- By: Murfey Murdoch
- Short URL: https://www.backabuddy.co.za/duckys-drone
This is never an easy thing to do, asking for help, let alone financial help.
On Tuesday afternoon, Ducky (Dale Staples) was up on the exquisite mountain ranges of Cape Town, doing his best to capture the beauty of the city in order to add and collect footage for his annual show reel for clients. He is new to the industry and trying really hard to crack it and earn a living from it.
Mid-flight, he received a technical error from his drone, to which he desperately tried to return the copter home; it kept giving strange errors and eventually, it cut out and disappeared into the massive obis of cliffs and forestry on the 12 Apostle Mountains. Dale and his good friend spent 3 scorching hot Summer days doing everything they could to find the missing drone. Being his only source of income lately, the loss of this equipment was probably the worst thing that could happen during a busy Summer Season.
Unfortunately the search came to an end as the Drone wasn't found and the boys were exhausted, sore and scratched to buggery from hiking really dangerous terrain for 3 days straight. With Cape Town only having a few months in which to make money through the filming / advertising / property industry, the loss of the drone has been devastating.
BUT - we are hopeful that with help from anyone who is able and willing, we can assist our Ducky in getting a new one ASAP!
|Pam Golding St Francis||deposit for the next St Francis video shoot ... soon!||Jan 18, 2018||R 500.00|
|Jono||More drone bobs and vagene||Jan 17, 2018||R 308.46|
|Matt vw||Safe flying Captain!||Jan 15, 2018||R 1 500.00|
|Matthew||...||Jan 15, 2018||USD $ 81.00|
|Graham Howes||flying safe never got anyone anywhere.. keep up the good work bru||Jan 15, 2018||USD $ 42.61|
|Drue Thuysman||Happy to help a brother out! Sure you will be up and flying again in no time bru||Jan 15, 2018||R 514.10|
|Gavin Dickson||Hope you up and riding again soon bud||Jan 15, 2018||USD $ 85.21|
|Makayla bristow||Love you Duck Luck, will donate whenever I have extra this month. Hope you can get a new drone soon Cuz.||Jan 13, 2018||R 514.10|
|Donald McGillivray||Whatever you do, continue to work at it with all your heart... Col 3:23 - keep up the awesome, inspirational filming and photography||Jan 13, 2018||R 1 028.20|
|JJ||Stay on the wave Dale||Jan 13, 2018||R 2 262.04|
|Flash Float Floozies||Thanks for all the Float footage.||Jan 13, 2018||R 1 028.20|
|Hatchy & Jazz||We need to fill our house with more awesome Duck Shots Bru!!!||Jan 13, 2018||R 514.10|
|Jake||More dancing girls in g-strings with the new one!||Jan 12, 2018||R 514.10|
|Ant||I know the feeling||Jan 12, 2018||R 1 028.20|
|Goddard fam||Such talent - both with the drone and in the surf||Jan 12, 2018||R 1 000.00|
|Etienne Venter||Good luck brother!!||Jan 12, 2018||R 514.10|
|Dirk Redman||Hope this helps!||Jan 12, 2018||R 514.10|
|Liquid rainbow||Take a great shot of our bar the next event we share||Jan 12, 2018||R 514.10|
|Zan||Nooo that’s not cool , here’s hoping to 2018 becoming a little bit better !||Jan 12, 2018||USD $ 42.49|
|Nick||Keep at it my bru||Jan 12, 2018||R 3 084.60|
|Dom Philips||Go get more of those epic shots Duck !!!!||Jan 12, 2018||R 514.10|
|Lisa||Send nudes||Jan 12, 2018||R 514.10|
|WB: Murfeys work headache||lets live your drone life again soonest <3||Jan 12, 2018||R 514.10|
|Tayrene||No man. 2018 off to a kak start. Let's hope it gets better from here.||Jan 12, 2018||R 514.10|
|Murfey Murdoch||Got you baby <3||Jan 12, 2018||R 2 056.40|
Ducky's Drone Campaign
Ducky (Dale Staples) was up on the exquisite mountain ranges of Cape Town, doing his best to capture the beauty of the city in order to add and collect footage - his drone went missing. Being his only source of income lately, the loss of this equipment was probably the worst thing that could happen during a busy Summer Season.