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 hiraethified

  2. sim667

    sim667 Licking windows on the 303 bus.

    100% Would crash.
  3. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Starry Wisdom

    not to mention there's a lack of ordnance there
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  4. not-bono-ever

    not-bono-ever Alles hat ein Ende nur eine Wurst hat zwei

    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
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  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

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  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 Fuck off Grammarly !

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

    Pickman's model Starry Wisdom

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  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.
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  12. editor

    editor hiraethified

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

    Chilli.s changed the little words

    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.
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  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.
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  17. Sea Star

    Sea Star have you ever explored your dark side?

    not going out without Goggles on now :(
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  18. cybershot

    cybershot Well-Known Member

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    cybershot Well-Known Member

  20. spitfire

    spitfire Toast

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  21. editor

    editor hiraethified

    Look forward to seeing the results!
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  22. spitfire

    spitfire Toast

    It's a neat little thing, I had a quick go and it's good fun. Managed to fuck up the video recording so nothing to show but it comes through really clearly on the iphone.

    It does NOT like the wind though.
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  23. UnderAnOpenSky

    UnderAnOpenSky baseline neural therapy

    I'd be intrested to see the results as well. One of my clients had one of the small Dji ones (spark I think) at the crag the other day videoing the schools climbing club. Pretty cool, but they are noisy buggers. Totally out of my price range though. :(
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  24. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp!

    For some reason I have one of these too :facepalm:

    Need to read the instructions apparently?
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  25. spitfire

    spitfire Toast

    RTFM. Absolutely, assuming your Chinglish is up to scratch. Suggest starting in a space without too many hard objects or you may need the spare propellors sooner than you think.

    I speak from many, many seconds of experience, possibly even 120 seconds.
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  26. not-bono-ever

    not-bono-ever Alles hat ein Ende nur eine Wurst hat zwei


    Nothing been sent out to the U.K. yet and they seem to be utter rubbish judging by the USA reviewers who have tested them
  27. spitfire

    spitfire Toast

    Yeah, not great but a bit of fun. Will post my vids soon. Honest.

    edit, just remembered the thread is about a different drone. oops.
    Last edited: Aug 31, 2018
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  28. spitfire

    spitfire Toast

    So yeah. Good fun, very light as you can see in the accompanying vid. A VERY light breeze sent it into a corn field and your intrepid hero can be seen rescuing it in his red shirt.

    Picture quality isn't great and the camera is very jerky when you move the drone.

    Last edited: Aug 31, 2018
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  29. Sasaferrato

    Sasaferrato Grateful for what I have.

    It's one of the few benefits to wearing glasses.
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  30. ViolentPanda

    ViolentPanda Hardly getting over it.

    Well, that and being able to see clearly.
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