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OT: Recreational Drone Recommendations

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  • Langner91Langner91 Posts: 784
    Perfect shot!  I can hear, see, and feel that picture!
    Clinton, Iowa
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 39,164
    I think this is my new favorite thread. 

    Have any of you tried smoking meat with your drone?
     Do you think steak would age faster being dragged through the air at 88 mph?
    There's only one way to find out!!!
    I think we are missing the biggest opportunity to do a real caveman steak, drag steak with drone + fly drone through volcano = caveman steak.  Thickness and determined finish may determine if lingering above volcano to start is required for reverse sear.
    Or drag it over a canopy fire, there are plenty of them right now, sadly.

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  • BotchBotch Posts: 12,305
    nolaegghead said:
    I would recommend putting cards in both and just leaving them in there so when you do find something interesting, like someone blowing bubbles, you can hit record.  
    Pervert.  
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  • lkapigianlkapigian Posts: 8,517
    Day 2 - getting better , but how does this happen 

    Visalia, Ca

    LGBE- Pit's by Klose Trailer -Stumps XL Stretch - Custom Santa Maria-Modified HD Offset Smoker Reverse Flow- FatStack Smoker FS120 coming soon FatStack 500- Blackstone 36 Blackstone 22 - Custom Cold Smoke House and a lonely Brinkman Vertical Smoker
  • Langner91Langner91 Posts: 784
    Ouch!
    Clinton, Iowa
  • TEXASBGE2018TEXASBGE2018 Posts: 3,415
    lkapigian said:
    Day 2 - getting better , but how does this happen 

    Looks like you forgot to adjust the whatzawhozit and the thingamagjig. A common mistake for beginners.


    Rockwall, Tx    LBGE, Minimax, 22" Blackstone, Pizza Party Bollore. Cast Iron Hoarder.

  • alaskanassasinalaskanassasin Posts: 4,975
    I will venture two guesses. 
     1 you were screwing around.
     2 you weren’t wearing the goggles
    South of Columbus, Ohio.
  • lkapigianlkapigian Posts: 8,517
    I will venture two guesses. 
     1 you were screwing around.
     2 you weren’t wearing the goggles
    Correct lol, Linda did have the goggles on though ...im working my way up to it
    Visalia, Ca

    LGBE- Pit's by Klose Trailer -Stumps XL Stretch - Custom Santa Maria-Modified HD Offset Smoker Reverse Flow- FatStack Smoker FS120 coming soon FatStack 500- Blackstone 36 Blackstone 22 - Custom Cold Smoke House and a lonely Brinkman Vertical Smoker
  • BotchBotch Posts: 12,305
    edited July 2021
    Did you guys catch the drone display for the Opening Ceremony in Tokyo?  Mind-boggling.  (skip to about 1:30)  
     


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  • alaskanassasinalaskanassasin Posts: 4,975
    At least she saw it coming 
    South of Columbus, Ohio.
  • JohnInCarolinaJohnInCarolina Posts: 22,237
    lkapigian said:
    I will venture two guesses. 
     1 you were screwing around.
     2 you weren’t wearing the goggles
    Correct lol, Linda did have the goggles on though ...im working my way up to it
    I’d hate to think of what she was actually aiming for…
    "A generation of the unteachable is hanging upon us like a necklace of corpses." - George Orwell 

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    Ruining the forum, one post at a time.  

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  • lkapigianlkapigian Posts: 8,517
    lkapigian said:
    I will venture two guesses. 
     1 you were screwing around.
     2 you weren’t wearing the goggles
    Correct lol, Linda did have the goggles on though ...im working my way up to it
    I’d hate to think of what she was actually aiming for…

    At least she saw it coming 
    I was flying it, that was the sad thing 
    Visalia, Ca

    LGBE- Pit's by Klose Trailer -Stumps XL Stretch - Custom Santa Maria-Modified HD Offset Smoker Reverse Flow- FatStack Smoker FS120 coming soon FatStack 500- Blackstone 36 Blackstone 22 - Custom Cold Smoke House and a lonely Brinkman Vertical Smoker
  • FoghornFoghorn Posts: 9,074
    Botch said:
    Did you guys catch the drone display for the Opening Ceremony in Tokyo?  Mind-boggling.  (skip to about 1:30)  
     


    I also thought of this thread when I saw that.  However, I was at my boss's house so I didn't mention the Eggheadforum as the source of 90% of everything I know about drones...

