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Mister Pink

Drones/UAV's/Quadcopters

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Mister Pink

Anyone flying drones?

 

I'm just so happy for the 4K video quality. DJI bought Hasselblad and are using a 1" sensor for the Mavic 2. We can also now change aperture manually which removes the necessity of ND filters although I will buy an ND filter. You can also shoot in DLog, so you can get a nice flat image for when you want to color correct and grade. I will need to save for some added batteries. Although 30mins flight time is a big advancement, it's still quite short, especially if you only have one battery and you travel very far go get nice shots. 

 

So anyone here flying drones? Big or small. Any filmmakers using them? What's the airspace like where you live and does it restrict you? 

 

 

 

 

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ṼirulenⱦEqừinox

I myself have a few the biggest and most expensive one is the DJI Phantom 3 which I am actually planning on selling as I really don't get to fly it as much as I would like too so and there are too many wires and trees in my neighborhood to fly it safely and the local state park has rules forbidding flying them so in order for me to fly it I have to drive about 30 minutes away so it's not that much fun but I do have a smaller drone that I picked up for about a $100.

 

The Holy Stone HS160 Shadow FPV RC Drone Holy Stone HS160 Shadow FPV RC Drone with 720P HD Wi-Fi Camera Live Video Feed 2.4GHz 6-Axis Gyro Quadcopter for Kids & Beginners - Altitude Hold, One Key Start, Foldable Arms,Bonus Battery

 it's a nifty little thing too it's small enough that it can fit into the back pocket of your jeans and the arms fold into the body so it doesn't stick out but it is a little tricky at first to figure out but it a quick learn as my 8yr old was able to learn it in about 15 minutes of playing with it and soon enough it became hers and she played with it so much this summer she wore the batteries so much I had to purchase new batteries as the ones that came with it wouldn't even hold a charge anymore.

 

I do like the look of the new DJI Mavic drone though because of the small sleek design of how small they are I actually bought the P3 sight unseen from Best Buy off the recommendation from a buddy of money I wasn;t aware of how big it actually was had I known had big it was I don't know if I would've actually bought it but then again I don't regret it because I did get some great videos and had a lot of fun making videos with it.

 

I just wish my city wasn't so strict with the flying of it, I think I might pick up model airplanes or helos since those aren't banned but drones aren't figure that one out

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Mister Pink

Nice! What sort of flight time do you get from the $100 drone? Any other features on it worth noting? I would love to pick up a cheaper one, just f*ck about with or to take around with me for fun. 

 

Also, the Phantom 3 is nice. I was seriously thinking of getting one from the Phantom range. I like the relative safety of the frame of the Phantom offers, especially for landing on uneven surfaces. 

 

Mavic 2 arrived today but the weather is too rough to try test it out, so I just updated the firmware and familiarized myself with the controls somewhat. I'm dying to test it out but all I can do is just sit there and look at it! :(

 

Edit: Finally got to fly her today. Winds were a bit gusty - 30kph/18mph (storm Ali is approaching) but it was OK. Managed to have some nice flight time. Was my first time ever flying a drone. It felt really intuitive (thanks videogames). For some reason, though I didn't get a live feed. I managed to take some photos as it has 8gb internal storage (ordered a 64gb micro SD today) and they showed up as cached images in the DJI app. Other than that I just got a blank/black screen. Not sure why.  I'm using Android and I heard DJI are very Apple friendly. However, I refuse to use Apple products these days. 

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On 9/12/2018 at 3:23 PM, Mister Pinkerton said:

So anyone here flying drones? Big or small. Any filmmakers using them? What's the airspace like where you live and does it restrict you?

 

the only drone i have is a navigator 2, just a toy that was a gift, i mostly use it in my room when im bored and want to scare the living sh*t out of my cat, or around the house. since its considered a toy, no restrictions apart from flying under 30mts

 

i would like to buy a spark or mavik air but after starting to read the restrictions  i just said nahhh, not for me.... it started fine, you just need to register the drone if over 200g and insure if over 900g, you can fly up to 120mt with no special request, seems fine i guess, its something that could endanger other people and one needs to be responsible. but then there are other restrictions depending on the zone.

IDK why but my area is one of the "under military jurisdiction"  😲 humm? yeah there is an air force base but its like 30Km away.

you can still fly, but you need to send a request 10 days before each day you want to fly with it.

 

not to mention if you want to record etc you also need to ask for permition to another department etc...

 

i understand that there are alot of crazy stupid people out there flying near airports, above huge crowds etc, i just wanted something to take pictures when im out with the family or vacations etc so ill stick with just my Canon.

 

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Blue = you can fly with no special request

red = cant fly

yellow = natural park need some special request (didnt read much about that)

orange = under military jurisdiction, need special request

 

most of the areas in orange are just small villages with alot of deserted/woodland area yet there are more restrictions then in the areas around the airports

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Mister Pink

Sounds like it's a little strict (in some aspects) in Portugal, all right. I've been to Lisbon before, great city, awesome people too.

