D Street Rail Overpass

I’ve known about the CSX Indianapolis subdivision for as long as I’ve lived here, but I’ve never had the chance to take a closer look at where the line goes on the west side of the river. I discovered there’s a cool underpass under D street and I decided to take a look.

This was actually an earlier flight than the bridge over the river, but I processed the videos in reverse order.

Here’s the flight path:

And the flight data:

Rail Bridge Video

A compilation of my video from yesterday’s impromptu fly by of the railroad bridge across the Great Miami River. In case you missed my previous post, I was on the way home and the sunset through the bridge caught my eye.

Here’s a map of the flight path. I’ve been using DroneLogBook.com to document my flights. I’ve found that my drone will automatically synchronize with them :). There you can map the flight, or even download a GPX of the flight path, which I did and then mapped on GPSVisualizer.com.

And lastly, here’s a graph of the altitude, speed and battery level. This is a screen shot from the Parrot app Freeflight 6. DroneLogBook will show similar data, but for some reason the data is showing negative altitude. I’m not sure why. The altitude graph shows the same shape. It’s as if the exported data is offset for some reason. I’ll have to investigate this further. Anyway, here’s the data:

Rail Bridge in the Sunset

It occurs to me that I haven’t made updates to my site in forever, so I need to get on that.

One of the additions since I last updated was that I’ve acquired a drone, and while I haven’t had it long, it’s starting to transition from new toy to useful tool and in particular, useful photography tool.

As I was on the way home the other day, the sunset shining through the railroad bridge across the Great Miami River caught my eye, so I stopped for a flight…

If you like the images, you might enjoy checking out the video and other data from this flight!