🚁 I’ve gotten the ol’ “low battery, returning home” signal from my drone more times than I can count. Essentially every time I fly it. I’ve even had the dreaded “low battery, landing now” message a few times, where the thing basically implies “Screw you. I’m landing whether you like it or not, chubby.” What I’ve never heard is “insufficient battery for landing.” Hearing that was new, but I was stoked it came from the drone of @milesmorganphotography
and not mine! Miles and I had been shooting this scene from the air about 2 miles from where we launched our drones. Getting two miles away happened fast, I’d never seen the thing fly so fast, merrily steaming ahead on a tail wind. The thing was almost doing 40mph! Flying back after shooting, that was another story. Mine got back safe with 15% battery life after a LONG struggle with a head wind. Miles decided to stay out longer like a regular Chuck Yeager pushing the limits of aviation. With 25% battery remaining he turned and headed for home... at 6mph. “Low battery, returning home” audibly said the drone. With one mile left we heard “low battery, landing now.” In this mode, the drone lowers itself to the ground and lands, but you can still control everything except the descent. So he went full stick forward, hoping he could at least get it close enough to land where it could easily be hiked to and found. 11% battery, still far. 8% battery, we can hear it. 5% battery, we can SEE IT! 2% battery, it’s 30ft feet away, wow! Moments later we heard the warning we had never heard before. “Insufficient battery for landing.” With the last of it’s meek power drained, Miles reached out and it literally fell into his hands. It was a better rollercoaster ride to watch than any NBA finals, suberbowl, or Formula1 race I’ve ever seen. Unfortunately I was rooting for team “Miles Spends Two Hours Looking For His Drone In The Desert.” And no, we didn’t catch the lightning with drones. That was placed in from the Nikons on the ground.
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This caption gave me anxiety because it brings me back to that terrible low battery feels
Omg! Haha good work as always ryan.💪
Bro I've heard those warnings myself and I've had a couple crashes because of it 🤦🏿♂️🤦🏿♂️🤦🏿♂️Most recently, my M2P got stuck in a tree and I was happy about that... after trekking through the jungle for about 20 mins to find it!
Stunning shot! MVP drone catcher😁
That’s a big win for “team drone” 👍🏻
Holy shit. Crazy to hear he got that back. I’m always too afraid to risk it for the biscuit
Awesome man. Had the battery warning going off while shooting over a lake. Disconnected. Tried to drive over and make my way to where it was. It navigated itself off the lake “not suitable for landing” and by the time I finally had it gain signal again. It was just hovering over a patch of dirt with 2% battery. Note to self. Dont test fate. Moron. 🤦♂️ epic aerial man!!
Wow just wow
Unbelievable man! Awesome story too!
Factory Butte? Great image!
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😅love the story 😂😂 the shot goes without saying 🙌gorgeous🙌💖
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An enjoyable read!