Just bought a drone

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  1. gator1946

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    I've gotta get one.
     
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    I'm desperately trying to resist blowing $900 on one. I'm failing.

    Time to shake down the members again! :dance:
     
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      Okay, I bought one. :facepalm:
       
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      With your fine editing skills you can be Casey Niestat, Jr.
       
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      I've ordered one as well despite the financial burden of purchasing a lifetime membership here from Ox just a few days ago.
       
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      Every time I feel the urge to buy a drone, I just buy another firearm.
       
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        LOL -- well, I bought a 20 gauge Mossberg Maverick the other week. Now I think my girl friend wants some stuff for herself..
         
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          My next purchase will probably be a tactical shotgun of some sort. Probably.
           
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          I noticed the influx of member addition on the Lifetime Supporting Membership Thank You Thread but I wasn't going to say anything.
           
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            Post up some drone video when you get it Ox.
             
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            Almost has an Endless Summer vibe to it.
            Nice work.
             
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            Super moon tonight over the 15 in North San Diego.


            Tried to pan slowly but smoothly....hard to do. I'll have the check the settings and see if I can adjust the rate at which the copter rotates left and right so I don't have to try and use such light control inputs. Too hard to be smooth.
             
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            Ruh roh, I read that flying at night is a no-no. I have called the FBI.
             
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            The rule about daytime only applies to commercial work.
             
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            Save it for the judge.
             
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            I'll write from Federal Pound Me In the Ass Prison.'

            I think dubs is a guard there.
             
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              So I was just reading online about new control tech for these things. For those without one, it basically uses a wifi signal between the drone and the controller and your phone, putting all three pieces on one network. Of course the range of the drone is limited by the antenna and power of the transmitter in your hand. In crowed neighborhoods the range is quite a bit less than in open water or desert due to all the interference from local wifi signals.

              The new tech is to use 4G or LTE from cell towers to control the drone. So basically, if you did this, the range of your drone would be damn near endless, limited only by areas of no cell tower coverage. Theoretically, you could launch from your house and fly as far as your could until the battery dies. At 20 minutes of flying at 30 mph, conservative numbers, you could fly the thing 10 miles.
               
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                Got my drone in last night, it's badass. I'll post some video as soon as it's humanly possible.
                 
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                By the way, the standard Autel X-Star drone uses the Wifi to connect as you just described. The X-Star Premium gets extended range by broadcasting the video link via the 900 MHz frequency band (via the controller) rather than the more commonly used 2.4GHz WiFi band. Not only does using this frequency allow for increased video range, it also reduces the potential for interference from other WiFi signals in the area, resulting in a clear picture at extended ranges.
                 

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