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Topic # 193713 21-Mar-2016 19:54
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Over the last year or so I have taken a reasonable amount of video of my mates and I mountain biking.(We have film taken of us when in our 20's playing squash and now in our sixties we are videoing the biking before it's all over ! )  We have used a HD video camera and a Gopro. The intent is to edit it all into a short video showing some of the places we have biked in NewZealand. 

 

For variety I would like to add some aerial shots of us riding some Canterbury tracks. Does any Geekzoner who lives in or near Christchurch, a, own a drone fitted with a 1080 HD camera and b, like to take some video for us say out at Mcleans Island or Bottle lake. To get enough material I would think that it would take two to three hours of time. All the persons costs if any would be paid and hopefully we all have a lot of fun doing it.

 

If anyone can and would like to do this,at a time to suit, please could you make contact by emailing me.

 

Thankyou

 

 


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  Reply # 1517178 21-Mar-2016 20:02
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You might want to start the paper work now :P

 

 

 

Part 101 requires operators to obtain the consent of property owners and people that they are flying over. It is a two step requirement:

 

  • First, a operator must not use airspace above people unless they have the consent of people below the flight; and
  • Second, an operator must not use airspace above an area of property unless prior consent has been obtained from any persons occupying that property or the property owner;

It is important to note that this is only one aspect of the risk mitigation required in Part 101. There is still an overarching obligation to take all practicable steps to avoid any hazards.

 

 

 

https://www.caa.govt.nz/rpas/


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  Reply # 1517203 21-Mar-2016 20:26
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Here is the councils drone policy

More paperwork required

http://www.ccc.govt.nz/parks-and-gardens/photography-and-weddings/drones-and-remotely-piloted-aircraft-systems/

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  Reply # 1517235 21-Mar-2016 21:20
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Mcleans would be too close to the airport I think.
Using a drone there would probably not be advisable.

There are rules about use near airports/flightpaths

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  Reply # 1517280 21-Mar-2016 22:48
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ahh the fun police :-)

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  Reply # 1517313 22-Mar-2016 00:34
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oxnsox: Mcleans would be too close to the airport I think.
Using a drone there would probably not be advisable.

There are rules about use near airports/flightpaths

 

Depends how high you go. 

 

If you can fly a kite, you can fly a drone to the same height I would think.  Keeping it under 70m would be a real good idea.  There won't be any aircraft that low unless you're standing next to a helipad or the end of a runway. 





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Reply # 1517420 22-Mar-2016 10:26
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Thankyou all for your replies. I am certainly capable of finding out and complying with any requirements that are in force with flying drones. However most of the shots that I would like would be taken with the drone flying no higher than about three meters. I have no wish to buzz a 777 landing on the flight path that is six km away from the proposed video location!

 

If no one comes foward my next purchase might have to be a Phantom 3 or 4 or similar with GPS tracking on it and do it ourselves. 

 

Hunter, your comment sums it up nicely. I just like to have some fun out with mates and enjoy life, responsibly.


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  Reply # 1517422 22-Mar-2016 10:28
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Passed this on to a friend in chch who has a Phantom 3 Advanced and will probably be happy to help, if so do I just PM you on here?


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  Reply # 1517429 22-Mar-2016 10:39
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Camden:

 

Thankyou all for your replies. I am certainly capable of finding out and complying with any requirements that are in force with flying drones. However most of the shots that I would like would be taken with the drone flying no higher than about three meters. I have no wish to buzz a 777 landing on the flight path that is six km away from the proposed video location!

 

If no one comes foward my next purchase might have to be a Phantom 3 or 4 or similar with GPS tracking on it and do it ourselves. 

 

Hunter, your comment sums it up nicely. I just like to have some fun out with mates and enjoy life, responsibly.

 

 

Having tried to fly some drones, I'd recommend a cheap "learner" drone you can crash without crying for a week. 

 

Flying a craft that requires control through all 3 dimensions amid prevailing breezes / up/downdrafts may not be something you can reliably do without some practice......





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  Reply # 1517441 22-Mar-2016 11:13
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Linuxluver:

 

 

 

Having tried to fly some drones, I'd recommend a cheap "learner" drone you can crash without crying for a week. 

 

Flying a craft that requires control through all 3 dimensions amid prevailing breezes / up/downdrafts may not be something you can reliably do without some practice......

 

 

Yup, theyre a fun thing to learn, Im still getting used to using my daughters quadcopter, has a lot more to take into account than the usual forward/back left/right scenario :)

 

Was very cool to take to a farm one night and send it high as it would go (pretty damn high and fast for a Warehouse job) with all its LED's flashing away :)

 

I'd love to get one with a camera, but until I master this one, the camera model is on hold :)

 

 





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Reply # 1517487 22-Mar-2016 11:25
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Yabanize, thankyou for your reply and yes an email would be good if your friend wishes to do so.

 

Linuxluver and xpd, I had thought of that as a mate up in nelson bought a cheapy first to learn to fly one before spending the big money. He got it on Aliexpress for about $150 and it had a camera and a monitor screen on the controller.

 

It seemed to fly ok but the picture quality reflected the purchase price ! 


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  Reply # 1517489 22-Mar-2016 11:29
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Have PM'd you his email


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  Reply # 1517603 22-Mar-2016 13:42
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Camden:

 

Linuxluver and xpd, I had thought of that as a mate up in nelson bought a cheapy first to learn to fly one before spending the big money. He got it on Aliexpress for about $150 and it had a camera and a monitor screen on the controller.

 

It seemed to fly ok but the picture quality reflected the purchase price ! 

 

 

The Warehouse have one for about $150, it's actually decent compared to other <$400-ish drones I've seen.





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  Reply # 1517652 22-Mar-2016 14:33
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Often easier to beg forgiveness that ask permission ...





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  Reply # 1517700 22-Mar-2016 15:20
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Hunter: ahh the fun police :-)

 

Camden: Hunter, your comment sums it up nicely. I just like to have some fun out with mates and enjoy life, responsibly.

 

This is the problem: The majority of people would just like to have some fun, but there's a small minority who screw things up (again and again) for everyone else. Blame should be put where it belongs - it's not about the CAA and councils being fun police, it's about them having to try and keep a lid on the reckless idiotards.


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  Reply # 1525049 3-Apr-2016 09:35
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Good luck with your endevour, flying anywhere near an city is very hard, with lots of paper work. Secondly, the  "Cheaper drones" have very wide angle lenses, that don't really take video of people doing things very well. For good looking video of people, you will need something like an Inspire 1 Pro + X5 with the interchangeable lenses, so you can pop an 45mm lenes on there, and get reasonable footage of people. Not many people that have an $8k drone who are not going to charge you quite a bit.

 

 

 

For reference, on an DJI Phantom sires of drones (Fairly affordable) have 24mm lenses, at 15-20m away you would need to be to follow MTBing from the air, your faces would not even be recognizable.






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