Pocket sized drone Fairy offers 1080P/30fps, 8MP images and 16mins flying time

Discussion in 'computers, web and general tech' started by editor, May 21, 2018.

  1. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

  2. sim667

    sim667 Licking windows on the 303 bus.

    100% Would crash.
  3. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    not to mention there's a lack of ordnance there
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  4. after some finding places inaccessable during my recent urbex hjaunt, i have gone for one of these just to see how it goes- the kids are well excited
    spitfire, Pickman's model and editor like this.
  5. drachir

    drachir Well-Known Member

    The GIFs look nice, but their own "real footage" video looks horrendous! Out of focus and it doesn't look like it has any stabilisation at all

  6. salem

    salem Well-Known Member

    I wouldn't touch a drone Kickstarter with a 100 foot bargepole. They seem to be a rich seam of vapourwear.
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  7. gentlegreen

    gentlegreen Sproutarian.

    So the selfie stick is out of fashion and now everyone will have a drone following them around documenting their every move ? :hmm:
    Badgers likes this.
  8. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

  9. cybershot

    cybershot Well-Known Member

    The picture quality is good enough for checking the guttering and the roof, the only real world reason I'd want one, although not sure one that size would hack being up that high unless there was no wind at all.
  10. cybershot

    cybershot Well-Known Member

    There's a troubling trend of people recording themselves watching football games. And talking about every moment in the game, whilst talking into their phone. I'd want to smash anyone up that was sat next to me doing this.

    <Kid wasn't even a Coventry fan
  11. elbows

    elbows WoeTimer

    I'm reasonably sure wind and perhaps even a gently breeze might be issues with this device for sure. Or at the very least people should not expect the sort of rock-steady super-smooth footage that we've been treated to in the drone era.
    salem likes this.
  12. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    What the heck is with all those stupid faces she's pulling?!
  13. salem

    salem Well-Known Member

    That was the premise of the Lily Drone, a kickstarter funded drone camera which surprise surprise never worked and ended up as another project that went pop with a load of lost money following.
    gentlegreen likes this.
  14. Chz

    Chz Stark Raving Sane

    It's nifty and all that, but having seen some of the injuries that take place I think drones with unshrouded rotors should be banned from sale. It's not just to protect your drone, rotors that accidentally bite into tree limbs and whatnot can shatter and send high speed plastic shards a surprising distance. Or send the drone itself spinning madly out of control.

    I still get the chills when I remember seeing the newscast on this:
    Toddler's eye sliced in half by drone
  15. Chilli.s

    Chilli.s Well-Known Member

    And there are some tough laws in place to protect people. I guess a few high profile prosecutions will slow or burst any bubble. I think this is the main stumbling block for domestic drones, gonna be illegal anywhere except home.
  16. salem

    salem Well-Known Member

    Good, only see them occasionally in the park or beach or whatever and they're a fucking nuisance and invasive.

    I really don't want to see them get more widespread.
  17. Sea Star

    Sea Star Well-Known Member

    not going out without Goggles on now :(

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