Vancouver Drones Fly-In

Yesterday (July 8) Vancouver Drones PHS met at Frenchman’s Bar for a ‘fly-in’.  We had four flyers up at a time so there was a lot opportunity to meet other enthusiasts, experience different equipment and discover a new place to fly. Experience This was the first outdoor meeting.  The agenda was to show up and […]


Vancouver Drones – Second meeting

The second meetup for Vancouver Drones was on Mother’s day and many members didn’t make the meeting.  I presented on building a hobby drone and we talked about dealing with the public when flying.  The good news is that we all agreed that the attitude towards drone flying seems to be softening and becoming an interest […]


AutoPilot – Drone Panoramics Stitching

In AutoPilot there is Pano mode.  In this mode the drone takes multiple pictures.  There are stitching programs online but most are expensive. Here is one for Windows I’ve used and would recommend. ICE Image Composite Editor This is currently a free offering by Microsoft Research that is a good step in reviewing Stitching software […]

Shoshone Falls, Idaho

Osmo Mobile – Panoramic

Panoramic images have become a feature on most cell phones and they do a good job but I like the Osmo Mobile’s approach.  It takes takes nine images in a 3 by 3 grid as you just hold the handle. Capturing the Panoramic The vertical coverage was the same no matter what I tried where […]


DJI Session Capture – 5KPlayer

After discovering the DJI Simulator I thought it would be nice to capture training exercises.  Because the Apple device is connected to the Remote Control my only option was AirPlay.  After looking at several solutions I settled on 5KPlayer, a freeware offering that has everything I am looking for.   Not Connecting? It seems sometimes it […]


vlog 101 – Equipment for Vlogging

Video Logging – Equipment Video is a cornerstone of the UAS services so moving past simple web pages to a Vlog series is part of the business plan. I envision selfie videos where I will talk about the flight while walking to a launch site. After I get to the launch site I want a video of […]