I got a thing!

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  1. Msteelio91

    Msteelio91 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Satan - I mean Santa, brought me a new toy this year. Picked it up on the eBays for a very fair price, unused and came with a case! I've only flown it once so far since, being in the DC area no-fly zone, it requires a slight drive to be able to fly.

    Initial impressions:
    • Fast! Hit 35mph with the quickness.
    • Excellent quality video, the 4k is wonderous.
    • Can't beat the POV app and FPV flying. Tons of features at your fingertips between the app and the remote.
    • GPS position holding is amazing.
    • Definitely need a few filters, ND and polarizing for sure.
    • ~25min flight time is nice, but I will probably get another battery.
    • My dog doesn't mind it.
    • Really hate the DC no-fly zone... 30 miles, really guys?
    Overall I love it and can't wait to go somewhere more scenic. I'll stitch up the not-great first video I made with it and post it here when done.

    [​IMG]New toy! by Matt Steele, on Flickr


     
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    Very cool. Don't forget to register with the FAA.
     
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    Msteelio91 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Already done! It's free right now for anyone who doesn't know.
     
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    Good deal. Yeah, I know about the free, so it's best to go get it done. But I think it's only going to be $5
     
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    FITBMX Been spending a lot of time on here!

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  6. Msteelio91

    Msteelio91 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Yup just $5.

    Thanks for the reads! I am hoping things get sorted around here, it's infuriating that I have to drive at least a half hour to leave the ground!

    Great videos too!
     
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    Gary A. Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Nice. I keep thinking about a drone ... But I know I'll just use it a few time then it will just collect dust.
     
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    Msteelio91 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    You might be surprised, when you get the thing in the air and start seeing from it's POV it's a pretty awesome experience. Kinda like flying, but in the sense of a proxy haha.
     
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    Even most of Charles County is in the 30-mile limit. You could head to Saint Mary's and buzz the Amish farms.
     
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    mrsalty1223 TPF Noob!

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    Definitely some awesome spots that I would love to hit with a drone in both Charles and St. Mary's. Calvert Cliffs would also be an awesome spot if it's allowed and you want to risk being over the water .
     
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    Hahaha not sure they'd appreciate that!

    Calvert Cliffs is a GREAT idea and plenty out of the way of the DC No-Fly zones.

    I put up a thread with some of my first pics here: Drone pics! | Photography Forum
     
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    There's an oil rig a little off shore that should be in range of the drone too. May be able to get a few good shots of that.
    The church on the hill on Chapel Point Rd just a little south of La Plata in Charles county is a spot I've been eyeing for a while. There's some beautiful views over the Port Tobacco River.

    Good luck and have fun!
     
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