Inside Fireworks with a Quadrocopters

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Re: Inside Fireworks with a Quadrocopters

Post by StroppyChops » Sun Jul 06, 2014 5:38 pm

EdinWigan wrote:
StroppyChops wrote:OD, what would the risk to the 'copter be if it copped a direct hit? Would it be enough to send it into river? Surely, you'd be taking the risk that you're $5000 rig wasn't coming back to you.

They do not need to be that expensive my Parrot A R Drone was only a couple of hundred quid ( $300 )

And in fairness he wasn't in the explosive centre

Fantastic video clip Milord, many thanks

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Yup, but the one used in the clip uses a gimbaled camera mount so safe to assume it's not a cheap rig. Also the range is, what, a kilometre or more? At least 500m? What's the ceiling for a show like that one, OD?
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Re: Inside Fireworks with a Quadrocopters

Post by StroppyChops » Sun Jul 06, 2014 5:41 pm

EdinWigan wrote:I have the baby of the team the Parrot A R 2.0 Drone

http://ardrone2.parrot.com/media/upload ... _leftg.png
What's the dry weight fly time on that, Ed? Does it comes with an RC or is it in the serious end of the hobby? I'd love a quad or hex for Cambodge but the price vs loss risk scares me a little.
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Re: Inside Fireworks with a Quadrocopters

Post by OrangeDragon » Sun Jul 06, 2014 6:24 pm

ceiling honestly depends on their shells... both type and brand. most pro shots are around 100m-300m, with the specialty shells (which are much bigger and really only used in finales for most shows) going to 300 up to 800m or more in some rare cases.

standard run on the mill 3" shells are usually around 100-150m though.
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Re: Inside Fireworks with a Quadrocopters

Post by OrangeDragon » Sun Jul 06, 2014 6:36 pm

http://www.forbes.com/sites/gregorymcne ... fireworks/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

While it's cool, this is the big flag in my mind about flying "into" the fireworks:
There is also the remote possibility that a firework colliding with a drone may divert the pyrotechnic downward into spectator areas
The legal stuff isn't an issue here obviously... but the safety issue would be. Even the guy I'm having do it is to keep it back a reasonable distance while doing it. To protect his gear as well as crowd safety.
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Re: Inside Fireworks with a Quadrocopters

Post by StroppyChops » Sun Jul 06, 2014 7:02 pm

As low as 100m? Is that for the fan launchers and the like?
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Re: Inside Fireworks with a Quadrocopters

Post by OrangeDragon » Sun Jul 06, 2014 7:27 pm

StroppyChops wrote:As low as 100m? Is that for the fan launchers and the like?
No, that's a typical 3" mortar break height. 3 seconds. About a 10m spread.

If you angle them they're lower, obviously, so you have to always work out the math for the arc to make sure your burst effect isn't landing on buildings/the ground/people/etc. Though one going off only 10m above the ground would look like shit anyway.
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Re: Inside Fireworks with a Quadrocopters

Post by EdinWigan » Sun Jul 06, 2014 7:51 pm

The Parrot A R 2.0 Drone has a flight time of 36 minutes but I fly might with enhanced battery pack, so quite a bit more. Range is limited but, a few tweaks have enabled some to give unlimited range by using the 3G network. I guess then it is down to battery life

http://www.pocket-lint.com/review/12233 ... ion-review" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Re: Inside Fireworks with a Quadrocopters

Post by StroppyChops » Sun Jul 06, 2014 7:56 pm

EdinWigan wrote:The Parrot A R 2.0 Drone has a flight time of 36 minutes but I fly might with enhanced battery pack, so quite a bit more. Range is limited but, a few tweaks have enabled some to give unlimited range by using the 3G network. I guess then it is down to battery life

http://www.pocket-lint.com/review/12233 ... ion-review" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Nice. Does that have inbuilt camera, or is that a customisation?
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Re: Inside Fireworks with a Quadrocopters

Post by EdinWigan » Sun Jul 06, 2014 8:01 pm

StroppyChops wrote:
EdinWigan wrote:The Parrot A R 2.0 Drone has a flight time of 36 minutes but I fly might with enhanced battery pack, so quite a bit more. Range is limited but, a few tweaks have enabled some to give unlimited range by using the 3G network. I guess then it is down to battery life

http://www.pocket-lint.com/review/12233 ... ion-review" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Nice. Does that have inbuilt camera, or is that a customisation?

No two cameras as standard, one in front so you can fly it out of visual, or at least fly by pilots view, so to speak and a second camera that faces straight down and is HD.

You use your smart phone or tablet to fly it and so have a direct video link/display on your screen

http://ardrone2.parrot.com/ardrone-2/specifications/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Re: Inside Fireworks with a Quadrocopters

Post by StroppyChops » Sun Jul 06, 2014 8:19 pm

Very nice, especially at that price. Happy with it?
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