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Katy

Oct 25, 11 22:43

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Go Pro camera strapped to RC Quad Copter at our cyclocross races on Sunday. Pretty awesome footage.

http://www.youtube.com/...ed&v=dZs0mTiUBlM

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dwesley

Oct 25, 11 23:05

Post #2 of 17 (3483 views)
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That's brilliant!

Now you just need to add some image processing capability and write up some quick control laws. Then you can have the quadcopter follow you around and videotape your entire race.


Katy

Oct 25, 11 23:09

Post #3 of 17 (3479 views)
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He only has about 10 min of battery life, so he lands, does a quick swap and takes off again. This was his first day at the races and I think he did an awesome job. I bet the next is even better.

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a_thomasmr23

Oct 29, 11 19:12

Post #4 of 17 (3239 views)
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A little bit bigger with a gas motor and that could be the real deal. Even small races could have aerial coverage


Hammerati

Oct 29, 11 19:40

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Now that is freakin' awesome! Very good POV and everything! Wow!


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KING_COOPA

Oct 29, 11 19:42

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very cool!


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IKnowEverything

Oct 29, 11 22:18

Post #7 of 17 (3093 views)
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That's an awesome idea! Love it!

On a side note, that looked like a freaking awesome cross course, too.


ironclm

Oct 30, 11 6:49

Post #8 of 17 (2926 views)
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IKnowEverything wrote:
On a side note, that looked like a freaking awesome cross course, too.

It was. Pretty all the cross courses here are great.


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stanfna

Oct 31, 11 10:27

Post #9 of 17 (2607 views)
Re: Aerial footage of cx race [trackie clm] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

This is awesome!


Katy

Oct 31, 11 10:35

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A little bit bigger with a gas motor and that could be the real deal.

That might annoy the racers. This is quiet and doesn't spew fumes. Also, no fire hazard in case of a crash.


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Sam M.

Oct 31, 11 10:48

Post #11 of 17 (2561 views)
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thats pretty cool.

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RobLindqu

Oct 31, 11 11:13

Post #12 of 17 (2525 views)
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Dang it! Another cross-related post that makes my itch to do cross even greater... now I just need to get the bike...

You people have to stop!


spagoli

Nov 1, 11 9:48

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that looks really cool


ironclm

Nov 17, 11 15:51

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http://youtu.be/8BNojO4uc7I?hd=1

Night time cross from this past weekend.


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garges329

Nov 18, 11 6:06

Post #15 of 17 (2035 views)
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Sweet video! Something about flyover's in cyclocross is just freaking cool, and I'm not talking about the helicopter flyover (which is also cool).


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JesseR

Nov 18, 11 6:28

Post #16 of 17 (2017 views)
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Pretty sweet.

Guy bit it on the stairs at 2:53



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tootalltri

Nov 18, 11 21:12

Post #17 of 17 (1954 views)
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This one turned out pretty good.

http://vimeo.com/31352803

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