Raw video from the north east end of the lake flying west and south.
A better shot of the mystery circles. More footage in process from south end. Ice circles can be seen at the 30 second and 1:10 marks.
Just a word on drone safety:
The drone is a DJI Mavic Air that is legally registered with the FAA. The Mavic Air is tiny, with a takeoff weight of 430 grams which is less than one pound (.948lb). The propeller blades are plastic and each 5.25″ in total length tip to tip. The drone is stabilized by GPS and can hold a spot on ground in a 25 mph wind. The drone also uses multiple collision avoidance sensors so it simply cannot fly into an obstacle, even if you try.
From DJI Manual: “Safe flight – Its five vision sensors, GPS and GLONASS, a pair of ultrasonic range finders, redundant sensors, and a group of 24 powerful specialized computers make sure that your drone is flying safely.” Field tested range: 4000 meters (2.48 miles horizontal), 400 feet (121 meters) altitude, internally locked.
The point of all this being that it is extremely stable and safe to fly and does not pose a runaway or crash threat. Chances are, you may hear it, but never see it. We are fully insured and always take great care in flying the drone.
At 300 grams, the DJI Spark is smaller, less expensive yet still retains some amazing features of it’s bigger siblings.
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