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Quadcopters anyone?

Discussion in 'Sports, Hobbies & Interests' started by Btnewman, Oct 8, 2013.

  1. Oct 8, 2013 at 12:19 PM
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    Coast2Coast

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    I too have been the victim of a drone. It was last christmas and I was in a toy store. Some kid flew one of those tiny helicopters into me. I've had nightmares ever since from this near death experience :rolleyes:. The police also did nothing... Bastards...

    :D
     
  2. Oct 8, 2013 at 12:25 PM
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    Did you die a little inside?
     
  3. Oct 8, 2013 at 12:26 PM
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    Btnewman

    Btnewman [OP] Benjamin Newman

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  4. Oct 8, 2013 at 12:31 PM
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    How much did that bad boy cost??? (tried googling it, couldn't find it)
     
  5. Oct 8, 2013 at 12:34 PM
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  6. Oct 8, 2013 at 12:36 PM
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    Btnewman

    Btnewman [OP] Benjamin Newman

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    Also, x2468, have you ever messed with ardupilot or multiwii programs?
     
  7. Oct 8, 2013 at 1:09 PM
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    Delmarva

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    a lot of folks have had trouble balancing the gopro on the GLB cameras... The YUN-1 is pretty decent as well as the DJI version of their zenmuse for GoPro (H3-2D)... it is pricey however.

    You can also build your own pretty easily since you like to tinker... RCGroups.com has a bunch of info on building one. I have a gimbal board and IMU with rewound motors that have been sitting and waiting for me to build.
     
  8. Oct 8, 2013 at 1:10 PM
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    Delmarva

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    Ya not cheap, but it flies like a bat out of hell... very smooth and FAST! Plus in "Hero" mode you don't get any arms / props in the GP3 video shooting in wide.
     
  9. Oct 8, 2013 at 1:16 PM
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    :popcorn:

    listen to all mighty mike. he's helped me out a lot in my recent head first jump into the hobby. owned and built rc trucks for a while, but just got into flying a few weeks ago.
     
  10. Oct 8, 2013 at 1:17 PM
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    These things are great IMO. I recently bought one through my construction project. I was being held up in taking a stand of trees down here in SF because of "nesting crows" of all things (who knew a fucking crow would be a protected species), so I had a bird biologist on site for 6 weeks. I finally had it with the waiting because she kept saying not yet, not yet. So I bought one for about $600, uploaded the app on my phone, flew the thing up there about 80 ft up, with the built in camera, flew around the nest till I got the view I needed.
    Low and behold, no fucking crows, not even egg shells, it was an unused nest that a pair of crows was sitting in.
    I got one of my 360 excavators over there and knocked the entire stand of trees down that day.
    I was pretty proud of myself for the ingenuity of it, and the bonus is I had the whole video on my phone in case someone wanted to call BS.
     
  11. Oct 8, 2013 at 3:34 PM
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    In the long run, I was wanting to adapt one into search and rescue, as well as really cool video of tw meetups!
     
  12. Oct 8, 2013 at 3:53 PM
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    I wanted to make cool videos as well, but I don't have the eye for it so gave up... Now I just fly the shit out of it without worrying about what the video looks like... More fun for me lol
     
  13. Oct 8, 2013 at 3:55 PM
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    Just remember, if you fly commercially (accept money / trades of any kind) these little RC quads, hexes, planes, helis, etc., you are in direct violation of the FAA. They just fined a guy 10k this week for violating the commercial use ban.

    Just an FYI for all :eek:
     
  14. Oct 8, 2013 at 4:03 PM
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    Wow! That's a hefty chunk o change! Still want to have fun with it! And mainly, something to do while I am stuck sitting in hotels, in random places while I wait for a job to call in at any moment. So the bigger ones are bad ass! The smaller ones have a little more of an appeal to me right now
     
  15. Oct 8, 2013 at 4:45 PM
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    i started out with a smaller one to learn on. much harder to fly, but great because it's hard to seriously damage them. The small ones are also great to fly indoors on windier days.

    I got a big one a week or two later. i love both of them. i have 4 batteries for each, so if i take them both out, i have a good hour and a half of flight time without recharging.

    small one is a 1SQ (v-cam version with a built in camera)

    [​IMG]

    larger one is a DJI Phantom. i believe it falls into the 350 category.....

    [​IMG]
     
  16. Oct 8, 2013 at 6:20 PM
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    Ya I've got a little blade mqx to mess around with when I'm bored... I fly it in hotel rooms all the time practicing precision.

    For increased fun, turn the AC on high :D
     
  17. Oct 8, 2013 at 9:10 PM
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    colinb17

    colinb17 If at first you don't succeed, don't try skydiving

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    i'm gonna start wearing a helmet and goggles lol. almost took blades to the face when i first bought it and flew it right bast an air vent :eek:
     
  18. Oct 8, 2013 at 9:44 PM
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    So, will this be enough protection for flying a 7 cm quadcopter?

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  19. Oct 9, 2013 at 4:41 AM
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    Yeah, just close your mouth lol
     
  20. Oct 9, 2013 at 5:31 AM
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    :laugh:
     
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