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Does Drone Base pay?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by rmp5s, Mar 16, 2017.

  1. William Gaddy

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    I've heard that "Why, AZ" it's not too far from there, figuratively speaking. Yes, as it's constructed now, it's not a win-win situation. This is the debate I've had with them. They're only screwing themselves...
     
  2. Lovenpain

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    Well I just joined. And seems there a few decent locations to go to. So is it video or just pictures they need or want?
     
  3. William Gaddy

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    It seems for the moment what they most want is pano/360 photos of commercial and high end residential properties, on-spec.
     
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  4. Lovenpain

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    So basically setup of a central area and take a bunch of pics to complete a panoramic view of the property? Imho, a using the intelligence flight mode POI. Then let it do its job. Lol
     
  5. William Gaddy

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    Yeah, it's not hard... my problem has always been the legality of it (your mileage may vary, I'm in the NYC area). Technically, with something like DronePano and a DJI Inspire or Phantom, should be brain-dead easy and fairly quick.
     
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  6. Lovenpain

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    Well there is an Airfore Base next to me. But I try not to fly near it. Is DronePano an app? iOS store I only see dronepan.
     
  7. William Gaddy

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    Yes, I've used DronePan. Just beware, last time I used it, it left my Inspire in a cockeyed azimuth orientation after shooting and as I was setting down the bird, it was off center from its landing point. A tree strike and four months of sheer utter hell with DJI support ensued. (My fault, but just beware!)
     
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    Well I'll do my research on a better panoramic type app for my hardware. But thank you for sharing your experience and mishaps. You helped me make the decision to try it out. I wanted to hear someone that actually had done it and what approaches you took and take in pursuing the "missions" relating to Drone Base.
    On another note. When I got my drone setup used, I noticed the right of it, or if your facing it directly, the left of it. The landing has a positive cambered state. Basically it faces in a little. Unlike the other side is perfectly flat with the surface. It doesn't hinder the flight nor taking off or landing. But is there a way to adjust it? I've only owned this drone for almost a month. So sorry for the newbie questions. Lol
     
  9. William Gaddy

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    DronePan is perfectly fine, I'm not denigrating it at all, just be aware of your orientation when landing. As for "cambered landing", this is likely dependent upon exactly what drone you're flying. Most of my hours are with the Inspire V1.
     
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  10. Lovenpain

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    Mine is the Inspire 1 v2.0[​IMG]
     
  11. William Gaddy

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    Same here (Inspire 1 V2), my problem was only that I wasn't fully aware of the orientation as I landed and attempted to correct for an obstacle (75 foot pine tree). I was coming down from 400ft AGL and my front and back were mixed up. Not DronePan's fault (although it would be nice if it put the aircraft in the same orientation as when it started taking control of the aircraft, AHEM, COUGH COUGH). The result was not pretty, broken X5R gimbal (ouch), two snapped props, but moral of the story -- ALWAYS know the orientation of your Inspire as you maneuver, using an app like DronePan, or not.
     
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    A bit confused here. Will DronePan work with Inspire 1, Inspire 1 Pro w/ X5, Inspire 1 Pro with X3, or Phantom 3?
     
  13. William Gaddy

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    As far as I know, it's agnostic but have only used with my platforms, namely Inspire 1 V2 and it works great (aside from my pilot error). I intend to take it for a spin with my custom v-tail X8 with a Nava2 when the weather quits.
     
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    So far I tried Inspire 1 Pro and P3P it only takes pics along the vertical axis, will not yaw the camera...
     
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    I got it, the app turns the AC not the camera. Old video showed the camera yawing...
     
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  16. rmp5s

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    Lovenpain...Z-Bro. Love you, man.
     
  17. William Gaddy

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    Yep, no hate on DronePan, my crunch was my fault. DroneBase could use some sage advice, however (just my humble opinion, don't hate me because I'm beautiful, etc).