July 2023 : Wednesday
Jul 2023 : Wednesday
On this particular day on Skye, Stu and I probably hiked for 3-4 hours… and then an extra 1.5 hours because of a… errrr… let’s say an “unplanned landing” of the drone.
I was flying around, and I didn’t realize how windy it was. Nor was I wind-aware enough to realize the return home was 180 degrees EXACTLY into that stiff wind. So, when the battery warning came, I told it to return home… started to relax… and I was looking at the screen thinking… hrmmm… that scene is not changing much. And then I noticed it was getting 1 meter closer every 10 seconds and I still had a significant way to go. This wasn’t good. So, jammed it into sport mode to try to fight the wind harder, but, to no avail… it declared an emergency landing in a rather treacherous area, but Stu and I went on a cross-country (mosty uphill) adventure to find and recover it… We found it, and all was right in the world again… then once again we got back after midnight.