So one beautiful Saturday morning…or was it a Sunday? Well, anyway, I stuffed all the required gear into the kite mobile and headed for the beach. The wind was coming from a northeasterly direction and I knew exactly where I wanted to fly. This piece of beach is exposed to the current wind direction and also plenty of space with nothing obstructing the drone. Yes, I was ready.
I got the Staaker in the air and flew it around, kind of warming up and then I had it following me while walking down the beach to my destined flying spot. It seemed to work. Would it work when I started to fly too?
I pulled out a kite suitable for the current wind conditions and did some warm-up flying before I sent the drone back up into the air. Put it in orbit mode, so that it would fly in circles around me while filming.
So I was flying my kite while keeping an eye on the drone making sure it did what it was supposed to do. Guess what! It did! The Staaker “found” the tracker and did several circles around me. Hopefully, the camera was working too so that I would end up with some really cool footage.
After some fifteen minutes, it was about time to get the drone down, but before I landed it I had it hovering about five, six meters over the water and shot some more footage. Kind of like filming from a really high tripod!
Yes! When checking out the footage I found loads of epic scenes. So I rushed home to edit it and here is how it ended up!
I was very pleased with the raw footage and the final, edited video! Using the Staaker as a tool for capturing epic kite flying footage was definitely possible! Those drone shots surely bump that kite video up a step or two and with some more practice … the sky is the limit! (no pun intended)
But during this time other ideas had started to emerge in my mind. Ideas that were too interesting to leave behind. So… No, wait. Not until Part 3 of this series, so make sure to return for that in near future. …if you wanna know more about my ideas for taking this drone thing another step forward!