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Old Dec 13, 2010, 06:04 PM
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Our street after the blizzard yesterday


Took the tricopter out in the cold today and got a few pics with the GoPro of our street the day after our blizzard. We came out of it pretty good.



Heres the same pic with a little artsy HDR processing done to it.



Here's our house behind the pine tree.



Here's the house with that HDR fun added. Was just goofing around.

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Old Dec 13, 2010, 06:16 PM
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Boy we went from summer like weather to deep winter! Your pictures are great. It was 2 above zero this morning and yesterday we had 40 to 50 MPH winds. 2 days before that it was 61 degrees F and nice. How does your tri do in the cold and snowy weather?
Old Dec 13, 2010, 07:26 PM
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Great photos Frogman.

We have been "enjoying" 82+ days here with high humidity for the past week as we hit our Summer.
My twin sister lives in Fond-du-Lac WI... awesome photos from her this week too. Pity her husband is recovering from arm surgery and she is the one with the shovel!!!

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Old Dec 13, 2010, 07:53 PM
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Boy we went from summer like weather to deep winter! Your pictures are great. It was 2 above zero this morning and yesterday we had 40 to 50 MPH winds. 2 days before that it was 61 degrees F and nice. How does your tri do in the cold and snowy weather?
It handled the weather pretty nicely. About 30 seconds after I took off it blipped and recovered and was then smooth as silk....except for the wind blowing it around.

I didn't notice any issues with the gyros needing to get acclimated. I took it outside, plugged it in and had it in the air within a few minutes.

The cold was the hard part to deal with for me. I have a transmitter mitt my mom made for me last year and it works really well but you still get cold when your hands come out of it.

I'm off to celebrate my anniversary tomorrow for a few days and we are going to a resort area about an hour north of here. The tri is coming along so I am hoping to get some great winter pics and make an online christmas card to send out like I did last year. Here was last years.

Old Dec 13, 2010, 07:54 PM
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Great photos Frogman.

We have been "enjoying" 82+ days here with high humidity for the past week as we hit our Summer.
My twin sister lives in Fond-du-Lac WI... awesome photos from her this week too. Pity her husband is recovering from arm surgery and she is the one with the shovel!!!

Pete
Fond du Lac is about 2 hours from where I am and I'm sure they got plenty of white stuff too. I'm lucky enough to have a snow blower so the shovel isn't as heavy for me.
Old Dec 13, 2010, 08:10 PM
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Yup - they got a heap of snow.

After the successful test of my first Tri last night and the impending install of the Gopro, I am looking forward to having a quick and easy photo platform.

My Trex700 cameraship sort of owns the back of the car... so no flying when the family are with me. The tri is testing well.

Your Gopro shots above - are they grabs off the 1080 video / 127 degree or shot on 2 sec time-lapse mode / 170 degree???
Old Dec 13, 2010, 08:23 PM
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Those shots are not frame grabs off the video but from photo mode every 2 seconds. The problem you will have if you built a tricopter is you may get part of the props in the sides of your pic because of the 170 degree view. I have to clone out the props in photoshop when I use it for photos. I'm thinking of making me cam mount extend a little farther out to get ride of them. That could just introduce more vibes though. When I use it for video I only use 1080/30p mode or the props will be in the video too. If you are building a T you won't have those problems.

It is quick and easy. Just a few minutes and you are in the air. On mine I can remove 2 nylon bolts on the front 2 arms and it folds up nice and small.
Old Dec 14, 2010, 04:27 AM
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Very nice pics - Great!!
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Old Dec 15, 2010, 04:46 AM
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very nice pictures !
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