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Fishman Dan

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This is the lake that sits in the middle of a paddock just behind our street, 5 km's west of Casino (beside the Bruxner Hwy to Tenterfield).

It's hard to fathom how large this lake really is, but I set waypoints to circumnavigate the lake, with a detour straight over the middle, and it was a 2 km route. I was stunned tbh. You can see there's a fence that runs straight through the centre of the lake so it can't be very deep, but it's home to countless birds. One thing few people know about Casino is that it's home to a number of migratory birds, as there's quite a lot of flat marshland around.

Here's a photo looking west into the sunset, I'll post the video shortly.

Gays-Hill-Lake-0031.jpg
 
Here's a YouTube clip of the flight around the lake. Sorry no atmospheric music, I'll have to add that to my repertoire.

To think 2 days ago I was virtually afraid to let the drone get above tree-tops, this was a 2 km round trip, much of it over water.

I must say - I love discovering Litchi.

 
Is this the lake location ?
GOOGLE MAPS

It's near that subdivision Gays Hill, so I guess so.
Just looking at 1:50 on the video, I can see the other lake south of there, across the Bruxner Hwy.

I was wondering if it was permanent water in there, or close to it most of the year, it does looks like it is a bit of a water catchment there.

You'll get used to the gimbal movement, and slowing it down a bit.
If you check the gimbal settings, you can actually set the gimbal speed this right down, much easier to do multiple stick movements and pan gimbal up and down smoother.
You can also adjust yaw speed down to make turning more cinematic too.

If using Litchi, this might not use the Go4 settings, imagine it does it's own thing.
 
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Is this the lake location ?
GOOGLE MAPS

It's near that subdivision Gays Hill, so I guess so.
Just looking at 1:50 on the video, I can see the other lake south of there, across the Bruxner Hwy.

Yep ... that's it. The thing I don't really know about the area is the answer to your question. The main road into our part of the subdivision is 'Lakeside Dr', and the entire area is only around 20 years old. There has always been a body of water there, which became more prominent (or we became more aware) after the flooding rain in February.

The fact there's a fence through the lake tells me it's only semi-permanent, but right now there's plenty of water. As you note, there's a similar body of water nearby, but I don't know if they are in some way connected.


You'll get used to the gimbal movement, and slowing it down a bit.
If you check the gimbal settings, you can actually set the gimbal speed this right down, much easier to do multiple stick movements and pan gimbal up and down smoother.
You can also adjust yaw speed down to make turning more cinematic too.

If using Litchi, this might not use the Go4 settings, imagine it does it's own thing.

I still don't tinker much with controls mid-flight, especially as the past two 'discovery' missions have been significant distance and altitude. That's the next step for me - especially considering the cinematic side of what we do with these amazing devices.
 
The fact there's a fence through the lake tells me it's only semi-permanent, but right now there's plenty of water. As you note, there's a similar body of water nearby, but I don't know if they are in some way connected.

It's possible a storm water catchment made for taking water from the nearby subdivision.
Very often councils will create these to cope with water run off.

Anyway, enjoy the drone and flights, be they manual or autonomous.
 
It's possible a storm water catchment made for taking water from the nearby subdivision.
Very often councils will create these to cope with water run off.

I'm fairly certain it's a private farm, in fact someone was on a quad-bike on the perimeter fence (left side) yesterday. There's a gate at the cul de sac where I was controlling to enter the property too, though the fences need a bit of TLC. The 'clumpiness' of some of the green landforms tells me it's more of a wetland now however.

The current satellite image from Apple Maps shows a very small amount of water (though extensive dark soil/mud). Unsure of the date of that image set.
 
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