chance to go visit Emerald Bay in Lake Tahoe, CA. I took both of my DJI Phanton 2’s out for a spin and around the famous Fannette Island, the only island in Lake Tahoe btw.
I did both manual flying and the ground station system that works on my iPad allowing me to plot a course. Note what I dont show in this video is loosing the connection for the ground station a few times. Thankfully I have experienced this a few times and knew it would come back, but I’m not sure what the issue is.
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A while ago I decided to put the DJI Ground Station inside of my Phantom 2, but started to notice on the various flights I would loose connection with the ground control system. While I like everything to be nice and compact inside the Phantom 2 shell I’m going to remove it and put it on the bottom next to the Immersionrc 600mw.
Here is a picture of how the current set up was, the ground station was next to the controller and the iOSD mini neatly tucked at the back or well I should say the front of the Phantom. One word of caution putting it their is that your battery might not slide all the way in so be careful because I ran into this issue and was wondering why the drone wouldn’t turn on.