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My Entry into the 3DR Solo Video Competition

My Entry into the 3DR Solo Video Competition

The 3DR Solo Owners Group on Facebook usually hosts a monthly video competition of videos taken with the 3DR Solo. Back in June 2015, I won first prize for a photograph I entered into the 3DR Iris Photo competition.

My entry into this month's video competition added a little humor about a upcoming fictitous feature to be added to the application (Solo App) used to fly the 3DR drone. Here's the video I entered testing this "new" feature, called the "Time Travel" Smart Shot:

The video was taken near Borrego Springs, CA.

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The Dragon at Borrego Springs, CA.

The Dragon at Borrego Springs, CA.

A quick flyby of the Dragon at Borrego Springs, CA.

Artist Ricardo Breceda has created numerous metal sculptures and placed many of them around Borrego Springs, CA. This is only a quick, short view of a large dragon crossing the road.

Filmed using my 3D Robotics Solo.

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Boondocking in Borrego Springs, CA

Boondocking in Borrego Springs, CA

After leaving Quartzsite, AZ, we spent a few nights at the Fortuno Del Oro RV Park in Yuma, AZ. We had picked up a coupon for 3 free nights with full hook-ups.Nice deal! While in Yuma for a few days, we made our annual trek into Los Algadones, Mexico for dental care. Luckily, not much was required this year. We also picked up some fresh shrimp and a couple bottles of Almond Tequila (yum). Normally, we might have moved over to Mitttry Lake near Yuma to spend 10 nights boondocking there. But they recently had another fire there. We drove over to check it out and the place looks terrible! Nothing is left but a few dead, blackened trees and sand. The view of the lake isn't pretty at all. So we decided to skip Mittry and move straight out to Borrego Springs, CA.

We enjoy a nice and quiet boondocking location near the Anza Borrego State Park property and near town. We'll probably stay here for a couple weeks. I couldn't resist shooting another video of us in the desert.

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An Aerial Video Tour of "Boomerville" 2016

An Aerial Video Tour of "Boomerville" 2016

"Boomers" are a sub-group of the Escapees RV Club. Each year, the Boomers get together in late January for their annual "Boomerang". They claim a corner of the desert near Quartzsite, AZ for two weeks for this annual rally. RV's of all types dry-camp (boondock) in Boomerville and enjoy numerous activities, seminars, movies, social events, and much more for two weeks.

This video was taken using a 3D Robotics Solo sUAS and highlights some of the over 150 RV's that attended Boomerville in January, 2016.

Escapees RV Club - http://www.escapees.com
3D Robotics - http://www.3dr.com
AeroShots - http://www.AeroShots.us

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Aerial View of Ancient Intaglios

Aerial View of Ancient Intaglios

After two weeks boondocking in the desert outside of Quartzsite, AZ, we're about ready to raise the jacks and move to Yuma, AZ. But we'll still be here for a couple more days. We recently picked up a coupon for a free 3-night stay in a RV Park in Yuma. While there, we'll head across the border into Las Algadones, Mexico for a dentistry checkup and cleaning. Then it's back to the desert again near Borego Springs, CA.

While here in Quartzsite, we made a couple day trips to view some ancient "Intaglios" near Bythe, CA and Quartzsite, AZ. These are huge "geoglyphs" formed in the desert floor by scraping away the top dark rock, leaving the lighter colored dirt to show through. Fences were put up around them in 1974, but people had already drove around them, leaving tire tracks.

Here's a short video I made with an aerial view of these Intaglios:

 

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