Philadelphia from a GoPro Drone

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by M-M, Nov 14, 2013.

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    M-M Guest

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    PeterN Guest

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    Hactar Guest

    There was heavy fog.
     
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    +1
     
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    Savageduck Guest

    It worked for me last night, now there seems to be an issue.
     
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    M-M Guest

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    M-M Guest

    A Blade 350QX and a GoPro Hero 2. The camera was set not in video mode,
    but to take a still 11MP photo every 1/2 sec.
     
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    J. Clarke Guest

    FWIW, this came up on NBC.com the other day:

    <http://photoblog.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/11/13/21437114-syrian-rebels-
    claim-they-captured-government-drone-reveal-images-found-inside>

    One wonders if it's really a "government drone" or if it belonged to
    some reporter, news agency, or just a well-to-do hobbyist. Still, it
    seems relevant to the discussion.
     
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    PeterN Guest

    Neat image. How high was the copter.
    One of my friends went to B&H to ask about the drone. They suggested
    that H first get a cheap toy drone, to learn how to fly it. They
    strongly suggested that he not make the purchase, unless he was sure he
    would learn how to use it.
    He ordered the toy from Tiger direct, for about $29.
    The Full version with reasonable accessories sells for about 2K.
     
    PeterN, Nov 15, 2013
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    M-M Guest

    One person saw me flying the thing and asked, "Is that armed?"
     
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    M-M Guest

    No way. This one was less than 500 without the camera and you don't
    need special skills to fly it- just some reasonable intelligence.

    But my interests are radio control airplanes (my RC page->
    <http://www.mhmyers.com/rc.tn.html> ) and photography so this seemed
    the perfect match.

    How high? No idea. It can go out of sight and then the GPS will bring
    it back to the spot it took off from with no help from the pilot.
     
    M-M, Nov 15, 2013
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