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Go-Pro on the Quadcopter

#1 Post by whydrift » Sun Jul 28, 2013 10:13 am

We took some footage of Nick out on an Outback the other day with our Quadcopter. hoping to get some footage of some fishing soon.
Its great fun flying it! It has has only spent 2 nights stuck up trees so far :grin:

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#2 Post by tonystott » Sun Jul 28, 2013 1:18 pm

Jim, great gadgets aren't they! Just remember though that you musn't use it for any commercial purpose without having a UAV Operator's Certificate issued by CASA. I once investigated applying for one, and the helpful souls at CASA told me they could "walk me through the process" for around $5,000!. F**k that! So I sold my chopper and now use a 40 foot mast as well as a giant tethered kite, without needing CASA involvement.

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#3 Post by addysol » Sun Jul 28, 2013 5:49 pm

Cool footage. How much did your quadcopter set you back?
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#4 Post by mudpat » Sun Jul 28, 2013 9:52 pm

tonystott wrote:Jim, great gadgets aren't they! Just remember though that you musn't use it for any commercial purpose without having a UAV Operator's Certificate issued by CASA. I once investigated applying for one, and the helpful souls at CASA told me they could "walk me through the process" for around $5,000!. F**k that! So I sold my chopper and now use a 40 foot mast as well as a giant tethered kite, without needing CASA involvement.

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5k is cheap, that's 3 days work for a consultant. Although UAV's have been around since war II, it is only recently that their true value has begun to be realised. CASA, like most other regulators are behind the 8 ball at the moment. I am for extremely tight controls as there is so much potential for disaster with them intereacting with humans at such close quarters. Autonomous UAVs will be with us very soon, probably a safer option.

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#5 Post by whydrift » Sun Jul 28, 2013 10:31 pm

tonystott wrote:Jim, great gadgets aren't they! Just remember though that you musn't use it for any commercial purpose without having a UAV Operator's Certificate issued by CASA. I once investigated applying for one, and the helpful souls at CASA told me they could "walk me through the process" for around $5,000!. F**k that! So I sold my chopper and now use a 40 foot mast as well as a giant tethered kite, without needing CASA involvement.
I did hear that Tony, I think that we will see more and more regulations being introduced in regards to UAVs, I guess we have to people who misuse them to blame, probably the same people shining high powered lasers at aircraft.
The Quadcopter defiantly has the potential to be misused, i was very surprised with its speed, range and altitudes it can reach.
The cost quoted on this page are a bit more for obtaining the certificate http://www.casa.gov.au/scripts/nc.dll?W ... =PC_100377
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Re: Go-Pro on the Quadcopter

#6 Post by whydrift » Sun Jul 28, 2013 10:35 pm

addysol wrote:Cool footage. How much did your quadcopter set you back?
Landed in Australia for about $700 AUD. it is a DJI Phantom, it has inbuild GPS that if it goes out of range it returns back to wear it took off by itself. It is very easy to fly but is also very tempting to push it's limits further, resulting is crashes :roll:
When filming over water it will only take one mistake and it will be $700 paperweight.
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#7 Post by tonystott » Sun Jul 28, 2013 11:03 pm

I spent considerable effort trying to see how the cost was justified, and I determined that I could achieve the same income for at least 95% of jobs without needing to go with an RC camera platform. This simply made it uneconomic. Pity really, as it was heaps more fun!
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#8 Post by whydrift » Sun Jul 28, 2013 11:38 pm

tonystott wrote:I spent considerable effort trying to see how the cost was justified, and I determined that I could achieve the same income for at least 95% of jobs without needing to go with an RC camera platform. This simply made it uneconomic. Pity really, as it was heaps more fun!
I'll just have to have plenty of fun for non-commercial purposes :grin:
I was down at the Soccer and state of origin last month and they had a massive copter getting around down there.
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#9 Post by arpie » Mon Jul 29, 2013 5:08 am

That is terrific Jim!! I had put up a post about them ages ago, but they were THOUSANDS of dollars for a decent one, then!!

I just hope it DOESN'T become an expensive paper weight!!

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#10 Post by swabio » Mon Jul 29, 2013 4:51 pm

It would be sweet if it could follow a beacon....and land on it........ imagine having one prepped for take off on the Aircraft carrier (PA 14) and sending it off to record some awesome landing of fish or the like......yet it landing back on the deck when low on battery power or on order.........Now that would be sweet!
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#11 Post by T.J » Mon Jul 29, 2013 11:34 pm

swabio wrote:It would be sweet if it could follow a beacon....and land on it........ imagine having one prepped for take off on the Aircraft carrier (PA 14) and sending it off to record some awesome landing of fish or the like......yet it landing back on the deck when low on battery power or on order.........Now that would be sweet!
Can almost be done. The quad can be set to return to the start point when power is low,you loose RC control or just order it to.
The prob is the gps is only accurate to 1mtr. of the take off point.
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#12 Post by Matt S » Tue Jul 30, 2013 12:03 am

Can almost be done. The quad can be set to return to the start point when power is low,you loose RC control or just order it to.
The prob is the gps is only accurate to 1mtr. of the take off point.[/quote]
1m??? then the PA has it covered with about 10 to spare :wink: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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#13 Post by simons rat » Tue Jul 30, 2013 8:19 am

Nice vid.

Only problem is you have made me want one.

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#14 Post by Brissyfisho » Tue Jul 30, 2013 8:34 am

Me too - added to the list of wanna haves, right below the revo :gu:
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Re: Go-Pro on the Quadcopter

#15 Post by whydrift » Tue Jul 30, 2013 3:02 pm

Having it hover over the yak and pluck it out of the air would be the best way to avoid a spill.
It is currently in a tree at warners bay. Am planning a recovery for this afternoon. It spent last night up there
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