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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!
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Relic MilkEye and grandpoobah of HBRKRNH
Jul 30, 2014 - 08:39am PT
Nice Flying Cowpoke- this new fangled flying by screen is something else!

Quad copter no doubt.
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!!
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Relic MilkEye and grandpoobah of HBRKRNH
Jul 30, 2014 - 08:56am PT
Well, someone, or some agency, flew one over the Carson GUN RANGE on a weekend.. It was rather sporty and died in a hail of hot lead. Ended up in pieces on the ground . Pilot error as it were in choosing the wrong place at the wrong time. ;-)
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.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Relic MilkEye and grandpoobah of HBRKRNH
Jul 30, 2014 - 10:13am PT
These new forms of RC helos all stemmed from the original helo designs like the fixed pitch 4 channels, then 6 channel variable pitched,, onto co- axials that were even easier to fly, and then quad copters and so on.




gen 1,, 4 channel fixed pitch^^^ about 2006..

They've come a long ways baby!
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!!
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