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Post by VincentD » Fri May 01, 2015 10:01 am

Most of what you see on the market are 'toy' grade. The battery limits flights to about 5 minutes if you're lucky and a slight breeze can blow them away. .. Get into 'hobby' grade and it starts getting expensive. Those machines are also a lot more powerful and dangerous.

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Re: Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)

Post by STEVE G » Fri May 01, 2015 1:38 pm

If people stick to flying them out in the countryside, in the same way that people have flown model aircraft for decades, I've got nothing against it whatsoever. It's when someone starts flying them over my house with a camera in it that I'll get into building a radio jammer!

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Post by migrant » Fri May 01, 2015 7:00 pm

STEVE G wrote: It's when someone starts flying them over my house with a camera in it that I'll get into building a radio jammer!
Or a shot gun, skeet shoot anyone?? :cheers:
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Post by alexbkk1996 » Sun May 03, 2015 12:27 am

Rider wrote: Does anyone have a drone or know folks that have? What are your thoughts on the whole civilian drone thing?
I do have a drone (2 actually). The main issue is people acting irresponsibly: flying above crowds, in no fly zones such as airports, or way above 450 feet, etc. There will probably be some kind of regulation soon enough. What will be in it remains a great mystery (back in January, something was expected in... February) and I am guessing it will target private users first.

For now, let's just enjoy (responsibly) our freedom :mrgreen:

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Re: Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)

Post by Rider » Sat May 16, 2015 6:07 pm

Ok, the new wave of Drone Tech is here!

I put my hand in my pocket and along came....



It's a powerful beast, 6 motors and capable of self-rescue if one of them fails.

Gimbal Issues were dealt with and a few test flights went ok, no bad crashes etc. Camera used is the Ilook which seems superior than the GoPro!


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Post by Rider » Sat May 16, 2015 6:09 pm

First test flights took part indoors!



Had to abandon this flight though, winds were getting above 25 mph!


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Post by Rider » Sun May 17, 2015 12:59 am

VincentD wrote:Most of what you see on the market are 'toy' grade. The battery limits flights to about 5 minutes if you're lucky and a slight breeze can blow them away. .. Get into 'hobby' grade and it starts getting expensive. Those machines are also a lot more powerful and dangerous.
I get about 20 minutes on mine without gimbal or camera! :)

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Post by Rider » Tue May 19, 2015 5:44 am

At the park:



I've heard a rumor Thailand wants a license for Rc aircraft with a camera on it?!

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Post by Big Boy » Tue May 19, 2015 7:13 am

Not wishing to be disrespectful, but your teething problems really puts JJB's video in the OP into perspective. I must admit that I'd been tempted to buy one until Thailand started to threaten restrictions. JJB made it look easy, but I guess you're showing us the reality.

Very interesting though.
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Post by J.J.B. » Wed May 20, 2015 4:51 am

Patience and practise, BB, as is so often the case. Rider's Walkera should be able to produce some good stuff, I would have liked one myself as the specs are great, so perhaps some settings are off or something isn't calibrated accurately, it's hard to tell.

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Re: Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)

Post by J.J.B. » Thu Aug 20, 2015 12:28 pm

Well, with so much to worry about here at the moment - genuine and otherwise - I spent a couple of days this week creating a short film celebrating so much that is good about Hua Hin. While the UAV ban is still being signed off I took the opportunity to get the craft in the air and, who knows, you might even be able to see your house from up here!



Switch to HD and enjoy.

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Post by pharvey » Thu Aug 20, 2015 1:02 pm

^ That really is quite something J.J.B. :bow:

Would love to be able to afford a unit of this class...... not to mention have the ability to use it!! :oops:

Thanks for sharing.

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Re: Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)

Post by caller » Thu Aug 20, 2015 1:39 pm

Great stuff - thanks.
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Re: Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)

Post by Big Boy » Thu Aug 20, 2015 3:15 pm

Saw my house 3 times :D
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Re: Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)

Post by trifca » Thu Aug 20, 2015 4:47 pm

Any footage from out Khao Tao Way ?
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