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post #1 of 8 Old 05-16-2019, 01:13 PM Thread Starter
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Anyone use a drone to film themselves riding?

I know there are drones that have follow me technology and collision avoidance so has anyone used their drone to film themselves riding? I guess you'd need one that can go pretty fast!
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post #2 of 8 Old 05-16-2019, 02:25 PM
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Ive got a maverick 2 that would do the follow me thing but I wouldn't take the chance toooo risky for MrD

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Risky for who? Are you worried that you'd lose the drone because of an accident or worried about yourself?

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The Skydio works really great for my dirt riding, but I don't know of a drone that could keep pace with the K bike on the road.
It could be fun to film some parking lot practice.
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Drone rules in Canada are more strict now, unless you were on a private road, most likely illegal

Would be cool thought to have that footage

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Bothe would be a tad dangerous and I can even loose my drone when not on my bike .

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It works just not extremely well nor can you go very fast. Oh, no motorcycle.



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I have had a DJI Spark and currently use a Mavic Air. The Mavic has "Follow Me" technology, but I don't think I will be videoing me when I ride, a couple of reasons:

1. If it loses connection with the controller it will head home, although it can be set to hover at the point of loss connection, either one of these could cause issues.
2. I think it would be a pretty good recipe for a crash, either I would crash trying to see if it was still following me or it would crash, probably into a tree or wire, the drone has avoidance technology but only if its going forwards, backwards or down.
3. Whilst the Drone can fly at 40mph+ its follow me technology is really designed for walking or bike riding, not motorcycling.

What I would like to do is video some mates, with some "Fly By" stuff.

There is some drone stuff in this video at about 2 minutes, if we had stopped at the same bridge this year I would have manually did a "Fly By", probably them coming towards me and the drone flying from front to back. Hard to get mates to pose for a drone.

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