Boomrock From Above
This is the place our quadcopter died when it got hit with a golf ball! Of all things… that story in a moment.
Here's an amazing place on the North Island of New Zealand called Boomrock ! Wow, what a place. We choppered in here and had a crazy two hours — we started racing around a private race track inside the newest Mercedes AMG sports car, then off to shoot clay birds, then to a driving range where you hit balls into the ocean (and quadcopters) with some drinks and tasty treats, then back home on a 10 minute helicopter flight to Wellington. It was definitely an amazing time… never seen anything like it!
As for the quadcopter thing, we had the DJI Phantom 4 out taking videos. We were pretty far away, so while we were trying to get a skilled shot, Bartman got a lucky shot and took out the quad! It spiraled to the ground in a dramatic death. Curtis went deep into the bush to see what he could find. We made the recovery, and we're still pouring over the video to see if we can espy its final moment.
- Trey Ratcliff
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