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Quadcopter II

By strokebloke  
As promised - a shot of the copter and the operators hand which clearly demonstrates the size of the machine. John appears to be balancing the copter on the end of his index finger, but, in fact it is in hover mode at approx 6'-00" and he is merely touching the battery pack.
The black vertical plate, to the right of his hand, is the support mechanism for the camera.
The two small 'boxes at the top are GPS and positioning coordinate systems.

Grief, aren't men boring once they start to describe their toys??
Careful Lynne - don't bite that one too hard. Grin

Tags: Photo journalism Size Specialist and abstract Boys toys

Voters: G3, mikbee, LynneJoyce and 5 more

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mikbee 14 3 8 Scotland
19 Oct 2014 1:31AM
I thought it would have been bigger than this Jack.
My wife and daughter were having a long boring discussion about who had the best looking dress on Strictly Come Dancing earlier on.I was so bored I felt like poking my eyes out with the Hershel Wedge from the Plate Optimizer of my Parabolic Mirror
from my astronomy telescope !!
LynneJoyce Plus
13 22 101 United Kingdom
19 Oct 2014 6:18AM
OK, hang one of these flags off it instead -

Peace flags

like far out man, wow!

Seriously, this is a fascinating image of an intriguing bit of kit, NOT just a boys toy at all. There are women like me who much prefer stuff like this to strictly come dancing costumes. Would it be able to carry camera I wonder and what range does a remote shutter release have?
Jestertheclown 12 8.5k 253 England
19 Oct 2014 7:04PM
I'd be afraid to use it!
strokebloke 12 493 17 England
19 Oct 2014 8:38PM

Quote:Would it be able to carry camera I wonder .........

Oh yes Lynne. Though the camera is minute in comparison with ours. High definition though. And ..... you'll like this ......
the camera can be programmed to lock onto specific items/scenes/buildings etc, which are identified by a given GPS, as part(s) of a mission, and the camera will video each target for a specified time, from up to 1000ft away. Whether the copter owner has a camera of this capability I don't know, but he certainly has cameras which he uses on this machine.

Quote:I'd be afraid to use it!

I was frightened that it was going to crash whist I was taking shots of it Bren Blush

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