Author Topic: Drones Master Thread  (Read 20464 times)

Offline Work-for-ur-muny

  • Dansdeals Presidential Platinum Elite
  • ********
  • Join Date: Dec 2014
  • Posts: 3101
  • Total likes: 305
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 34
    • View Profile
Re: Drones Master Thread
« Reply #435 on: November 06, 2017, 01:10:21 PM »
Sick!!!

At about 1:00 you see the conductor closing the window of his cabin. Looks like he's afraid the drone may fly into the train!  :D

Thanks for sharing!
« Last Edit: November 06, 2017, 01:15:59 PM by Work-for-ur-muny »

Offline Avid Reader

  • Dansdeals Presidential Platinum Elite
  • ********
  • Join Date: May 2008
  • Posts: 4001
  • Total likes: 2
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 2
    • View Profile
  • Location: NYC
  • Programs: Starwood Gold, Accor Gold, Hilton Gold, Hertz Five Star Gold, Marriott Silver, National Executive
Re: Drones Master Thread
« Reply #436 on: November 13, 2017, 12:23:19 AM »
Wow that's insane! What was he flying?

Online Something Fishy

  • Global Moderator
  • Dansdeals Lifetime Presidential Platinum Elite
  • **********
  • Join Date: Jan 2011
  • Posts: 5274
  • Total likes: 489
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 39
    • View Profile
    • My Flickr Page
  • Location: Not Brooklyn
Re: Drones Master Thread
« Reply #437 on: November 13, 2017, 12:32:45 AM »
Wow that's insane! What was he flying?

He builds his own.
Check out all my Trip Reports here!

Online Something Fishy

  • Global Moderator
  • Dansdeals Lifetime Presidential Platinum Elite
  • **********
  • Join Date: Jan 2011
  • Posts: 5274
  • Total likes: 489
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 39
    • View Profile
    • My Flickr Page
  • Location: Not Brooklyn
Re: Drones Master Thread
« Reply #438 on: December 01, 2017, 02:41:18 PM »
https://www.engadget.com/2017/11/30/homeland-security-claims-dji-drones-spying-china/

Not sure what to make of this. It's either fantasy or seriously insane.
Check out all my Trip Reports here!

Offline Work-for-ur-muny

  • Dansdeals Presidential Platinum Elite
  • ********
  • Join Date: Dec 2014
  • Posts: 3101
  • Total likes: 305
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 34
    • View Profile
Re: Drones Master Thread
« Reply #439 on: December 03, 2017, 02:41:31 PM »
https://www.engadget.com/2017/11/30/homeland-security-claims-dji-drones-spying-china/

Not sure what to make of this. It's either fantasy or seriously insane.
C'mon America! Let's see you give your people such great technology at such competitive rates!

#MAGA?

Offline Yisroel Tech

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: Dec 2015
  • Posts: 1037
  • Total likes: 87
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 1
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
  • Location: Monsey, NY
Re: Drones Master Thread
« Reply #440 on: December 06, 2017, 06:44:42 AM »
I bought yesterday the Yuneec Breeze for $325. It is a gift for my mother for my brother that does event planning and would mostly use it to get good shots of his events.

Is there anything better for the price range?

Offline tageed-lee

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: Aug 2012
  • Posts: 1331
  • Total likes: 56
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 64
    • View Profile
Re: Drones Master Thread
« Reply #441 on: December 06, 2017, 07:51:53 AM »
The DJI Spark is $382 on Amazon right now... im sure other sellers have great deals on it as well...

The only thing is that it would require a smartphone as the controller or youd need to buy the controller seperately.... Ive heard the range goes up significantly, as well as ease of use, with the actual DJI controller...

Online Something Fishy

  • Global Moderator
  • Dansdeals Lifetime Presidential Platinum Elite
  • **********
  • Join Date: Jan 2011
  • Posts: 5274
  • Total likes: 489
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 39
    • View Profile
    • My Flickr Page
  • Location: Not Brooklyn
Re: Drones Master Thread
« Reply #442 on: December 06, 2017, 09:34:55 AM »
The DJI Spark is $382 on Amazon right now... im sure other sellers have great deals on it as well...

The only thing is that it would require a smartphone as the controller or youd need to buy the controller seperately.... Ive heard the range goes up significantly, as well as ease of use, with the actual DJI controller...

It's pretty useless without the controller. A selfie cam, basically.
Check out all my Trip Reports here!

