Freelance writer and self-appointed philosopher
making any genuinely difficult look easy and fluid.
Not long ago I came upon this website droneabove.com, and quickly found myself
marveling at the amazing aerial videography of the site’s owner, Justin Edwards. So
much so that I was inspired enough to drop Justin a note and express my admiration of
his work and his website.
In turn, Justin read the following tale of woe that I had published under my own blog
blackeireman.wordpress.com – and asked if I wouldn’t mind having it published on
droneabove.com I was flattered to contribute.
I hope everyone will enjoy an anecdotal read of trials and travails of drone ownership, or
to put it another way, for those of you who have loved and lost (said drone of your
choosing), so hopefully this is worth a ponder.
By the end, the tears that you’ll find streaming down your cheeks will have been evoked
by one of two things: laughing your ass off at what an uncoordinated doofus I am… or
tears of sympathy and the company of misery. Enjoy.
high end Drone (aka UAV / UAS) – but since this editorial is geared more towards being
a tutorial, I’m going to stick to the facts, Ma’am.
Under the calm guidance of my friend, Robert Luscumb of Desert Sky Photography, I
made the lofty (so to speak) decision to purchase the latest and spankiest drone on the
market with the most sophisticated and state-of- the-art 4D lens which invariably has to
be of German sounding origin such as Zeiss, Leica, and AGFA. Only this smashing new
lens is called: Zenmuse X5. Sounds precision enough to me; the flying Porsche of new
Oh, incidentally, when I say smashing new lens, that little double entendre will follow
shortly as part of my cautionary parable for new drone owners.
Several months ago, I took the plunge and purchased the DJI Inspire 1 Pro with the
Zenmuse X5 Lens. I have to admit, I haven’t felt this giddy about something so shiny
and new since my five speed banana chopper from when I was ten years old.