Svarterud - pics, tests etc

Down at Svarterud again - time for some more tests.


First up - a test of dronepan. This is an SDK app which controls the drone and takes a series of photos for doing a 360 degree panorama. Of course - it can't shoot straight up thru the drone - so in the result I've limited upwards movement so that you can't go too high - but it does go all the way to pointing straight down.

The viewer seems to have a full screen button and also seems to respond on a mac to shift and command (found by trial and error - guessing shift and control or shift and windows) - to zoom in and out. Click and drag with mouse to move around.

Note that there's a bug right now - shot 5 was taken and then shot 6 without a gimbal move. This leaves a nice square black box. The dev's are working hard at finding out what's causing it and how to fix it - so hopefully fixed in a coming version.

Svarterud Pano


Next up - a test of autopilot. This has lots of abilities - but all I was testing here was orbit - at different angles of camera and speeds. It is flying autonomously - so I got a little time to warm my hands while this was being done. Note that the original footage is smooth too - that's not done in post.

I note that the horizon is off on a couple - I'll have to look into that.

Some pics

Just some photos to finish

Balance training on Santana - using a vaulting surcingle


Then a shot of Øyeren from about 20m up from the drone.

Øyeren from up high
Øyeren from up high

Lastly a shot taken over the fields just before we left - iPhone pano.


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Femsjøen sky
A first test of the Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer tracker head. This shot is made up of 10 shots - each 2 mins at f/2,8 ISO 100 14mm. Merged using Starry Landscape Tracker then adjusted in PS (merged in one shorter exposure at the bottom to get a a sharper land silhouette. You can see that even out of town - still struggling with light pollution - far too much light in the sky. But - still fun to play with.
Langlielva near Elveli
Introduction between a norweigan fjord horse and a halfling to see if they could share a paddock. The introduction went well - they now keep each other company in the paddock every day
Evening trees
Mist settling over the trees on a hillside behind a ploughed field