In the air with drones

Sunset in Figueira da Foz

A Brazilian woman living in a beautiful city on the coast of Portugal couldn't be more curious than I was! I needed to know my city in greater detail and this led me to purchase a drone.

Nothing like a good sale and there I was with my brand new drone: Parrot Bebop 2 - with no idea how to use it but with a phenomenal desire to know more details about this beautiful city called Figueira da Foz.

Drone at Tamargueira`s Beach

Figueira da Foz is a Portuguese city in the district of Coimbra, located in the province of Beira Litoral and located at the mouth of the Mondego River with the Atlantic Ocean. It is the second largest city in the district of Coimbra, with around 60,000 inhabitants (2011 census).

She was known as "Queen of the Beaches of Portugal".

It is one of the few cities in the world where you find river, sea and mountains.

Claridade`s Beach in Figueira da Foz

My biggest difficulty was believing that I could operate the drone on my cell phone.

Getting the drone to have smooth movements in the image, which appear to be natural, is very difficult. I am still learning and I confess that I have a lot to learn.

After trying a lot with the phone, I saw the need to buy a controller - the best option was a SkyController2 to give the drone more autonomy. From that moment on, the sky is no longer the limit!

Shall we fly with me?

Drone at Tamargueira`s Beach

You can see some videos of my city in my portfolio. Unfortunately I was unable to add them to the blog.



Photo credits: Amelia Gama.

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March 05, 2020


Great article! 

March 04, 2020


Thanks @Williamwise1 :)

March 04, 2020


I can understand why you have to be brave to operate a drone for the first time. So many things can go wrong. Yet they are made to operate easily. Great article! William 

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