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the phantom - on steroids!

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Suwaneeguy, Feb 3, 2015.

  1. Suwaneeguy

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    [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-CLIpBpLV90[/youtube]

    Guy launches his bird with several cows for an audience.
    They aren't even bothered by it.
     
  2. PhantomFanatic

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    Lazy cows too! What a big UAV to carry just a Hero camera!!
     
  3. Monte55

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    I think he should hand catch
     
  4. kitari

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    The fact that it's in a + configuration instead of an x configuration really bothers me for some reason, but other than that, it's a pretty nice looking quad.
     
  5. MonsieurAnon

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    I hate to rain on their parade, but for what they're using it for, that quad is complete over kill. It should be able to lift a considerably bigger payload for mapping ... a large format camera or perhaps some very capable LIDAR stuff. Instead they have what looks like a Sony Nex.

    I hate to be the one to say it, since I'm the one who sells the mounts, but a Phantom 2 is a way better platform for that, because it's cheaper, easier to get in the air and has off the shelf, light weight ground stations available for it.
     
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    All that size, and not even a decent gimbal, so the video sways around all over the place? I don't get it.
    And barely touched on the touted gps auto waypoint flight, so can't even tell if the size was to accomplish a long distance self navigated flight or not.
    Weird. I think I'll stick with my P2 with H3-3D Gimbal, the video is more stable, and the whole lot packs into a Go Professional Case that fits behind my driver's seat.
     
  7. MonsieurAnon

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    Ezookiel, they're doing mapping with their UAV. You want a better camera for that ... but a gimbal isn't necessary, except for tilt functionality.
     
  8. CallMeAlan

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    The only thing that impressed me in that was how laid back our 4-legged friends were!
     
  9. Marlin009

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    Those cows must see UFO's on a regular basis.
     
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    Think of all the batteries that thing could carry - two-hour flights?