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Re: Drones Master Thread
« Reply #30 on: September 28, 2016, 09:35:18 AM »
Mavic 4k image quality seems noticeably lower then the Phantom 4, but should only be an issue if you are cropping:

https://youtu.be/0YJ8WhQzaSMGo to 8:38.

Watch to the end where the portability difference really becomes obvious (the Mavic as small as the P4's remote!)
Nice video. Disappointing about the camera quality, but I'll be darned in the portability doesn't outweigh its faults.
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Re: Drones Master Thread
« Reply #31 on: September 28, 2016, 09:37:19 AM »
Awesome thread.

So nowadays are you not allowed to pilot a drone without getting a 107 certification?

No, that's only for commercial use, or if you want to have a license in hand in case some "authority figure" on a power trip gets in your way.

Normally you just need to put a registration number which costs $5, but many people don't.
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Re: Drones Master Thread
« Reply #32 on: September 28, 2016, 09:38:19 AM »
Awesome thread.

So nowadays are you not allowed to pilot a drone without getting a 107 certification?
No, that is not correct.
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Re: Drones Master Thread
« Reply #33 on: September 28, 2016, 12:11:38 PM »
- Controller is iPhone only, you'll need a Lightening to USB adapter to use an Android

Cables for both Lightening and Micro USB will actually be included in the box, no adapter needed after all. A USB type C cable will be available separately.
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Re: Drones Master Thread
« Reply #34 on: September 28, 2016, 01:03:55 PM »
Shimon Peres's funeral is on Friday, supposedly with various heads of state in attendance. How much hot water do you think I'll be in if I fly my Phantom 4 over the proceedings? 😁

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Re: Drones Master Thread
« Reply #35 on: September 28, 2016, 01:11:43 PM »
Shimon Peres's funeral is on Friday, supposedly with various heads of state in attendance. How much hot water do you think I'll be in if I fly my Phantom 4 over the proceedings? 😁
I vote stream it live on Facebook or YouTube and lets all watch and see.
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Re: Drones Master Thread
« Reply #36 on: September 28, 2016, 01:21:46 PM »
Just played around with the GoPro Karma. Total meh, very unimpressed. Thing weighs a ton, the batteries are larger and heavier than the Phantom/Autel, the fold-out arms feel like they'll snap off if you sneeze near them, and while it is indeed smaller overall than the "regular" drones, it's still pretty darn long (longer than the regular ones, in fact). No-fly zones cannot be turned off, no matter how or when.

The new Hero5 Black looks lovely though.
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Re: Drones Master Thread
« Reply #37 on: September 28, 2016, 01:33:18 PM »
Just played around with the GoPro Karma. Total meh, very unimpressed. Thing weighs a ton, the batteries are larger and heavier than the Phantom/Autel, the fold-out arms feel like they'll snap off if you sneeze near them, and while it is indeed smaller overall than the "regular" drones, it's still pretty darn long (longer than the regular ones, in fact).

The new Hero5 Black looks lovely though.
WOW the quality looks insane!!!
video editing job is incredible
but the actual video quality looks amazing.
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Re: Drones Master Thread
« Reply #38 on: September 28, 2016, 01:34:16 PM »
WOW the quality looks insane!!!
video editing job is incredible
but the actual video quality looks amazing.

Yup, like I said:

The new Hero5 Black looks lovely though.
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Re: Drones Master Thread
« Reply #39 on: September 28, 2016, 01:35:05 PM »
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Re: Drones Master Thread
« Reply #40 on: September 28, 2016, 02:20:10 PM »
Are there any cheaper drones that you guys have experience with? I'm interested in giving it a try and would like to snap some pictures but I'm not ready to spend $400+ on it yet.

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Re: Drones Master Thread
« Reply #41 on: September 28, 2016, 02:34:17 PM »
Are there any cheaper drones that you guys have experience with? I'm interested in giving it a try and would like to snap some pictures but I'm not ready to spend $400+ on it yet.
+1, looking for something decent in the $50-100 range to practice etc.
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Re: Drones Master Thread
« Reply #42 on: September 28, 2016, 02:51:16 PM »
Casey likes the Mavic... Alot

(Is this a known issue? You can see the props in his footage on the top left at 10:40)


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Re: Drones Master Thread
« Reply #43 on: September 28, 2016, 02:55:33 PM »
Are there any cheaper drones that you guys have experience with? I'm interested in giving it a try and would like to snap some pictures but I'm not ready to spend $400+ on it yet.
I did that, I bought a $100 drone... Total waste of money. Can't compare it to the Phantom.
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Re: Drones Master Thread
« Reply #44 on: September 28, 2016, 02:59:27 PM »
Casey likes the Mavic... Alot

(Is this a known issue? You can see the props in his footage on the top left at 10:40)


that was even crazier than the other one... I love how he always gets so excited!
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