Learning to Fly
01 February 2022 | Little Bay, Marystown, Newfoundland, Canada
Little Bay on a light wind day.
Yesterday was the first time I'd flown a drone from a boat underway (I have flown it from Issuma at anchor). Landing a drone on a boat underway is more complicated--there are things to avoid hitting, wind gusts raise and lower the drone, and it's not waterproof.
The drone has a return-to-home feature that will automatically fly it back to the GPS position it started from if signal is lost, or battery is low, but a moving boat has left the GPS position the drone was launched from, so returning would land the drone in the water.
Landing on a sailboat underway seems quite complicated, with needing to avoid rigging wires and also needing to consider the air currents off the sails.
So I'm still learning :)