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nat44 08-12-2012 8:07 PM

Video from rc quadcopter
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?list=UU...yer_detailpage

ReSession 08-13-2012 7:17 AM

Nice! I've been searching for a decent quadcopter to experiment with...

1. What quadcopter are you using?
2. What camera is set up with it? Do you control it separately, or is it part of the RC controls?
3. My biggest question...what happens if you run out of batteries and it lands in the water? How long can you fly/film for?

nat44 08-13-2012 8:12 AM

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Originally Posted by ReSession (Post 1775422)
Nice! I've been searching for a decent quadcopter to experiment with...

1. What quadcopter are you using?
2. What camera is set up with it? Do you control it separately, or is it part of the RC controls?
3. My biggest question...what happens if you run out of batteries and it lands in the water? How long can you fly/film for?

Hi
Im using a Dgi f 450 with a go pro , mount direct on the frame, no gimbal or stabilysed system. I use the timer on my tx to make sure im not running out of batteries. , Flight time is about 8 min. with 20 t0 30% left in batteries .

newmy79 08-13-2012 8:32 AM

That was really cool. Are you controlling it from within the boat? Nice wave and surfing too.

Aren't you afraid of it sinking?

kimper 08-13-2012 8:45 AM

That's cool, can you post a picture of the camera mounted on the copter?

ReSession 08-13-2012 9:38 AM

Looks like you can get into one of these quadcopters, ready-to-fly with remote, for about $1600 - http://aerialmediapros.com/store/pro...roducts_id=151

The total flight time is what's held me off from purchasing one (hopefully that we'll see these numbers double/triple in the next few years?), along with the fact that my assumption is that if you land this in the water, it's TOAST!

Still, this is VERY cool!!!

SkySki 08-13-2012 10:43 AM

Very cool. I thought I was cool - just got a gopro. This idea is way above me.

timmyb 08-13-2012 11:06 AM

Wow!!! That is so bad azz! Thanks for sharing and have fun with the videos.

boardjnky4 08-13-2012 11:42 AM

$1600?

AR Drones are like a couple hundred bucks

SkySki 08-13-2012 12:17 PM

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Originally Posted by boardjnky4 (Post 1775516)
$1600?

AR Drones are like a couple hundred bucks

That's what I was thinking.

ReSession 08-13-2012 7:55 PM

AR Drone top speed without GoPro attached = 11mph (so if you surf over 11mph or want to do fly-by's, etc, not possible)

DJI F450 top speed with GoPro attached = 45mph

boardjnky4 08-13-2012 8:00 PM

Ahhh good point. 45 is fast

nat44 08-13-2012 8:03 PM

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Originally Posted by ReSession (Post 1775460)
Looks like you can get into one of these quadcopters, ready-to-fly with remote, for about $1600 - http://aerialmediapros.com/store/pro...roducts_id=151

The total flight time is what's held me off from purchasing one (hopefully that we'll see these numbers double/triple in the next few years?), along with the fact that my assumption is that if you land this in the water, it's TOAST!

Still, this is VERY cool!!!

Mine cost me 400.00$ without the remote and you can get a good remote for around 300.00$, than you will need couples batteries and a charger, I plug mine directly in the boat, it take15 min to recharge, so with two batteries you can almost fly one after the others.

nat44 08-13-2012 8:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ReSession (Post 1775460)
Looks like you can get into one of these quadcopters, ready-to-fly with remote, for about $1600 - http://aerialmediapros.com/store/pro...roducts_id=151

The total flight time is what's held me off from purchasing one (hopefully that we'll see these numbers double/triple in the next few years?), along with the fact that my assumption is that if you land this in the water, it's TOAST!

Still, this is VERY cool!!!

This one is a 550 (hexacopter) so it's bigger and less stable in hi winds, i have one to, but preffer my 450 , faster and it's less expansive....http://www.rc-drones.com/dji-450-ARF-NAZA.php

ReSession 08-14-2012 7:10 AM

Thanks for the info and link, I may be the owner of a new quadcopter very soon!

drnate 08-15-2012 4:31 PM

That is pure awesomeness! Thanks for sharing

sasky_rider 08-16-2012 9:43 AM

very nice flying!!! well done! hmmm never thought about mixin my heli's with wakesurfing? Maybe i should fire up my trex 600 with a camera!! hah

guess402 08-23-2012 11:52 AM

That is awesome

duramat 08-23-2012 8:03 PM

Damn.....that's just awesome... I like it Alot!


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