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RicardoGray
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A close up of the dam here at Keokuk, Iowa. Very calm day here today, and was able to shoot some footage of water flowing thru the gates. Probably a view most people don't get to see. Hope you find it interesting. Shot this with my Phantom 3 Advanced.

This is the largest hydro-electric dam on the Mississippi River. The river is over 1 1/2 miles wide here.

2018-3-1
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Siambuddhas Group
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wow...thats lots of wires............ great flight
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RicardoGray
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Siambuddhas Group Posted at 2018-3-1 07:33
wow...thats lots of wires............ great flight

Yeah, I had to be very careful! Actually, a couple of them I didn't see until I viewed the footage. I have flown here a number of times, and normally stay up high, but couldn't resist the temptation to get up close. Next time I'll probably stay a little closer to the surface to avoid any problems. I was I think around 50' above the surface approaching the dam.
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Good flying and vid!   
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Nebicaneser
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Excellent Video !!
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ALABAMA
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Good job, Ricardo. Turbulent looking place.
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RicardoGray
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Hey thanks to all that responded. It was fun but a little nerve racking!
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Spacetrakker
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Good watch thanks.
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RicardoGray Posted at 2018-3-1 09:04
Yeah, I had to be very careful! Actually, a couple of them I didn't see until I viewed the footage. I have flown here a number of times, and normally stay up high, but couldn't resist the temptation to get up close. Next time I'll probably stay a little closer to the surface to avoid any problems. I was I think around 50' above the surface approaching the dam.

Made me nervous and it wasn't even my drone   Great video
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Rickyber
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Very nice and thanks for sharing !!!
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Nice vid..
One issue - The FAA used to have a serious problem with video shot from a UAS posted on youtube. Had something to do with Youtube inserting ads in the stream, thus potentially providing you with income from the video. The FAA thinks (or used to) this would require you to have a commercial airman's certificate or a waiver of some kind.
Anyone have new or more recent info?
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sky wombat
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Rick did you ever post any followup clips of Lake Geode (2017)? Wondering what it looks like today.
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sky wombat Posted at 2018-3-2 21:17
Rick did you ever post any followup clips of Lake Geode (2017)? Wondering what it looks like today.

Was just thinking of getting back up there and checking it out. I'll update when I get back up there sometime.
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Siambuddhas Group Posted at 2018-3-1 07:33
wow...thats lots of wires............ great flight

LOL mission impossible
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RicardoGray Posted at 2018-3-1 09:04
Yeah, I had to be very careful! Actually, a couple of them I didn't see until I viewed the footage. I have flown here a number of times, and normally stay up high, but couldn't resist the temptation to get up close. Next time I'll probably stay a little closer to the surface to avoid any problems. I was I think around 50' above the surface approaching the dam.

Haha got lucky this time! ;)
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GoldenSun Posted at 2018-3-3 07:04
Haha got lucky this time! ;)

Yeah, I think I'll consider that a wrap on this shoot! LOL
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RicardoGray Posted at 2018-3-3 10:01
Yeah, I think I'll consider that a wrap on this shoot! LOL

LOL sometimes better not to know... at least as long as nothing bad happens
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Muddy Mississippi Makin Magic! Nice flying!

Jeff
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Nice video.
And nice you did not hit anything....
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So many wires at the first beginning, you are lucky that no accident happens, please be careful when flying, nice shot though.
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