Welcome to PhantomPilots.com

Sign up for a weekly email of the latest drone news & information

Point Sur Lighthouse Aerial HD, Big Sur California

Discussion in 'Photos and Video' started by knuckles, Nov 29, 2014.

  1. knuckles

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2014
    Messages:
    456
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Arizona
    Flying out 1500+ meters to Point Sur LightHouse in Big Sur, Ca. I flew over from behind a fence.
    Hope you enjoy the video. :cool: http://vimeo.com/113156412


    [​IMG]

    Point Sur Lightstation is a lighthouse at Point Sur, California, 135 miles south of San Francisco, on the 361-foot-tall rock at the head of the point. It was established in 1889 and is part of Point Sur State Historic Park
     
  2. knuckles

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2014
    Messages:
    456
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Arizona
    I used some Adobe stock rock music. I thought it was ok rather than my normal atmospheric or ambient type music for this one. Someone commented that I should consider different music. I thought it was alright myself.
     
  3. Lithium12.6

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2013
    Messages:
    142
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    San Francisco Bay Area, California
    1500+ meters! Remarkable. What kind a gear do you have to achieve such a distance?
     
  4. knuckles

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2014
    Messages:
    456
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Arizona
    Thanks guys.. :cool:

    I use a Phantom 2, Gopro 3+
    Immersion RC 600mw Video TX
    BlackPearl Monitor (Band F version)
    mini iOSD, GPS tracker

    3 Antennas: Ibcrazy 5 turn helical / BlueBeam Ultras. The Attennas are probably the most important part. 2 BlueBeam Ultras including one on my Phantom and one IBCrazy 5 Turn Helical on my Black Pearl Monitor (Diversity mode)
    http://www.fpvninjas.com/ibcrazy-5-8ghz ... l-antenna/
    http://www.fpvninjas.com/ibcrazy-5-8-gh ... tenna-set/

    [​IMG]
     
  5. Lithium12.6

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2013
    Messages:
    142
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    San Francisco Bay Area, California
    Nice setup, certainly effective. I have a DSLRPros Phantom 2, yet the furthest I ever was 650 meter, the screen started to have interference.
    Checked out in Google Earth and found the exact place where you were standing.
    There is a spectacular bridge in Big Sur, one day I will take a video there (I hope)
    p.s. AMA member since 1985
     
  6. knuckles

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2014
    Messages:
    456
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Arizona
    I always thought the DSLRPros kits looked cool. If you have a diversity monitor you could probably just add the 5 turn helical antenna and get a big boost of range. The right antennas I think are a big deal. I didn't use any of my stock ones. I know the helical is specifically designed for distance.

    I did fly at that bixby bridge and posted a video a while back
    http://vimeo.com/112389092

    I also did a quick flight at big creek bridge which is a nice view as well I thought. I posted a picture of that bridge too on my SkyPixel profile.
    http://www.skypixel.com/user/leo-bounds/photos