    XXL BGE, Karebecue, Klose BYC, Chargiller Akorn Kamado, Weber Smokey Mountain, Grand Turbo gasser, Weber Smoky Joe, and the wheelbarrow that my grandfather used to cook steaks from his cattle

    San Antonio, TX

  • Does anyone else read “Recreational Drug Recommendations” when they see this thread?
  • ColtsFanColtsFan Posts: 5,587
    Does anyone else read “Recreational Drug Recommendations” when they see this thread?
    I recommend edibles…oh wait, wrong thread 
    ~ John - https://www.instagram.com/hoosier_egger
    (2) XL BGE, LG BGE, KJ Jr, Ardore Pizza Oven, King Disc 
    Bloomington, IN - Hoo Hoo Hoo Hoosiers!

  • YukonRonYukonRon Posts: 16,569
    I am getting one of these.
    "Knowledge is Good" - Emil Faber

    XL and MM
    Louisville, Kentucky
  • ColtsFanColtsFan Posts: 5,587

    ~ John - https://www.instagram.com/hoosier_egger
    (2) XL BGE, LG BGE, KJ Jr, Ardore Pizza Oven, King Disc 
    Bloomington, IN - Hoo Hoo Hoo Hoosiers!

  • alaskanassasinalaskanassasin Posts: 4,975
    What did you end up getting? @ColtsFan
    South of Columbus, Ohio.
  • ColtsFanColtsFan Posts: 5,587
    What did you end up getting? @ColtsFan
    That is the DJI Mini II from Costco 
    ~ John - https://www.instagram.com/hoosier_egger
    (2) XL BGE, LG BGE, KJ Jr, Ardore Pizza Oven, King Disc 
    Bloomington, IN - Hoo Hoo Hoo Hoosiers!

  • TEXASBGE2018TEXASBGE2018 Posts: 3,415
    ColtsFan said:
    What did you end up getting? @ColtsFan
    That is the DJI Mini II from Costco 
    Make sure your batteries recharge properly. My 1st one wouldn't and I had to return it for a new one. This new one works fine. 


    Rockwall, Tx    LBGE, Minimax, 22" Blackstone, Pizza Party Bollore. Cast Iron Hoarder.

  • lkapigianlkapigian Posts: 8,517
    edited September 2021
    Lost my DJI FPV on Sunday night, not sure what happened , but I think a very close transmission tower threw it off on its return to home...idiot me, it was dark and the goggles were pretty useless, I did see it land on the grass, albeit no idea where as it never made it home, never even saw it in the sky....F it, don't sweat the small stuff, I have DJI Care Refresh, problem is, the DJI FPV is not covered for flyaway.

    Contacted DJI Support, said they would replace it, if it was not user error, "send us the flight data" , ok, how the hell do I do that....Tech support gave me a link, downloaded from the goggles ( which by the way recorded what I thought was the last 30 seconds " )

    Sent them the data and could see the flight pattern go haywire....once I had the new data , I tried the "find my drone" all be, get the f out of here", looked like it was a block away in someone's backyard, I walked over there, knocked on the door ( this was the next day) and after a brief a$$ chewing for flying a drone near her house, she politely handed me my drone "here sweetheart" 

    lessons learned , if you can't see it at night, don't do it....install a Microchip in the goggles, not just the drone and keep recording Never Ever "here, hold my beer" fly ...

    The End
    Visalia, Ca

    LGBE- Pit's by Klose Trailer -Stumps XL Stretch - Custom Santa Maria-Modified HD Offset Smoker Reverse Flow- FatStack Smoker FS120 coming soon FatStack 500- Blackstone 36 Blackstone 22 - Custom Cold Smoke House and a lonely Brinkman Vertical Smoker
  • lkapigian said:
    Lost my DJI FPV on Sunday night, not sure what happened , but I think a very close transmission tower threw it off on its return to home...idiot me, it was dark and the goggles were pretty useless, I did see it land on the grass, albeit no idea where as it never made it home, never even saw it in the sky....F it, don't sweat the small stuff, I have DJI Care Refresh, problem is, the DJI FPV is not covered for flyaway.

