360° Aerial Panoramic Above Kings Park.
Aerial photography above Kings Park in North Merritt Island, Florida.
Operated by Brevard County Parks and Recreation, this park is maintained fairly well. The 240-acre community river park is primarily a wetland preserve and haven for freshwater fishing. The small developed area at the northeast corner of the park features a multi use field and paved parking that accommodates practice games and neighborhood play. A deep freshwater lake adjacent to the parking area offers a natural ramp for non-motorized boats. Another small lake, a canoe trail and rustic nature trails invite exploration for the adventurous.
- Ball Field (1 adult/youth softball, unlighted)
- Boat Launch (non-motorized)
- Fishing (shoreline)
- Paddling (2 mile trail)
- Migratory Birds
- Other various Florida wildlife
While I was at the park capturing some aerial 360° images I also tested the way point feature in the Litchi app. The app has lots of features and even unlocks some features the Phantom 4 has.
With the way point feature, I am able to setup points along the flight plan and have the drone fly automatically to those points which gives the pilot the ability to frame the shots better. In the video below you can see the drone fly itself along a designated flight plan so I can work on controlling the camera/gimbal. I was able to set up the six point mission with heading direction, altitude, and speed in a matter of minutes, a more complex mission will require more time to setup.
Once the flight plan was finalized all that was left was to send the program to the drone and hit start. Once you hit start the drone will automatically fly. Check out the 4k video below. The waypoint mission starts at 1 min and 30 seconds into the video. I find that when I edit the video the highest resolution output I can get out of my software is 2k not 4k
Kings Park Aerial 4k Video
Here is a spherical panoramic image I captured back in 2014 at the south end of the Pioneer trail at the south entrance to the park.