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Boba Fett
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I’m new with the spark but I see much potential in it. I’m an avid snowboarder and i was considering having Nightwing(the spark) tag along and film me. My only concern is if the active tracker will be able to keep up with me. I’ve never measured my actual speed but I know I’m fast. I know not to film while it snows due to water damage and I also know not to film in under freezing temps. Thoughts on whether or not I should bring it to film? Will it keep up?
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fans65cee56b
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Depends on how fast you snowboard. The max speed of the spark is 50km/hr. However I don’t know if when the spark is in active track if it can go that fast. Also depends on the terain. If there is a lot of trees where you snowboard the I wouldn’t suggest it either as the obstacle avoidance might not always work and you could end with your spark in a tree.
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lannes
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It does keep up it you have a relative constant speed and direction, carving out smooth turns, obviously not exceeding it's maximum speed in active track which is roughly 40kmh

I've seen a video where the Spark crashed into trees when a skier took the turn too sharply and the Spark cut the corner to keep up and  hit trees on the inside of the corner.
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mtnlandpix
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The other issue is many ski areas prohibit drones.
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rimza
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Wear dark colour apparel to make sure Spark can differentiate subject from background. Try on a clear path (no trees or obstacles) as the OA (obstacle avoidance) is not as smart as you may expect. Have a good go at it.
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Gunship9
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You really need a friend to pilot the drone.  Active track just keeps the camera on the subject automatically.  It flys automatically after the target but that is incidental.  Having the autopilot do the flying on its own is not smart.  It is not a good pilot.  Someone should be in control of it in case the drone loses track or starts flying in a direction it shouldn't.  Intelligent flight modes closely monitored by a pilot.

I heard the Spark will track faster if the collision avoidance sensors are turned off but I haven't tested it myself.

Even airliners with triple autoland run by multiple autopilot computers do not allow the pilots to leave the cockpit.  A pilot has to be in control of the aircraft at all times even when autopilot is helping him.  That rule should be true of drone pilots too.
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WilliamRoy
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If you are an amateur, then you have to work hard on it. .. You have to keep work continue so you will be able to fulfill it.Do not lose the hard work .. Do hard work, Make it complete.
http://mendooutdoors.com/
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Jerpie
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WilliamRoy Posted at 2018-4-3 21:04
If you are an amateur, then you have to work hard on it. .. You have to keep work continue so you will be able to fulfill it.Do not lose the hard work .. Do hard work, Make it complete.
http://mendooutdoors.com/

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