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Video - First flights over England, Scotland, Wales

Discussion in 'Photos and Video' started by rickray, Jun 12, 2015.

  1. rickray

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    Here are some clips from my first experimental flights around the UK with my Phantom 2 (non vision) quadcopter and Go Pro Hero 4 black. I'm still learning how to fly the thing and of course England, Scotland and Wales have either bad weather or wind every single day, so overall, I think I came away with some acceptable results for a first set of flights. I managed to total the thing on my last few days but admittedly I'm hooked now. This is fun. I can see a Phantom 3 in my near future, and more aerial expeditions.

    The final steam train shot was pure luck. Got off at the last moment and no monitoring. I think Harry Potter was helping me with that bit of magic....

    The biggest problem is jello in some shots. No matter what I do, I still get it in wind over 10 mph. Very frustrating. Even so shooting 60p and working with some stabilization settings in FCP X did help.

    Let me know your thoughts!

     
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    Nice, slight cheat on the train whistle!
     
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    whaaaaa ! wanna to go in UK !

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    Stunning :)
    Might I suggest however, that you edit out a couple of shots with you flying over the villages, as this is a breach of CAA rules - Flying over a congested area.

    Keep up the good work though!
     
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    I liked this are you in the north west UK .?
     
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    Thank you for sharing that my wife and I loved it, she is a Brit and has seen many of the locations in her younger days.
    Trying to get out with her in October. She goes twice a year.......
     
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    Great video footage. You did a beautiful job editing it as well.
     
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    AWESOME ! Nice flying and post work.
     
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    His location suggests California!
     
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    Ce n'est pas trop loin!
     
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    Very Nice indeed.
     
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    Wow!, i love it .
    Great job and fantastic footage. I will be soon in scotland and i hope to find places like you have showed us...

    Thanks from south of spain man.
     
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    Very Nice, great work
     
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    Tidy. Lots of coincidence with your video, I used to live close to Tintern Abby in the Wye valley that is at the beginning of your clip and lots of the later clips are from Caithness and Orkney. I live close to the Duncansby Sea stacks and we are the caretakers of Keiss Castle. Great video, thanks for sharing.
     
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    Hello, I'm in Ventura, CA but took the quad to the UK to learn. Thanks for all the positive comments!
     
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    It's funny, isn't it, that when you edit out the annoying whizz of the quad and add some music and sound effects, it suddenly comes to life? Yeah the Harry Potter train needed that. Most people don't notice....;)
     
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    If I had noticed you flying at Keiss castle I would have called you in for a cup of tea.
     
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    Wonderfully done! Great composition,.. Can't believe this is your first foray into photography. Bravo.
     
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    Nice work my man;) it's nice to see mountains & uneven landscape.
    Where I fly (down south) it's sooooooooo flat...
     
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    Would have been very nice! As it was I was flying with Suzie Asher and her boyfriend and son, who live in Keiss as well.
     
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