Just for Fun
We haven't been out over Lake Shadow in Shenandoah in a while, so let's go. Back on the landing descent, a circling hawk seemed awfully interested in JD's Typhoon H hexacopter, perhaps sizing up an attack.
But it never showed up in the video frame, and kept its distance, evidently at a higher altitude. 4K video from a Yuneec Typhoon H in Baton Rouge, LA.
Some flying fun of the manned aircraft variety, in July, 2020. JD apologies for the wiggly video. Although he knows how to fly an airplane, it turns out he doesn't know how to operate a suction cup camera mount.
A little recreational flight to have the Yuneec Typhoon H look around the neighborhood in the Shenandoah subdivision of Baton Rouge for some July 4th fireworks.
New Year's Eve is always a better time to do this because it all mostly happens right at midnight. On the nation's birthday, the fireworks are spaced out over the whole evening.
Technically, it's Woodlake Drive's bridge over Jones Creek, but JD takes Monitor Avenue to get there from his subdivision in Baton Rouge. This was his first flight in this neighborhood,
so it's pretty much just a look-around. Other than on the road, there's not really a good spot to land near this takeoff point. Too many slopes. JD had to wait out the traffic before his
runway was briefly available.
Still avoiding non-essential travel, JD flies his Yuneec Typhoon H hexacopter over his Baton Rouge neighborhood again. From 160 feet or so, a bunch of little houses.
Do they look like little boxes made of ticky tacky? Where's Pete Seeger when you need him?
And the people in the houses
All went to the university,
Where they were put in boxes
And they came out all the same,
And there's doctors and lawyers,
And business executives,
And they're all made out of ticky tacky
And they all look just the same.
--Malvina Reynolds, "Little Boxes," 1962