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Want a drone, what is a good one?

Postby ed » Wed May 13, 2015 8:48 pm

Figure for a hoot and that it will be in the closet in a couple of weeks. Camera would be nice.
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Re: Want a drone, what is a good one?

Postby scarlett_35 » Wed May 13, 2015 9:50 pm

ed wrote:Figure for a hoot and that it will be in the closet in a couple of weeks. Camera would be nice.


You going to share the pictures for all of us to enjoy?

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Re: Want a drone, what is a good one?

Postby Grammatron » Wed May 13, 2015 10:35 pm

ed wrote:Figure for a hoot and that it will be in the closet in a couple of weeks. Camera would be nice.


This is what you want
http://www.dji.com/product/phantom-2-vision-plus

It has a lot of automated features, including "oh shit" modes where if you lose it or having trouble landing it, it will return and do it for you. Also takes good pictures. The thing almost pilots itself and needs very little maintenance.

If you want to go overboard, you can wait a few days and pick up one of these. But there are no reviews as of yet so I don't know if it's actually that much of a superior product.
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Re: Want a drone, what is a good one?

Postby Witness » Thu May 28, 2015 1:24 am

[youtube]Z_zw8h4epQM[/youtube]

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Re: Want a drone, what is a good one?

Postby Bruce » Thu May 28, 2015 1:26 am

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My drone now.
Such potential!

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Re: Want a drone, what is a good one?

Postby Pyrrho » Thu May 28, 2015 10:37 am

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Re: Want a drone, what is a good one?

Postby DrMatt » Fri May 29, 2015 1:31 am

Once your drone is out of the closet, he's not going back
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Re: Want a drone, what is a good one?

Postby Witness » Fri Sep 04, 2015 2:19 am

How's your drone project doing, ed? :twisted:

But beware of countermeasures:
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Wired wrote:Hang on to your drone. Boeing’s developed a laser cannon specifically designed to turn unmanned aircraft into flaming wreckage.
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But governments and militaries around the world are terrified by the prospect of drones carrying explosives or chemical weapons (and now, pornography) into places where they shouldn’t.

There are lots of theories on the best way to deal with the drone threat. An Idaho company has developed special anti-drone shotgun shells. Some agencies are working on jamming technology to block communication from the operator to the aircraft. Firefighters in New York kept it simple, aiming their hose at a pesky drone hovering near a house fire.

Forget all that. Boeing thinks the best way to kill a drone is to zap it with a precision laser, burn a hole in it, and bring it down.

http://www.wired.com/2015/08/welcome-world-drone-killing-laser-cannon/

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Re: Want a drone, what is a good one?

Postby Abdul Alhazred » Fri Sep 04, 2015 8:55 am

Can the laser cannon be mounted on a drone?

I just had a great idea for a cool new sport. :)
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Re: Want a drone, what is a good one?

Postby DrMatt » Sun Sep 06, 2015 10:27 pm

BBb is a good drone. When it's in tune
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Re: Want a drone, what is a good one?

Postby Witness » Mon Sep 07, 2015 1:03 am

Abdul Alhazred wrote:Can the laser cannon be mounted on a drone?

I just had a great idea for a cool new sport. :)

Excellent idea! Yet still too heavy, for now. But some hydrogen would help, and make the sport more exciting.

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Re: Want a drone, what is a good one?

Postby Pyrrho » Mon Sep 07, 2015 12:12 pm

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Re: Want a drone, what is a good one?

Postby Rob Lister » Thu Sep 10, 2015 4:18 pm

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Re: Want a drone, what is a good one?

Postby EvilYeti » Thu Sep 10, 2015 6:11 pm

Get a cheap one first to learn the basics. I recommend this one:

http://www.amazon.com/SYMA-Channel-2-4G ... ords=drone

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Re: Want a drone, what is a good one?

Postby Grammatron » Thu Sep 10, 2015 9:17 pm

EvilYeti wrote:Get a cheap one first to learn the basics. I recommend this one:

http://www.amazon.com/SYMA-Channel-2-4G ... ords=drone


No point to learn anything with a DJI, they fly themselves for the most part. Cheaper ones you have to actually have skills to operate.
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Re: Want a drone, what is a good one?

Postby Witness » Fri Sep 11, 2015 1:41 am

Yet sometimes you'll need help from an overdrone:

[youtube]ffEYqGGYXRk[/youtube]

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Re: Want a drone, what is a good one?

Postby Rob Lister » Fri Sep 11, 2015 9:17 am

that's too cool.

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Re: Want a drone, what is a good one?

Postby Bruce » Sat Sep 12, 2015 2:58 am

Rob Lister wrote:that's too cool.


One of the coolest things I've ever seen. Thanks, Witness. :)
Such potential!

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Re: Want a drone, what is a good one?

Postby specious_reasons » Sat Sep 12, 2015 5:43 am

ed, ping ceptimus, he's probably got an opinion that's worth listening to.
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