    Contacted DJI Support, said they would replace it, if it was not user error, "send us the flight data" , ok, how the hell do I do that....Tech support gave me a link, downloaded from the goggles ( which by the way recorded what I thought was the last 30 seconds " )

    Sent them the data and could see the flight pattern go haywire....once I had the new data , I tried the "find my drone" all be, get the f out of here", looked like it was a block away in someone's backyard, I walked over there, knocked on the door ( this was the next day) and after a brief a$$ chewing for flying a drone near her house, she politely handed me my drone "here sweetheart" 

    lessons learned , if you can't see it at night, don't do it....install a Microchip in the goggles, not just the drone and keep recording Never Ever "here, hold my beer" fly ...

    The End
    I'm glad you got it back.

    Seems worth the price of being called a "sweetheart".  I think. 

    Of course now I'm wondering if these things can be rigged up with night vision so that you can see in the dark.  I'm willing to bet they can and are and that the only difference is an extra grand or two in cost.  
    "A generation of the unteachable is hanging upon us like a necklace of corpses." - George Orwell 

    "I've made a note never to piss you two off." - Stike

    Ruining the forum, one post at a time.  

    Living large in the 919
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 39,164
    What a scare.  I'm not sure you could see a wire with night vision goggles.  Best to just stay away from, or well above, any power lines unless you are extremely familiar with the location layout and comfortable flying it. 
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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 39,164
    That said, I lost mine a few days ago, lost video feed, couldn't see it.  I hit the "home button" and got the signal back, no problems. 

    I was flying it another after that at night, but too chicken to move around much, but it's pretty save going straight up.  Was just trying to see the scope of who had/didn't have power.
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  • lkapigianlkapigian Posts: 8,517
    What a scare.  I'm not sure you could see a wire with night vision goggles.  Best to just stay away from, or well above, any power lines unless you are extremely familiar with the location layout and comfortable flying it. 
    I was up about 220 meters just trying to be safe, can't really hear or see it visually @ that point, still using it in the normal mode which is plenty for me 
    Visalia, Ca

    LGBE- Pit's by Klose Trailer -Stumps XL Stretch - Custom Santa Maria-Modified HD Offset Smoker Reverse Flow- FatStack Smoker FS120 coming soon FatStack 500- Blackstone 36 Blackstone 22 - Custom Cold Smoke House and a lonely Brinkman Vertical Smoker
  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 28,619
    lkapigian said:
    Lost my DJI FPV on Sunday night, not sure what happened , but I think a very close transmission tower threw it off on its return to home...idiot me, it was dark and the goggles were pretty useless, I did see it land on the grass, albeit no idea where as it never made it home, never even saw it in the sky....F it, don't sweat the small stuff, I have DJI Care Refresh, problem is, the DJI FPV is not covered for flyaway.

    Contacted DJI Support, said they would replace it, if it was not user error, "send us the flight data" , ok, how the hell do I do that....Tech support gave me a link, downloaded from the goggles ( which by the way recorded what I thought was the last 30 seconds " )

    Sent them the data and could see the flight pattern go haywire....once I had the new data , I tried the "find my drone" all be, get the f out of here", looked like it was a block away in someone's backyard, I walked over there, knocked on the door ( this was the next day) and after a brief a$$ chewing for flying a drone near her house, she politely handed me my drone "here sweetheart" 

    lessons learned , if you can't see it at night, don't do it....install a Microchip in the goggles, not just the drone and keep recording Never Ever "here, hold my beer" fly ...

    The End

    he is checking me out....arsehole

    wait, he was checking me out...here sweetheart

    door closes, mom, he is a peeping tom...911
    fukahwee maine

    you can lead a fish to water but you can not make him drink it
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 39,164
    lkapigian said:
    What a scare.  I'm not sure you could see a wire with night vision goggles.  Best to just stay away from, or well above, any power lines unless you are extremely familiar with the location layout and comfortable flying it. 
    I was up about 220 meters just trying to be safe, can't really hear or see it visually @ that point, still using it in the normal mode which is plenty for me 

    I keep forgetting you have mountains around you.  Don't forget to set the minimum height for auto-home high enough to clear anything around where you're flying.   For me, around 60 feet is good enough.
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    Just a regular guy that likes to do regular things.
  • It seems to me that maybe before flying one of these things you should read lots of stories about what not to do.

    On second thought… nah, where’s the fun in that?  😂
    "A generation of the unteachable is hanging upon us like a necklace of corpses." - George Orwell 

    "I've made a note never to piss you two off." - Stike

    Ruining the forum, one post at a time.  

    Living large in the 919
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 39,164
    Generally speaking, if you don't try flying it though solids or liquids, you are fine.
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