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Old Jan 22, 2006, 11:57 PM
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Draganflyer V Ti Pro - Night Aerial Video

This is footage taken at a shopping center from a Draganflyer V Ti Pro quad rotor helo at around 250-300 ft.

Night Flight 1

Night Flight 2

Night Flight 3
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Old Jan 23, 2006, 12:47 PM
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what video format is your video in? I can't play it in windows Media Player
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Old Jan 23, 2006, 01:58 PM
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Old Jan 23, 2006, 02:25 PM
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Absolutely Sweet!.
Please tell us more about your camera (is it a CCD ?).
How are the electronics handeling the extra weight?
TIA,
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The camera is a high quality CCD type with a white balance switch. What do you mean about the electronics handling extra weight?
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Old Jan 23, 2006, 02:29 PM
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Estimating Altitude

I need some help from some really experienced pilots. How high would you say I was in the image that looks the highest? I found a good way to judge altitude without an altimeter is by standing in one end zone of a football field and hovering in the other. That's a known distance of 300 ft. which is a great ruler or yardstick! So, I get a good reference as to the size (scale) of my helo at that distance. Then, when directly overhead, I can judge my altitude by how big my helo is in the sky.
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Old Jan 23, 2006, 03:24 PM
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Old Jan 23, 2006, 03:39 PM
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Skylink,
Thanks for the reply.
I was hoping for a photo of the CCD. Is it a board camera?.
Gizmo
Are you familiar with this helo? It really doesn't have much room or tolerance for the weight of all that gear you are speaking of. This helo is said to be able to carry up to 6 oz.. But I'm sure I've got more than that hanging on it. I am flying a prototype so I can't post any pictures of the camera or it's mount yet. It is a wireless downlink system using a diversity receiver.
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Old Jan 23, 2006, 03:59 PM
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Old Jan 23, 2006, 04:10 PM
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Ok Mr. Secret! we'll wait and see!
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I wouldn't mind showing you or anyone but I can't violate the NDA agreement. The production models will be available soon!
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However, the site that sells the original model says 4 oz max weight.
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I know that I have more than 6 oz. on this helo. Wait until you see the new mount.
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Old Jan 23, 2006, 04:14 PM
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I have built and flown a 4-rotor design, "draganeater" its called. I postedvideo on this AP forums It has 1 lb payload and still good power to weight ratio.

So will the production model be cheaper than $5000?

Looks cool!
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Old Jan 23, 2006, 04:20 PM
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I have built and flown my own 4-rotor design, "draganeater" its called.
LMAO!! I like that!! Yours sounds alot like the X-Pro being able to tote 1 lb.

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So will the production model be cheaper than $5000?
As far as I know, the helo isn't changing that much except for how the transmitter is integrated into the airframe if you choose the video system option. The new camera mount is interesting though. I'm sure it's nowhere near the cost of the X-Pro.
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Old Jan 23, 2006, 04:24 PM
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what video format is your video in? I can't play it in windows Media Player
Were you finally able to view that video from that link?
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Old Jan 23, 2006, 05:02 PM
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Can't view any of the vids either what were you using?

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Old Jan 23, 2006, 07:30 PM
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Video Server Status

The video server is back up for those that visited earlier and couldn't view it.
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Old Jan 23, 2006, 09:24 PM
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Cool, videos work now!

Thanks
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