Took the Mavic quite far out to sea and just made it back with 2% battery left . Managed to get some nice footage of the ship and its support vessel . 25 min flight squashed down to 3 min . Also added a few little effects just for fun
Oh that must of been scary having the battery almost die on you!!! I never want to try doing that with my drone! And you did get some amazing shots! Nice job!
Nicely done! I personally do not have the stones to cut it that close. I am more concerned that the winds will change enough to hinder my return.
I enjoyed the VFX.
Ooh, scary times...
@Rogyrue; Very nice footage!
Impressive: the clip, the drone footage and the VFX work.
I wouldn't be this brave using my Mavic!!
Nice shots dude! Although the horizon tilt was pretty far off on some of the earlier shots
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Thanks for all the feedback . Agreed the VFX has lots of room for polish it was just kind of thrown in. Wanted to get close to the ship but the seagulls are not a friendly bunch. It was a cold day my hands where froze the time i landed i cant fly with gloves on..
I disabled all the RTH features and i had to cancel the auto land function a few times as it tried to activate once below 5% battery and that would have been a autoland in to the sea my heart fluttered as i tried to swipe the cancel option .
I tend to disable all the safety features and calculate the flight myself . Had a bad experience with RTH and obstacle avoidance once and it caused the drone to crash so don't us them any more.
Also had a number of flights where you lose signal but just for 30 seconds to a minute raise your altitude and almost every time the signal does come back and i just resume the flight. If autos safety features are on it comes home at signal loss and you lose the entire planned flight for the sake of a short signal loss. Its a scary experience signal loss you tend to think the worst when it happens.
Saying that i cut it to close with this flight it was a thrill on the flight back and i hugged it when it landed , wont do that again.
I'd have gone wacko if a $1000 piece of equipment had a chance of sinking to the bottom of the ocean!