This is a Hubsan H-107C. It is a very difficult drone to fly, because it has virtually NO automatic stabilization firmware.
Yet, I am VERY good at flying this little machine, because I fly it almost every day in order to keep my skills sharp. And, at a replacement cost of approximately $45, the H-107C is expendable if a mishap occurs. Plus, it is fun to fly!
April, 2018. Image taken with DJI Phantom 4.
Is this evidence of an ancient civilization on Mars? Hardly; this is an off-road trail in the Calico Mountains, that I photographed with my DJI Phantom 4. November, 2017.
Some areas of the desert do remind me of the Martian landscape, though.
DJI Phantom 4 image by Scott Schwartz. April, 2018.
April 29, 2018. Cleghorn Mountains.
April, 2018. DJI Phantom 4 image.
A nice evening flight over the Cleghorn Mountains in the Cajon Pass. DJI Phantom 4.
…is illustrated here. Notice how your author’s Jeep Cherokee is almost a tiny speck, in comparison to the surrounding landscape.
Mule Canyon, Calico Mountains. Drone: DJI Phantom 4.
One of the advantages in using a drone for photography, is that it enables one to really explore the little nooks and crannies of large rock formations, vicariously.
This image was taken at “Robber’s Roost”, which is in California’s Mojave Desert. Robber’s Roost is thought to have been the hide-out of outlaw Tiburcio Vasquez and his men, while they were making plans to rob a nearby stage-coach station.
Prison block? Pump house? Bristol Mountains. March, 2017.