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wavis184
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Who's afraid to fly over water. Shot this video with my P3P. It was a cold gray day when I shot this. Please share your photos or videos over water. Post in Final Cut Pro X. Added 75% of yellow to the hi lights with Pixel film studio FCPX LUT.This one I did last year.


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[RCG]Balthazar
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I am!
Or at least I should be
Some times low flight like yours can be VERY hard to resist!
Like when youre faced whith scenery like this and need a way to spend your lunch.
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The problem with 2D FPV is that you cant really judge stuff like altitude very well..
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It was a long lunch. Found a great guy in a near by cabin and used his boat.
My little P1 Baby still shined it's lights and boy was I happy to find it!
Dried for a few days and got right back up! Don't count on this kind of luck ;)
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So rather than becoming afraid of water I'll stay a little higher
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Not me I fly over water all the time. I just turn off the vision positioning sensor if I am flying over water.
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Wav,

I fly over water more than land:

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[RCG]Balthazar Posted at 2016-1-9 12:13
I am!
Or at least I should be
Some times low flight like yours can be VERY hard to resist!

wow thos are such amazng shots, what were your settings and where these edited?
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JtrJr-UAV Pilot Posted at 2016-1-9 12:33
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I fly over water more than land: A trip around the lake...

nice!!
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Michael M Posted at 2016-1-9 21:52
wow thos are such amazng shots, what were your settings and where these edited?

Hehe thank you
The pictures is from my old Samsung Galaxy Note 2 cell phone and probably no settings touched as I was in a REAL hurry to find my drone
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I'm not afraid of flying over water...but I am afraid that if she was to go down in the water I'd freak out and dive in to get her.  Now that I think if it what I will do is every time I want fly over water I will put $50 in a kitty until I have enough for a replacement.  After I reach that amount I will add $20 a flight.  Maybe I should just start now with $20 per flight into the replacement fund.
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[RCG]Balthazar Posted at 2016-1-10 04:13
I am!
Or at least I should be
Some times low flight like yours can be VERY hard to resist!

Wow thats cool that it still worked after you dried it out.
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JtrJr-UAV Pilot Posted at 2016-1-10 04:33
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I fly over water more than land: A trip around the lake...

Nice job. Looks great.
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Wavis,

Open and frozen water:



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Still Working

wavis184@comcas Posted at 2016-1-9 23:02
Wow thats cool that it still worked after you dried it out.

Yea, as long as it's fresh water and recovered quicly there's allways a chance to save it.
Here's another watery adventure, this time with a spotter yelling at me a lot hehe

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Not so much afraid of water....just afraid of what can go wrong and then watch my p3 float or sink.

First over water was recent, during flooding in North GA, over a normally lightly flowing Apalachee River.  It was a greater risk bringing it back for landing with all the trees in the area.

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Me!   I've started venturing further, but my hands shake like crazy every time!!  



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JtrJr-UAV Pilot Posted at 2016-1-9 16:11
Wavis,

Open and frozen water:

Dern, you are good..  great planning, shooting and editing...
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ropate Posted at 2016-1-10 12:27
Me!   I've started venturing further, but my hands shake like crazy every time!!

Sorry, but I found that footage extremely annoying to watch. Slow down! Stop throwing the camera around like a fire hose. You do not hold any one shot long enough for the viewer to comprehend the scene, try slowing down the camera tilt and yaw rates on your controller. Smoooooth.
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JtrJr-UAV Pilot Posted at 2016-1-10 06:11
Wavis,

Open and frozen water:

Thats pretty cool.
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wmw1490 Posted at 2016-1-10 07:48
Not so much afraid of water....just afraid of what can go wrong and then watch my p3 float or sink.  ...

That was a good shot.
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ropate Posted at 2016-1-10 09:27
Me!   I've started venturing further, but my hands shake like crazy every time!!

That water is nice and clear. I like that shot with the clouds and little bit of sun light coming down.
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nice! I havent worked the courage
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Rapid River

wmw1490 Posted at 2016-1-10 00:48
Not so much afraid of water....just afraid of what can go wrong and then watch my p3 float or sink.  ...

I like the fact that you included sound from the river!

