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03-20-2014 05:40 AM
Kevin137 I have to say the fly looks much better than the Geonaute, and that will be priced at around the $500 price...

View the video Winter trip - Proto 1 - Playgeonaute

The biggest problem i see with these is the implementation in video unless editing software catches up and becomes usable to the point where you can pick a direction you use for your film then the whole point becomes a little pointless, if you could do that, then i can see the uses, never miss anything...
03-19-2014 10:05 PM
tokyo_dom Yeah no doubt, if a gopro on your head makes you look like a teletubby, this thing will be positively ridiculous.

Not to mention that it captures a whole lot of sky that you dont need - i think the best videos from that would come from it facing down from up above. Stretching the derp look to herp levels with a big C pole from a backpack to have it recording from above and slightly behind you would be amazing - if i was deep in the BC with not a single other human around to witness the ridiculousness of what i would look like.
03-19-2014 09:54 PM
CassMT that 360fly looks killer, just don't ask me to ever put it on my head, derp

wonder how much those will be, looks pretty highend
03-19-2014 09:47 PM
tokyo_dom Imagine the possibilities of a small drone, with one of THESE: 360Fly
03-19-2014 08:41 PM
CassMT in 24hrs ive gone from total apathy to...kinda wanting one. no good reason or needed use, just looks fun to fly and play around with
03-19-2014 08:25 PM
designfemme My father-in-law is pretty passionate about gadgets like that…he brought his phantom to our house and ended up giving it to my husband! We took it along for an outdoor weekend with friends and their families. (Don't expect anything amazing or epic here, btw. My husband was still getting familiar with using it for filming.)

Edited: hrm, error with embedding. My apologies…

https://vimeo.com/77833207
03-19-2014 08:20 PM
designfemme My father-in-law is pretty passionate about gadgets like that…he brought his phantom to our house and ended up giving it to my husband! We took it along for an outdoor weekend with friends and their families. (Don't expect anything amazing or epic here, btw. My husband was still getting familiar with using it for filming.)

https://vimeo.com/77833207&server=vimeo.com&show_title=0&show_byline=0&show_portrait=0&color=&fullscreen=1&autoplay=0&loop=0" />https://vimeo.com/77833207&server=vimeo.com&show_title=0&show_byline=0&show_portrait=0&color=&fullscreen=1&autoplay=0&loop=0" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowfullscreen="true" allowscriptaccess="always" width="640" height="385">
03-19-2014 01:14 PM
Kevin137
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yea, my only point - and i wasn't saying that to call YOU stupid, just to emphasize the point - is that there is no way in hell the governments that own these technologies would allow the public to see what they are.

if they're showing you (us, the public) the thing that can do X then you can be pretty sure that they have things even smaller, faster, and quieter that can do XXXX.

if that makes any sense.
Oh it does, there is an English guy in that video, that snowboards at the same resort as i do, and we have had many conversations about POV drones...

I have a A.R.Drone 2.0 and while it is fun, it is absolutely useless in the winter, the reason is that it uses a camera/eye on the bottom to stay steady with height, which works very well, unless the ground is white as it cannot see it... I also have the GPS unit for it as well, and have plotted many times, and cannot get it to fly a hill with stability for exactly the same reason, GPS have a fixed point on the ground when mapping, and the snow changes all this, so if you plot a hill at 5 metres above the ground and they put a 3 metre kicker halfway down it affects how it flies...

So i am looking at other commercially available types, including the DJI Phantom 2, which is definitely the best readily available unit, but not in conjunction with an iPhone due to cold weather affecting the phone and how it shuts down...

I will be looking into this in greater detail though, as if the DJI can be plotted it makes for more interesting use...
03-19-2014 01:07 PM
ShredLife
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They are NOT the most advanced they make, they are the most basic they make, and you CANNOT buy them, they have to be purchased through Government agencies and ONLY such agencies...
yea, my only point - and i wasn't saying that to call YOU stupid, just to emphasize the point - is that there is no way in hell the governments that own these technologies would allow the public to see what they are.

if they're showing you (us, the public) the thing that can do X then you can be pretty sure that they have things even smaller, faster, and quieter that can do XXXX.

if that makes any sense.
03-19-2014 12:59 PM
Kevin137
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yes department of defense.

and if any of you really think that the most advanced drones in the world are available for the public to look at on a .com website then you are.... well... stupid.
They are NOT the most advanced they make, they are the most basic they make, and you CANNOT buy them, they have to be purchased through Government agencies and ONLY such agencies...
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