BrownBagger wrote:I've been laying around all winter doing nothing physical, so I wasn't sure I could still do this, but was more than willing to give it a shot. I like some assurance from time to time that cancer hasn't cramped my style too much--at least not so far.
BrownBagger wrote:Just bought a drone, so it will be an aerial pic.
juliej wrote:Cool! What kind of drone? Can you arm it to take out Ratso (or his relatives, Son of Ratso or Grandson of Ratso) and protect your broccoli? Or is it just for garden shots?
BrownBagger wrote:I got a DJI Phantom 3 Professional, which I managed to get working yesterday and took it our for a few short spins getting everything calibrated and othewise set up. Being a peace-loving type, I didn't get the weaponized version, but if I get good enough at controlling it, I may harass the varmints with it. I did get a perfect overhead shot of the garden, but there's nothing but some early weeds to see. The ability to take aerial photos and video is something I'll be able to use in so many ways, but I bought it mostly to keep an eye on the tree farm--to check things like tree health and stocking, for example, from yet another perspective. Another potential use is safety. If I'm working out in the woods alone, which I do often, my wife or mom should be able to send the drone out to where I'm working to see if I am, in fact, working. So it's got a lot of potential uses. Think of it as a camera with wings.
If I wasn't organic, I could probably use it to crop-dust my garden.
juliej wrote:Very cool! Did you get the one with the 4K camera? Can you view through your iPad or just phone? How much wind can it take? How far is the Wi-Fi range? How long does the battery last? I 'm thinking Son of Ratso would drop his broccoli plant and run if he saw one of those hovering over your garden!!
CRguy wrote:100% useful and functional!
That's a hotly debated point around here. I just like to say I'm no more useless than I ever was.
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