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Old 29 August 2016, 15:07   #11
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yes it tracks upto 40mph but this was only just 20mph ish.

i suspect the footage will be better at higher speed-next time (i.e tomorrow maybe)
Excellent, I'm in Colintraive briefly for work tomorrow, will keep an eye out for you.
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Old 29 August 2016, 15:18   #12
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how predictable is the battery
i have been flying models for 20 plus years so this is nothing new to me. the battery is fine and the radio shows you the voltage left in it.

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can you be confident its going to make it "home"?
It is a 6 rotor (hexacopter) so if one motor fails it will still make it back. if for some reason the radio fails it will come back to last point it got a signal (i.e home)

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Will it float
Nope, it is a goner and part of the model flying game unfortunately. you could rig something to recover it but it will 100% be knackered as soon as it touches salt water so i didn't bother as it may impede automated flying (lot more drag) and blow one of the speed controllers as it may pull too much juice (not likely but possible with drag at full chat).

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It would be interesting to see it in bigger waves, it looks like the camera doesn't flatten the water the way it normally does at "sea level".
classic catch 22, big waves normally mean wind and catching one of these in a moving boat is pretty difficult in a swell.....trust me
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classic catch 22, big waves normally mean wind and catching one of these in a moving boat is pretty difficult in a swell.....trust me
You need a boat with a "helipad" on the front (I believe they call them sunpads in the Solent - but that would be a rather silly thing to have up here!), or presumably you can land it ashore if filming pretty close with a friend?
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the battery lasts 18 mins so you have enough time to do some video and go land somewhere if need be yes.

the problem i have is i know sod all about cameras so i need to figure out when to use what filters, exposure, shutter speed etc as it is all tweak-able, will get there.
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that looked like a nice spot you were filming where was that
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You need a boat with a "helipad" on the front (I believe they call them sunpads in the Solent - but that would be a rather silly thing to have up here!), or presumably you can land it ashore if filming pretty close with a friend?
What you want is a clear afterdeck and someone who is handy catching a Snitch.
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For a First trial you have to pleased with that, Nice footage Dubie..
May be me or the iPad but the resolution didn't look HD?
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It is 1080 60fps so probably your end as looks good on my laptop. Try changing the settings when you open the video? Sometimes YouTube is a bit too cautious with the speed it thinks you have.

I may shoot in 4k next time and crop to 1080, I don't have a 4k TV to try unfortunately.
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