Sports mode

20 Feb 2019

Had a great time playing with my friend Aadi’s relatively-new drone in Girton this weekend. Another gadget goes on my wishlist.

I was amazed by the amount of tech crammed into such a small package, and in particular at how much angry-sounding power comes out. On a gently breezy day, it hovered with no perceptible movement and was easy to control.

We tried out “follow target”, “dronies” (a new one on me) and checked out its maximum speed. Although that last game stopped abruptly after Iris whizzed the drone into the crown of the nearest tree at full speed. Fortunately it survived the impact and the consequent unplanned freefall to the football pitch below. Don’t let a six year old go into sports mode.

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