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Birthday present came...

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Your all are wondering what I got for a birthday present? MoparMom suggested I pick up a drone. Yeah, I said a drone... It came today and got to fly it twice now. rather fun to fly and feature rich. I got a udiRC FPV drone. Really quite sturdy drone. Flying time is about 6-8 minutes per battery charge. It charges off a normal USB port so I can even charge the batteries in the truck. It can with a portable charging pack too. The camera function works on your cell phone over WiFi. 

 

https://www.amazon.com/U818A-WiFi-Quadcopter-Drone-Camera/dp/B00SH3MU0U

 

As for flying this little craft it not really hard but it does when you get some distance away from yourself. I'm enjoying this drone eventually I'll be able to fly by using the video footage. 

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Here it is...DSCF3907.JPG

 

I've flown it now 3 times. I'm now in the mode of tweaking the calibration and getting everything working good. Still drifting a bit much. I want to try the headless mode it might make things a bit easier for me to learn. 

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That's the coolest Michael. Can't wait for some pics maybe one of these days.

Wild and Free they come with an anti shot gun missile now.

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That looks like to much fun but a little to rich for my blood.  I'll stick to shooting clay.

 

2 hours ago, Mopar1973Man said:

 The camera function works on your cell phone over WiFi. 

  Can't wait to see the aerial phots/videos of the back country.  

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Tomorrow I'll give the camera a shot. I tried a bit of night flying that's super tough. Blue lights are the head and the red light are the tail. Then its got a white head light LED. Damn thing is fast to disappear in the dark.

 

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A cousin has one and they live on a really long dirt road driveway. Every now and then a random car will end up at the very end. He'll send the drone down there to check things out. Needless to say, they don't stick around long after!

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3 hours ago, notlimah said:

A cousin has one and they live on a really long dirt road driveway. Every now and then a random car will end up at the very end. He'll send the drone down there to check things out. Needless to say, they don't stick around long after!

What if it's a mail man

 

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How many beers should I drink to make it look stable?  hahahahha

 

 

 

Sorry can't help it, last time I flew a drone I flew a drone into the wall.....  you are winning/.

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pretty cool there Mike. The wife bought us one. The battery would not last but about 3 minutes and then took an hour to recharge. About the time you start getting the hang of it, it would die. By the time the battery would recharge I had forgotten every thing I learned. 

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1 hour ago, Me78569 said:

How many beers should I drink to make it look stable?  hahahahha

 

Well I started out with 2 beers still not cutting it so I pulled out the whiskey and hit it hard... :party:

 

@Taz says "Never say whoa in a tight spot"

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IBM will be using one of those to go fishing, casting clear across the lake and trolling.

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@Taz gave me a wonderful idea. I'm going to take my drone down canyon tomorrow and fly it either out the Denny Creek hay fields or go up on White Water Wilderness Ranch and fly it out there. Wide open spaces and no trees to mess with me. 

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For the first time it wasn't to bad.  Getting it back in one peace is all ways a success.  A little more air time and it will be Fireman Mike to the rescue.

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Ya, I know, drones around fires are a no-no.

 

2 hours ago, JAG1 said:

IBM will be using one of those to go fishing, casting clear across the lake and trolling.

It's called fly drone fishing. 

 

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Before you know Michael will be installing injection pumps with it.

 

IBM, we need another log on the fire.

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2 minutes ago, Me78569 said:

I was trying to get Mike to try and see if the drone would follow him. 

He'd have better luck if it was a puppy.

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It's doing good. I'm getting rather good at flying it. I've got a fun game with the dog. He get mad at the drone and barks at it. So I tell him to get it. He'll go out and chase it in the yard. I fly it back to me. Fun way to get practise and the dog gets exercise too.

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On 11/2/2016 at 6:43 PM, Mopar1973Man said:

Don't judge the pilot. Still a novice at this... Also flying in a very light breeze.

 

 

Love the surroundings

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