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3km flight from home to the in-laws
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Danjahmouse
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Before you all start jumping to conclusions, this flight took weeks of planning and waiting for the right conditions and getting the right consents in place. Flown from our house to the in-laws across the  water with a friend at the halfway point to remain VLOS. Im lucky where i stay, 21.07km from airport not an MBZ,CTA,CTZ,LFZ AND i am a recreational pilot and i carry my own airband Transeiver.
Will definitely be doing another one elsewhere on the coast as soon as i find the right spot.......Enjoy and happy flying everybody .




2017-7-6
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TroutboyNZ
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Nice clip, were pretty lucky here in NZ alright. Looks like you'll need to dial in -2 on your gimbal roll adjustment to level the horizon.
2017-7-7
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Eagle_Eye
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Just a thought, can you do the same flight to your in-law from home, land it there (in-laws place) kill the motor then re-start from your home and fly back?
Is that possible? Nice video by the way and the view is killer...thanks.
2017-7-7
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MARSAN
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Why didn't you calibrate the gimbal while "planning and waiting" to get the horizon level?
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Tviscomi
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Very nice clip...and yes you're very fortunate to live in such a beautiful area.
2017-7-7
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DhiAn
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Beautiful location and colorful as well.  Interested to know if you used one of the predefined mode/style or custom post-processed.
2017-7-7
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pritchiedotcom
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"with a friend at the halfway point to remain VLOS"  LOL
This is meant for the pilot and not just anybody.. :-)  Just cos Joe Blogs can see it, does not mean it conforms with VLOS directive.
Even the pilot needs be using his naked vision (without visual aids) to see the drone for VLOS.
Personally though, you sound like you thought about it, planned it and completed it as safely as possible without actually flying along side it.  I fear most drone laws are draconian.  We are still in the red flag age of the drones.  Where most people will only be happy if there is a man running in front of our drones with a red flag to warn people of it's dangers!
Fly safe and enjoy.  Thanks for sharing.
2017-7-7
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Haneyca
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So beautiful! This did not help my obsession with New Zealand! Thanks for sharing!
2017-7-7
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WolfgangStiller
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Nice!  Visiting New Zealand is on my must-do list.  Do you happen do know what foreign drone pilots need to do to bring along a drone and fly?
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RCNJ
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What a great place to live, awesome vid.
2017-7-7
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ohnavyvet
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What a beautiful place you live. Enjoyed taking in the landscape. Great flight and thanks for sharing.
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Danjahmouse
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pritchiedotcom Posted at 2017-7-7 05:55
"with a friend at the halfway point to remain VLOS"  LOL
This is meant for the pilot and not just anybody.. :-)  Just cos Joe Blogs can see it, does not mean it conforms with VLOS directive.
Even the pilot needs be using his naked vision (without visual aids) to see the drone for VLOS.

The friend wasnt a joe blog he was a UAV instructor/certifier
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Danjahmouse
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DhiAn Posted at 2017-7-7 04:56
Beautiful location and colorful as well.  Interested to know if you used one of the predefined mode/style or custom post-processed.

I always shoot in Dlog then i use a LUT to save me some time
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Danjahmouse
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MARSAN Posted at 2017-7-7 03:30
Why didn't you calibrate the gimbal while "planning and waiting" to get the horizon level?

I didnt actually notice that until editing but my primary goal was not so much the footage but the journey there and back that was my primary concern. Did everything i could to conserve energy, even shot in 1080 not that it made much difference with battery consumption but still safety first.
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Danjahmouse
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Eagle_Eye Posted at 2017-7-7 03:23
Just a thought, can you do the same flight to your in-law from home, land it there (in-laws place) kill the motor then re-start from your home and fly back?
Is that possible? Nice video by the way and the view is killer...thanks.

Not sure, did think about landing at the park but would need someone there to watch it land then take off again BUT not sure id want to try anyway lol
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Danjahmouse
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TroutboyNZ Posted at 2017-7-7 00:36
Nice clip, were pretty lucky here in NZ alright. Looks like you'll need to dial in -2 on your gimbal roll adjustment to level the horizon.

Yea didnt spot that until editing lol
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Danjahmouse
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ohnavyvet Posted at 2017-7-7 09:03
What a beautiful place you live. Enjoyed taking in the landscape. Great flight and thanks for sharing.

Thanks glad you enjoyed it
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Danjahmouse
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WolfgangStiller Posted at 2017-7-7 06:28
Nice!  Visiting New Zealand is on my must-do list.  Do you happen do know what foreign drone pilots need to do to bring along a drone and fly?

Then visit you must. Just bring your common sense buddy, follow local council by lawys and youll be fine.
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Danjahmouse
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pritchiedotcom Posted at 2017-7-7 05:55
"with a friend at the halfway point to remain VLOS"  LOL
This is meant for the pilot and not just anybody.. :-)  Just cos Joe Blogs can see it, does not mean it conforms with VLOS directive.
Even the pilot needs be using his naked vision (without visual aids) to see the drone for VLOS.

But you are right about the laws although i can understand why, ive seen some stupid flying here in NZ and it really angers me, some of them are friends as well gggrrr
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Mr. C
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33 Days, 19hrs and 26min til I land in Auckland with my wife and kids.  Looking forward to standing on New Zealand soil.  Nicely done video and props to your spirit mate.   
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Battleicious
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Thats super cool, I have only flow out around 4000 feet myself, so a little over 1.2km. It was farm land so absolutely no interference.f course I forgot my sd card after the hour drive!
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Danjahmouse
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Mr. C Posted at 2017-7-7 14:48
33 Days, 19hrs and 26min til I land in Auckland with my wife and kids.  Looking forward to standing on New Zealand soil.  Nicely done video and props to your spirit mate.

Will you be visiting Northland? Whangarei?
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SRO
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it's a dream this location. Thank you for sharing.
2017-7-8
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SRO
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Nice fly in a beauiful location. Thank you for sharing.
2017-7-10
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Danjahmouse
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MARSAN Posted at 2017-7-7 03:30
Why didn't you calibrate the gimbal while "planning and waiting" to get the horizon level?

Not sure if i replied to your message but at the time of the flight i took off from an unlevel ground which is probably why the horizon is off a little and my concern wasnt too much about filming but the actual flight
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HWCM
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I flew almost two miles to a friends house.
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Danjahmouse
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HWCM Posted at 2017-7-11 21:35
I flew almost two miles to a friends house.
https://youtu.be/nQ9gA0Fw5Y0

Awesome, id be very careful of flying over peoples homes though, other than that i love it.
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Lucas775
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Amazing video and views.  Thanks for sharing.
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