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Kevin137 04-29-2014 04:26 PM

Drones...?
 
Anyone use one, and what do you think...???

I am considering a DJI 2 Vision + the new one, with the gimble and newer built in camera...



But am also looking at the Ground Station for plotting etc... Could be really interesting to play with, and while i know it is still a toy, it is a great toy... Haha

I was also reading about Autonomous Flying Drone Camera #nextlevelaerialfilming Official Site | Next-level aerial filming at your fingertips. Which looks really interesting as well, as that if it works would be even better...!!!

tonicusa 04-29-2014 04:35 PM

You've got to be fucking kidding me... Wow it's crazy how far technology has come. That's pretty amazing stuff.

Argo 04-29-2014 04:38 PM

That is the one thing I didn't get this year that I wanted. Glad I waited since they improved so much.

KIRKRIDER 04-29-2014 04:40 PM

Yes but you need to really do something cool.. I mean.. to justify the cost and all? Ore are we all now DEVO? ;-)

Kevin137 04-29-2014 04:50 PM

Here's the thing, the resort i have my family pass, would pay for videos of fly down the slopes, and on discussing with them, it would cover nearly the total cost for the family season pass simply by filming ALL there runs, and any new park features they built...

So really is the cost that big...??? Certainly not for me, and i am a huge gadget freak so would use it a lot...

The only thing that i am not sure about is this "follow me" feature from next level, and how it will integrate into different drones...

It clearly shows them using a DJI, but they do not list it as supported... Strange :dunno:

However, i have 3 or 4 months to decide, practice, and play for a couple of months before the new season, so that would all be good...!!!

I have already got the Ground Station app for the DJI Ground Station, and it is all very simple and self explanatory in how you use it, and the mapping side of things could not be easier when plotting...!!!

tonicusa 04-29-2014 04:58 PM

I don't want to see a bunch of these silly drones following people around, the GoPros are bad enough. Hopefully these will be banned inside resort boundaries and the park. It's bad enough right now watching kids who can barely ride features have 4 buddies follow them around with a camera rig and stop on top of all the jumps like they are setting up for a documentary.

Kevin137 04-29-2014 05:30 PM

I agree, and in the USA i can see them being a banned toy at resorts...

The rest of the world will have the freedom to enjoy them, and to be fair, i never stand around anywhere on busy days, but filming big air from different perspectives and competition days for the kids would be really cool...

There is a hobbyist that built his own drone 6 blades, and he gets some awesome footage with it using a go pro, but i doubt very much that they will become common, not at $1000+ plus the extra stuff you need to buy to plot them and have them follow you i can imagine $1500 easily, and with that in mind, and knowing that the DJI2 batteries are $100 each, and that they don't last more than 20-25 minutes normal use, i think you will be safe from idiots... Haha :yahoo:

CassMT 04-29-2014 05:34 PM

Hexacopter are six blades...very spendy though, not a hobbyist model

if drones start clogging up the skies i think we will see a lot of inventive ways of destroyin gthem, i'm looking forward to that

and they should never be allowed at resorts, riding time is a time of peace and in part communing with nature, i personally don't want all this sh!t flying aroung harshin' my mellow
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Argo 04-29-2014 06:18 PM

Cass, drones aren't nearly as bad as the duck lines of beginner skiers gliding across an entire run from top to bottom. Chances are they will be in parks more than anything and that is not a place of peace. I'd rather use it in steep terrain that not many people frequent than a park.

chomps1211 04-29-2014 06:37 PM

I won't weigh in on the debate about having these buzzing all over the resorts. I just wanted to say it is definitely a WAY COOL toy! :laugh: i wouldn't mind having one for lots of different reasons.

...of course winning the Lotto will have to be first priority. :D


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