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Crash of the Quad - first try with camera

Post in 'The Inglenook' started by webbie, Jan 10, 2013.

  1. webbie

    webbie Seasoned Moderator Staff Member

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    Well, back to the drawing board....
    I used one of those chinese keychain cameras and strapped it to my $35 cheapo quad....and gave it a run. An epic disaster, but all was well. I recovered it in good condition using a string and a weight.

    Now it's time to re-engineer the thing so I don't lose antenna contact with it...

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  2. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    Every aviator's worst nightmare. Literally had my stomach in knots watching it. <>
  3. webbie

    webbie Seasoned Moderator Staff Member

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    Can't have any more fun for $35...I tell ya!

    Getting it out of the tree also requires some fun antics!
  4. velvetfoot

    velvetfoot Minister of Fire

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    Ditto BB. Exciting.
  5. firefighterjake

    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

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    And you were doing so well Orville . . .

    Thinking your neighbors will love the camera attached to your new toy . . . taking a shower or sunbathing outside when all of a sudden your flying machine with a camera comes buzzing up to them. Hehheh. ;) And yes . . . I realize that's not your style.
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    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    Good gawd, that flip-flopped my stomach twice. Kinda cool though. How much did the camera weigh?
  7. Jack Straw

    Jack Straw Minister of Fire

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    Ouch! Right in the culdesac
  8. webbie

    webbie Seasoned Moderator Staff Member

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    Probably 10 grams or so.....there are a bunch of them at:
    http://www.chucklohr.com/

    Very handy for all kinds of stuff.
  9. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    That is the weirdest website I have ever seen.
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  10. fossil

    fossil Accidental Moderator Staff Member

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    Everybody oughta have a few drones handy. 1001 uses.
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  11. webbie

    webbie Seasoned Moderator Staff Member

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    These cameras are great for dashboard cams, on your motorcycle, bikes, etc. - they cost a fraction of the "real" ones and are good for experimentation. They cost from as low as $12 to as high as $45 or so for top-of-the-line.
  12. yooperdave

    yooperdave Minister of Fire

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    Scotty! I need more power!!

    I'm giving her all I got, Cap'n!



    Mayday, Mayday!!!!!!!
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    schlot Minister of Fire

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    LOL. That was awesome....any neighbors with swimming pools you can surprise this summer?
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    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

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    Blackhawk down . . . Blackhawk down!
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  15. JustWood

    JustWood Minister of Fire

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    Least ya didn't crash it through the neighbors bedroom window when they were noonin' it !!!
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  16. PapaDave

    PapaDave Minister of Fire

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    Houston, we have a problem.
    I couldn't stop laughing......sorry Craig.;lol;em
    Pretty cool until the little hitch in the giddyup.
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    yooperdave Minister of Fire

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    How's about a "caption that video" segment??

    "Hmmm, there's gotta be a better way to check the chimney..."
  18. mrjohneel

    mrjohneel Burning Hunk

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    That was great!
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    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    Reminds me of the Grandpa character flying the biplane on the old Bob Cummings show. "Get that cow out of the way. I am coming down."
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    milleo Feeling the Heat

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    That would be great to check the cap on the chimney.
  21. PapaDave

    PapaDave Minister of Fire

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    Ok, now I've got to go to YouTube for a bit of reminiscing.
  22. webbie

    webbie Seasoned Moderator Staff Member

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    Eventually (well, already) drones are starting to be used for this kind of stuff - that is, inspecting a chimney or roof etc........within the next 5 years you are gonna see a real revolution. These "toys" are really fancy computers and mechanics.

    Example - one of the newer ones has a avoidance system built in - so it would not hit the roof or chimney!
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    It doesn't play that music the whole time it's flying, does it? !!!
  24. begreen

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    cheapo $35 quad? Is this in addition to the AR Drone?
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    fossil Accidental Moderator Staff Member

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