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    Down To The Beach

    I had to get out of the house so I took my drone to the Forgotten Coast. It's a little over an hour ride if you take the direct route. Weather - 82 F - 27.7 C. Sunny with blue skies.

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    While passing through the woods I noticed this collection of old trucks.

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    Obviously the wrong bike for this.

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    Bridge over Ochlockonee Bay

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    Alligator Point

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    Some of the roads washed out during Hurricane Michael in October of 2018

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    Drone view

    Mashes Sands, Panacea, Florida

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=90I618fwuU4

    Alligator Point Marina and Beach

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MrEi3GeVt6U&t=16s

    I still have a lot to learn about Drone flying

    I took the back way to Sopchoppy and then Smith Creek Road through the Apalachicola Forest. Only saw one car. Needless to say, it was an exhilarating high speed run. I need more!

    2018 BMW S1000R
    2000 BMW K1200 RS
    2017 Honda CRF250 L ABS

    "Where you stand depends on where you sit"
    Rufus E Miles JR.

    #2
    Great job and many thanks.

    Keep them coming for the shut ins.

    And continue staying safe!

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    • Pete_Tallahassee
      Pete_Tallahassee commented
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      I'm conflicted. I would like to ride more but my kids want me to stay at the house. The only interaction I have with anything is a gas pump and in these times (Corona Virus) I am highly aware of everything I touch. The state of Florida might make that decision for me.
      You stay safe too.

    #3
    I charged up the drone's batteries, but it's too windy here today to fly.
    Did you get the same model drone to replace the tree huger one?

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    • Pete_Tallahassee
      Pete_Tallahassee commented
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      Yep, but only the drone & controller. First time I bought the "Fly More Combo Pack".
      The wind was kind of strong so I did not fly as high as I had wanted.

    #4
    Pete, download the app UAV Forecast. You fire it up where you are and want to fly, it will give you a go/no go and also all current conditions.
    Pay particular attention to the "KP" as it reflects the magnetic interference at that point. Also you get winds aloft by the 100s of feet up.
    Chattanooga, TN
    Certified Hooligan.
    2018 S1000XR, 2014 R1200GSAw, 2015 Husqvarna FE501S

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    • Pete_Tallahassee
      Pete_Tallahassee commented
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      Wow!, Mani, Thanks, I really like the Wind Profile component.

    • aviator
      aviator commented
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      Again, pay attn to the KP. Thats how peeps have a "fly away".

    • Pete_Tallahassee
      Pete_Tallahassee commented
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      Will do. Never even thought of it before

    #5
    Send some of that beautiful weather here to the Midwest please!

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    • Pete_Tallahassee
      Pete_Tallahassee commented
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      This is the time when the "Flatistan" comments just roll off ones back. And it's not even flat in the Tally area.

    #6
    Very nice, Pete. Thanks for posting up the pics and vids.

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      #7
      Here's a picture I took on the way to your place in 2008 !

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      Great report by the way , thanks for sharing !

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      • Martin_D
        Martin_D commented
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        I thought so too Pete , that was in 2008 , so I'm guessing it's in Georgia close to the Florida border .

      • Pete_Tallahassee
        Pete_Tallahassee commented
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        Marteen, you must have headed to the coast after visiting me. Those trucks are on USA 319 just north of Crawfordville, Florida.

      • Martin_D
        Martin_D commented
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        You're probably right Pete , my memory doesn't go that far back ...

      #8
      Thanks for sharing Pete. Flat in Florida aye? Same here in most of Illinois except for the Southern Tip and the Northwest Corner.
      '11 BMW K1300S - Cobra SP2 Slip-On Muffler, OEM Centerstand, Grip Puppies, OEM Rear Rack, OEM Bags, Three Vent Holes in Filler Neck, Kuykendahl Riser Plates, Kickstand Foot, Ilmburger Rear Hugger, Throttle Meister, Stebel Horn, ABM Synto EVO Brake/Clutch Levers, Corbin Seat, Z-Technik Smoke Windscreen, R&G Frame Sliders

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      • 802Mike
        802Mike commented
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        There's a hill in FL, I was there a few times years ago. Or maybe it was a highway overpass?

      • justjoe
        justjoe commented
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        Well, yes. In the panhandle of Florida, you find rolling hills (Northern Florida Highlands). In the north-central part of Florida also (Brooksville Ridge). South Florida is pretty flat. Although there is a geological feature called the Lake Wales Ridge which is an ancient dune where the oceans used to be that is 300 feet above sea level. So there ya have it.
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