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Low Flight over Parkgate (1mile) with my TBS Quad #846648
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Hey guys and gals, Here is a long range(ish) flight along parkgate using my self built TBS Discovery Quadcopter.

Skip to 5mins for the actual flight.

[youtube]kXmwbY7ICZ8[/youtube]

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Re: Low Flight over Parkgate (1mile) with my TBS Quad [Re: Wheels] #846657
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Nice one, pitch it to the the environment agency in warrington i,m sure they would be interested. Plus try the rangers at Thurstaston, i,m sure they would love an arial of Hilbre.

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Re: Low Flight over Parkgate (1mile) with my TBS Quad [Re: Wheels] #846660
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Brilliant! Very interesting and your commentary is really good.
Thanks Wheels.


Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect.
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Re: Low Flight over Parkgate (1mile) with my TBS Quad [Re: Wheels] #846662
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yeah I am going to fly from west kirby to Hilbre, I had to speak to steve from wirralcams to make sure that his wireless cameras don't mess with my video transmitter, he did say something about the rangers and wildlife so I will have to fly high (400ft) to ensure I don't disturb any birds.


Re: Low Flight over Parkgate (1mile) with my TBS Quad [Re: Wheels] #846695
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Nice Vid Matey, really enjoyed it.

Be sure to post your Hilbre one up. look forward to it.

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Wow excellent video wheels. Im looking forward to seeing the Hilbre one.

Re: Low Flight over Parkgate (1mile) with my TBS Quad [Re: KevinFinity] #846721
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Great stuff, Wheels.


Carpe diem.
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good stuff that.

What sort of cost do these start at for a half decent set up ?

Re: Low Flight over Parkgate (1mile) with my TBS Quad [Re: Wheels] #846731
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Thanks chaps, plenty of great vids to come smile

Originally Posted by keving
good stuff that.

What sort of cost do these start at for a half decent set up ?


you can get a basic DJI Phantom ready to fly for 350, super easy to fly with GPS on board so if you get lost it will fly itself home and land for you smile

http://quadcopters.co.uk/dji-phantom-ready-to-fly-quadcopter-570-p.asp

I did this video with a phantom and a zenmuse gimbal


[youtube]ErJUpK01lxs[/youtube]

there is a growing number of us on the wirral now and I run a forum for them too.

Re: Low Flight over Parkgate (1mile) with my TBS Quad [Re: Wheels] #846733
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another amazing vid.

Re: Low Flight over Parkgate (1mile) with my TBS Quad [Re: Wheels] #846735
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Hi, what's the forum name ? Tried to PM you but you're over your limit.

Would like to know if this is any good and could I control it using what I see on my iphone, or would I have to be in line of sight ?

http://www.helipal.com/product_info...912&gclid=CND_7uqk2bsCFdOWtAodIVoADg

Re: Low Flight over Parkgate (1mile) with my TBS Quad [Re: Wheels] #846737
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Hi Wheels, great videos, you may already do this, but have you considered carrying out roof/building surveys with the quad. I am a local building surveyor and can think of many uses, I also work with commercial roofing contractors who I think would be very interested. PM me if you are interested.

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Wheels - that is just so good. Not just fascinating with the bird's eye view but the commercial possibilities too.

Re: Low Flight over Parkgate (1mile) with my TBS Quad [Re: Moonstar] #846757
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Very enjoyable ,thanks for sharing.

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Great stuff wheels ,thanks for sharing

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