My buddy Steve came back to Central Montana for a visit last week, so we decided to have a beer and shoot some photos. He brought his Inspire 2 with him, and I charged up a battery for my Mavic, and we headed west of Ulm to try to find a tree I remember shooting... Continue Reading →
Some Sunsets Don’t Work
I put the bird in the air tonight, hoping to catch an epic sunset. Sadly, the sunset fizzled out with barely any color. I still got a great aerial view of Ulm, MT. I really like the top down shot of the gas station. Now that the weather is better, expect more aerial shots…
Steve and I had the opportunity to get some drone footage inside the Cascade County Courthouse this week. Flying inside is never quite as easy as flying outside, but the fact that this is a 115-year-old building on the National Register of Historic Places made it even more challenging. We weren't as worried about damaging... Continue Reading →
DOT and FAA Finalize Rules for Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems
The FAA has finally released it's ruling on drone/UAS/multi-rotor (whatever you want to call them) use. The rules on commerical use seem to be more appropriate than they were previously. Visual line of site is required, height and speed restrictions apply, and legal time of day for flying is established. A remote pilot certificate is... Continue Reading →
Sunday Morning in the Coast Range
I got my first .22 rifle when I was 10 or 11, and I've loved target shooting ever since. Last weekend, a couple friends and I ran out to the mountains to sight in a few new rifles.
I've been eyeballing drones for a couple of years now, and since DJI dropped the prices on their Phantom 3 Standard and Advanced models, I decided now was as good a time as any to pick one up.