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Month: August 2018

Mavic 2 Pro – For When I fly More Often

Mavic 2 Pro – For When I fly More Often

The Mavic 2 Pro just came out and people are euphoric about the drone because of its one inch sensor, it’s ability to zoom and it’s omnidirectional systems keeping an eye on the environment below, behind, above and ahead of it. It also has a flying time of 31 minutes.  I’m happy with the DJI Spark. Last Autumn as the nights shortened and work got in the way of flying the drone I felt disappointed that I would have to…

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Watching RC helicopters fly

Watching RC helicopters fly

Yesterday I flew my drone despite the wind and I got some nice footage of a swiss flag fluttering with vineyards in the background. I then recharged all my batteries before heading out again. This time I headed up towards St George because there is a beautiful vista there where you can see the whole of the Léman.  I passed by the field where I had seen people flying model helicopters, planes and drones and when they signalled for me…

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Walking from Nyon to St Cergue

Walking from Nyon to St Cergue

When I neared the top of the Jura I walked through part of the forest where the smell of pines was strong. I usually associate that smell with hikes further afield and at higher altitudes. It was nice to find it so close to home. To do this walk you can set off from Nyon Train station and follow the signs with the number 5 for the Chemin des Crêtes Du Jura.  If you do this hike the right way…

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The Apple Watch Series 3

The Apple Watch Series 3

The Apple Watch Series 3 is more interesting than I thought it would be, I like that it plays nicely with Strava and that it is possible to track shorter duration activities without worrying about battery life. I found that it loses about ten percent per hour. This is fine for most people.  Daily goals Another feature that I like is that it measures daily goals in standing, calories and activity. The standing and activity goals are easy to beat…

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