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Just been out for a night flight, now with new shots
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jksphoto
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First time I've sent the drone away from me at night. Previously just had it above the house. Went 1000m, thats the furthest its ever been away from me, even in daylight. What a rush. Remained in sight all the time. A bit grainy, but I will be doing that again.
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Very cool, I've got to do that at some point....
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jimm00re Posted at 2018-4-18 13:20
Very cool, I've got to do that at some point....

It’s so cool. The Spark performed great.
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nice pics!
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Beautiful night view. Thank you for posting.
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Beatiful view, but can i ask , how do we get visual view of spark if video mode is on, the front LED indicator light is off..
.the only guide i get is from camera fpv view and back led light..any tips ?
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nizzammms Posted at 2018-4-18 22:11
Beatiful view, but can i ask , how do we get visual view of spark if video mode is on, the front LED indicator light is off..
.the only guide i get is from camera fpv view and back led light..any tips ?

You can get some LED flasher, if really needed.
I for myself have some but never used till now.
The LED from the bird are/have been enough of help.
And if it is out of sight, it is out of sight.
Avoiding that is the better task, methinks
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Cool pictures!
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As a question i have had for the longest of time, does the sparks leds technically fit the guidelines for night flight? The FAA is very vauge on non commercial night flights.

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Also very nice shots
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Awesome shots   
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nice pictures!
   
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S-e-ven Posted at 2018-4-18 22:33
You can get some LED flasher, if really needed.
I for myself have some but never used till now.
The LED from the bird are/have been enough of help.

I kept the Spark within sight at all points of the flight. Looked at my flight record after the flight. The total flight was 1000m not 1000m away from me as I first thought. It was no more than 300m from me at any point, so could still see. :-)
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AlphaFlightNW Posted at 2018-4-18 23:10
As a question i have had for the longest of time, does the sparks leds technically fit the guidelines for night flight? The FAA is very vauge on non commercial night flights.

Alpha

I'm not sure about the FAA regs unfortunately  as in the UK.

But I maintained the same drone code rules as I would of for the daytime here in the UK.
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AlphaFlightNW Posted at 2018-4-18 23:10
As a question i have had for the longest of time, does the sparks leds technically fit the guidelines for night flight? The FAA is very vauge on non commercial night flights.

Alpha

No, they dont.
They are only a feedback for you how the status of the bird is
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Great photos! I didn't think the Spark would be capable of such good night time photography. May I ask what your exposure settings were?
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JimFandango Posted at 2018-4-19 01:23
Great photos! I didn't think the Spark would be capable of such good night time photography. May I ask what your exposure settings were?

Thanks, I just used auto, but used AEB and merged in lightroom
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A 1000m away and it remained in sight the whole time. Are you Hawkeye?

Nice pics by the way
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fanse5394b5d Posted at 2018-4-21 08:08
A 1000m away and it remained in sight the whole time. Are you Hawkeye?

Nice pics by the way

No, see post #13, I made an error on my part. Could see it at all times.

Thanks a lot.
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nice one keep it up
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Thanks a lot
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Amazing shots mate
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thanks, was more nervous in the dark than during the day
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Really nice pictures ! The Night from above is a different World !
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jksphoto Posted at 2018-6-19 02:34
thanks, was more nervous in the dark than during the day

Not surprised - I'd probably lose accessories in the dark!
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A CW Posted at 2018-6-19 02:46
Not surprised - I'd probably lose accessories in the dark!

The only plus point is its easier to spot with the LED's flashing
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DMX_MT Posted at 2018-6-19 02:35
Really nice pictures ! The Night from above is a different World !

Yes, it looks great
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jksphoto Posted at 2018-6-19 03:26
The only plus point is its easier to spot with the LED's flashing

Yeah, I've noticed that in low light conditions though I've set my MA turn off all the LED's (including the back one) when flying so not to get that red hue in the footage  
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A CW Posted at 2018-6-19 03:33
Yeah, I've noticed that in low light conditions though I've set my MA turn off all the LED's (including the back one) when flying so not to get that red hue in the footage

Does it effect the Video too, A CW ?

As I have ordered some LED Lights for Night Flights, they will be facing the back. These LEDs are from US and can be seen about from 2KM away, they are very very expensive.

I will soon give them a try later on this year. Now I am worried as you are saying even the Normal Rear Leds are creating that Coloured Hue/Glare right ?

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DMX_MT Posted at 2018-6-19 03:36
Does it effect the Video too, A CW ?

As I have ordered some LED Lights for Night Flights, they will be facing the back. These LEDs are from US and can be seen about from 2KM away, they are very very expensive.

It can do mate - it depends on the pitch angle of the drone - hovering isn't as bad as forward flight and also how dark it is impacts the hue. You can set the front LED's to switch off automatically in the app but when flying at night it is safer to have them on as generally the only way to physically see the drone as JKS states.
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I have ordered some 3D Printed Mounts for them, they are like an enclosed mount, I will soon upload picture here.

I have so many boxes in my Garage, I now need to sort everything in my House, and get organized.

It will be a Trial and Error Process. Even I think if there is Humidity, Malta is an Island and suffers a lot with Humid Air, the Hue will be more visible. Like when you look at a Bright LampPost and you see that Round Aura around the Bulb at Night.

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DMX_MT Posted at 2018-6-19 03:45
I have ordered some 3D Printed Mounts for them, they are like an enclosed mount, I will soon upload picture here.

I have so many boxes in my Garage, I now need to sort everything in my House, and get organized.

Good luck with it mate - let us know how they work for you
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A CW Posted at 2018-6-19 03:46
Good luck with it mate - let us know how they work for you

Will surely post everything. Now I will be starting to do New Posts from Day 1.

A CW with your last comment I became a Captain. Now I feel more Confident to Start Flying.

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DMX_MT Posted at 2018-6-19 03:48
Will surely post everything. Now I will be starting to do New Post from Day 1.

A CW with your last comment I became a Captain. Now I feel more Confident to Start Flying.

Hahahaha - congrats! That's the highest level on the forum!
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A CW Posted at 2018-6-19 03:49
Hahahaha - congrats! That's the highest level on the forum!

Thank you A CW ! I am the Highest Level here, but still a Donkey Level in Flying !

Hahahahhahaha !



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you are welcome
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