Author: <span class="vcard">mmendenhall</span>

Dauphin Island Vacation – January 2018


Peoria Riverfront – February 19 2017

So I may be a little late posting this but you’ll have that once in a while. Allow me to jump into the time machine and take you back to February 19th, 2017. It was the first warm day of 2017, and honestly one of the better days we had seen in quite a while. The…


Meredosia Illinois – September 17 2016

Took a day trip to Evandy’s Boatel in Naples, Illinois. It was listed in the top 10 Illinois restaurants on the river you’re guaranteed to love. Great food and I would highly recommend you stop by for a bite to eat or a cocktail. Absolutely amazing place. I brought the drone along thinking I would get some shots…


Osage Beach Vacation June 2016

I was able to break out the Phantom during my vacation in Osage Beach the week of June 12th. We were staying at Summerset Inn Resort and Villas off of Jeffries road. I would recommend checking them out if you’re thinking of staying down there. The pool was an amazing escape during the brutally hot days…


Lake Springfield – May 22 2016

Sunday morning I headed out to the Springfield Motor Boat Club at Lake Springfield to meet up with a friend from work and do a little aerial filming. It was an perfect day with not a single cloud in the sky and a very light breeze to contend with. The video below starts off with…


Southwind Park Distance Flight – May 15 2016

Following my previous distance flight, I thought I would take another shot and see if I could get it out a little further. For this round, I headed out to Southwind Park and sent it out over the large field to the west. This was really an ideal location given there were no obstructions and very…


Centennial Park Distance Flight – May 8 2016

Flying my DJI Phantom 3 Advanced at Centennial Park on May 8 2016. This was the furthest I’ve sent it out; I was 4,376 feet from my home point and still showing full signal strength. I did have a little choppy video reception but I feel I could have went a little further. Maybe next…


Mendenhall Bros Seed Service – May 6 2016

Flight Images from the old Mendenhall Bros Seed Service taken with a DJI Phantom 3 Advanced on May 6 2016. A Little Background Back in the good ol’ days, circa when I was born and up to the early/mid 90’s, my old man used to run this place. As some of you know I come…


Lincoln Park Flight Images – May 3 2016

Flight images of Lincoln Park taken from the DJI Phantom 3 Advanced. I did not take many pictures or videos as I was in a hurry to leave; the bugs were TERRIBLE. Flight Details: Total  Flight Distance: 3,714 Total Flight Time: 8 minutes Max Altitude: 295 feet


Stuart Park Flight Images – April 24 2016

Flight Images from Stuart Park (A.K.A Springfield Dog Park) filmed from a DJI Phantom 3 Advanced. This was the first flight after installing the ND Filter. Total  Flight Distance: 8,402 Total Flight Time: 19 Minutes Max Altitude: 286 Feet