Why a follow me drone would be great to have...

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Re: Why a follow me drone would be great to have...

Postby LG » Fri Mar 03, 2017 9:51 pm

RonK wrote:The Phantom 4 is by all accounts a great drone but I couldn't think one more impractical for touring when you can have a Mavic Pro.

The phanton 4 is certainly quite large and heavy, my partner found one submerged in the the breakers on our local beach a few weeks ago, not an ideal environment. Even though it was full of water and sand the memory card in the camera still proved to be ok.
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Postby RonK » Tue May 30, 2017 3:41 pm

Considering the uncertainties and lengthy delays in delivery, I ended up cancelling my Massdrop order for the DJI Mavic Pro. And by the time stocks became available there where whispers going around that DJI were soon to release an even smaller drone, so I never did re-order. But oh how much I regretted not having it on my recent tour in New Zealand.

And the whispers were right. This week saw the announcement of the DJI Spark, a mini drone with most of the advanced features of the Mavic Pro. Looks fantastic and will be even more portable for cycle touring photography. Pity it wasn't released before I went on tour.

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Re: Why a follow me drone would be great to have...

Postby rifraf » Tue Jun 06, 2017 2:35 pm

Do you mean this one RonK :?:

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Maximum speed of 50km/h
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Forward and downward of obstacle avoidance
Using the DJI GO app, a large number of intelligent flight modes are available
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1 * Flight Battery
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Re: Why a follow me drone would be great to have...

Postby RonK » Tue Jun 06, 2017 3:59 pm

Not exactly, I'd be looking at the Fly More Combo.
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Postby Aushiker » Thu Jun 22, 2017 10:28 am

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Re: Why a follow me drone would be great to have...

Postby RonK » Thu Jun 22, 2017 10:55 am

Meh - it's no big deal if hand gesture control is not yet perfect.
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Postby RonK » Thu Jun 22, 2017 11:07 am

Yep, that's why...
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Re: Why a follow me drone would be great to have...

Postby rifraf » Tue Jul 18, 2017 9:36 pm

New Foldable Selfie Drone DHD D5 Wi-Fi FPV 480P Camera Controlled by Phone US $19.99 Delivered (~AU $27) (AT) Rcmoment

Might interest somebody: https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/319280
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