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Mavic Air In Cold Weather

​I took ​my DJI Mavic Air out for a test flight today to see how it handled the cold weather. It wasn’t extreme cold but it was below freezing ​at the time. Not only was it cold but the wind was strong too. UAVForecast was reporting winds of 17 mph gusting to 24 mph at […]

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Litchi App For DJI Drones

​Litchi is an app for DJI drones that ​can be very useful for automating flight paths. Often touted as a replacement for the DJI GO 4 app, I prefer to think of it as a supplement to that software. Both apps are good and both will have ​their place in my flying. While the Litchi app […]

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Practicing With The Mavic Air

​I have flown a couple more practice sessions with the Mavic Air and am getting comfortable with the controls. I now trust it enough to put the remote down and take pictures of it in ​flight with my Nikon P1000. It’s cool to just leave it hanging in the air while I walk around it […]

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Northern Illinois Airshow – Wings Over Waukegan

​We picked Max up after school on Friday and then on Saturday we all went to the Northern Illinois Airshow at Waukegan National Airport. We got to the airport a couple hours before the actual airshow was to start, set up lawn chairs to save out spot and then walked around the grounds to see the […]

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First Drone Flight

​I managed to combine 3D printing with drone flying today. The highlight was doing my first flights with my new DJI Mavic Air! I will get into that more it a little bit but just let me say it was super easy to fly – at least in beginner mode. First, let me talk about […]

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Winging It Again – Sort Of

​This blog started out as a way to document my experience learning to fly and getting my private pilot license. Once that goal was complete, Winging It became much more general. Now, it will be, in a way, getting back to it’s roots – but not exactly. I have been interested in flying drones for years […]

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Camping With Max

​​We no longer have a travel trailer but, our grandson Maxwell remembers when we did. Since he was about three he has been asking if we can buy another one ​so we can take him camping. Buying another trailer isn’t an option right now but we did do the next best thing. Last week we rented […]

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This Is Spring?

​The calendar says it is mid April. The buds are on the trees and some flowers are poking up their heads. So, Georgia and I took a springtime road trip up to Wisconsin last week. The first day we were there was very nice and spring like but, the next two days we had snow, sleet […]

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7 RV Tips That Can Save Your Butt

​We all want our RV adventures to be safe and fun. Unfortunately, there ares some gotchas that can quickly spoil ​an otherwise great trip. Here are some tips to avoid a few of the more unpleasant ones. I posted this article a while ago but it went missing somehow. I hope you find it helpful.Avoid the […]

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