The weather was a bit overcast, so not the best for drone flying, but at least it didn’t wind up in the Pacific.
I’ll put a video up later, but got some good shots of the Zakim Bridge and the Bunker Hill Monument.
I’ve been pretty busy lately with my professional blog so I haven’t had time to write much on Adam Honig Dot Com. But that hasn’t stopped me from flying my drone in the snow in Boston, or in San Francisco and New York while traveling:
Had a chance to get out early this morning and catch the early sun over Boston University. Many of my architect friends love the Law Tower, so I tried to get some close-up shots of it.
Dreamforce, San Francisco and Drones. What could be better?
My official purpose of being out here is to get feedback and engagement about the product my new, and still somewhat stealthy company is working on. And you know what? The feedback has been awesome. It’s extremely gratifying.
I’ve had two moments when I was able to sneak away and get the drone flying in the air to take some arial shots of the 100,000 crowded into SOMA for Dreamforce.
First flight went great, but the second flight, I guess I was a bit too ambitious and flew the drone up into the fog of San Francisco.
This then broke the connection with my remote controller and the drone – while the drone was at about 400 feet! Luckily the drone has a ‘return to home‘ mode, so it flew back to me and auto-landed in a crowd of about 100 people. I was really worried it would hit someone, or cause damage, but it didn’t. Whew!
I’m not going to fly it today — too many people to meet with — perhaps tomorrow again.
I got the drone out of it’s bed early this morning to fly about 1,000 feet over Boston to get a good look at the lunar eclipse. Unfortunately the cloud cover was pretty intense, so I couldn’t see anything particularly spectacular. I guess you’ll have to go here to see that.
Nonetheless some interesting shots of Boston in the early morning.
I’m working on a video of Boston as seen from the drone. Meanwhile here are some nice still images from around town.