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Bekaru MP UAV
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Update - another chase video below and at post # 41

Hi all, another fun afternoon chasing my mates mavic - one close call.


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burnham187
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Very nice.  Saw the close call in the video.  Too close for comfort.
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Montfrooij
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Nice video
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burnham187 Posted at 2018-3-20 14:15
Very nice.  Saw the close call in the video.  Too close for comfort.

we realised our error was that we had stopped calling out our altitudes to each other. Seems the most important rule when flying with others
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Bekaru MP UAV
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Thanks
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A CW
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Definitely - don't stand too close to cause interference between the RC but close enough to hear each other - I tend to set altitude limitations when flying with a mate (I'll go up to 200' and he'll go 220-400' etc)
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Nice video and good flying skills, you kinda get carried away when flying with others and calling out heights is vital to prevent opps moments.
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IceBox-Murdock
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That was scary!
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So nice to have a mate to fly together
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Tried to follow  my friends Mavic once in Active Track but it took off to fast and my Mavic lost it.

We do try to stay about 50' in altitude apart when we fly. Best to be always safe then sorry.

I enjoyed your video. Happy flying.
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Montfrooij
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You're welcome!
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B1houdini Posted at 2018-3-20 17:38
Tried to follow  my friends Mavic once in Active Track but it took off to fast and my Mavic lost it.

We do try to stay about 50' in altitude apart when we fly. Best to be always safe then sorry.

we usually keep about 5 m height difference between us.
It helps to maintain visibility if the chasing person is lower.

Glad you like the clip - thanks
2018-3-21
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Nice video
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Very nice, thank you!
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Doesn't look that close... maybe in person it was more scary
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Nice video. Good music to match.
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Bekaru MP UAV Posted at 2018-3-21 05:45
we usually keep about 5 m height difference between us.
It helps to maintain visibility if the chasing person is lower.

Never had opportunity to play Drone Wars (cat & mouse).
With that said; would it help to have bright flashing L.E.D.s on drones?
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HedgeTrimmer Posted at 2018-3-21 08:58
Never had opportunity to play Drone Wars (cat & mouse).
With that said; would it help to have bright flashing L.E.D.s on drones?

yes - spotting the front drone against dark backgrounds can be tricky.
it is easier to see when the drones are closer to each other - of course with that the risk goes up some.
Lights would work great for night time chases - hmm thats a good idea.
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Nice job there!
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Kevin Halle Posted at 2018-3-21 08:46
Nice video. Good music to match.

Thanks for watching. i am glad you enjoyed it - thanks for the compliment :-)
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Very Nice - Thanks
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thank you
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Very cool... close call and all, looks like too much fun!
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Wow that shows the Mavic Pro flying it must have been in Sport Mode, but boy was that a close call? Probably looks more closer than it actually was?
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davidmartingraf Posted at 2018-3-21 14:19
Wow that shows the Mavic Pro flying it must have been in Sport Mode, but boy was that a close call? Probably looks more closer than it actually was?

yeh things do generally look closer than they actually are - but that was actually really close :-)
sport mode
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Bekaru MP UAV Posted at 2018-3-21 14:50
yeh things do generally look closer than they actually are - but that was actually really close :-)
sport mode

Wow were you using the DJI Goggles? How do you like the Goggles?
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davidmartingraf Posted at 2018-3-21 15:22
Wow were you using the DJI Goggles? How do you like the Goggles?

oh i really like the goggles. i like it for my own enjoyment and flying experiance - i guess it depends some on your flying style but it is the item that helps me get up close to motor boats and chase mavic pro s in the air and generally for much better image and also if my phone disconnects the goggles dont - no underestimating the value of that alone.
Another thing that gives me a thrill is to put my goggles on other peoples head - mostly it is older folks and without exception they have been super thrilled.
Just yesterday and bunch of 3 oldies (one a retired pilot) were blown away by the goggles - they each got a turn. Later the same day a client of mine (whose husband is a retired pilot and she an ex hang glider) was thrilled to bits. I worked for them many times over the past years, always dealt with her husband and at best got a few hellos from her.
During and after the goggles flight she just would not stop talking like a giddy kid - she loved.
Also used it to tame a potentially hostile cop once - the goggles are great, i recommend them (highly)
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Looks like you guys got lucky...
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Bekaru MP UAV Posted at 2018-3-21 15:34
oh i really like the goggles. i like it for my own enjoyment and flying experiance - i guess it depends some on your flying style but it is the item that helps me get up close to motor boats and chase mavic pro s in the air and generally for much better image and also if my phone disconnects the goggles dont - no underestimating the value of that alone.
Another thing that gives me a thrill is to put my goggles on other peoples head - mostly it is older folks and without exception they have been super thrilled.
Just yesterday and bunch of 3 oldies (one a retired pilot) were blown away by the goggles - they each got a turn. Later the same day a client of mine (whose husband is a retired pilot and she an ex hang glider) was thrilled to bits. I worked for them many times over the past years, always dealt with her husband and at best got a few hellos from her.

Thank you for the excellent explaining - very helpful and useful.
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ro_flyer Posted at 2018-3-21 15:45
Looks like you guys got lucky...

yes for sure - but luck counts also
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davidmartingraf Posted at 2018-3-21 15:49
Thank you for the excellent explaining - very helpful and useful.

cool, my pleasure
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Jay W
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Very nice video. And good pointers too.
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Jay W Posted at 2018-3-21 17:13
Very nice video. And good pointers too.

thanks Jay
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Bekaru MP UAV Posted at 2018-3-20 14:20
we realised our error was that we had stopped calling out our altitudes to each other. Seems the most important rule when flying with others

You'll need to hire an Air Traffic Controller.  
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eddieNoob Posted at 2018-3-22 04:54
You'll need to hire an Air Traffic Controller.

Yeh - my mate has another mate who also has a mavic pro - traffic controller may soon be required.
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And naturally, the ATC will ALSO have to have a drone!!!
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eddieNoob Posted at 2018-3-22 05:01
And naturally, the ATC will ALSO have to have a drone!!!

probably screaming kids and wifes to start - c where we go from there
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NIce video..
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Bekaru MP UAV
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thank you :-0
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MWitarsa
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Wow... it was close .... scary.
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