Here is the maiden voyage of our Phantom Standard 3 (Mark II) drone named the USS Raven.  My nephew CJ came up with the name and I like ravens, so the name stuck.

I say Mark II since Mark I crashed in the woods and, despite the valiant efforts of my brother to revive it, the wounds were too deep.

Anyways, enough about the first drone.  The new and improved (improved in that the new one has a accidental warranty on it so that if (when) there is another crash, we are covered) drone took it’s first flight today.  It was slightly windy.  However, nothing it’s experienced pilot, Evan, could not handle.

This flight was recorded in beginner mode.  Thus, we were restricted to 100 feet in height.  That was fine for today given the windy conditions.  The resolution of the video was pretty impressive to me.  Ho

Hopefully, this will be the first of many drone flights for the USS Raven.  And hopefully the locales get a little more exotic than our back yard.