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Discussion in 'Photos and Video' started by thongbong, Feb 13, 2014.

  1. thongbong

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    Filmed during my honeymoon with original Phantom 1. Couldn't safely make it far enough to points of interest because of battery life of P1. The sole reason why I now have a P2 :D

    http://youtu.be/M6Qs0_7LW24
     
  2. rfernandez

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    Very nice video!!
     
  3. Ton4

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    Now thats a nice video!!
     
  4. DiscoDrew

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    Very nice job on all fronts!
     
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    Wow great job man

    Sent from my S4
     
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    How were you able to film those time laps shots, I loved that!
     
  7. thongbong

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    Do you have an FPV, if so which one?
    How many batteries did you bring?
    Carnival didn't give you problems bringing the bird, and what about when on the beach, no one approached you saying you couldn't use it?

    Love the video.
     
  9. thongbong

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    :lol: Those were all the questions I asked before getting on board and all I can say for all of it is that there was absolutely no problem. On the other hand, the locals, security and all the tourist actually welcomed it. Of course I made acquaintance with them before I started flying and made sure not to fly over anyone's head if I could help it.

    I brought along about 6 batteries. The only time Carnival actually looked at is was when I had to run the Phantom through the xray coming back from the first excursion. Just had to explain to the security guy what it was. After that he knew what it was.. so no problems. I actually didn't fly that close to the ship either. I just zoomed in on editing to make it appear closer... So yeah, just be careful and you'll be ok.

    For FPV, I use 7" monitor with immersion uno 5.8ghz Rx and 600mhz Tx. Nothing too special. My whole goal was just to be able to see the shot to frame it and also have a VLOS for the Phantom while filming.
     
  10. tupes

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    Great video. Taking mine with me to Jamaica for my honeymoon and hope to get some good footage
    What kind of range do you get with the 600mw tx. Did you have the 200mw before if so, was it worth it to get the upgrade?
     
  11. thongbong

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    Thanks! May you get some good footage. Well worth the memories. I think the upgrade is worth it. I'm not sure what brand Tx/Rx you have but if you can help it, stick with Immersion or another known brand. I know they are a little bit pricier, but quality does count when it comes to Tx. Just make sure that wherever you buy it from, that its made in America and not some knockoff with an Immersion sticker. When you start flying FPV and suddenly realized you've gone 500 meters, thats when you know you got a good transmitter. Cheers.
     
  12. tupes

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    Thanks bud. I'm using a fatshark setup. I have the predator V2s and have the 200mw that it came with and have the mini iosd coming in today.
     
  13. len750

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    Excellent video. I’m going to try that in Maui this summer. But here’s my question(s). I have the original Phantom 1. No Gimbal, monitor or FPV equipment of any sort. I don’t think I want the Fat Shark goggles yet.
    What monitor do you recommend?
    I’m using the GoPro2 cam right now and plan on keeping that for recording.
    What do I need for extended range with stock radio?
    I’m forgoing the gimbal right now or what do you think?
    Also I don’t solder, so how would I go about putting all this together? Should I just take it to a hobby store?
    I would also like to make it plug and play to transfer all this occasionally to my Axial Wraith. http://www.axialracing.com/t/vehicles/wraith

    So basically all I need is a monitor and great range. I’ll be getting the P2 props.
    Is Tx transmitter and Rx radio?
    Sorry for all the questions from this newbie but I want to do this correctly the first time. Thanks’ for reading this and for taking the time to post such an awesome vid.
     
  14. thongbong

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    Thanks man! May you get some good vids too. One thing though, you might want to check with Hawaii before you go, the state senator is trying to pass a bill to ban civilian "drones". Lets hope it doesnt come to fruition, that would suck because lots of great vids come out of Hawaii!

    http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/story/2474 ... Id=9851813

    Tx is transmitter and Rx is receiver.

    If you just want to see your shot to frame it for a great video and don't care much for FPV then get this:
    monitor: http://www.readymaderc.com/store/index. ... ts_id=1402
    Tx: http://www.readymaderc.com/store/index. ... cts_id=266
    Rx: http://www.readymaderc.com/store/index. ... cts_id=877

    I'm getting really great reception with this setup, I've gone as far as 700meters with no breakup and probably could go more but I'm mainly using it to film and not FPV. You'll be able to use one of your original Phantom batteries to power the entire setup.

    Right now I'm debating between the Flysight Black Pearl and Boscam LCD5802 with everything built in. I would defintely stick with what I have right now but I would have to carry around an extra lipo and charger with me, that do not fit in my custom carry-on case, when I travel with my P2. But that shouldn't be a problem with you because you have the P1, you'll have that gear already. The only downside to the Flysight Black Pearl and Boscam LCD5802 is that I've heard some bad reception stories but on the flipside I've heard some great stories. I'm getting better reception with above mentioned gear then some of the guys are with the Flysight Black Pearl and Boscam LCD5802.

    I do recommend gimbals, I can't recommend any for you because I don't know of any good 3rd party gimbals for a GoPro 2. But if you decide to get a GP3, I can recommend the Tarot T-2D. That was what I used in the video.
    http://www.rangevideo.com/index.php/tar ... l-603.html

    You probably will need to be able to solder if you want to make everything plug and play. I can help you with that just PM me. I'm on the verge to sell my gear because my custom carrying case doesn't fit the extra 11.1 volt lipo and lipo charger for the monitor and Rx. :cry: Oh wells...

    Hope this helps, safe flying!!! Get some good vids and dont forget to post!
     
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    Thanks man! May you get some good vids too. One thing though, you might want to check with Hawaii before you go, the state senator is trying to pass a bill to ban civilian "drones". Lets hope it doesnt come to fruition, that would suck because lots of great vids come out of Hawaii!

    http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/story/2474 ... Id=9851813

    https://www.thedodo.com/drone-captures- ... 73681.html

    I saw this recently from Maui. It educates people about the whales and calves out there and to very careful when boating. Brought to everybody by Phantom.