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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by rotorhead42, Oct 19, 2013.

  1. rotorhead42

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    I`m only 40 mins experienced flying the Phantom, waiting a few more days to get the gimbal and camera I ordered so I can shoot some real estate in Dominican Republic. Today I decided I wanted to see some footage so I attached my iPhone 4s to the drone with tie wraps and it did work :D I will post the video tomorrow when I edit it.

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  2. miskatonic

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    One hard landing and ouch.
     
  3. Gordo

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    Creative,
    I can't wait to see the video. I suspect it will be shaky because of the zip tie mount directly to the landing struts. I am thinking that the field of view will be much narrower than the GoPro, but that is what I would like to see.

    If that is an expensive phone then I would worry about a hard landing; on the flip side, if you have a fly-away you can use the "Find-my-phone" function. With that thought, I need to look into a similar app for android, as my android phone is under $100, which is cheaper than the GPS tracking that I have seen.
     
  4. rotorhead42

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    Here`s the video: [youtube] http://youtu.be/nLs8IvW2Wi4 [/youtube]
    Of course I`ll have full 1080 with my GP3 but this was fun to try. I should`ve had my bluetooth handsfree in my ear, imagine taking a call with the first personal, hovering down link satellite :)
     
  5. miskatonic

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    That is the worst video ever. With a house like that you should be able to afford an actual camera.
     
  6. rotorhead42

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    The GP3+gimbal arrives in 3 days, this was just a curious test.

     
  7. The Don

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    You have a fair deal of jello. I'd look into balancing your propellers. I don't use a gimbal myself, and I get decent video with balanced props.
     
  8. porl_hopkins

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    LOL..... with a Villa like that you should be using a S800 Evo :)
     
  9. Fdnyfish

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    Maybe he's the grounds keeper!

    I'm all for trying new things, but I would of hit the delete key after viewing that video on my computer instead of posting it ;)

    I wont be getting an iPhantom !
     
  10. oldengineer

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    I'm glad he kept the video.

    ...it's solid proof, that can be shown to anyone else, that thinks bunging an iPhone on the Phantom, would be a good idea :lol:
     
  11. The Don

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    Let's not be too hard on the guy. He's just getting into the hobby and having some fun. When I first got my Phantom I wanted to strap my Sony PSP to it and use Skype for FPV.
     
  12. jumanoc

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    .... not worry to say and show my 3st day with my phantom... GoPro was on the way... so I tested my Old Nokia N95 HD video hanging down the craft... lot of jello, but a great HD experience :lol:

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  13. simonthk

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    Get the jello mount, get the jello lens and you are ready to go. Afford the expensive gimbal and you rule the world. Buy adobe premiere pro for 800 $ use warp stabilizer and you can make usefull videos in orcan like weather :lol: