Destin's Drone Photos

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  1. ac12

    ac12 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I'm even more beginner than you.
    I'm practicing controlling it in an underground parking lot, so I don't do something stupid and loose the quad/drone. And I don't have to deal with wind. The only problem in the parking lot is limited vertical height. But for me the hardest to learn is L/R and F/B, cuz direction is based on the quad, not me. So when the quad turns, so do the relative directions.


     
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    Destin Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    What drone do you have?

    Mine both have navigational lights that make figuring out direction easy. As does the live feed on my screen and the map with directional indicator.
     
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    ac12 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    It isn't which is L/R on the drone, it is ME getting used to flying from the perspective of the drone, vs me on the ground.
    Example, when the drone is headed back towards me, everything is backwards; the drones L is my R, and F is towards me vs away from me. So I have to think different when working the direction controls.
    A live view would make it easier, then I can see direction from the perspective of the drone, vs me.
    Or being 40 years younger :biggrin-93:

    I've been practicing the copter method of learning to fly. First flying faced away from me, then flying face towards me; to try to get used to controlling from the PoV of the copter/quad. It ain't easy for this old man.

    I have 2 Syma's; a small one that I use for garage/small space flying, and a larger one that I will graduate to for outdoor flying.
    And a Blade coaxial copter.

    I need to ask the AD at the local high school if I can fly in his gym. Then I would have the vertical space that I don't have in the parking structure. Fat chance, probably liability issues.
     
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    @Destin, the wife said she was going to buy me one, the one you linked. I told her no, because I know she has a big purchase for herself in mind. She means well but I have a feeling if she got me one, I am in for some home remodeling work, jewelery, Coach stuff, or some stupid outfit I got to wear for her.... I may soon be a drone slave....
     
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  5. Destin

    Destin Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Got out this morning and took some photos over Medina, New York. This is going to be way more fun once the weather gets warm again, but I'm still trying to stay motivated despite the cold.

    1.) The drone is steady enough to take exposures sufficiently long to show motion in a waterfall
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    STOP it.
    You are making me want to spend $$$$ on a decent photo drone. :biggrin-93:
     
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    The stuff that is buried in the menus, that will never be found by most people.
     
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    Destin Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    So true!
     
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    The first couple of photos, especially the second one, are about the best drone photos I've seen. Most I've seen look about like google maps. Yours actually have - composition. Who knew anything this good was even possible?? I didn't from what I've seen. I also particularly like the one of the ice fishing by the grain silo.


    In my area there was something on the news about somebody using a drone to drop off drugs in an empty parking lot down the street. People would pick up the drugs, then pay for them by driving by the house and tossing money (in a packet or whatever) into the front yard. I guess neighbors started reporting it when they kept seeing cars driving by slow and tossing something.
     
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    Wow, thanks! That means a lot!
     

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