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400ft 360 deg panoramic photograph above Meltonby

December 2nd, 2017

So today, built up enough confidence to fly at 400 feet, which is The Drone code Be Drone Safe proposed rules for safe flying of drones maximum “safe” altitude.

What I didn’t expect was the the iPhone application to crash, leaving my drone at 400 feet! It sounds worse than it did, because I was able to restart the application, re-connect to the drone, and issue a return to home.

I could have brought it home using the remote controller, which connects to the drone, the Phone and App connect to the remote controller, and in the event, it loses contact with the remote control will issue a return to home!

So panic over!

I managed to solve the issue with the App, by removing the video cache, and later this afternoon, re-visited 400 feet to take this photograph.

400ft 360 deg panorama photograph above Meltonby

Click to enlarge!

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The first snowy day of 2017

December 1st, 2017

So this is the first snowy day of 2017, the snow fell yesterday, and didn’t stop, and fell overnight…

Out just before dawn with the drone, as the sun rose - got to keep up those flying hours…

Snowy Morning at 350 feet

Snowy Morning at 350 feet

Snowy day looking towards the Yorkshire Wolds

Snowy day looking North towards the Yorkshire Wolds

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Example photographs from the drone

November 27th, 2017

All taken using the DJI Spark

Our House

Our House

Our House from 250 feet

Our House from 250 feet

360 degree up on the Wolds

360 degree up on the Wolds

I’ll not upload anymore and bore you….

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30 second video clip of flying the drone on the Wolds!

November 24th, 2017

I’ve been at flying the Spark for 30 minutes today, up on the Wolds, as the sun was going done….and temperatures were hitting 3 Degrees C!

So here’s a taster of the future…

This was all rendered, edited, uploaded from iPhone via 3G from the Wolds! No PC was used in the editing of this short clip!

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Andy’s new toy is a DJI Spark - Drone Quadcopter

November 23rd, 2017

I’ve wanted one for five years, after flying a larger drone.

DJI Spark Fly Combo

DJI Spark Fly Combo

DJI Spark "Sparky" Meadow Green edition

DJI Spark "Sparky" Meadow Green edition

DJI Spark "Sparky" Meadow Green edition

DJI Spark "Sparky" Meadow Green edition

and this is a picture of my allotments

Gravel Pit Field Allotments from 350 feet

Gravel Pit Field Allotments from 350 feet

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and Andy’s new toy is….What am I ?

November 22nd, 2017

Some of you have been trying to guess what Andy’s new toy is, with the daily clues I’ve been giving you… to remind you here they are again….

  1. There are many manuals and a lot of reading.
  2. It is made in China.
  3. My Companies Head Quarters is also in China
  4. I’m available in white, red, yellow, green and blue!
  5. “If you sing YMCA, I’ll come to you!”
  6. I run on batteries
  7. Van de Graaff generator
  8. Barnaby The Bears My Name!
  9. Star Wars  Return of the Jedi
  10. My beehive was humming with activity this morning

What am I ?

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Her Majesty The Queen visits the University of Hull, and pops in for Lunch at the Canham Turner building

November 16th, 2017

I heard some cheers outside my office window this lunch time, and it’s Her Majesty The Queen!

Just quickly shot this out of my office window!

(she’s wearing blue!)

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Why not @TileApp for Christmas!, a handy Christmas Present for that gadget loving someone that is always losing stuff!

November 10th, 2017

if you have a smart phone, and keep losing your keys, wallet why not use TileApp, I’ve been using TileApp for a few years now, and now it’s time to reTile again, and here are my new Tiles (or tags) to hang on my keys, and by the power of bluetooth, and Crowd Source GPS, will hopefully be able to find my keys if I lose them.

It has saved me a number of times, when I’ve misplaced my wallet or keys, and I can check with my phone the last time it contacted the tile, and displays that location on a map.

Click this link to purchase a tile

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Why don’t vendors @sainsburys ?@BootsUK ?@tileapptest test their Websites anymore!!!

November 7th, 2017

<RANT ON>

What is happening with the world, companies not testing websites anymore, but still wanting us to purchase ONLINE, in the last week, I’ve been having issues with

1. Sainsburys

Changed their system from usernames to use email addresses, only my email address is already registered, so website crapped out!

2. BootsUK

Checking out, causes this….

Boots Website Error

3, Tile App

When you add a product to your basket, the price increases by 10 GBP for no reason!

How on earth, users with little computing experience deal with the likes of these diddly donks I’ll never know! But to answer diddly donks customer support questions because they seem incable of understanding what I’m telling them!

I’ve tried clearing my cookies, I’ve tried multiple browsers, e.g. Internet Explorer, Edge, Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Opera. I’ve cleared my cache, I’ve tried multiple computers, I’ve tried different ISPs, I’ve changed my under crackers, I’ve had a good breakfast, YOUR WEBSITE still doesn’t WORK!

and nobody seems to care!

Oh, Boots fixed my issue, they deleted my account, and asked me to create a new one!!!!!!

<RANT OFF>

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Lindsey designs our new gates!

September 18th, 2017

They’ve been installed for a few months now, Lindsey wanted some gates fitting at the end of the drive, so she designed them and approached a local fabricator to get them made and installed.

Lindsey's Design

Lindsey's Design

The Gates

The Gates

I’ve just got to remember coming home now driving into the drive, to remember the gates maybe closed!

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