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Old 03-02-2015, 06:22 PM   #21
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Oh, and are they hard to learn with? I'd hate to spend 2500 bucks just for a drone lesson.
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Also what's the make and model? Thx 480, I appreciate all the info.
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Also what's the make and model? Thx 480, I appreciate all the info.

This one is GPS-based. As long as it can pick up 6 satellites, it uses GPS info to maintain it's position. So if you start to panic, just let go of the sticks and it will stop and hover.

The hardest part is to learn the relative positions of the bird to you. Most will launch it facing away, so 'forward' takes it away from you. But if you turn it 90 to the left, pushing 'forward' makes it go to your left, not away from you. If you want it to go away from you, you must 'stick right'.
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what's the whole kit and kaboodle going to cost me? Thx
Not a penny. Just hire Ken to come video your decks.
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I use a go pro on my motorcycle helmet. I've got a mac too. You can make some pretty cool videos with final cut pro X video editing software. and just with the go pro software. Free download. I had a macbook pro 13" 2009 model. I had to replace the ram to 8 gb instead of 4. I also put a solid state drive with 500 gb of storage. It still does some lag when editing the videos but when they are done they play smooth. Short videos to add to your website or facebook page can be done with a smart phone but doing real video editing, I did a weekend trip to some caverns and made a 3 minute video, tool like 8 hours of editing to make it right. It takes FOREVER to edit video.
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Prices are all over the map
http://www.nextag.com/serv/main/buye...amera+drone%22
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"In the United States, video voyeurism is an offense in nine states and may require the convicted person to register as a sex offender.[31]"
He said pictures of decks, decks....
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He said pictures of decks, decks....
Shows you where his mind is. Freudian Slip?
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the blade and dji phantom quads are great camera platforms and dirt simple to learn,

out of sheer winter boredome, I built this hex for job pix as well as out on my boat and kitesurfing pix with groundstation/waypoint capabilities 25min flight times

this could be built with 3 axis gimbal and 7ch tx for about $1300 not including batteries, camera


Id' really like to take some video of some recently completed projects, than replicate the flight path using walkthrough in rla for some before/after rendering/final video comparison
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Heres one my Pops took one day working cows
https://youtu.be/wnrfwF-bv_I

I think he's got about 2k in it with everything, its a hectocopter like bone. If you want to know more I'll ask him.

As far as learning curve, its not that difficult, and its really fun. I don't take pics but I love messing with the dogs and livestock and occasionally the guys on site because it sounds like a swarm of bee's.

Maybe I'll take a pic of a recent project and show you what it looks like.
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I like this one. If I have a good summer I may grab this set up. It does need all the stuff to run it, so it gets pretty spendy, but it may be a good way to go.

http://www.birdseyeview.aero/products/firefly6
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I like this one. If I have a good summer I may grab this set up. It does need all the stuff to run it, so it gets pretty spendy, but it may be a good way to go.

http://www.birdseyeview.aero/products/firefly6
That's one looks a lot cooler then some of the others.
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That's one looks a lot cooler then some of the others.
Isn't it cheaper to just put a camera on the end of a really long stick and rig a string to trigger the shutter?

Or perhaps a kite?
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Isn't it cheaper to just put a camera on the end of a really long stick and rig a string to trigger the shutter?

Or perhaps a kite?
Knock it off!
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No.. ....'Cos the stick costs as much as the drone.



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sparky, are you using the vision 2+ camera/gimbal or the zenmuse h3-3d gimbal/gopro? which leads me into my next question, what are you using for your fpv downlink? groundstation, lightbridge, wifi???
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Isn't it cheaper to just put a camera on the end of a really long stick and rig a string to trigger the shutter? Or perhaps a kite?
A few times I thought about using a helium balloon with a kite string. The camera would remain in a fixed position but I suppose that you could fabricate some sort of cardboard frame that the balloon sits in.
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sparky, are you using the vision 2+ camera/gimbal or the zenmuse h3-3d gimbal/gopro? which leads me into my next question, what are you using for your fpv downlink? groundstation, lightbridge, wifi???
2 Vision +

I just use the wifi link to my smartphone.
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No.. ....'Cos the stick costs as much as the drone.



Wow, that's cool. I was thinking some sections of bamboo sticks and duct tape.

I didn't even know they made something like that!

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