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Adding aerial hd video/photography to my list of hobbies and services to my customers. :)

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Zen replied to Bllama's discussion Introducing the CineTank Mk.I
"Looks like a QAV.
Naked GoPro only? No stabilization gimbal? No redundancy? How heavy is this? Flight time? How well does it cope in a crash?
I would think that something called a Cine Tank would both carry a higher quality camera, have video…"
Dec 16, 2013
Zen commented on ilana rothman's blog post Chris Anderson speaks at Serendipity about the future of personal drones
"Hey LanMark, none of the things you're talking about (distance or altitude limits) would have any affect should the hardware itself lock-up. As was the case with my 3DR gear. A bug which we reproduced on video, a bug which subsequently was buried…"
Mar 19, 2013
Zen posted a discussion
I was done with this site but as per the commitment I made in my last post I'm back to question it's deletion.  I believe I specifically pondered in that post how long it would stay active, I guess about a week is the time limit for dissent and Top…
Sep 5, 2012
Zen replied to Randy's discussion Top Content section gone missing from diydrones?
"I guess it looks bad when all of the top content links to safety concerns.  o_O"
Jul 30, 2012
Zen commented on Mark Harrison's blog post Chris Anderson, Commercial Drone Disruptor!
"You just missed Kevin Finisterre... you two should have had beers. You know that is his turf."
Jul 29, 2012
Zen commented on Trent at MyGeekShow's blog post Lost and Found Drone - Losing and Finding our Shrike
"You should also invest in a Millswood Failsafe Device, or wait until diydronesafety.com comes out with theirs.
Jun 30, 2012
Zen replied to Fred Forbes's discussion Receiver failsafe issue with APM2
"Everyone also needs to remember that if anything causes the APM to lock up you're still SOL - it will hold last known parameters until reboot. (throttle, steering, etc) All the discussion about failsafe modes only applies so long as the APM is…"
Jun 21, 2012
Zen posted a discussion
Ok, I'm just going to cut to the chase here...  I bought into this gear because of what I thought it would/could do and as everyone should know by now I lost my quad on day-2.My intentions for building this thing in the first place was that I wanted…
Jun 4, 2012
Zen replied to Brad Smith's discussion What do you think the APM should do on fail safe
"I'll just repost part of my reply in the other thread as its relevant and apparently was glossed over::

"It is entirely down to the operator to examine their airframe and airfield and select an appropriate response to loss-of-signal.
It is not the…"
May 29, 2012
Zen replied to Zen's discussion My 4-Day Experience w/ Ardu 3DR Kit - A Newbs Review
"I know this thread has finally died down, but I wanted to post a relevant thread for anyone who may find this one in the future.  It would appear as though the Turnigy 9x was NOT to blame and that the fly-away was directly caused by the APM.…"
May 17, 2012
Zen replied to Zen's discussion My 4-Day Experience w/ Ardu 3DR Kit - A Newbs Review
"So to be clear - I bought the kit from DIY, as-is, and what came with it is what I used.

I specifically bought this kit BECAUSE of all the safety/auto shit that's included, but didn't enable or investigate for any maiden flights.

Now that I know…"
Apr 30, 2012
Zen posted a discussion
I finally bit the bullet and ordered the 3DR kit. #excited  I should preface all of this with the fact that I'm not a hardware guy, software guy, r/c guy, hax0r extraordinaire, FAA commander, or anything that would make me particularly qualified --…
Apr 30, 2012