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Old 14.07.2016, 17:13
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Re: Drone Aerial Video of some nice castles in Switzerland

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How about something different then like the post modern design..
But that's definitely a nice angle to look at. I love building photography too.
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Any drone/quadcopter fliers on here?

I live by the lake, close to Geneva. Been here for 30 years.

Took up drone flying as an extension of my photography hobby.

As you can imagine, Switzerland is an aerial photographer's dream. Spoilt for choice of subjects.

On the other hand, Switzerland doesn't seem to have the club tradition as in the UK, for example. They just don't exist. So unless you are a model railway enthusiast, you're out of luck.

I love flying and shooting video or stills, but it does get a bit boring on my own.

Shot this video near our house:

https://vimeo.com/167473032
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Re: Any drone/quadcopter fliers on here?

My neighbour was out flying his DJ Phantom xx at the weekend.. Very impressive looking thing. He flew it a few KMs away from the garden, very high up.. and completly hands off at some points for a good 30 mins i guess.

Made me pretty tempted to get one.
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Re: Any drone/quadcopter fliers on here?

I am more of an expert on crashing mine into things than actually flying them.

I think there is a club for such enthusiasts in Zurich, though I have never been. Can be that they are more into quad racing.
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Re: Any drone/quadcopter fliers on here?

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I am more of an expert on crashing mine into things than actually flying them.

I think there is a club for such enthusiasts in Zurich, though I have never been. Can be that they are more into quad racing.
I've read somewhere an interview with a quadcopter design engineer and he said they're so little and unstable that a human cannot control them by hand, people are too slow for that, so you simply give it directions where to fly, and the on-board controller flies it there.
I've noticed that our Parrot 4copter has at least:
- a downward facing camera and ultrasound sensor,
A gyro, and maybe motion sensors.
Using all this it tries to:
- not go up/down (ultrasound ranging)
- hover in place (the down facing camera)
- not rotate, not drift.
But still, especially in gusts of wind, it does unpredictable maneuvers as it lacks power overpower the wind drag.
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Re: Any drone/quadcopter fliers on here?

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I've read somewhere an interview with a quadcopter design engineer and he said they're so little and unstable that a human cannot control them by hand, people are too slow for that, so you simply give it directions where to fly, and the on-board controller flies it there.
I've noticed that our Parrot 4copter has at least:
- a downward facing camera and ultrasound sensor,
A gyro, and maybe motion sensors.
Using all this it tries to:
- not go up/down (ultrasound ranging)
- hover in place (the down facing camera)
- not rotate, not drift.
But still, especially in gusts of wind, it does unpredictable maneuvers as it lacks power overpower the wind drag.
I have such a Parrot; clearly there is quite a bit of automation behind the scenes compensating for wind drift.

I have another quadcopter that does not have any such automation; kind of like driving a quadbike really. You try to steer it one direction but it has it's own ideas about things. Still, it is possible to improve with experience.
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Old 02.08.2016, 20:15
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Re: Any drone/quadcopter fliers on here?

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I live by the lake, close to Geneva. Been here for 30 years.

Took up drone flying as an extension of my photography hobby.

As you can imagine, Switzerland is an aerial photographer's dream. Spoilt for choice of subjects.

On the other hand, Switzerland doesn't seem to have the club tradition as in the UK, for example. They just don't exist. So unless you are a model railway enthusiast, you're out of luck.

I love flying and shooting video or stills, but it does get a bit boring on my own.

Shot this video near our house:

https://vimeo.com/167473032
If there's anything Switzerland isn't short on, it's clubs. Maybe try http://droneassociation.ch or http://drohnenverband.ch?
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Re: Buy your own drone [discussion about drones for personal use/hobby]

Hi all,


Is it even possible to buy a quad.. around 400 CHF with a good camera?
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Re: Buy your own drone [discussion about drones for personal use/hobby]

Define good.

Prices including HD 720p camera start at 149.- or less, here's a bunch of others (including some for much much more).
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Re: Buy your own drone [discussion about drones for personal use/hobby]

Thx a lot. Now I have a smaal helicopter but is not sofunny like a dron. I am gona check it out.
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Old 25.08.2016, 13:04
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Re: Any drone/quadcopter fliers on here?

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I am more of an expert on crashing mine into things than actually flying them.

I think there is a club for such enthusiasts in Zurich, though I have never been. Can be that they are more into quad racing.
What, a quad qrashing qlub?
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Old 29.09.2016, 11:21
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Re: Buy your own drone [discussion about drones for personal use/hobby]

Found this site also on rules

Seems common sense or at least in line with usual swiss regs: I e need 1M chf liability cover, like most things

http://www.pbworks.net/yes-it-is-all...ere-the-rules/

Anyone aware of more recent rules regarding Zurich? In a much earlier post someone reckoned they were banned in the city of Zurich but the ban lapsed? Myth or fact?
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Old 29.09.2016, 12:01
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Re: Buy your own drone [discussion about drones for personal use/hobby]

DJI have just released their first truly portable drone with a 7km range



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Re: Buy your own drone [discussion about drones for personal use/hobby]

$999 in the States plus sales tax. €1199 to CH, with free delivery by DHL and all VAT/duty paid by DJI. A markup, but not too horrible..
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Selling my drone: DJI Phantom 3 advance

Hi Guys,


(Apologies if I'm posting this in the wrong place).


I'm selling my Phantom 3 advance (one year old, no crashes, spare battery, hardcase backpack) for 650CHF.


I Live in Basel-Stadt.


Wondering if anyone's interested giving it a home?


Please PM if interested.
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Old 17.10.2016, 19:06
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Hi Guys,


(Apologies if I'm posting this in the wrong place).


I'm selling my Phantom 3 advance (one year old, no crashes, spare battery, hardcase backpack) for 650CHF.


I Live in Basel-Stadt.


Wondering if anyone's interested giving it a home?


Please PM if interested.
They are selling new Phantom 3 in MediaMarkt for around that price (now that the Phantom 4 is out). Any flexibility on the price?
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Old 17.10.2016, 19:30
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They are selling new Phantom 3 in MediaMarkt for around that price (now that the Phantom 4 is out). Any flexibility on the price?
Thats for the Phantom 3 Standard, the Advanced is CHF 899, and the OP is throwing in a spare battery (CHF 175) + case.

I have exactly the same set up, and this isn't a bad deal.
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Thats for the Phantom 3 Standard, the Advanced is CHF 899, and the OP is throwing in a spare battery (CHF 175) + case.

I have exactly the same set up, and this isn't a bad deal.
Agreed, I just unloaded a Phantom 2, with two spare batteries, FPV and a case for a smidge less. Mavic is ordered
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Re: Buy your own drone [discussion about drones for personal use/hobby]

Agree Joe I'm also planning to upgrade to the Mavic.

I believe this is a reasonable price guys.

David
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Thats for the Phantom 3 Standard, the Advanced is CHF 899, and the OP is throwing in a spare battery (CHF 175) + case.

I have exactly the same set up, and this isn't a bad deal.
I am a buyer, at around CHF 500.00 PM me if interested.
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