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Aerial Videography with Quad Copters 2376

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Aerial Videography with Quad Copters
« on: October 14, 2015, 12:38:05 PM »
I've been flying R/C Aircraft and Helicopters for a long time and thought I would try something new. So I thought I would share some of my recent footage from my new quad copter.
All the locations are in the county where I live in the United Kingdom.

First Test Flight - Canterbury, Kent, UK


Reculver Towers, Kent, UK


Herne Bay Old Pier, Kent, UK


Dover Castle, Kent, UK


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Re: Aerial Videography with Quad Copters
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2015, 12:54:28 PM »
Oh that is so cool! The the first one with the trains.

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Re: Aerial Videography with Quad Copters
« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2015, 01:09:09 PM »
Breathtaking video.  :tu:

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Re: Aerial Videography with Quad Copters
« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2015, 04:37:08 PM »
So how far off shore is Herne pier?  I really like the Castle footage  :salute:

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Re: Aerial Videography with Quad Copters
« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2015, 12:19:38 PM »
So how far off shore is Herne pier?  I really like the Castle footage  :salute:

Flight distance from my take off point to the pier was just over 3,400 ft. (GPS)
Max range is approx 11,000 ft.
I get a live 720p HD stream to my iPad Air via my flight controller while flying.



« Last Edit: October 15, 2015, 12:21:47 PM by nsa-x-file »
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Re: Aerial Videography with Quad Copters
« Reply #5 on: October 15, 2015, 02:26:41 PM »
So how far off shore is Herne pier?  I really like the Castle footage  :salute:

Flight distance from my take off point to the pier was just over 3,400 ft. (GPS)
Max range is approx 11,000 ft.
I get a live 720p HD stream to my iPad Air via my flight controller while flying.

Just amazing.  I was talking to a guy who uses one for his solar installation business.  He's able to survey without having access rooftops.  I'd love to know how this expense went over as a tax write off. 

Esse Quam Videri
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Re: Aerial Videography with Quad Copters
« Reply #6 on: October 15, 2015, 02:31:59 PM »
Nice footage.  Certainly more pretty and serene than my style of aerial video...




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Re: Aerial Videography with Quad Copters
« Reply #7 on: October 15, 2015, 04:02:35 PM »
So how far off shore is Herne pier?  I really like the Castle footage  :salute:

Flight distance from my take off point to the pier was just over 3,400 ft. (GPS)
Max range is approx 11,000 ft.
I get a live 720p HD stream to my iPad Air via my flight controller while flying.

Just amazing.  I was talking to a guy who uses one for his solar installation business.  He's able to survey without having access rooftops.  I'd love to know how this expense went over as a tax write off.

The tech has certainly improved in recent years. Some of the larger top end models can fly with a broadcast quality camera. The only real limitation now is the battery capacity which effects the flight time.


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Re: Aerial Videography with Quad Copters
« Reply #8 on: October 15, 2015, 04:13:44 PM »
@PTRSAK  :rofl:   

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Re: Aerial Videography with Quad Copters
« Reply #9 on: October 15, 2015, 05:53:48 PM »
Nice footage.  Certainly more pretty and serene than my style of aerial video...



I've tried FPV racing a few times with mini quads. Great fun.  :tu:

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Re: Aerial Videography with Quad Copters
« Reply #10 on: October 18, 2015, 03:31:02 AM »
@PTRSAK  :rofl:

When you start tree dodging with a miniquad you gauge your progress by how often you have to change out broken props.
The tipping point is when you go home at the end of the day having changed props less often than batteries.
Good thing you can get sets of 4 props from SPAMCORP for less than a buck and a half.

« Last Edit: October 18, 2015, 03:38:11 AM by PTRSAK »

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Re: Aerial Videography with Quad Copters
« Reply #11 on: October 19, 2015, 02:11:54 AM »
Oh man, that is so awesome!!  I'd LOVE to be able to afford something like that. :dd:

No Life Club Posts: 1,209 In a world of compromise, some don't.
Re: Aerial Videography with Quad Copters
« Reply #12 on: October 19, 2015, 05:39:40 PM »
Oh man, that is so awesome!!  I'd LOVE to be able to afford something like that. :dd:

Thanks.  :tu:
They can be very expensive, but some of the cheaper models are great fun to start with.


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Re: Aerial Videography with Quad Copters
« Reply #13 on: October 19, 2015, 06:50:02 PM »
I've always been into r/c cars, but always wanted to try my hand at helicopters, yet after seeing some of these things a few years back, like omg screw the helicopter, I want a quad, just can afford it..
JR

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Re: Aerial Videography with Quad Copters
« Reply #14 on: October 23, 2015, 11:38:06 PM »
My latest effort. I'm slowly getting used to Premiere Pro CS6.  ;)






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Re: Aerial Videography with Quad Copters
« Reply #15 on: October 24, 2015, 02:10:15 AM »
I love the scenery :tu:

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Re: Aerial Videography with Quad Copters
« Reply #16 on: October 24, 2015, 03:25:37 AM »
That is cool.  :tu:
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Re: Aerial Videography with Quad Copters
« Reply #17 on: October 24, 2015, 03:26:19 AM »
No Life Club Posts: 1,209 In a world of compromise, some don't.
Re: Aerial Videography with Quad Copters
« Reply #18 on: October 26, 2015, 12:03:55 AM »
My latest edit from today's flying.



Farthingloe AA Battery, Dover, Kent, United Kingdom
Just West of Citadel Battery, on Dover's Western Heights, are the remains of a WW2 Heavy Anti Aircraft Battery (HAA). It was originally named D1 (D2 being the Wanstone Farm AA battery; D3 being at Frith Farm and D4 at Buckland). The guns were 3.7" and were mounted on the site at the beginning of World War II. The site's layout is very similar to that at Wanstone Farm, with circular road linking the four concrete emplacements, each surrounded by a ring of shell lockers. Associated buildings, such as a Guard Room and shell stores are also located around the site. The crew accommodation area was located some 300 yards East of the battery, but the buildings have been demolished and only the foundations remain.



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Re: Aerial Videography with Quad Copters
« Reply #19 on: October 28, 2015, 02:45:18 AM »
 :tu:   :tu:   :tu:

 

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