Philmug Pilots (Multirotors, Quadcopters, Drones Thread)

Discussion in 'General OT' started by Ollirep, Jul 19, 2015.

  1. oj88

    oj88 PhilMUG Addict Member

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    Get the cheapest, I suppose. Just check where it's shipping from since it's best if sourced locally. Otherwise, shipping from abroad could take about a month to get to you.

    You could also try the following (it's an ad from a closed FB group called LOWDOG RC GROUP):

    I only have two batteries... one came with the drone and another battery given to me a gift last Christmas by a fellow drone flyer in the office (he bought 4 batts + a 4-way charger from gearbest). I only have the stock USB charger.
     
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    ^ thanks!

    will update the thread once i get my hands on these new hobby
     
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    Made modifications to my display hood. Angled the hood base so the phone is about 25 degrees pointing upwards. This prevents seeing my own reflection under bright light.

    Now, when looking straight into the display, it reflects none of the surroundings or myself. What I 'see' is actually the top part of the hood, which is just black. Display contrast is improved.

    This is the same hood as above. Let's call this the 'Mark II'. lol

    Here it is:
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    And for the ultimate test to check for reflections; camera flash! I took the following picture with the camera pointed straight into the hood in the same manner how one would view the display. No sign of the flash reflecting back to the camera. :)
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    oj88 PhilMUG Addict Member

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    Did my first evening flight last night at an altitude of 122 meters. You can clearly make out EDSA and NLEX. From where I'm standing, the Phantom looked eerie in the night sky, almost UFO-like. I guess people who may have seen it were mystified. I know I would be.

    So here it is:


    The video has seen some post-processing using Sony Movie Studio Platinum 13. Filtering out the noise is a compromise, and I did so at the expense of losing some picture detail. You can see the original vs processed versions of the same sample clip below.
     
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    The DJI Phantom 4 is out. Wow!

     
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    Nice. Can't wait for it. Still waiting for gopro to release the full details on Karma though.
     
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    Extra battery to power my hobby...

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    is the syma x5c available in lazada for P2500 - P3000 a clone?
     
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    I think the clone is cheaper. I got mine around p1,600 or so
     
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    when is phantom 4 coming out?
     
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    Bohol Beach Club. You know, they should pay me for doing this... :D

     
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    Got to play during a sunny low wind day.

     
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    ESPN will start covering drone racing in August | Engadget

     
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    Have you guys seen this?

    I feel in love sa drones when I saw this, super breathtaking ng mga shots, gusto ko tuloy pumunta ng Palawan.

     
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    Good day sirs! First time having a drone. Any tips for a first time owner. TIA

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    1. When you're not sure what's happening lift up don't crash down.

    2. Until you feel you're ready always fly within line of sight.

    3. Try mastering control of the drone about 20ft -30ft high. That about till the second floor of a house. Practicing too low may create disturbance from trees, cars, or the drone's own updraft.

    4. Save at least 30% battery to land, I repeat, save battery power for landing. You don't want to rush the drone down cause, of, well, Gravity.

    5. Try not to crash. If you must, try to crash on soft soil or grass.

    6. Have fun!
     
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    Welcome aboard.

    First thing's first... Read through the manual, cover to cover. Understand all the flight modes, errors, notifications, precautions, LED indicators on the aircraft, battery, and controller, etc. Then, download the DJI Go app and practice with the simulator to familiarize yourself with the controls.

    While practicing with the simulator, remove ALL propellers so even if you accidentally start the motors, it won't fly or hurt somebody. This makes it safe even indoors.

    The Phantom 3 is very easy to fly, but that doesn't make it less dangerous. You can check the internet on the kind of injury people are getting into when mishandling their drones.
     
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    REMOVE the propellers when updating the firmware.
     

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