Here's one from chasing fishermen returning from The Norwegian Sea.
The bridge is to replaced with a much taller one to allow for safe passage of large ships in dangerous weather
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[RCG]Balthazar Posted at 2016-1-10 07:20
I like the fact that you included sound from the river!

Here's one from chasing fishermen returni ...

Yes, the sound was recorded after the various shots of the river.  What I did was set my iphone to record the sound of the river for about 2 minutes and just dropped that sound in during the edit.  It was very loud rushing water and very important to include.  
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wmw1490 Posted at 2016-1-9 17:48
Not so much afraid of water....just afraid of what can go wrong and then watch my p3 float or sink.  ...

Mwm,

Really captured the power of Mother Nature in that one!

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Wavis,

Nice, smooth shooting in that one! Pretty cool!

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[RCG]Balthazar Posted at 2016-1-9 14:13
I am!
Or at least I should be
Some times low flight like yours can be VERY hard to resist!

RCG,

Beautiful pics!

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Thanks, Michael!

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ropate Posted at 2016-1-9 19:27
Me!   I've started venturing further, but my hands shake like crazy every time!!

Ropate,

Nice pics! Clean and very pretty!

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hall507 Posted at 2016-1-9 19:45
Dern, you are good..  great planning, shooting and editing...

Thanks, Hall. It's the P3 not me! Being a true video editing amateur, putting that together was a pain in the ass! 20 minutes of flying and 40 hours of editing!

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I have gotten altitude more comfortable with flying over water so far so good
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Thanks
Cool vid up there following that river too!
Did you use waypoints?

Got some Icy Adventures too and here's one with our local RC Club
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[RCG]Balthazar Posted at 2016-1-10 20:20
I like the fact that you included sound from the river!

Here's one from chasing fishermen returni ...

Thats a nice shot.
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wmw1490 Posted at 2016-1-10 21:40
Yes, the sound was recorded after the various shots of the river.  What I did was set my iphone to ...

Thats a good idea. I was thinking of doing the same thing.
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[RCG]Balthazar Posted at 2016-1-11 00:39
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Cool vid up there following that river too!
Did you use waypoints?

How is it when you land on the ice? I guess it slides for a bit.
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I used to fly over all the time and used two of these for the Phantom http://www.water-buoy.com/ I'd like to buy some more but can't see to find any.
Also, good idea to have a GPS tracker in case you crash on land far from home. I use this.http://trackimo.com/index.php/en/ And people out there also make 3D printed Trackimo mounts for the Phantom.
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wavis184@comcas Posted at 2016-1-10 18:34
How is it when you land on the ice? I guess it slides for a bit.

The vertical takeoff and landing of Phantoms and other drones makes Ice on water like that perfect!
No metals, extremly flat and no vegetation
Airplanes and people are a different story

Slippery Slope
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DJI-Ken Posted at 2016-1-10 19:39
I used to fly over all the time and used two of these for the Phantom http://www.water-buoy.com/ I'd ...

Found one on eBay  but he only ships to UK
Posting it anyway in case here's some Brit's lurking around
Edit: Here's a promising looking place http://otb-marine.myshopify.com/products/water-buoy
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[RCG]Balthazar Posted at 2016-1-11 03:56
Found one on eBay  but he only ships to UK
Posting it anyway in case here's some Brit's lurking ar ...

I wonder why they are hard to find now. I bought mine about 3 years ago and they were available everywhere, manufactures website, Amazon, Ebay. I never sank a my Phantom so I can't say that they worked but I wonder if there was a problem and they can't be found everywhere anymore.
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[RCG]Balthazar Posted at 2016-1-11 03:46
The vertical takeoff and landing of Phantoms and other drones makes Ice on water like that perfect ...

You guys are really dedicated.
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Gatorone30 Posted at 2016-1-10 04:19
Not me I fly over water all the time. I just turn off the vision positioning sensor if I am flying o ...

Is this at any height, or (as I assume) for low flights over what're?
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[RCG]Balthazar Posted at 2016-1-11 00:39
Thanks
Cool vid up there following that river too!
Did you use waypoints?

Did this one with my P2. wish I had my P3P but they were not out yet.
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