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Anyone else have a drone?
#1356380 Tue Apr 21 2020 06:37 AM
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Popped mine up today. DJI Spark. Straight up from my front yard to 400 feet, a 360 sweep, and a landing. Much cheaper than renting a helicopter.
Have a look:

https://youtu.be/tN-msq8tiIk


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Re: Anyone else have a drone?
Jim Bow #1356382 Tue Apr 21 2020 08:37 AM
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I have thought about getting one then I remember that I could not pass the helicopter portion of Army flight school. I passed fixed-wing but they were not wanting that but helicopter pilots for Viet Nam. Missed by 12 points.


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Re: Anyone else have a drone?
Jim Bow #1356385 Tue Apr 21 2020 09:15 AM
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You must have spent big bucks to get one that was as stable a platform as that Jim.
Out of curiosity, I bought two, both under $100, one with camera, one without.
They are not much more than mere toys. The one with the camera is a pain in the ars
to get the video in usable form and both are only able to fly in absolutely still air.
The slight breeze blows them around to the limit of their controls.
dg

Re: Anyone else have a drone?
Jim Bow #1356396 Tue Apr 21 2020 12:41 PM
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They are amazing. I have some youtube shows where the drone can track you and then return to where you are. I was not very good with balsa wood planes of my youth.


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Re: Anyone else have a drone?
Jim Bow #1356412 Tue Apr 21 2020 03:12 PM
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I have a little one in a box. I've never played with it.. I should bust it out and see how the cats react to it.


Another quality post.


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Re: Anyone else have a drone?
Jim Bow #1356468 Tue Apr 21 2020 08:38 PM
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I've been involved in RC for about 35+ years. I played around with a few drones. My last one was a 1000MM (39.4") Hexacopter. Full 1080 360 camera running a 6S 22.2V 10,000mAh battery pack. The link to the video for the initial test flight is below.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/udsbDyFU6eA9z25r7

Last edited by olezippi; Tue Apr 21 2020 09:42 PM.

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Re: Anyone else have a drone?
Jim Bow #1356472 Tue Apr 21 2020 08:45 PM
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404 error.


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Re: Anyone else have a drone?
Jim Bow #1356475 Tue Apr 21 2020 09:03 PM
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Have to sign in. Make it public.


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Re: Anyone else have a drone?
Justhorsenround #1356476 Tue Apr 21 2020 09:06 PM
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Originally Posted by Justhorsenround
Have to sign in. Make it public.
Didn't realize whenever I add a pic or video I have to go back in and share it. Should work now.

Last edited by olezippi; Tue Apr 21 2020 09:06 PM.

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Re: Anyone else have a drone?
Jim Bow #1356483 Tue Apr 21 2020 09:30 PM
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Nope


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'47 Chevy 3100 5 Window (long term project)
‘65 Chevy Biscayne 4dr 230 I-6 one owner (I’m #2)
‘39 Dodge Businessmans Coupe
USAF 1965-69 Weather Observation Tech (got paid to look at the clouds)


"I fought the law and the law won" now I are a retired one!
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