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Old February 15th, 2013, 01:25 PM   #16
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Incidentally Geir - I share your interest in this because my son has been busy constructing one of these quadcopters over the past few months. (He's an electrical engineer.) I can't wait to get some footage from this but, unlike you, I won't be piloting this one! My one ambition is to get some footage of a field of sunflowers for my long-form film! :) I like the fact that he has built in sensors all round so it will turn direction if it senses something in its path.

Look forward to seeing how you do.
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Old February 15th, 2013, 02:07 PM   #17
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Very cool, Geir Inge. I look forward to more aerial shots from you.
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Old February 15th, 2013, 07:41 PM   #18
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Wow Geir,
That's awesome! I have been looking at getting something like this for a while now, but have been a little reluctant to pull the trigger due to never having flown one. However, this one looks like it gives you a bit of help. Would you say it was easy to fly & have you flown something like this before?
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P.S. i too am looking forward to the next challenge, & will be putting more effort in to finish it!
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Old February 16th, 2013, 03:01 AM   #19
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Hey Bryce nice to hear from you.
I've never flown a quadro copter before, so I was a little anxious about what would happen.
It's been terrific and the DJI have some good training videos on their websites.
You should check it out :)
In Norway the DJI Phantom + GoPro Hero3 Black edition, costs around 1700 USD.
It is stable and once you've tried a few trips, you will be fine.
Flying time of battery is around 10 - 15 minutes.
I have ordered e few extra batteries ;)

Looking forward for you to join the next round.
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Old February 16th, 2013, 10:57 AM   #20
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Hi Geir,
Thanks for the info. I checked it out after reading your first post about it. It really looks good! Are you getting nice stable images with it? Images that don't need any work in post to correct for shaky footage? Extra batteries would be a must i would imagine but they are cheap, so i would definitely buy a couple of extras.
Well good luck with the flying & have lots of fun with it. Hope to see some more footage from it soon.
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Old February 18th, 2013, 03:14 PM   #21
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Geir,

Finally one that is affordable to most normal mortals!! I immediately went and looked it up. I may sell one of my cameras and get a system to use with my long form videos!!!!

Look forward toi seeing your footage!!!!
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Old February 19th, 2013, 12:47 PM   #22
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Hey, all you nature-loving, Under Water Over Land video makers! Watch for the sign-up this Friday and, yes, we're running it from March 1 to March 31. Happy 25th to the UWOL Challenge!!
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Old February 19th, 2013, 12:51 PM   #23
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Yay, can't wait.

You and me both, Dale. I also had to look up Geir Inge's new toy. :)
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Old February 19th, 2013, 12:56 PM   #24
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That's fantastic Lorinda! Thank you! Lots of time to complete this one.
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Old February 19th, 2013, 01:00 PM   #25
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Oops...typo already!! I meant to say it will end on April 1 because of Easter. :)
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Old February 19th, 2013, 01:36 PM   #26
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Great news....I HAVE to get back in this game...I miss it so.
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Old February 19th, 2013, 04:47 PM   #27
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Happy to hear from you Lorinda, a new challenge and with some extra time is great :)

Bryce: I have upgraded the test flight and it's filmed in 1080:50i (pal system), no editing at all.
I would not recommend using it in the rain / snow, or very strong winds, though :)

Dale: You just got to have one of these little handy toys ;) and it's easy to maneuver too, even for a silly old chap like me :)

Hope to see you all in the next round.
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Old February 19th, 2013, 06:45 PM   #28
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I’m glad it won’t end on Easter because my rabbit friend Toby from UC24 would never forgive me, but end on April 1- really? We’re going to end on All Fools Day? Does this mean we can just ignore the theme and end with a credit that says “APRIL FOOL!”?
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Old February 19th, 2013, 07:30 PM   #29
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Thanks Lorinda,
Looking forward to this one!
Geir,
That looks great. I certainly think one of these is on my list of things to buy!
Thanks.
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Old February 20th, 2013, 07:55 AM   #30
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I’m glad it won’t end on Easter because my rabbit friend Toby from UC24 would never forgive me, but end on April 1- really? We’re going to end on All Fools Day? Does this mean we can just ignore the theme and end with a credit that says “APRIL FOOL!”?
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Hahaha, Mike. That's funny. Go for it ;)
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