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Offline JR

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A few pics from my cheapo $65 drone.
« on: July 23, 2015, 04:19:05 PM »
This is a $65 special I got at a show. Just does 720 pics/video. Not high quality but plenty of detail.

This is called Camp Lassen in the foothills above Chico Ca. It is an old logging camp form the 1800's.

Also joined Vimeo and here is a video of Flags. Our Troop is in the lower right almost out of view.

<iframe src="https://player.vimeo.com/video/134334356" width="500" height="281" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe> <p><a href="">Lassen 2015 flag 2</a> from <a href="https://vimeo.com/user42265395">Fred Bronk</a> on <a href="https://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p> <p>Quad Flag Video</p>

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Re: A few pics from my cheapo $65 drone.
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2015, 04:26:32 PM »
Hey that is very cool! Looks great. Thanks for sharing that. I think drones will add so much more to thins like that. My daughter's college graduation had a drone over it for footage. It was very cool to see that perspective.

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Re: A few pics from my cheapo $65 drone.
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2015, 05:12:05 PM »
That's pretty good.
720 isn't all that bad either.
For what is typically dne with these it's more than enough.

Now some 1080 with IR and all the goodies would be awesome, but not $65.
I just don't want to wind up missing a digit or limb.  I can sometimes get in a hurry to get results.
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Re: A few pics from my cheapo $65 drone.
« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2015, 05:14:39 PM »
I smell a drone build thread coming with that much savings.
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Re: A few pics from my cheapo $65 drone.
« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2015, 03:33:27 AM »
Heck, you can get this on Amazon for under $55; http://www.amazon.com/Syma-Channel-2-4GHz-Explorers-Copter/dp/B00MNG37C2

Add a micro SD card and 4 AA and you have the same.

Now saying that you still have to fly it. Not all that hard as it is gyro stabilized. It is like riding a bike, not hard once you know a little.

I will look for something in the middle of this and the Chroma at $1100.
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Re: A few pics from my cheapo $65 drone.
« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2015, 11:45:08 AM »
That drone with the glock on it...actually firing!!! Sure got the FAA's attention last week!
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Re: A few pics from my cheapo $65 drone.
« Reply #6 on: July 25, 2015, 01:27:16 AM »
That drone with the glock on it...actually firing!!! Sure got the FAA's attention last week!

Yep, that needs a Darwin switch. About 90% of people who have these have never flown a thing, then do that!!
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