 

I didn't have to register my drone but I will shortly. I think these scares of idiots flying near airports is worrying airport authorities, so they are clamping down a bit - and rightly so. To be honest, I wouldn't be surprised if it's someone that's anti-drone, deliberately flying drones near airports to get them banned or restricted - but bordering on conspiracy theories there! :D 😛  It's just a pity some idiots ruin it for the rest of us. 

 

Even with that map, I know at first glance it seems restrictive but it's actually quite good for a European city. I imagine out to the west a bit near Cais Cais is quite free too? I'm very surprised the blue comes right in to the airport. In my city (western Europe) there's a 5km radial ban around any aerodrome which I think is reasonable. However, I live in a small city and the airport is relatively close so it restricts me a bit as it's all controlled airspace. That means 15m is the max height. However, when I get my license I can get an exemption. 

 

I think doing the safety course before I got my drone has definitely made me more safety conscious and respectful of other people. Safety is a priority for me so I'm only flying in very risk-averse environments. Haven't had the chance to do much over the last 2 months due to weather but will again soon. 

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HaRdSTyLe_83

that is the thing i dont understand.... you can fly near the airport up to 30mt (the first blue box) or 60mt (the second blue box) with no special request whatsoever, yet on the outskirts of the capital, where it is mostly small villages with nothing in between you cant. Its like its been made so tourists can come and take pictures of capital

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KDA

We had a couple storms roll in a few days ago and I heard some noises coming from the roof. So I bought a cheap $50 drone from Amazon with a camera on it. My genius plan was to fly it over the house so I could record any possible damages via the drone camera.

 

It came this morning, and I practiced flying it for about 10 minutes. I finally took it outside the house to record the roof. I ended up crashing it on top of my neighbors roof 15 seconds later. I didn't get any footage of my roof. Right now I'm split between laughing my ass off and being annoyed that I just wasted $50.

 

I feel like buying another one though.

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Mister Pink
On 1/20/2019 at 4:55 AM, Noale said:

We had a couple storms roll in a few days ago and I heard some noises coming from the roof. So I bought a cheap $50 drone from Amazon with a camera on it. My genius plan was to fly it over the house so I could record any possible damages via the drone camera.

 

It came this morning, and I practiced flying it for about 10 minutes. I finally took it outside the house to record the roof. I ended up crashing it on top of my neighbors roof 15 seconds later. I didn't get any footage of my roof. Right now I'm split between laughing my ass off and being annoyed that I just wasted $50.

 

I feel like buying another one though.

Buy another one, ya dingus! 😛

 

Seriously though, that's a real pity. Sounds like a very good use for a drone. I love hearing how people have their own uses for tech/drones. It's really exciting. I hope your neightbour wasn't upset (if they even know about it! :P) 

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KDA

😂 My neighbor doesn't know. They're gonna inspect their roof one day and find a dead drone and start dreaming up conspiracies. 

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HaRdSTyLe_83
13 minutes ago, Noale said:

😂 My neighbor doesn't know. They're gonna inspect their roof one day and find a dead drone and start dreaming up conspiracies. 

 

LMAO, you need to send a new drone to tow it

 

first time i took mine outside i had already played with it alot inside so i was a bit to confident of my skills, i took off from the palm of my hand, straight from the 1st floor balcony , it was a bit windy and by the time my hand reached the controller it was already a couple of meters away, i only had the time to press the landing button before it ran away.

it doesn't have the weight nor the power, not to mention it doesnt have all the thing real drones have like sensors etc to keep it stable in the same spot

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KDA

It rained hard again yesterday. If the crash didn't kill the drone. The storm definitely killed it. It probably blew the drone over to another roof too. Who knows any more.

 

RIP drone. We had a good time for those 10 minutes we had together.

 

It was one of those tiny drones from Amazon that fits in the palm of your hand. And it was still a little windy outside when I flew it. So it was hard to control. It wasn't powerful enough to even hover in one spot. 😂

 

If I get another drone, I'll probably go for a bigger one.

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Mister Pink

Mavic have just released the Mavic Mini. 

 

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At around $400, it's a quarter of the price of my Mavic 2. And in some ways I wish I started on a less expensive device as I'm almost (can't be too much) overly cautious. :P

 

I really like this drone. It's so small. I mean the Mavic 2 pro fits in my bad very snuggly. Folded up, it's about the size of large camera lens, so fits in the camera bag really easily. I can just see this being so handy for indoor shoots too. I'm going to pick one up when I can. 

 

 

 

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JareCzech

Hi, I would like to buy some badass drone someday in the future. Do you have some recommendations? I would like to see it in VR, so I can feel like I am flying, that was always my dream. I dont have budget. :)

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