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Offline BFM_Fuzzy

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I got a drone for my birthday (photos!)
« on: May 09, 2017, 06:55:45 PM »
I had a birthday 3 days ago, and among my gifts was a brand new Phantom 3 Advanced. It's a top of the line drone that can fly up to 3 miles away from the controller. My airspace is a bit tight, but I've gotten it to fly at 36 miles an hour. Doubtless it could go faster if given more room to accelerate.

Here's a picture of the drone and its controller:

It also comes with a great camera that can be used to record video or take pictures. Here's a few outside shots I've taken:

A bush:

The lighting could be better, as it was an overcast day. But it still looks pretty good.

A tree:

The lighting is a little atypical, being a burst of quasi-sunset light on an overcast day. But still quite good.

I cut down the image quality of the two above images for faster loading times. So they aren't quite just what the camera is capable of. But they provide a good idea.

Here's a picture I took of myself:

As you can see I'm a boating enthusiast.

I'll take some more photos in the days to come.


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Re: I got a drone for my birthday (photos!)
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2017, 04:54:11 PM »
Neato! Take some cool videos of rooftops and stuff, and watch out for branches

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Re: I got a drone for my birthday (photos!)
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2017, 09:17:11 PM »
Whatever you do, don't try to catch it by the blades

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Re: I got a drone for my birthday (photos!)
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2017, 09:03:26 AM »
You are one step closer to join The Drone Racing League  ;D
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Re: I got a drone for my birthday (photos!)
« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2017, 07:54:14 PM »
Sorry I missed your B day, Fuzzy .  Hope it was a good one.    :yesyes:  We got a drone for our grandson at Christmas but it was no where near as fancy as yours looks.  Yours looks like breaking the sound barrier is not out of reach.  And a final thought, you may want to consider getting an outboard motor for the ship of yours.  You could move a lot faster for sure but not as fast as your drone.

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Re: I got a drone for my birthday (photos!)
« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2017, 02:50:13 PM »
Doesn't the military have rocket launcher mounts for that thing? :)

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Re: I got a drone for my birthday (photos!)
« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2017, 10:51:00 AM »
I have never seen a better picture before than the one at the bottom. My god!

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