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(Betabeat)   Cool: Wedding photographer uses drone to capture wedding video. Fark: Crashes it into the groom's face   (betabeat.com) divider line 15
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3929 clicks; posted to Video » on 19 Aug 2013 at 11:37 AM (1 year ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2013-08-19 11:42:55 AM  
So we are having drone stikes
 
2013-08-19 11:48:13 AM  
Might want to feather that approach a bit, Ace.
 
2013-08-19 01:42:32 PM  
This may have been one of the cheaper drones like the Parrot AR, I'm thinking, by the sound of the motors and props.  I think the drone cam thing is overrated... but you know, it's funny, I remember watching floating drone cams featured as a common item in the pilot episode of Babylon 5; ....not that many years ago, it was science fiction to have such things in common indoor use.
 
2013-08-19 02:07:36 PM  
Drone strikes on a wedding party: It's not just for Afghanistan anymore.
 
2013-08-19 03:10:17 PM  

Any Pie Left: This may have been one of the cheaper drones like the Parrot AR, I'm thinking, by the sound of the motors and props.  I think the drone cam thing is overrated... but you know, it's funny, I remember watching floating drone cams featured as a common item in the pilot episode of Babylon 5; ....not that many years ago, it was science fiction to have such things in common indoor use.


TFA says it was a  DJI phantom. No prop guards so I'd hate to take one to the face:

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2013-08-19 03:47:14 PM  

MadMattressMack: Any Pie Left: This may have been one of the cheaper drones like the Parrot AR, I'm thinking, by the sound of the motors and props.  I think the drone cam thing is overrated... but you know, it's funny, I remember watching floating drone cams featured as a common item in the pilot episode of Babylon 5; ....not that many years ago, it was science fiction to have such things in common indoor use.

TFA says it was a  DJI phantom. No prop guards so I'd hate to take one to the face:

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The company does offer prop guards but only as an extra option. My guess is they hope you crash during training so you'll need to buy additional blades. As an aside, the DJI costs about $650. When they come down to $200 and can lift a G-Pro, I'm in!
 
2013-08-19 03:48:25 PM  

MelGoesOnTour: When they come down to $200 and can lift a G-Pro, I'm in!


What I meant was----even though they are meant for Go-Pro's, $650 is a bit steep [but would be worth a gamble at 1/3 the price).
 
2013-08-19 04:06:22 PM  

MelGoesOnTour: MelGoesOnTour: When they come down to $200 and can lift a G-Pro, I'm in!

What I meant was----even though they are meant for Go-Pro's, $650 is a bit steep [but would be worth a gamble at 1/3 the price).


I bet this guy was charging more than $650 to run it into the groom...

I thought about buying one to shoot some aerial footage of houses for some real estate agents I know. But because of stuff like in this video I'd have to get it insured and from what i'm reading that's what everyone's having trouble with. Until the FAA hammers out some laws for using these things for profit you're going to run into trouble getting insurance. Which then means you're only in business until you have an accident like this. Then you're having to kill you LLC due the massive lawsuit.

I also thought about buying one just for the novelty and to fly it for fun. I already fly foamies and the quad-copter looks like a lot of fun. But the more i thought about it the more I realized i'd get bored with it. The most fun I have with foamies are when I'm pushing them to the limit. For a quad to work they dumb them down a lot to prevent you from flying outside the envelope. Sure, you can turn that off but then you very easily fly out of the envelope and crash.

Like helos they seem an easy way to spend a ton of money to have one goof up destroy it with minimal parts able to be recovered. Foamies can at least be hot glued back together to crash again. My trainer went through at least 6 crashes before I used another one to Frankenstein it into a dual engine set up. That crash was spectacular and final. But I learned enough from it to not crash my other stuff.
 
2013-08-19 04:36:27 PM  
I built my quadrocopter myself, still can't get it stable enough to fly, but it's a fun project to tinker with.
 
2013-08-19 05:10:28 PM  
How loud are these things?
 
2013-08-19 08:45:23 PM  

FloydA: Drone strikes on a wedding party: It's not just for Afghanistan anymore.


This is why you show up as "kinda poetic" on my favourites list.
 
2013-08-20 12:05:55 AM  
It's like paaaiiiiiayn on your wedding day!
It's a drone striiiiiike, that you took to the face.

Like the Taliban, when we blow them away!
And you'll never know who did it.

....


/ Target fixation:  Turning aircraft into expensive guided bombs since 1941
 
2013-08-20 05:35:58 AM  

itsdan: I built my quadrocopter myself, still can't get it stable enough to fly, but it's a fun project to tinker with.


how much control theory do you know? that shiat is 400+ lvl engineering. i took several classes on it.
 
2013-08-20 07:37:20 AM  
I should buy a drone.
 
2013-08-20 09:49:44 AM  

GF named my left testicle thundercles: how much control theory do you know? that shiat is 400+ lvl engineering. i took several classes on it.


The hobby is mature enough that you can jump in at most levels and be okay. The software algorithms are all pretty much worked out. Eventually I'd like to implement my own but for the time being I'm using an off the shelf controller, which unfortunately isn't working well, but I replaced the controller so I suspect it's the build. The next time I have money I need to balance the props and check the weight distribution. If that all checks out I'll step up to a better controller. I want to make sure the rig is controllable before I set out trying to control it with my own software.
 
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