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    My neighbor builds these performance drones and asked to fly it at my place today. Pretty cool stuff. Makes me realize I'm in the middle of know where.


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    Re: Drone view

    2:45: YOWZAH!

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    Re: Drone view

    Wow that thing is fast. (and trees make good neighbors)

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    Re: Drone view

    Quote Originally Posted by OreoGaborio View Post
    2:45: YOWZAH!
    It was pretty badass to see. His buddy that tried doing the same thing shortly after, wasn't so lucky.. haha

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    holy shit that thing rips ... amazing property out there, love it ... was waiting for him to barnstorm the porch on the right side of the building

    side note: i was just out to eat with my boys and we were watching indoor drone racing (and FMX), pretty nuts what people can do with those things at speed in close quarters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by typeone View Post
    holy shit that thing rips ... amazing property out there, love it ... was waiting for him to barnstorm the porch on the right side of the building

    side note: i was just out to eat with my boys and we were watching indoor drone racing (and FMX), pretty nuts what people can do with those things at speed in close quarters.
    Thanks, it's a pretty cool location. They never hit the house, but there were a few run ins with trees. They can surprisingly take quite a beating.

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    Re: Drone view

    Got a pic of the drone? I'd love to get into it, but afraid I'm gonna drop a bunch of coin and watch it collect dust once the novelty wears off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RyanNicholson View Post
    Got a pic of the drone? I'd love to get into it, but afraid I'm gonna drop a bunch of coin and watch it collect dust once the novelty wears off.
    Some here. Hot to try it but fearful that it's an expensive short run hobby....

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    Quote Originally Posted by RyanNicholson View Post
    Got a pic of the drone? I'd love to get into it, but afraid I'm gonna drop a bunch of coin and watch it collect dust once the novelty wears off.
    I can get you a pic, he has 5 of them and builds them himself. I asked about cost, and with all the motors, quad (frame), cameras, transmitters/receivers, batteries and chargers, it was slightly north of $600 each.

    He let me try an older one, which was going ok until I pitched it in the woods. It must have ripped a wire out of the battery, as the beeper to locate it wasn't working.

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    Impressive video from an impressive drone!

    Regarding the boredom factor, I'm glad I didn't buy one...I tried an admittedly lower tech (but still plenty capable) one in my yard last year, and it was cool and fun and all. Amazing, even.

    I was bored with it in under 10 minutes. Gave the controller back to my son and went to do other stuff...if budget allows, just go fly a real plane. You can do that with a flight instructor for under $100, if the AOPA learn to fly promotions are still running.

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    I was at an FPV all weekend in upstate NY. Drone and FPV wing racing was part of it and there are some really fast pilots out there! One of the guys that was there, Gab707, is currently #1 in the world as far as drone racing goes. Man that kid is fast with that thing, I should link a couple of his vids. He recently, with permission, followed a couple of guys in wing suits and has some cool vid of it. Not sure if I can link that yet, it was for one of his sponsors.
    And for the guys looking to get a racing drone, get something a bit slower to learn on first. It is not just about having a fast drone, but knowing how to tune the PID's to get it to fly well too.
    Here is a vid from the drivers seat of a wing this past weekend. A fast wing!

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    That bad boy can move!
    Quote Originally Posted by RyanNicholson View Post
    Got a pic of the drone? I'd love to get into it, but afraid I'm gonna drop a bunch of coin and watch it collect dust once the novelty wears off.
    I have an $800 Phantom 3, the SV650 of drones. Use it 3-4 times a year, but it sure is cool when we do!

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    The video I posted, was one of the slow ones, as he was trying to get a view of the property. If I get a chance later, I'll upload a faster one... the sound is a bit ear piercing tho.

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    Here is another vid of Gab flying. I would have crashed in the first 3 seconds.

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    Just pulled the trigger on a DJI Spark Combo...should arrive Weds.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Garandman View Post
    That bad boy can move!
    I have an $800 Phantom 3, the SV650 of drones. Use it 3-4 times a year, but it sure is cool when we do!
    I think you dropped something.

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    Had a good use for the drone last week. We want to put a large shed / small barn in NH so I cleared a 50' x 100' flat area, then took an overhead pic of the area.

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    Just pulled the trigger on a DJI Spark Combo...should arrive Weds.

    You will love it! I got it's bigger brother the Mavic and it is awesome!

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    Starting to get the hang of this thing. It's absolutely amazing.




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    I was thinking of buying a Mavic. It seems like a nice easy package.

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    A couple people here have that model. It's awesome!

    I like the Spark because it's smaller and less intimidating to bystanders. (It's weird how I feel when flying around other people. I try hard to avoid them and I definitely don't track them without their permission.)

    The Spark was also about $300.00 less expensive. I could see a Mavic in my future though as I get more accustomed to the sport...and if I don't get bored which was a concern! So far that seems unlikely!

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    If you think the Mavic is great, try flying it with the DJI goggles. OMG! I set my goggles for head tracking the camera gimbal so wherever I look, the cam looks. So as I fly forward I look all around not just straight ahead. Pair this setup with an ipad, and it is the ultimate camera platform. And BTW, the Mavic has a range a little over 4 miles out, I haven't tested that yet but have gone out about 1/2 mile so far. This is the Swift river after a t storm in Conway NH.
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    I'll also recommend the Mavic. Picked mine up about a week ago and have been playing around with making videos, started a YouTube channel, and practicing flying. It's vastly apparent that I need some editing software. The DJI app is ok, but just isn't up the task for what I want to do.

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