RemotelyPossible

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  1. Hey

     

    Just got a not ice in the email box a few days ago for all of you utilizing Drone Deploy and their sweet software set. They will holding their own conference in November for Drone Deploy users. It should be a great networking opportunity as well as a chance to learn from industry experts the tips, tricks, and best practices to generate the best maps for a variety of industries. Ill post some more information here when i have the sign up info for those of you in the San Fransisco area it is local, or for those of you who would travel to learn from the people in touch with Drone Deploy.

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  2. Hey @Doug Baker

    Sorry for being late to the party i have been out of town.  There is a Gimbal trim (or in this case i believe it will be labeled roll) in the settings in the upper right hand corner of the app if you go through the gimbal menu you should see an option to control the roll of the camera. You will want to make sure the drone is on a level surface and that you have a level line the camera can see as well (either draw a line with a level or use a laser), than adjust until the camera looks level with that level line.


  3. Hey @William,

     

    I am a secondary level educator in the sciences and i also develop curricula, we have a great new course at our school and were able to get  a great deal from a 3DR liquidator that had some bundles for IRIS+ kits that may serve your purpose not sure how much you have raised to invest in this but i was able to get ten drones, extra batteries, chargers, remotes, and other things for $4000. here is the site : https://northox.myshopify.com/

    if you reach out to them you can tell him that Scott from Keefe Tech gave you his information. It is first come first serve and they also offer a variety of bundles. And amazon is also a great choice and most schools should have a procurement account on amazon now so the ordering should be easy.

     

    Blue Skies and Safe Flying,

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  4. 22 hours ago, Silk Purse said:

    One caution using Litchi:  I have read of ( but have not experienced) a potential conflict between the DJI Go app & Litchi. if Go or a remnant of it is running when you run Ltchi there is a possibility of a loss of connection between your controller & your drone.  To prevent that you need to make sure Go is completely shut down before starting Litchi.  On an android device you can go to settings > Apps, select DJI Go & hit Force Stop.  Cycling power should also work. You could also run Litchi on a separate device, which is what I do.

    Very true in my experience there is nothing potential, it always causes and issue, so ensure you fully close down DJI GO. Hopefully there API will play nicely someday but until then this can be an issue.


  5. Welcome @dbark and welcome @Juggernaught

    Great to have you here! Should be able to find some friends in your locale! AS to DJI they are a great product, customer support leaves a little to be wanted but the phantom series and the inspire series are very common in the professional marketplace. Let us know when you run into questions and i am sure the community will be able to help.

     

    Blue Skies and Safe Flying,

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  6. HI @Mowgli,

     

    Very exciting, while i second @Bruno's opinion on wanting to be safe that should by no means stop you from flying and learning on your quad. Just make sure you are practicing deliberately, working on specific skills, and avoiding the drive to fly to high or fast until you really understand what you are doing! If you are interested in augmenting your practice with a cheaper durable drone i always suggest looking at a Hubsan X4 as these run around $50 and are very crash resistant. As always when you have questions feel free to ask the community.


  7. On 7/28/2016 at 1:41 PM, Silk Purse said:

    When hydrogen is used for combustion, it is under enormous pressure and consequently requires a massive tank, but in a lighter than air application, there is minimal pressure, and the tank, and its mass are eliminated.  All you would need is a Mylar like envelope.

    Yeah that was very silly of me to say in my head i was thinking of the compressed H2 i have in my lab and not mylar filled balloons with lower than air density.. silly chemist.


  8. On 7/29/2016 at 8:47 AM, NunoB said:

    I believe this is mostly due to flying directly into sunlight. It's an optical effect resulting from the shutter speed, direction you're facing in regards to the sun and gimbal tilt. I've come to realize that if I switch direction slightly, or tilt the gimbal a bite more down, or just not fly against the sun that I won't see these happening.

     

    Another option is to fly slower, as you fly faster the drone will be at an angle relative to the sunlight and the props will probably come into the field-of-view and increase this effect your're seeing. That is why you probably won't see the same effect if you're still flying against the sun, but backwards.

    I've heard that buying ND filters might help a bit, but really the main advice is not to fly directly facing sunlight.

    Hope it helps.

    Nice job, totally didn't think of that, yes a set of ND filters and a polarizer are a must for great footage on very bright days. Also making sure that you have set the camera shutter speed to at least double your fps (for the playback) for better results. flying slower will also help great job!