MGoDrone: Wisconsin, Purdue, and some MACtion

Submitted by BlueBarron on January 25th, 2015 at 5:03 PM

Hi all, your friendly MGoEyeInTheSky here. People seem to enjoy these MGoDrone threads and it's a relatively slow afternoon here. I've been traveling a bit and anytime I go somewhere I usually bring my DJI Phantom Vision 2+ QuadRotor. Over the weekend I was in Madison for the hockey games. I made a pit-stop at Camp Randall for some aerial shots:

(Right click + view image for higher resolution)

And don't forget the Kohl Center!

More like the 'Cold' Center, right?! Ha haaa..... Sorry.

Whilst in West-Lafayette for the basketball-game-that-we-don't-need-to-talk-about it was raining so I wanted to keep the flight very short. The result was a kind of crappy shot, but here it is:


Being that I am originally from near Toledo, when I was home for the holidays I went out to Bowling Green and Toledo as well:


My friend and I went flying in Green Bay during the Packers-Cowboys playoff game and the flight path for landings goes right next to the stadium:

Normally you're not allowed to be flying anywhere near a stadium during a game. But because the airport was so close and we were just an airplane that had to do airplane things, we had a good reason to be so close (the kind ATC guy explained it nicely to us).

And of course, here it is your moment of zen:

I'll hopefully be at Minnesota and Indiana next month so I'll be sure to get some shots of their stadiums as well.



January 25th, 2015 at 5:38 PM ^

These pics are great.  What a fun hobby. 

I used to bulid RC planes, but that was a decade ago.  Perhaps it's time to get a drone with a decent camera. 

What drones do you recommend?  I'm thinking it would be fun to have one that's a pretty stable platform, so I can take reasonable-quality photographs. 




January 25th, 2015 at 8:26 PM ^

I hope they take a look at Lambeau and learn from the mistake they made with the south end zone expansion. It looks so tacky(almost like Beaver Stadium) and just hate the fractured stands. They should've extended the suites to match the other side, it would've made the expansion a little smaller, but at least it would have been symmetrical.

This looks fine:

This looks ugly:


rob f

January 25th, 2015 at 7:55 PM ^

you don't have a picture of Rynerson Stadium at EMU among those, being just minutes down I-94 from Ann Arbor. WMU's Waldo Stadium and Kelly-Shorts @CMU, too, if you want to give us some additional MACtion.

Nice shots so far, though.

January 26th, 2015 at 10:23 AM ^

These are awesome, it would be cool if you had a collection of every stadium in B1G.  Except for Maryland, cause you'd probably get arrested for flying a drone around there.