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Aerial photos of fireworks

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by aenbacka, Dec 31, 2015.

  1. aenbacka

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    Anyone has experience with using the DJI Phantom 3 Advanced for aerial photos of fireworks? Now with New Year just around the corner, would be of interest.


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  2. 4wd

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    If it's a large display you can just have it set on auto and get as good results as anything.
    Mostly results are better than you'd think.
    If it's just a few from your own backyard you might struggle.
    If not very familiar with the area be wary of cables etc when taking off and landing in the dark.
     
  3. Drone_on

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    IMG_5441.JPG IMG_5443.JPG IMG_5446.JPG I took these on the 4th of July at our local show...I left the RED LED's on by mistake but all settings were default. I think I got lucky.
     
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  4. aenbacka

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    Thanks for suggestions, I might try get some shots still tonight:)


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  5. Volantis

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    I took video of our local fireworks in July 2015. But what are we going to do now that the FAA regulations specifically forbid flying after dark?
     
  6. Drone_on

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    No more fireworks shots or maybe just don't get caught :)

     
  7. skyhighdiver

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    Where does it say anywhere that you cant play after dark this is not a faa reg at all don't spread rumors
     
  8. AAPhoto

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    Technically, if you follow these guidelines, you should be fine.
     

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  9. Drone_on

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    Good point! I think line of sight sometimes gets confused with no night flying. The FAA from what I can tell has not made this a "rule".
     
  10. ParsnipHysorter

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    Yes, please quote your source that regulations specifically forbid this. The FAA site still calls these "guidelines", and they don't even mention after dark use: Model Aircraft Operations