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Re: Remote controlled flying things-Quads, Hex, Octo or anything
« Reply #2200 on: March 16, 2021, 08:42:40 AM »
Saw a mention about the bowling alley video that yes, they filmed it in one go, but they also took 12 goes to get it right!

Don't know how many ambulances were involved in those attempts ??? (especially with the bloke where they flew it between his legs!) >:D
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Re: Remote controlled flying things-Quads, Hex, Octo or anything
« Reply #2201 on: April 16, 2023, 09:25:30 AM »
Thread dig.  ;D

I was in at JB HiFi yesterday filling in time with a son and he says.........here's the drones over here Dad. As we were there looking at them, a bloke came over and asked if there was anything that he could help with and of course, I said yeah and started asking some questions.  :laugh: He proceeded to answer them straight away without thinking or looking lost, he then stated that he uses them for commercial photography and now, I'm torn between getting one and not.  ??? I know that it will be used for plenty of times and this one is a very good one as a starting point with plenty of goodly features, so do I pull the trigger today or not, that is the quandary now.  ;D

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Re: Remote controlled flying things-Quads, Hex, Octo or anything
« Reply #2202 on: April 16, 2023, 11:23:10 AM »
Before you buy 1 check out where and when you can fly them. There is a free app, I think it's called "can I fly here ".
I bought 1 just after our last trip 4 years ago, bloody thing is still in it's box  :'(
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Re: Remote controlled flying things-Quads, Hex, Octo or anything
« Reply #2203 on: April 16, 2023, 11:54:26 AM »
Before you buy 1 check out where and when you can fly them. There is a free app, I think it's called "can I fly here ".
I bought 1 just after our last trip 4 years ago, bloody thing is still in it's box  :'(

Yeah, already know about that app, as the bloke told me about it and times that certain air space has restrictions with height and the fact that Amberly can cancel your toy and it will drop to the ground.  ;D

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Re: Remote controlled flying things-Quads, Hex, Octo or anything
« Reply #2204 on: May 13, 2023, 03:35:03 PM »
Well, I pulled the trigger on the S2 this morning and it was $200 less that when I first looked at it a month ago, so I got a carry case that is laser cut for each part to sit in, plus it's water proof, lockable and has a atmosphere release button for when it has been sitting in a hot place. Total cost with the case and 256gb card = $1678.  :cup: ;D

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Re: Remote controlled flying things-Quads, Hex, Octo or anything
« Reply #2205 on: May 13, 2023, 07:31:01 PM »
They are a nice piece of gear, Daughters partner has one ..Thinking you should be very happy with the photos it takes  and the handling of it ...  8)
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Re: Remote controlled flying things-Quads, Hex, Octo or anything
« Reply #2206 on: May 14, 2023, 03:04:46 PM »
They are a nice piece of gear, Daughters partner has one ..Thinking you should be very happy with the photos it takes  and the handling of it ...  8)

Yeah, had a quick play this morning in standard mode and very happy with vid quality but everyone at home, hates me if I go to upload a vid, seeing as it is 5K quality.  :laugh: :laugh: >:D

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Re: Remote controlled flying things-Quads, Hex, Octo or anything
« Reply #2207 on: May 15, 2023, 10:23:18 PM »
 :cup: That is sooo rock steady and smooth, even with a bit of wind theyre not too bad .
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Re: Remote controlled flying things-Quads, Hex, Octo or anything
« Reply #2208 on: May 16, 2023, 02:24:46 AM »
:cup: That is sooo rock steady and smooth, even with a bit of wind theyre not too bad .
It can fly in 70kmh winds from the reviews that I've read and watched. I watched one where it was tracking a cargo carrier in high winds and footage was very good.

That vid it was only 9kmh.

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Re: Remote controlled flying things-Quads, Hex, Octo or anything
« Reply #2209 on: May 16, 2023, 10:14:31 AM »
It can fly in 70kmh winds from the reviews that I've read and watched. I watched one where it was tracking a cargo carrier in high winds and footage was very good.

That vid it was only 9kmh.
does it have that tracking gig where it follows ya along by itself?
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Re: Remote controlled flying things-Quads, Hex, Octo or anything
« Reply #2210 on: May 16, 2023, 12:17:25 PM »
does it have that tracking gig where it follows ya along by itself?
It certainly does and return to home also for landing.

