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 Post subject: Flying the drone
PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 11:14 pm 
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beware of the drones.....

flying the quad copter around the apartment. let jen wear the FPV (first person view) goggles. for those that dont know, the machine transmits live feed to the screens in the goggles so you can fly it like youre sitting in it. however for this flight i let the wife watch as i flew it. perfect landing included at no extra charge........


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OYVdIu9Frtk

heres a FPV flight at lake winola......

http://vimeo.com/59403730

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 Post subject: Re: Flying the drone
PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 11:23 pm 
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http://news.yahoo.com/drones-large-smal ... 37668.html

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 Post subject: Re: Flying the drone
PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 11:28 pm 
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Oh the fun you can have with that and a stolen TSA jacket.

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 Post subject: Re: Flying the drone
PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 11:38 pm 
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toilet safety administration 8)

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 Post subject: Re: Flying the drone
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Security breeeeeeeeeeach!

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 Post subject: Re: Flying the drone
PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 9:54 am 
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Way too, Off the Scale Cool ! I want specs.

@ John - No doubt, or a black van with a government plate in the area.

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 Post subject: Re: Flying the drone
PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 10:03 pm 
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sorry doug cant give out too many details, dont want the men in black chasing me down....... i can tell you it doesnt have any guns..... :roll: :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Flying the drone
PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 10:15 pm 
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That is really cool. Great new toy. :D :D :D :D

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 Post subject: Re: Flying the drone
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It's OK, Chris, I have a clearance.

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 Post subject: Re: Flying the drone
PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 11:56 pm 
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oh well in that case.... haha..... its a DJI phantom with a gopro hero 2 slung under it hooked up to some rigged up telemetry and video transmitting devices. a ground receiver with wide field and directional antennas for the video and audio and a set of first person view goggles. also, can be wired into a laptop to fly using the screen on that, or an Ipad instead of the goggles. its way cool to fly it first person. almost too much fun that one person should be allowed to have..... 8)

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 Post subject: Re: Flying the drone
PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2013 12:21 pm 
As Horatio Caine would say
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"I think that is...
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sweet."

YYYYYEEEEEAAAAAHHHHHH!!!!


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 Post subject: Re: Flying the drone
PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2013 1:55 pm 
What is the flight time that you can get on a single charge? or does it take fuel?


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 Post subject: Re: Flying the drone
PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2013 2:29 pm 
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its electric. flies about 6 minutes on the battery we have now. the one battery powers all 4 motors on the machine, and the camera downlink hardware. the camera has its own battery and runs a long time. could use a bigger onein the machine, it could easily carry the weight. has about a 4-1 power to weight ratio as equipped now.

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 Post subject: Re: Flying the drone
PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2013 2:51 pm 
nice.


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 Post subject: Re: Flying the drone
PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2013 10:12 pm 
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latest installment

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GCjnpCTjQZ4

my buddy jim is flying the drone and im flying the plane. this was the first and second flight on this plane. just finished building it. anyways, this was a practice run to get some timing and angles for some upcoming air to air footage with rc stuff this summer. look forward to some interesting stuff this summer :D

filmed at an undisclosed location in northeast pa, locally known as "AREA 52"

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