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Drones

Post by jwax » Fri Jul 03, 2020 3:40 pm

Anybody been playing with these marvels?
I started a few years ago with a Phantom 2, since went through a 2 Vision Plus, and now toying with a Phantom 3 Standard. All bought used/broke.
Loads of tech in these things, and loads of fun!

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Re: Drones

Post by dacflyer » Wed Jul 08, 2020 9:02 am

I have some obsolete drones, but they are open source. i still fly them, even got my license.
But now the Gubment and FAA want them to have ID reporting communications. ( so they can track you like a real airplane )
Also if it weighs more than a half a pound, you MUST register it.
It's all about the safety for other real pilots and the general public.
This not a hobby any more..Which sux.
but the drones i have are IRIS+ Which was made by 3DR Robotics

These are not mine, but they are the exact models.
3DR-Iris-700x393.jpg
3dr-iris-15.jpg

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Re: Drones

Post by jwax » Sun Jul 12, 2020 6:53 am

So true, and in 5 years the sky will be filled with them!
Still lots of fun!
I find the "Autonomous" mode a little disturbing where the drone is no longer visible by the pilot. It flies a programmed course by GPS and can be as far away as battery power allows. 5-10 miles!

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Re: Drones

Post by dacflyer » Mon Jul 13, 2020 8:01 am

gotta keep in mind too,, that you have to have enough power to return to base too...

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Re: Drones

Post by jwax » Mon Jul 13, 2020 3:56 pm

Yes, except for the guy that drove up a mountain near his home, launched the drone and told it to go home. 7 miles.
He beat the drone home and watched it land in his backyard.

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Re: Drones

Post by dacflyer » Thu Jul 16, 2020 4:47 am

Well now... There's always the exceptions.. I am sure it was for SCIENCE....lol

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