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"Follow the Leader"

Discussion in 'Photos and Video' started by Dirty Bird, Jul 15, 2016.

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  1. Dirty Bird

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    Ride along with Phantom 3 Standards "Miss Ruby" & "Darth Videous" on an epic 7.2 mile night flight high above the city of Baltimore!




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    That was fringing awesome!!!
     
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    Thanks! :)

     
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    Excellent!
     
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    Breath taking!!! Keep em comming DB, please.
     
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    Amazing.

    Was this using mission planning?
     
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    That is one of the most amazing drone videos I have seen. Tell us more about it. I'm amazed you didn't lose signal flying through the city buildings. What was your furthest distance? Flying a stock P3? P4? Using FPV? Was your friend flying the same type of drone? It looked like his lights changed at one point in the flight. I gotta say I am very impressed.
     
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    from what we can see on the leader led, is it switching to ATTI mode manually or something ?

    we can see the blinking green light switch to yellow, any explanation ?
     
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    Yes it is a Litchi mission. Once the first mission was set I saved it under another name, moved the start/end point 25' back, then added 10' altitude to each waypoint as a buffer. Got them both at the start point & away they went.

     
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    I will still please need some explanation about different led blinking color ?

    sometime GREEN, YELLOW et event RED !
     
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    Thank you so much! It is a pair of stock P3 Standards flying autonomous Litchi missions. Both are mine & I'm doing it alone (security guy was just a curious observer). I am not actively flying the birds they are running my programmed mission. The rapid yellow indicates the bird has lost connection with the RC. Kind of sweet for keeping track of the bird! The long red pulses a couple minutes in are an NFZ proximity warning for two stadiums about half a mile to the west. Furthest point out is ~2.25 miles with a total mission distance of 38,200' (7.2 miles). The actual mission runs ~15 minutes & the birds return with ~30% battery remaining.

    I only wish I could have been at the Inner Harbor to watch them fly in. I bet it looked so cool when they were spiraling the WTC building! :cool:

     
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    Green = Connected to RC
    Rapid Yellow = Lost RC connection
    Red Pulse = NFZ Proximity Warning

     
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    Thank's for that clear explanation.
    This is why i love this forum, to learn and look at some unbeatable video !

    congrats and thank's for sharing, it's really appreciate, even here in Canada (Montréal, Québec) :)
     
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    That was amazing!!
     
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    Thanks!

     
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    Was this the first run of this mission? or had you perfected one and adjusted the other?
    Just curious, as I have yet to try Litchi.
    You certainly nail it.
    The security vehicle was a nice touch for the ending.
     
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    That was amazing! I couldn't stop watching until the very end.
     
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    Doing it the way you described is even more amazing. Two machines flying preprogrammed identical missions at the same time, and within sight of each other. Incredible!
     
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    "Follow the Leader" is the evolution of my attempts to recruit local Phantom pilots to participate in "Harbor Shot Squadron Run.". Same concept on a less risque mission. I didn't get many signs of interest so I flew that one by myself with 3 birds & a 4th RECON bird. . It worked but the timing wasn't right & managing four birds alone is a handful.

    Finally found a fellow pilot to join in & we decided to do it based on the more advanced "Baltimore Run" mission. The solo B-run has been tested nearly 100 times. "Follow the Leader" is the third attempt at the multi-bird mission.

    You can find footage from all these runs in various revisions on my YouTube channel (Schtuperman)

     
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    Very impressive to say the least, awesome viewing pleasure.
     
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