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Re: Remote controlled flying things-Quads, Hex, Octo or anything
« Reply #2211 on: May 23, 2023, 03:19:00 PM »
How hard will it be to fly it with only the use of one hand?
Say you put the controller on a table, is it possible to reach both sticks with the fingers on the left hand?
I can't use my right arm/hand, hence the question.
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Re: Remote controlled flying things-Quads, Hex, Octo or anything
« Reply #2212 on: May 23, 2023, 07:57:50 PM »
How hard will it be to fly it with only the use of one hand?
Say you put the controller on a table, is it possible to reach both sticks with the fingers on the left hand?
I can't use my right arm/hand, hence the question.

I would think with a little practice, you could do it. It is very responsive but once you got the hang of the toggle controls it would be easy. Once you have it in the air at an altitude for flying, then you really only use one hand.

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Re: Remote controlled flying things-Quads, Hex, Octo or anything
« Reply #2213 on: May 29, 2023, 07:57:02 PM »
Another play this afternoon after I got home. I noticed Ken being a sloth up above me again.  ;D

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Re: Remote controlled flying things-Quads, Hex, Octo or anything
« Reply #2214 on: October 22, 2023, 09:09:41 AM »
Got me a RC controller for my Air S2 and it makes it much easier to use rather than having the phone hanging off the side of the standard controller.  :cheers: Now I need to learn when to use the filters on the gimbal for the light conditions.  :P

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Re: Remote controlled flying things-Quads, Hex, Octo or anything
« Reply #2215 on: October 23, 2023, 09:51:26 AM »
Got me a RC controller for my Air S2 and it makes it much easier to use rather than having the phone hanging off the side of the standard controller.  :cheers: Now I need to learn when to use the filters on the gimbal for the light conditions.  :P

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Gee looks green wet and hazy!  nice footage though, very still and steady
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Re: Remote controlled flying things-Quads, Hex, Octo or anything
« Reply #2216 on: October 25, 2023, 06:32:36 AM »
Gee looks green wet and hazy!  nice footage though, very still and steady
Thanks. The green bit is lucerne crop. A lot of fires around over the last week.

This drone can fly in up to 60kmh winds and still have good focus but I won't be trying that out.

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Re: Remote controlled flying things-Quads, Hex, Octo or anything
« Reply #2217 on: October 25, 2023, 09:27:44 AM »
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This drone can fly in up to 60kmh winds and still have good focus but I won't be trying that out.
So ya happy with it?
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Re: Remote controlled flying things-Quads, Hex, Octo or anything
« Reply #2218 on: October 25, 2023, 04:07:59 PM »
So ya happy with it?

Bloody oath I am.  :cup:

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Re: Remote controlled flying things-Quads, Hex, Octo or anything
« Reply #2219 on: February 27, 2024, 01:57:34 PM »
Anyone using the Montion Controller 2 from DJI?
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Re: Remote controlled flying things-Quads, Hex, Octo or anything
« Reply #2220 on: February 29, 2024, 12:46:22 AM »
I am not sure if people are interest, I am into FPV style of micro drones.

This ia a 3-1/2 Inch sub 250g -- that's has a 4K camera, and flies off 18650 batteries





It's a quiet stealthy drone that takes great video, and good for one takes.
Video from the drone. (Make sure you watch it in 4K, as youtube will probably try to default you to 720p or something like that.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YWSleLyWXFs

This is from a build video, the link should be start at flight footage as the view from within the Goggle OSD footage https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5c4YACaH1H4&t=123s

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Re: Remote controlled flying things-Quads, Hex, Octo or anything
« Reply #2221 on: February 29, 2024, 07:37:40 AM »
14 minutes flying/rth/and camera on a drone that size is pretty good. Good quality video too  :cheers:
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Re: Remote controlled flying things-Quads, Hex, Octo or anything
« Reply #2222 on: February 29, 2024, 08:10:19 PM »
Anyone using the Montion Controller 2 from DJI?

Had to have a look at what you were talking about, I have enough trouble with the RC controller that I bought for mine, let a lone that fancy thing.  :o :)

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Re: Remote controlled flying things-Quads, Hex, Octo or anything
« Reply #2223 on: March 05, 2024, 11:14:19 AM »
It looks good for my intented use as I have only one usable hand/arm.
Only thing is it only works with the mini 3 pro and up.
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