I’ve been practicing my drone flying skills and decided to fly the drone around Lake Union a bit today. I got some nice footage of some boats, saw a sea plane landing, and then managed to crash my drone. Actually, the drone belongs to my son and myself. As you can imagine, it was hard to tell my business partner I crashed the drone this morning.
I was flying an old ferry boat and got too close to the barge that is docked next to it. I realized that I was too close and attempted to go up which is where I got into trouble.
Once the crash occurred, I pretty much thought my son was going to kill me when he found out. Why bother trying to find it? I was a dead man.
Nevertheless, I threw the controller and the drone backpack into the back of the car and raced to the crash site. I was pretty sure I wasn’t going to find it or be able to get to it. This is a “working” lake (meaning there are barges, fishing boats, sea planes landing and taking off) in Seattle and the drone was probably at the bottom of the lake.
I did find the drone laying on a barge and was able to recover it. Below are some photos and the actual drone video crash footage of the damage.
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Aha! So you’re a killer too! 😉
Thanks so much for visiting!!
Yeah, I’m trying to post my update about it. I got the safe flying lecture from my son. I deserve the lecture.
lol “safe flying lecture”. Don’t you love it when they “parent” us??
The Drone shall rise again…
Don’t worry. Your son will back into a post one day and you’ll be even.