Drones?

Discussion in 'Technology Talk' started by Ramjet556, Oct 12, 2017.

  1. Ramjet556

    Ramjet556 Well-Known Member

    Anybody got one?

    Just purchased a DJI Mavic Pro.
    First drone,don't know what to expect..
     
  2. Open_Mind

    Open_Mind Well-Known Member

    Make sure you do the FAA registration & follow any local ordinances. Pre-programmed flight paths are easier than freestyle shots until you get the hang of it. The "follow me" mode is awesomesauce. Watch out for trees & long hair.

    Oh, and you may find operating the controls with your paw gloves on may be tricky...
     
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  3. -..Legacy..-

    -..Legacy..- Sergal Mafia :P

    My buddy has one of those, it's an incredible machine. The low battery RTU feature saved his hide several times.
     
  4. Ramjet556

    Ramjet556 Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the advice guys...

    Been screwing around with it for a couple days,and it's awesome!!!Better than expected...

    Here's my second flight.
    Still learning so didn't go far,starting to get the hang of it:cool:

     
  5. Simo

    Simo Skunk

    I find the idea kind of interesting, of just having this mindless drone that obeys all of your commands, and does whatever you say, at least initially, but after a while, I think as a sexual paradigm it gets sorta boring.

    Edit: Oh...ooops...that kind!
     
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  6. Fuzzylumkin

    Fuzzylumkin Fuzzbutt

    I work in a call center.. I am a drone...
     
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  7. -..Legacy..-

    -..Legacy..- Sergal Mafia :P

    Mavic's stabilization software is its biggest benefit. Even in winds, it's ultra-steady.
     
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  8. Ramjet556

    Ramjet556 Well-Known Member

    It sure is!!
    Regardless of top speed or high winds,you could never tell with the camera..

    Weird if I play the vid on the page it's all blurry...Its 720p on the actual YouTube vid..
     
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  9. Fuzzylumkin

    Fuzzylumkin Fuzzbutt

    Ramjet every time I see your name I think.. " car ramrod, say car ramrod!!!"
     
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  10. Ramjet556

    Ramjet556 Well-Known Member

    As long as I get a liter of cola,I'll say car ramrod:D
     
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  11. Ramjet556

    Ramjet556 Well-Known Member

    Yup the return to home feature saved my ass today..Haha..

    Worked like a charm...
     
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  12. -..Legacy..-

    -..Legacy..- Sergal Mafia :P

    As long as there's nothing in the way on the return route.
     
  13. Ramjet556

    Ramjet556 Well-Known Member


    Me no dumb,I set the return home ceiling at 60m so it would clear all trees/powerlines:D

    Having a started launch point clear of surrounding tree's/obstacles helps too..
     
    Last edited: Oct 22, 2017
  14. Mr. Fox

    Mr. Fox Well-Known Member

    Strap a gun to it, go hunting.
     
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  15. Ramjet556

    Ramjet556 Well-Known Member

    Higher we go!!
    Use the actual link to get 720p,the thumbnail (at least for me) is 480p
     
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  16. Ramjet556

    Ramjet556 Well-Known Member

    I'm having way too much fun with this thing...:D

     
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  17. Crimcyan

    Crimcyan Im fox now, BAMBOOZLED

    Never tried a drone but I had a helicopter once, couldn't fly the thing to save my life. Now I just race 1:10 and 1:8 scale rc buggies and trucks, not as expensive when a crash them.
     
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  18. Ramjet556

    Ramjet556 Well-Known Member

    I'm a natural flier.
    Have yet to crash this thing,way to easy to fly:D

    Logged about 3hrs today..Got up to max height..

     
    Last edited: Oct 30, 2017
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  19. ACaracalFromWork

    ACaracalFromWork Forgive, forget and live!

    those are cool videos
    also their is a big drone/RC plane group called flitetest you should try looking into
     
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  20. Crimcyan

    Crimcyan Im fox now, BAMBOOZLED

    Is that just outside of drumheller?
     
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  21. Ramjet556

    Ramjet556 Well-Known Member

    Good eye @Crimcyan:D

    East Coulee to be exact,20km East of Drumheller.
     
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  22. Crimcyan

    Crimcyan Im fox now, BAMBOOZLED

    I was worried for a second I was gonna be way off. I was up there last summer for a few days after biking at Panorama and just loved that area, I spent hours just climbing around the badlands, driving along the river. Probably one of my favorite spots in alberta.
    Was such a nice break from all the flatlands driving up to Edmonton
     
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