The next morning, I arrived at the studio, DJI Phantom 2 Vision+ in hand, and walked the show's engineer through the specifics. As I screwed in the propeller guards, I told him it'd create a lot of noise and wind. So, we'd need plenty of room, and I'd hover it for maybe 20-30 seconds before touching down. I also showed him the drone's live video feed from a tablet. Could he film this? Yes, I said. Call that my second mistake.