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Quadcopters, FPV Racing, Tiny Whoops, Drones/Drone Photography

Discussion in 'OFF TOPIC' started by rdlkgliders, Dec 14, 2016.

  1. rdlkgliders

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  2. RamFan503

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    I just have some cheesy helicopters but they manage to keep the dog riled up.
     
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  3. IowaRam

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    I don't , but have thought about getting one for a while now , and now their actually get pretty affordable , I'll probably break down and get one at some point , not so much for the racing , but more to just take video

    Here's a youtube video someone posted of where I live ,

    they take pretty cool video

     
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  4. rdlkgliders

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    Yes they take very good video 4k. I can't post due to file size. Easy to fly as well.
     
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    My Dad has a super expensive drone that he got through his military connections. It's one that has 4 rotary blades... but it is big. I think he said that the damn thing can carry a 100 pound load. It's not one that you can purchase normally... like I said, he has some military connections.

    He told my mom that he got the thing to help her with her business. Which is not really the truth... he's a big kid and he grew up flying super expensive remote controlled planes. He's a pilot btw.

    Now he does use this thing to assist my mom's business. He can put a GPS coordinate in this thing and it will fly out to that location all by itself. It has an incredible range. He takes pictures of homes and properties from the air that my mother has listed and she uses these when marketing them. He sends the drone out from his back deck to locations miles away... gets the pics and videos of the property... and then has that thing fly right back to his back deck. Cool as crap.

    But like I said... I knew he bought that damn thing for much more child like reasons than what he told my mom. My parents live in Peachtree City, GA. That city was designed around the idea of having golf cart roads, bridges, and tunnels so that everyone would drive them anywhere they need to go. It's really different. You go to the shopping centers, movie theaters, or even the High School and all you see parked in the lots are hundreds of golf carts. Anyway, there are golf cart roads everywhere. There's one that runs through the back of my parent's property. My dad terrorizes people using this road with his drone. LOL

    He likes to freak people out at night. He sits out on his deck with his drone hovering over that road... when a cart comes along he will light that thing up in a variety of ways. It's got all kinds of lights on it. People are convinced that they are actually seeing a UFO. We can hear them screaming "OMG,,, what is that a UFO?" Then.... my dad will hit them with the bright spot light and light up their golf cart like it's day time. People start freaking. They think the abduction and anal probe are only moments away. It's child like fun at it's finest. Sometimes he tells people what's happening, but most of the time he keeps silent and just watches them speed off in horror.

    I will say that the damn thing is not a toy. It could really cause serious injury with the blades. I'm talking about chopping hands or fingers completely off.
     
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    Unfortunately they get treated like toys. They're a bloody nuisance here in England. :(
     
  7. rdlkgliders

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    @Selassie I Great story, They are pretty amazing crafts the nice ones anyway. Yes you can set way points in theory I could send mine to work as long as I have enough battery, charge it when I get there and send it home. There are sensors that keep them from hitting things like tall buildings etc,,,,
    I would love to se what the military can do, the technology is pretty amazing. My son and I are pretty amateur we just love RC. We have raced cars and flown from toys to pretty nice rc aircraft Gliders, planes etc.....
    I would love your dad @ 53 my 13 year old keeps me young and gives me excuses to continue to play with toys.
    I miss my dad a lot especially this time of year, enjoy him while you can.
     
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  8. rdlkgliders

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    @flv Yes there is always going to be people with no responsibility and consideration. It is a shame because the people I deal with and fly with preach Insurance, registration, rules , consideration because everyone is worried about the one guy that screws it up for everyone and creates a high profile incident or more of them.
     
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    I'm certain that I love your dad. I wish I lived next door! We could have a HOOT!!!
     
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    I plan on getting one soon. A friend has one and he takes some awesome aerial shots of the beaches around here. Wife wants to start doing water color paintings of some aerial views so it all works out !!