Just bought a drone

Discussion in 'Home, Auto, Hobby and Computer Tech' started by Zambo, Oct 21, 2016.

  1. oxrageous

    oxrageous It's Good to be King
    Administrator

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2014
    Messages:
    18,289
    Oxbucks:
    $11,178
    Ratings:
    +26,125 / -328
    No, no zoom. As I get better I'll fly lower, which is where all the danger is.
     
    • oxrageous

      oxrageous It's Good to be King
      Administrator

      Joined:
      Jun 5, 2014
      Messages:
      18,289
      Oxbucks:
      $11,178
      Ratings:
      +26,125 / -328
      And I didn't see those kids on the basketball court until I viewed the video, or I think I would have buzzed the court. :lol:
       
    • URGatorBait

      URGatorBait #TeamBrad
      Lifetime Member

      Joined:
      Jun 11, 2014
      Messages:
      24,958
      Oxbucks:
      $2,096
      Ratings:
      +12,180 / -194
      Oh haha.

      That would have been hilarious.
       
    • G 2

      G 2 Gator Great
      Lifetime Member

      Joined:
      Jun 11, 2014
      Messages:
      5,844
      Oxbucks:
      $5
      Ratings:
      +2,663 / -10
      Good to know. :thumbup:

      Just wondering about my odds of trashing this thing without prior experience.
       
    • oxrageous

      oxrageous It's Good to be King
      Administrator

      Joined:
      Jun 5, 2014
      Messages:
      18,289
      Oxbucks:
      $11,178
      Ratings:
      +26,125 / -328
      They are actually shockingly easy to fly. Basically, if you get higher than the surrounding buildings, trees, and power lines, you CAN'T crash it, because there's nothing to crash into. And with mine, you just press a button to return to home and it comes back and lands itself in the same place it took off from automatically - you don't even have to manually land the thing.
       
    • oxrageous

      oxrageous It's Good to be King
      Administrator

      Joined:
      Jun 5, 2014
      Messages:
      18,289
      Oxbucks:
      $11,178
      Ratings:
      +26,125 / -328
      Went to the park with my wife and grandson and flew it around. Nothing spectacular about this video, I was mainly practicing getting lower to the ground. That's where all the danger is (trees) so I need more practice.

       
    • URGatorBait

      URGatorBait #TeamBrad
      Lifetime Member

      Joined:
      Jun 11, 2014
      Messages:
      24,958
      Oxbucks:
      $2,096
      Ratings:
      +12,180 / -194
      Do you get the Smithsonian channel at your house?
      The reason I ask is they have a show called Aerial America, which you can go to their website and see also, anyway, while they often use a helicopter, they also frequently use drones for their shots. Might give you some ideas going forward when you make videos, and it's a pretty interesting show if you're into that type of stuff.
       
      • oxrageous

        oxrageous It's Good to be King
        Administrator

        Joined:
        Jun 5, 2014
        Messages:
        18,289
        Oxbucks:
        $11,178
        Ratings:
        +26,125 / -328
      • NavetG8r

        NavetG8r Stupid
        Lifetime Member

        Joined:
        Jun 11, 2014
        Messages:
        13,128
        Oxbucks:
        $553
        Ratings:
        +9,386 / -64
        Best use for them yet. Beats fast car chases in heavy traffic risking high collateral damage too.
         
      • oxrageous

        oxrageous It's Good to be King
        Administrator

        Joined:
        Jun 5, 2014
        Messages:
        18,289
        Oxbucks:
        $11,178
        Ratings:
        +26,125 / -328
        Here's more for anyone that is interested:



         
      • NVGator

        NVGator Member
        Lifetime Member

        Joined:
        Jun 11, 2014
        Messages:
        7,862
        Oxbucks:
        $2,574
        Ratings:
        +6,224 / -234
        @oxrageous @Zambo

        Not sure if you want to get in the business but it's a booming...

         
      • G 2

        G 2 Gator Great
        Lifetime Member

        Joined:
        Jun 11, 2014
        Messages:
        5,844
        Oxbucks:
        $5
        Ratings:
        +2,663 / -10
        I just talked to a friend who is planning his wedding and he booked a drone guy for his ceremony for $850. So for any people wanting to see money from their drones this could be another option.

        People lose all reason when it comes to weddings.
         
      • NVGator

        NVGator Member
        Lifetime Member

        Joined:
        Jun 11, 2014
        Messages:
        7,862
        Oxbucks:
        $2,574
        Ratings:
        +6,224 / -234
        Yup.

        The photographer we use regularly will add arial stills for $225 and video for $325 a pop.
         
      • Zambo

        Zambo Poo Flinger
        Lifetime Member

        Joined:
        Jun 12, 2014
        Messages:
        6,451
        Oxbucks:
        $2,715
        Ratings:
        +10,842 / -56
      • oxrageous

        oxrageous It's Good to be King
        Administrator

        Joined:
        Jun 5, 2014
        Messages:
        18,289
        Oxbucks:
        $11,178
        Ratings:
        +26,125 / -328
        Got some beach drone footage today. That beach house is something like 30,000 SF, by the way.

         
        • oxrageous

          oxrageous It's Good to be King
          Administrator

          Joined:
          Jun 5, 2014
          Messages:
          18,289
          Oxbucks:
          $11,178
          Ratings:
          +26,125 / -328
          • NavetG8r

            NavetG8r Stupid
            Lifetime Member

            Joined:
            Jun 11, 2014
            Messages:
            13,128
            Oxbucks:
            $553
            Ratings:
            +9,386 / -64
            • URGatorBait

              URGatorBait #TeamBrad
              Lifetime Member

              Joined:
              Jun 11, 2014
              Messages:
              24,958
              Oxbucks:
              $2,096
              Ratings:
              +12,180 / -194
            • Zambo

              Zambo Poo Flinger
              Lifetime Member

              Joined:
              Jun 12, 2014
              Messages:
              6,451
              Oxbucks:
              $2,715
              Ratings:
              +10,842 / -56
              DJI just came out with a new ultra portable drone called the Mavic Air. Significantly smaller even than the Mavic Pro, but still handles decent wind gusts and can fly 40mph. It has all the new fancy tracking modes and networking which allows it to fly a couple miles away without losing signal. I preordered one and just got notified that it shipped. Hopefully I'll get it this week.
               
            • Zambo

              Zambo Poo Flinger
              Lifetime Member

              Joined:
              Jun 12, 2014
              Messages:
              6,451
              Oxbucks:
              $2,715
              Ratings:
              +10,842 / -56
              This guy is a little geeky but its a pretty cool demo of the machine.

               

            Share This Page

            The Box

            Help

            You don't have the necessary permissions to use the chat.

              1. There are currently no users chatting.
                • About Us

                  Our community sprung up when the Gatorsports message board was shut down in the summer of 2014. We pride ourselves on offering Gator-biased, yet critical discussion among people of all different backgrounds. We are working every day to make sure our community is the best Gator message board you will find.
                • Like us on Facebook

                • Buy us a Zima!

                  The management works very hard to make sure the community is running the best software, best designs, and all the other bells and whistles. Care to buy us a non-alcoholic Zima? We'd really appreciate it! Just click the "Donate" tab at the top of the page.