Offline Yisroel Tech

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: Dec 2015
  • Posts: 1037
  • Total likes: 87
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 1
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
  • Location: Monsey, NY
Re: Drones Master Thread
« Reply #443 on: December 11, 2017, 09:37:01 PM »
I bought yesterday the Yuneec Breeze for $325. It is a gift for my mother for my brother that does event planning and would mostly use it to get good shots of his events.

Is there anything better for the price range?
WOW! Price dropped to $239 now  :-[
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01LANE77M/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&psc=1&linkCode=ll1&tag=bebasimcom-20&linkId=b153826136c2a37caa774ef9948390c6

My brother is already getting his 2nd (free from Amazon...) after a rough land on one of the first flights... But I drove it and it is simply an awesome machine.

Offline mord1

  • Dansdeals Platinum Elite + Lifetime Silver Elite
  • *****
  • Join Date: Feb 2013
  • Posts: 739
  • Total likes: 1
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
Re: Drones Master Thread
« Reply #444 on: December 12, 2017, 01:16:34 AM »
I need a drone recommendation, I will be using it for eruvin designing. Thanks
does it make sense to start out with something like this:  https://www.amazon.com/Syma-2-4G-Camera-Quadcopter-2-0MP/dp/B00MNG37C2/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1513060166&sr=8-1&keywords=Syma+X5C+2.4G+6+Axis+Gyro+HD+Camera+RC+Quadcopter+with+2.0MP+Camera
and then upgrade to something decent in the 400-500 range?

« Last Edit: December 12, 2017, 01:32:50 AM by mord1 »

Offline Emkay

  • Dansdeals Lifetime 10K Presidential Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: Dec 2012
  • Posts: 14081
  • Total likes: 252
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 34
    • View Profile
  • Location: Where I ought to be
Re: Drones Master Thread
« Reply #445 on: December 12, 2017, 01:40:22 AM »
I need a drone recommendation, I will be using it for eruvin designing. Thanks
does it make sense to start out with something like this:  https://www.amazon.com/Syma-2-4G-Camera-Quadcopter-2-0MP/dp/B00MNG37C2/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1513060166&sr=8-1&keywords=Syma+X5C+2.4G+6+Axis+Gyro+HD+Camera+RC+Quadcopter+with+2.0MP+Camera
and then upgrade to something decent in the 400-500 range?
That's a toy. If you plan on upgrading in the future then just do it now

Offline mord1

  • Dansdeals Platinum Elite + Lifetime Silver Elite
  • *****
  • Join Date: Feb 2013
  • Posts: 739
  • Total likes: 1
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
Re: Drones Master Thread
« Reply #446 on: December 12, 2017, 11:19:47 AM »
That's a toy. If you plan on upgrading in the future then just do it now
Is it not worth learning how to fly it on a toy?  are they easy to learn how to fly?

Offline Yisroel Tech

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: Dec 2015
  • Posts: 1037
  • Total likes: 87
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 1
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
  • Location: Monsey, NY
Re: Drones Master Thread
« Reply #447 on: December 12, 2017, 11:27:30 AM »
Is it not worth learning how to fly it on a toy?  are they easy to learn how to fly?
IMHO not. The toy isn't really easy to learn to fly good...but the good ones are pretty easy (if you follow the simple instructions that is.)

Offline mord1

  • Dansdeals Platinum Elite + Lifetime Silver Elite
  • *****
  • Join Date: Feb 2013
  • Posts: 739
  • Total likes: 1
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
Re: Drones Master Thread
« Reply #448 on: December 12, 2017, 11:35:07 AM »
IMHO not. The toy isn't really easy to learn to fly good...but the good ones are pretty easy (if you follow the simple instructions that is.)
I hear ok,  Can you recommend a good one? are there any decent ones for under 700-800, or is it worth it to just to spend the 700-800 now and be done?

Offline Work-for-ur-muny

  • Dansdeals Presidential Platinum Elite
  • ********
  • Join Date: Dec 2014
  • Posts: 3101
  • Total likes: 305
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 34
    • View Profile
Re: Drones Master Thread
« Reply #449 on: December 12, 2017, 11:38:03 AM »
I hear ok,  Can you recommend a good one? are there any decent ones for under 700-800, or is it worth it to just to spend the 700-800 now and be done?
Doing simple math, if the 7-800 is inevitable, why pay more than that for a beginners'? (Unless, obviously, you don't have the 7-800 to lay out now.)