Just for Fun

Nord Swift on the Mississippi River

JD sent his Autel Robotics EVO II Pro 6K over the cell phone tower near O'Neal Lane in Baton Rouge from the Magnolia Trace Parkway just south of it. He'd done it before with his Yuneec Typhoon H hexacopter and surprised a big bird roosting atop the tower. No birds found this time. And the EVO II seemed just as impervious to any RF interference as was the Typhoon H. 4K video edited with Cyberlink Power Director 365®, which also provided the royalty-free music. Hosted on Rumble, so don't forget to select the best playback quality you can handle. Default is only 480p SD.



JD headed to the Red Stick (Baton Rouge) riverfront this morning intending to fly a waypoint mission he had set up in the controller for his Autel Robotics EVO II Pro 6K quadcopter. But there was the Nord Swift passing under the bridge and headed upriver. So, JD pointed his drone at the ship across the half-mile wide river to get some 4K maritime footage. The ship qualified as a "moving vehicle," so he couldn't fly over it. But he came astern after arrival near the starboard side and followed the ship a bit. Then it was back to the levee where he had to avoid the couple with their baby and a photographer on the steps of the levee. Edited with Cyberlink Power Director 365. Music generated in Pinnacle Studio 25 with Scorefitter®. Hosted on Rumble, so don't forget to select the best playback quality you can handle. Default is only 480p SD.



The idea was to cross the wide Mississippi River just down river from Baton Rouge's L'Auberge Casino. But there was a stiff wind blowing up the levee and out across the river. The return trip would be upwind, which can be risky if the battery gets low prematurely. So, JD turned to the pasture on the other side of River Road and tooled around a bit. But the sun was a killer on the iPad monitor. There's no shade atop the levee other than JD's own shadow, which was pointed toward the river and not the pasture. 4K video edited with Cyberlink PowerDirector 365. Flown 9/16/2022. Hosted on Rumble, so don't forget to select the best playback quality you can handle. Default is only 480p SD.



JD intended to drone downtown Baton Rouge this morning, but didn't get going early enough, and didn't want to miss the start of the Saints beating the Falcons, 27-26. So, after the game, he headed to Grassy Lake in the subdivision just north of his. He took the Autel Robotics EVO II 6K Pro over Grassy Lake and more. Looks like there's another development going in just to the west. Edited with Cyberlink PowerDirector 365, which also licensed the royalty-free music. 4K video.



JD flies his Autel Robotics EVO II 6K Pro drone in Ludicrous speed mode for the first time ever (see the movie "Spaceballs" for the derivation of 'Ludicrous" mode). He discovers that Obstacle Avoidance now stays active in Ludicrous mode (it used to automatically shut off in that mode), and he achieves a 41+ mph top speed. Flown 6/23/2022 in Baton Rouge, LA

4K video edited with Cyberlink PowerDirector 365®, with background music by Pinnacle Studio 25 Scorefitter®.



JD spent a few minutes of Father's Day in 2022 droning the Baton Rouge riverfront with his Autel Robotics EVO II Pro 6K, capturing this 4K video. There was nothing in the way of barge traffic, so it must have been a holiday. It was Juneteenth, too. Even the USS Kidd Museum seemed deserted.



Each year, flags are planted in front of the Louisiana State Capitol Building to commemorate Louisiana's fallen soldiers on Memorial Day Weekend. This year, there are 11,000 of them. Here's 4K drone footage of them, as well as an orbit of the statue of Governor Huey P. Long overlooking the flags. Autel Robotics EVO II 6K Pro.



Yet another trip out to Lake Shadow in the Shenandoah area of Baton Rouge, LA. This one was in May, 2022. It's an Autel Robotics EVO II 6K Pro shooting in 4K. Telemetry rendered and overlayed from an iPad screen recording of the FPV video. Edited with Cyberlink PowerDirector 365, which also provided the music.



N'Awlins Air Show 2022 at the Belle Chasse Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base featuring the Blue Angels. 4K video.



Grassy Lake north of the Shenandoah Estates subdivision in Baton Rouge seemed like a good place to orbit JD's Stingray with his Autel Robotics EVO II 6K Pro drone and then see how the lake looked in late winter (3/13/2022). 4K video.




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