MA: Drone Flyers Chime In

Discussion in 'Northeast USA' started by Dcb18c5, Dec 9, 2016.

  1. Dcb18c5

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    From the Boston area


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  2. Squamer

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    Originally from MA. Now in NH, still spend a lot of time in MA.
     
  3. Kara

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    Bay Area. I fly around SF and Oakland a lot since Alameda is mostly off limits.
     
  4. Eric Ao

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    QUINCY MA
     
  5. Helix-2000

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    Lowell area.
     
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    Lowell and Thornton, NH. 5th DJI, but watingi on the mavic. Woudl like to meet up with someone who has one to see if it maps well (Pix4D)
     
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    Anyone try FPV with the Mavic yet?


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  9. MarkO

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    Helix, do you have a Mavic? I'm in Lowell as well. Would like to check it out?
     
  10. Squamer

    Squamer Well-Known Member

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    I have a Mavic and frequently bounce back and forth between NH and MA.. If I find my self in the Lowell area I will send you a PM MarkO. Was able to head down to Plymouth MA this weekend and fly over some beaches. 25MPH winds and the Mavic was able to fly out 3 miles and back with plenty of battery left to spare! Wanted to push it to the limit but the power plant was in the way!
     
  11. MarkO

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    Cool. I live in Lowell, but also have a cabin in Thornton, NH. I'm on my 6th DJI but use them mostly for mapping. I was wondering how the mavic does mapping wise. I love the portability of it, but wondering if I should go with the P4 Pro. If you're ever in the area, pm me. Thanks!
     
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    MarkO how do I go about mapping? Any directions you can give me and i'll happily run a route and share the results .
     
  13. MarkO

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    I use an app called Drone Deploy. Then I use a software program called Pix4D and import the images. Pix4D is a free program for the basic processing. It creates a 3D model. The whole process is somewhat involved.
    Are you up near Squam lake? I'm only about 20 minutes north of there when I'm at my cabin.
     
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    Little south on Winnisquam lake. I wish Squam though, so much quieter and more serene. Also a better place to bass fish!
     
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    I live in Waltham.
    Would love to meet up with some fliers in the area.
     
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    Live in Billerica and work in Waltham.

    Everywhere I look I'm within 5 miles of several heliports, anyone know a good area where I can fly without needing to call airports that don't pick up?
     
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    I plan to do the same thing, once I actually get a chance to go flying with it. I plan on setting up a dedicated server for processing the images.

    Did you try the several apps for mapping and settled on Drone Deploy? I was thinking altizure looked pretty good.
     
  20. Squamer

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    Tescalada if they don't answer leave a voicemail and you're covered.

    For anyone familiar with Westport Ma here is some quick footage I shot over the weekend. Nothing special, still learning the ins and outs. Also took a lift off at my old school. Haven't been down there in years so it was nice to see nothing's changed.

    Keep flying!

     
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