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Capturing the muzzle flash from a powerful handgun being fired
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TN Lone Wolf
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One of my hobbies is shooting specialty handguns.  Not your run of the mill 9mms or 38 Specials; specialized handguns designed for shooting at rifle ranges.  One such specialty handgun I use is a powerful revolver called a Smith & Wesson Model 460.  While sighting its scope in late yesterday afternoon, I decided to fly the drone around to take a few videos of me firing the Model 460 and another specialty pistol.  Closer to sunset, I wondered whether I could use the Phantom's 1080p at 120 frames per second to record the Model 460's muzzle flash.  With the Phantom hovering slightly, yet safely above my line of fire, I took the last shot of the day.  The results speak for themselves.

The moment prior to firing:


The moment of firing


The peak of the recoil:


I'm pleasantly surprised by how well the second image turned out.  I mean, that's what I was after, but still.

True, this isn't the type of shot that necessarily requires a drone to obtain, but I think it speaks volumes about the quality of the camera mounted on the Phantom.
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RedHotPoker
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Happy that you got the shot.

Glad the drone didn't catch the bullet. ;-)



Yeah, that's pretty cool. Was it a blank?



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TN Lone Wolf
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Thanks.  No, it was a live round - a handload I created for that particular revolver.
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RedHotPoker
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TN Lone Wolf Posted at 2017-9-17 19:37
Thanks.  No, it was a live round - a handload I created for that particular revolver.

Nice. Plenty of flash.

Too bad pics don't have audio.... ;-)


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repairman
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nice ,lone wolf.
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TN Lone Wolf Posted at 2017-9-17 19:37
Thanks.  No, it was a live round - a handload I created for that particular revolver.

Aloha Wolf,

     Now I know who I am glad does not get angry on the Forum!

Aloha and Drone On!
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Montfrooij
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Great shot!(no pun intended )
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TN Lone Wolf
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Glad you guys liked it.  This is what happens when you stuff 51.5 grains of magnum pistol gunpowder into a revolver cartridge.

You know, I'm beginning to see an Osmo in my future for stabilized low-level shots like these.
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