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Old 22 November 2013, 13:54   #11
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Much easier as they are stabilised on every axis in the same way the gyro holds the tail on your 450.

The DJI controller has a feature, as long as you use the GPS, called intelligent flight control, so regardless of where the mulitcopter is pointing is will go to your left when you give it left stick, your right with right stick, back and forth in the same way - so if you loose orientation (you will one day with your 450!!) you can just pull the stick back it it will fly back to you, you can also flick a switch and the auto pilot takes over and flies it back then lands it for you.
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Old 22 November 2013, 14:23   #12
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I had heard that and with the autopilot landing, and hold they are a bit more forgiving. However I do like a challenge not quite ready for nose in just yet!
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Be careful....... Them drones tricky

"An aerial target drone malfunctioned and crashed into a United States Navy ship off the coast of southern California on Saturday, leaving two sailors with minor burns, a Navy spokeswoman said.

Two Navy ships were involved in radar tracking exercise as part of a routine training exercise at sea on Saturday afternoon when the drone malfunctioned and collided with the USS Chancellorsville, a guided-missile cruiser, the spokeswoman said on Sunday.

"No person was seriously injured," according to Lieutenant Lenaya Rotklein, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Third Fleet. About 300 people were aboard the ship at the time, she said. "
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All v good stuff - and thanks to all for contributions. Sorry for delay in reply - was on a train.
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Great info Wilk!
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Old 22 November 2013, 22:07   #16
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My friend shots with a DJI. The reviews on them are very good.
Amazon.com: DJI Phantom Aerial UAV Drone Quadcopter for GoPro: Camera & Photo

Tons of videos on youtube too. This is a video my friend shot at our local dive site. There is a boat ramp in the video!
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There is a boat ramp in the video!
And very curiously, someone brushing their hare at the end
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Willk,

I thought, briefly, about gently chastising you for your spelling of "hare", but after watching the video I decided not to............
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We've had a company flying one off the deck of the commercial boat during the summer for a short while to do wind turbine blade examination. Lucrative work for the operator, but I think the final decision here was that it was just too expensive.
Back to a man and a pair of binos, followed when required by a dope on a rope abseiling down the blades again. Which is even more lucrative but not a job for anyone with a healthy respect for heights!
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I thought, briefly, about gently chastising you for your spelling of "hare", but after watching the video I decided not to............
You thought you'd caught me on the hop, eh?
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