Flew indoor for the first time....

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  1. Richard MacDonald

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    Earlier this week we had a chance to fly the Cinestar indoor. We are proud of this edit and had to share:



    Cheers,
     
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  2. Dave King

    Dave King Well-Known Member

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    Very cool!!!
     
  3. Steve Maller

    Steve Maller UAV Grief Counselor

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    Awesome! Care to share what you're flying? Camera? Gimbal? Etc...?
     
  4. Richard MacDonald

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    Of course...
    Cinestar 8 with 3 axis gimbal. Lumix GH3 and edited in Premiere...
    GPS unplugged.

    All shots were choreographed prior to flying to minimize the flight time inside.
     
  5. Tom Maher

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    Nice flying skipper!!
     
  6. Sam Donaghy Bell

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    Did you have any sats? Or all in Atti? Great footage.
     
  7. Steve Maller

    Steve Maller UAV Grief Counselor

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    Sam, I'll jump in here and answer, although I'm not sure what Richard was flying.
    Operating a sUAS indoors is quite straightforward, providing you know how to configure and operate your machine completely independent of its GPS system. It's nothing short of irresponsible to depend on GPS in general, but indoors it's madness.
    So that's why we should all practice flying in non-GPS stabilized mode. With DJI gear that's "ATTI" mode. With Mikrokopter, it's manual mode. I actually have an opportunity this week to do something just like this, and to do so, I'll take the following precautions with my Mikrokopter-based heavy lifter:
    1. configure the copter to ignore compass errors and be able to operate with any number of satellites
    2. disable the GPS position hold switch so it doesn't get accidentally turned on
    3. disable return to home functionality entirely
    4. put the MōVI in boat mode and boot it up outdoors
    Steve
     
  8. Sam Donaghy Bell

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    I'll be doing the same tomorrow inside a cathedral. Obviously I'll be in Atti mode but I've only flow indoors once not in a small space so Atti isn't my strongest point but still not too bad. It's a fairly simple shot.
     
  9. Richard MacDonald

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    Hi Sam, Steve nailed it. It's been over a year since we did this but don't remember the specs. But I do remember having to disable the GPS. Just be very careful and don't let your eyes off of it. The C8 and drift and there's little recovery area if something goes wrong. Cheers,
     
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  10. Britt Strong

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    Nice work Richard!

    This just illustrates the near limitless possibilities for responsible operators.
     
  11. Steve Maller

    Steve Maller UAV Grief Counselor

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    Flew through a connvention center today through areas of really intense lighting, video and sound. Did extensive radio testing before ever lifting off the floor. The copter and MōVI performed like a dream. Blew away the production crew.

    And yes, I did fly through that tunnel into the other side of the hall. :)

    AVT@SCCC-raw.Still001smaller.jpg
     
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  12. Andy Johnson-Laird

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    Almost enough to make one suffer from claustrocopterphobia.....

    Andy.
     
  13. georgemcnabb

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    Damn that's impressive
     

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