Posts Tagged as: uavs

June 13, 2015

Drone Ownership in a Nutshell

This video beautifully symbolizes my experience with Drones.

January 8, 2015

Great Drone Catch

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May 27, 2014

Getting Fancier with the 3DRobotics IRIS

After lots of practice I’m getting more comfortable flying the quadcopter. That’s not to say it’s easy (or not still terrifying), but it’s getting more familiar.

My next challenge is to get some interesting shots with the mounted GoPro. This weekend I did some flying upstate, and made this compilation. Some shots are a little shaky but overall it’s a fun first foray into ariel videography.

May 10, 2014

More 3DRobitics IRIS Footage

I took the beast out earlier today. Flying the IRIS is a lot more difficult than flying in the simulator I’ve been using (Heli-X). It’s also still terrifying; it feels like placing a thousand dollar bill in the grass and watching it blow around, hoping it’ll get back to you.

May 1, 2014

More Quadcopter Footage

I snuck out onto the roof tonight and took the IRIS up for a spin. This was my first flight with the Tarot stabilization gimbal and GoPro, and besides for a little gimbal malfunction at the end, everything went great. Can’t wait to keep practicing and filming. It’s very addictive.

April 27, 2014

My first weekend with the 3D Robotics IRIS

As alluded to in my previous post, I just picked up a multi-rotor remote controlled vehicle. And it’s awesome.

I managed to jerry rig an old Flip video camera to the front and record some test flights. The grainy footage and grating sound makes it seem like the IRIS is a piece of junk, but flying it is a completely different story. It’s stable, responsive, and a real thrill.

Here’s a combination of a few test flights in White Plains and Forest Hills. They’re pretty tame since I’m still terrified of crashing the thing.

When I get more practice (and a GoPro camera with stabilization gimbal) I’m hoping I’ll be able to take footage like this. This looks like a [Toby, earmuffs] shitload of fun.

Send in the drones!

How to fly a quadcopter

If you’re just getting into flying multi-rotor aircraft (me, for example) this is one of the most helpful beginner videos I’ve come across.

In related news, I just received my 3D Robotics Iris and it’s amazing. More on that to come later.