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Old    Pierre Gilbert (nat44)      Join Date: Jun 2007       08-12-2012, 7:07 PM Reply   
http://www.youtube.com/watch?list=UU...yer_detailpage
Old    Greg Anderson (ReSession)      Join Date: Apr 2010       08-13-2012, 6:17 AM Reply   
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?
Old    Pierre Gilbert (nat44)      Join Date: Jun 2007       08-13-2012, 7:12 AM Reply   
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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 .
Old    Justin (newmy79)      Join Date: Jun 2005       08-13-2012, 7:32 AM Reply   
That was really cool. Are you controlling it from within the boat? Nice wave and surfing too.

Aren't you afraid of it sinking?
Old    Davis (kimper)      Join Date: May 2008       08-13-2012, 7:45 AM Reply   
That's cool, can you post a picture of the camera mounted on the copter?
Old    Greg Anderson (ReSession)      Join Date: Apr 2010       08-13-2012, 8:38 AM Reply   
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!!!
Old    Cole K (SkySki)      Join Date: Feb 2010       08-13-2012, 9:43 AM Reply   
Very cool. I thought I was cool - just got a gopro. This idea is way above me.
Old    Timmy! (timmyb)      Join Date: Apr 2007       08-13-2012, 10:06 AM Reply   
Wow!!! That is so bad azz! Thanks for sharing and have fun with the videos.
Old    Tom (boardjnky4)      Join Date: Dec 2011       08-13-2012, 10:42 AM Reply   
$1600?

AR Drones are like a couple hundred bucks
Old    Cole K (SkySki)      Join Date: Feb 2010       08-13-2012, 11:17 AM Reply   
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$1600?

AR Drones are like a couple hundred bucks
That's what I was thinking.
Old    Greg Anderson (ReSession)      Join Date: Apr 2010       08-13-2012, 6:55 PM Reply   
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
Old    Tom (boardjnky4)      Join Date: Dec 2011       08-13-2012, 7:00 PM Reply   
Ahhh good point. 45 is fast
Old    Pierre Gilbert (nat44)      Join Date: Jun 2007       08-13-2012, 7:03 PM Reply   
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Originally Posted by ReSession View Post
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.
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Old    Pierre Gilbert (nat44)      Join Date: Jun 2007       08-13-2012, 7:14 PM Reply   
Quote:
Originally Posted by ReSession View Post
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
Old    Greg Anderson (ReSession)      Join Date: Apr 2010       08-14-2012, 6:10 AM Reply   
Thanks for the info and link, I may be the owner of a new quadcopter very soon!
Old    N L (drnate)      Join Date: Jul 2006       08-15-2012, 3:31 PM Reply   
That is pure awesomeness! Thanks for sharing
Old    Geoff Bedard (sasky_rider)      Join Date: Feb 2010       08-16-2012, 8:43 AM Reply   
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
Old    guess402 (guess402)      Join Date: Mar 2009       08-23-2012, 10:52 AM Reply   
That is awesome
Old    Matt (duramat)      Join Date: Feb 2008       08-23-2012, 7:03 PM Reply   
Damn.....that's just awesome... I like it Alot!

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