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Bob and the Drone, Rounds 2 and 3

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Bob and the Drone, Rounds 2 and 3


Success and Defeat!

Success: I got the drone to do a fairly steady hoover for at least 10 seconds and I got it to take some pics and a video. (video below)

Defeat: Aside from the typical crashes I got it stuck HIGH up in a tree and in the process I broke the drone. Hopefully the glue required to make it whole will not throw it off to much.

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Comment balloon 14 commentsBob "RealMan" Timm • November 29 2015 02:34PM


I guess technology is not your forte, but technology does not sell real estate. Great, if drones rained commission checks.

Posted by David Spencer, Show Me real estate in Kansas City (Keller Williams Northland) over 4 years ago

I'm sorry you broke your drone. Hey, why do you have a reindeer in your back yard?

Posted by Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Realtor Top 1%, Put 40 years of experience to work for you (RE/MAX Gold) over 4 years ago

That is to bad, but you make my point more it really needed?

Posted by William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No. (WHISPERING PINES REALTY) over 4 years ago

Bob- welcome to the world of RC planes.  Larry has had his planes stuck in the trees; landed in a canal and once on top of a parked school bus!

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) over 4 years ago

Bob - Sorry to hear that you broke your drone. That is one reason why I probably won't purchase one. I would hate to break it right out of the box.

Glad it sounds like you were able to repair it.

Posted by Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807, Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor (Good Company Real Estate over 4 years ago

I probably should have started with a cheap model but I really wanted the HD version. I'm hoping the glue holds up a long time Troy Erickson .

Posted by Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor (Ward County Notary Services) over 4 years ago

I would love to have a drone.  But, I live in a fairly urban area and fear I could get into a lot of trouble with it.  However, I can invision that around some of our California Gold Rush towns I could get some really good pictures.

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) over 4 years ago

Bob "RealMan" Timm What drone are you flying and is the camera gimbaled? Looks like you are getting us when you arrive!

Posted by Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI, Presence, Persistence & Perseverance (HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc.) over 4 years ago

At least you got some video and photos.  That is more than I have! I am going to have to try this pretty soon!

Posted by Evelyn Johnston, The People You Know, Like and Trust! (Friends & Neighbors Real Estate) over 4 years ago

Hi Bob "RealMan" Timm , I think you are doing better than I. I have only had it outside once and crashed into the side of the house, although I haven't broken it, YET!!!!

Posted by Larry Johnston, Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN (Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC) over 4 years ago

Well, this post answered the question I posted on your Day 1 of the drone!  Great job!

Posted by Jan Green, HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN (Value Added Service, 602-620-2699) over 4 years ago

Hey Jan Green those pictures were just good luck. I'm looking forward to the coming weekend to see if I can truly master the thing.

Posted by Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor (Ward County Notary Services) over 4 years ago

Look at it this way; you've gotten a few good blog posts from your experiences with the drone, plus you've spent quality time with the kids. That's a win-win! Your photo above looks good. Keep practicing and keep writing. :)

Posted by Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty, 601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell (Front Gate Real Estate) over 4 years ago

That's quite an achievement Bob "RealMan" Timm - 10 seconds of steady hoover!

Getting there....

Posted by Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale (LAER Realty Partners) over 4 years ago