I got a new launchpad for my drone. You don’t need one if you are launching from a hard surface but if you are on grass dirt it helps to have one to avoid damage to the drone’s propellers. Mine is about 24 inches square which is plenty big. The few times I have launched out in the wild it is hard to get away from grass, twigs, pebbles, and dirt.
So I checked it out in the backyard. Usually I launch from the patio but the metal in the furniture messed with the drone’s gps so I was always having to calibrate it.
I almost always fly from my backyard in “periscope mode.” I go straight up and then look around. I don’t fly around looking at stuff. Legally I can do it but in a subdivision I don’t think it is too neighborly to fly over somebody else’s property.
The view to the southwest. That’s the neighborhood elementary school to the left.
And straight to the west.
I think my launching pad works well.
I’m linking with Skywatch Friday (April 13 edition)
Also linking to My Corner of the World
Never heard of landing pad for a drone.
Coffee is on and stay safe.
Great to know about drone launchpad , Amazing pics
Interesting to have a drone and get to these things which we don’t get to see from where we are. A launching pad will be good for your drone.
Fascinating post and photos about your new launch pad ~
Wishing you good health, laughter and love in your days,
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)
We ordedred a drone and I can’t wait to try it.
Looks like fun to get a bird’s eye view of the world.
I didn’t know about these launch pads with drones but makes a lot of sense now I come to think about it. Love those photos you took with it.
Fun and exciting is what I say, Alan.
Never heard of landing pad for a drone either!
Cool photos, Yogi 👍👍
…there no launch pad here, but I wish that there was.
Great shots from above.
My husband’s been wishing for one for a while now, but knowing him he’s going to wait for the right one – and it has to be ON SALE.
Genial bellas fotos te mando un beso.
Interesting. Who would have thought that patio furniture would cause a problem?
Excellent. I too wish to own a drone, but currently out of my pocket
Cool photos from your drone. The last one is my favorite, the sky is a pretty color.
Take care, have a happy day and a great weekend!
A launch pad for drone. Now that´s f1rst. Brilliant idea!
Thank you for hosting also!
The last photo is my favorite – lovely sky!
Have a wonderful weekend!
I am glad you don’t spy on your neighbours! That’d creep me out!
I’d love one to spy on our neighbour who wants the gun range!
I know so little about drones that I didn’t even know launching pads were a thing. I enjoy drone pictures a lot but I certainly wouldn’t want one flying over my backyard. Alana ramblinwitham
That’s pretty cool! Got to protect those propellers! I met a guy in the desert who was hired to use his drone to document and photograph a cultural site.
You are so kind to make the decision of not flying over your neighbor’s houses. Is the launching pad thing heavy or lightweight? Great hobby!
Every time I see your drone photos I swear that I am going to own one soon. I’m still swearing and not owning. I need to change that. Which drone do you have?