Getting experience aerial photography

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  1. JW Hunter

    JW Hunter Well-Known Member

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    With another work injury, I am back on restrictions again....pulled muscle in lower back....putting the dirt diggin passion on hold again....but I can get out and get some flight time with the drone and get used to the flying sticks and do some experiments with the photo settings and ND filters.
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    Now that's a nifty little toy.
    The aerial photography is recorded on an SD card?
     
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    I love seeing videos from a drone. Our local news has vids taken from a drone all the time and they are AWESOME!
     
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    I don't think I could ever learn to fly one. Too expensive to crash. I am sure it would be good for searching out hunting spots. Yours looks like it has 4 coils on it. One below each rotor.
     
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    Yes it is...currently I have a 32g card in, it takes awesome vids and still shots...i use a iPad mini on the controller and have the real time stream from the drone camera
     
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    I still consider myself a rookie drone pilot, but I've got to say they are pretty easy to fly, this one has a auto take off and is using gps satellites for stability, at a push of a button it starts up, raises off the ground to about 4 ft. and I take over from there, the key is being in a wide open area so I can't hit anything, it also has a "return to home" function where I activate and the drone returns to the take off point on its own and lands then shuts down....i guess that is a safety feature that is built in for any time signal is lost between the drone and controller or if the pilot looses line of sight with the drone, which I have already found is easy to do....lol
     
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    Thanks, I didn't know any of that. I have never actually seen a drone in real life other than the ones that I have seen and heard in the sky at night. It may be fun to fly them.
     

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