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Flying over water in windy conditions

Discussion in 'Photos and Video' started by NigelJF, Sep 28, 2014.

  1. NigelJF

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    Very difficult flight; was asked to film a sailing race. Had to launch from a small boat by holding the Phantom aloft and recovering it by flying it into my friend's hands. All on a small boat bobbing around all over the place. Then had to control the Phantom while the boat was underway and while trying to stay in range. Try the link below or search UBS Jersey Regatta on You Tube

    TCKnxtfz3nw
     
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  2. paulajayne

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    [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TCKnxtfz3nw[/youtube]
     
  3. MeredithS79

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    How windy? I'd love any tips launching and landing from a boat. Also any tips flying around the boats. I just bought a Phantom to use on a sailing trip to the Caribbean next month. Once in a lifetime trip, thought I needed some footage to go with it!
     
  4. NigelJF

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    I just posted another clip which shows the launch and recovery. The wind was generally about 20kph but some big gusts made the drone briefly struggle to hover. I'm sure your drone will be a superb asset on your trip and you'll get great footage; just take it easy, one mistake and it's all over
     
  5. hackybrazil

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    I´m flying my Phantom at 28 knots+ ...give slightly tilt ... I see you already have some fisheye going on .....fly it backwards against the wind ...that gives best footage.

    https://vimeo.com/108528150
     
  6. NigelJF

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    Blimey that's 50kph approx! Thanks for the tip. Very nice video by the way.