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Goodyear Blimp Verses Phantom

Discussion in 'Photos and Video' started by npalen, Oct 22, 2014.

  1. npalen

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    Watching the baseball world series on TV and seeing the video shots from the Goodyear blimp---wouldn't it be much less expensive to just use a Phantom?
     
  2. Meta4

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    The Goodyear Blimp has a slightly better endurance and can carry several crew, professional camera gear and equipment to broadcast live.
    Apart from that they are pretty evenly matched.

    On the other hand a drone can get in a lot closer without putting the field in deep shadow and get shots other than verticals.
    This has been used for nearly two years in Australia ....
    http://www.heraldsun.com.au/sport/crick ... 93a4c727e9
     
  3. Suwaneeguy

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    The phantom is not really designed for professional use. You would need something more geared for live tv coverage.
    Doesn't the FAA have a no fly zone for MLB post season games?
    And why is it legal for the goodyear blimp to do this when it is illegal for a UAV to do the same thing?
     
  4. npalen

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    Because the blimp is soft and wouldn't hurt anyone if it fell out of the sky. :D
     
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    No one would notice the "Goodyear" logo painted on the side of a Phantom.

    -- Roger
     
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    The TFR is probably because of the Blimp.
     
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    The blimp is cleared to fly through the TFR area. You are not. TFRs are common around big sporting events. www.skyvector.com.
     
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    Didn't get to fly it but I got to ride on the Fuji Blimp. Blimp is slang for Air-Ship. Fuji's has 2 Porsche Turbo engines that turn generators and the motors are electric. It was a pretty weird ride.
     

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