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Today we flew Alcalde’s dronecopter somewhere in the wilds of Riverside county. And by “we” I mean that I watched, both with and without goggles that provided a point-of-view drone-flight experience.

Some might be disappointed to learn that there were no crashes, mechanical failures, or run-ins with local law enforcement, but one can’t have everything.

Three charged batteries provided a little under a half hour of flight time.

flight prep

ready for takeoff




pov descent

pov ground

Those last two photos are stills from the POV landing video, in which I walk zombielike toward the copter, unable to see anything except the video feed.

More drone info here (with the same photos).