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cowpoke

climber
Topic Author's Original Post - Dec 21, 2013 - 10:07am PT
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Dec 21, 2013 - 10:21am PT
Very cool! I like when you can see the drone's shadow. And when it 'waves' at people
When was this shot?
eKat

Trad climber
Less than a second shy of 49 minutes
Dec 21, 2013 - 10:30am PT
That was really neat. . . REALLY NEAT. . . I'd love to go there, sometime.

TFPU!
nature

climber
Boulder, CO
Jul 30, 2014 - 08:13am PT
cowpoke - tell me about what you are flying. I'm into this "hobby" now.
ydpl8s

Trad climber
Santa Monica, California
Jul 30, 2014 - 08:30am PT
Nice!
maldaly

Trad climber
Boulder, CO
Jul 30, 2014 - 08:44am PT
Beautiful photography but the first time one of these flies around me, disrupting my climbing experience without my permission, it's going to get taken out by my bola.

http://wildernessarena.com/supplies/weapons/bola

Modify these directions by using 3, 3' lengths of 3mm cord and some of your old 1" nuts, hexes or Tricams.

Mal (the hunter) Daly
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Jul 30, 2014 - 08:52am PT
Some of them are taser equipped ( see Negative History, William Gibson) and so have defensive capabilities! Wait'll we get encounters between them and and bola crowd, now that will be sport!!
KabalaArch

Trad climber
Starlite, California
Jul 30, 2014 - 08:59am PT
Nice footage; nice mixing.

Safer than a wingsuit to boot - TFPU
Chiloe

Trad climber
Lee, NH
Jul 30, 2014 - 09:12am PT
Cool tour. How large is that thing?

Our group was flying one of these out in Oregon last week, not taking video but still photos at 1-second intervals. The "pilot" had software that, running overnight, could stitch all the photos into a very detailed 3D model of the terrain, which could later be rotated and zoomed from any angle. The idea is to survey forest conditions (e.g., tree density, size distribution, health and fuel loads) over a larger area than ground teams can sample, but with greater detail than satellites -- centimeters rather than meters.

One drawback for use around people or wildlife could be that our rig is fairly noisy, sounds like an angry large cyborg wasp.

Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Jul 30, 2014 - 09:45am PT
Good point Chiloe ( and Mal) as fascinated as I am by these things and their potential for film and mapping, there is a time and place.

A couple months back I was at the fisher towers parking lot after guiding AA on a crowded Sunday. There were a Lot of people there, the parking lot was overflowing, kids were poking each other in the eye; the works. In the middle of all this a guy was flying a big drone (hepta, or octo, copter). It was pretty loud and it was just flying right over the crowd, in dubious control. A nervous Dalmatian scurried around, tail between its legs, squeaking, shaking and yipping; expressing the feelings of several people present. Pilo dude could have been doing this in hundreds of square hectares of uninhabited desert surrounding us, but he had, had to be right there. Greenie plates, of course!
nature

climber
Boulder, CO
Jul 30, 2014 - 10:04am PT
Flying these around anyone that has not consented or objects isn't (wait let me grab a phrase from the hated words thread) cool.

I plan to deliver sushi and drop rubber chickens.

Chiloe - that sounds like a great project. I'm interested in how these can be used for fisheries management or studies. I've been emailing back and forth with Deuce. He's planning on building a drone to bring back to the Trango to help navigate the ice field much faster.
eeyonkee

Trad climber
Golden, CO
Jul 30, 2014 - 10:07am PT
Cool, man. I want one! I like how the Nautilus really does look like a ship.
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Jul 30, 2014 - 10:16am PT
nice footage and brought a longing to go back to Vedauwoo... how strange, I really like that place.

Anyway, all sorts of problems with safety around people, and a lot of potential opening up some remote sensing possibilities very inexpensively, should be amazing to see what happens in the next 10 years.

eeyonkee

Trad climber
Golden, CO
Jul 30, 2014 - 10:30am PT
Hate to be caught punching the clown while belaying.

...not that I ever do that.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jul 30, 2014 - 10:44am PT
Spanking the eeyonkee, huh?
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Jul 30, 2014 - 10:49am PT
Awesome footage
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Jul 30, 2014 - 12:47pm PT
Oh, so now you tell us, Grug!

Ed, vedauwoo, or at least the rock, has been waiting 1.4 Billion years for you to come here NOW! Don't be a stranger, diesel is cheap!!
overwatch

climber
Jul 30, 2014 - 01:23pm PT
What a unique looking rock type. Gotta get there, love me some crack of all sizes...yeah go ahead.

Seemed like a lot of climbers...a weekend I hope.

Enter some type of signal jammer and watch those things come crashing out of the sky.
Chiloe

Trad climber
Lee, NH
Jul 30, 2014 - 02:16pm PT
Chiloe - that sounds like a great project. I'm interested in how these can be used for fisheries management or studies.

Anyway, all sorts of problems with safety around people, and a lot of potential opening up some remote sensing possibilities very inexpensively, should be amazing to see what happens in the next 10 years.

We're working out how to do this "right," starting with landowner and Forest Service relations. Both groups can right away see some potentials, from finding lost cows to surveying conditions on their lands, including insect problems and possibly fire risk. Just having a 3D model of your landscape evokes a wow factor. The Forest Service rightly sees a concern in that they've got "a lot of aluminum in the air" and want to be sure they know where the UAVs are, can we keep them at low elevation etc. We also made a one-page handout for anyone who's interested, explaining who we are and what we're doing with those drones.

In addition to the hexacopter shown upthread, we tried out this unit which can cover more ground.




Unlike the hexacopter, the fixed-wing is peacefully quiet. Hard to see even when you're looking.

Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Jul 30, 2014 - 03:16pm PT
Ed, vedauwoo, or at least the rock, has been waiting 1.4 Billion years for you to come here NOW! Do t be a stranger, diesel is cheap!!

this year has been very strange, so I'm just rolling with it now... but I hope 1.4 Billion + 1 years still works out...



are those drone attendants wearing 5-tennies?
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