If you’re a regular subscriber of my YouTube Channel you know that one of my ‘specialties’ is high wind drone testing – basically pushing the drones to the limits of their capabilities in conditions that most people wouldn’t want to risk their drone in – all in the name of science. My collective series of videos doing this has over 1.2 million views.
But there’s been a test I’ve been wanting to do for the better part of a year that I finally had a chance to do a couple of months ago, and now finally the time to edit it up: A Skydio 2 autonomous drone tracking test with nearly 70KPH winds, while heavy waves crashed against the break wall aside and over me. It would be a test of not only the autonomous tracking aspects (which uses 7 cameras to follow you automatically), but also the aircraft’s ability to handle the crazy gusting winds. From salt spray to an unexpected rain squall – this video has it all.
Additionally, as you can clearly see from the thumbnail above – it’s an opportunity to test whether my bike handling skills can handle not only the wind on wet pavement combination, but also the waves literally crashing through me as I ride.
There’s not much more text that needs texting here – so I’ll leave you with simply hitting the play button up above, and enjoying a bit of Friday fun. Fear not, we’ll return to all important cycling and running sports tech product reviews next week.
Have a good weekend!