This is a short video with highlights of the aerial footage I got from flying the Syma X8c Quadcopter during the summer of 2016. Learning to fly the Syma was a great experience, since it doesn’t have any “auto” modes or functions like hover, waypoints, or return to home. The operator is in control of it for the entire duration of the flight, so it helps practice manual flying and maneuvering.

Notable flights:
-First time flying a drone at night
-Flying at the beach with winds over 20kts
-First time flying directly water
-First time light painting in 3D with a quadcopter
-First attempted live stream video during a flight
-First time controlling the drone from a moving vehicle