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Old 01-31-2014, 05:11 AM
 
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Hi,
I would be very interested and have too much free time.
Hey there!! We will be trying to fly Sunday afternoon somewhere in the area. We might, depending on weather, be doing an FPV session down at Freedom park. Thats where we use the goggles and fly by camera that is on the quadcopter and transmitting back to our goggles. Its pretty fun and you can actually follow along on a video monitor and see what we are seeing in our goggles.

Will let you know if thats what we end up doing downtown or in the normal area we fly. Would love for you to come out and check it out.
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Old 01-31-2014, 09:45 AM
 
Location: Charlotte NC
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Thanks, Please let us know what time... as long as it does not cut into the Super Bowl and prep for it.

BTW, saw this and I cannot believe a drone could carry a case of beer.
FAA slaps down beer-delivering drone after YouTube video goes viral* - NY Daily News
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Old 01-31-2014, 09:58 AM
 
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There is an article in the Charlotte Observer today about these guys using their Phantom for an aerial photo business.
New aerial photography technology taking off in N.C. and Cabarrus County
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Old 01-31-2014, 10:02 PM
 
Location: Charlotte NC
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I have watched this several times and am mesmerized.

I want a drone to follow me around like in this super fun video

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Old 02-06-2014, 04:31 PM
 
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I am waiting on the battery life to improve on these things. 15 mins of flying time on one battery doesn't cut it for me.
I have a Parrot A/R Drone.

The LiPo batteries have really come down in price. I have 5 batteries. I get about 20 minutes of flight time from each one.

I use a rooted Android tablet to connect to a PS3 controller, and that's what I use to fly the drone. Pretty sweet.
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Old 02-06-2014, 06:13 PM
 
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I've really been interested in the Parrot quad. I looked into getting one but ended up with the Phantom Vision. People get these for various reasons. Some like the sport of flying. Just look at this video of the Stingray 500 and be prepared to see what crazy stunts these things can do.

Myself, I am in this hobby mainly for the photography aspect. I took it to Freedom Park last Sunday and took some phenomenol photos, 2 of which I posted here in the "photos around Charlotte" thread. I still haven't reached the full potential of what I want to do with this quad though. When warmer weather gets here I hope to find many more exciting places to photo from high above. I'm taking it to Boca this weekend while visiting my Pop. Hopefully I will get some nice photos/video down there.
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Old 02-06-2014, 06:41 PM
 
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I have to admit, I've been a real sissy with my drone. I'm afraid of having it shut down and crash, so I've only taken it up about 70 feet. Lame.

I did have an e-clip pop off at low altitude, so that's a big part of why I'm paranoid.

I'm very impressed with the video quality!
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Old 02-06-2014, 06:50 PM
 
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Myself, I am in this hobby mainly for the photography aspect. .
You get clean photos even with all the movement?
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Old 02-06-2014, 10:53 PM
 
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You get clean photos even with all the movement?
It has a 2D gimble on it which helps keep in level and absorbs vibration so you don't get the jello effect. The less windy the day the better though. Here is a shot I took last Sunday at Freedom Park. I also did a 360 video pan which came out pretty good.
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Old 02-07-2014, 07:10 AM
 
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That's a nice photo. How come those chemtrails make a satanic figure?
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