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Old 14.07.2016, 16:13
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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, 19:15
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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?
THX
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Old 21.08.2016, 18:26
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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, 12:04
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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, 10:21
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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, 11:01
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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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Old 30.09.2016, 11:53
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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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Old 09.12.2016, 14:59
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Re: Buy your own drone [discussion about drones for personal use/hobby]

One of those pulled up above my otherwise very private garden this summer and hovered there for like for ever .... I was not impressed. Gave it the Swiss stare - it never returned since. Must have had a camera and the owner might have been "our" Russian?
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Old 28.12.2016, 20:55
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Hi

Thinking of getting a Phantom 3 Advance for recreational use - photos and videos with my kids, camping, hiking etc. I have been reading up on different drones and don't feel the need to got for 4K video hence P3-A; planning to use with my iPad mini.

Any suggestions on where to buy from in and around Zurich? Also, there was a reference earlier to rules on drones from Stadt Zurich - any link to rules in English would be very helpful.

Thanks
Nitin

Found this helpful link on drone flying in Zurich
http://www.pbworks.net/yes-it-is-all...ere-the-rules/

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Old 29.12.2016, 01:23
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Re: Buy your own drone [discussion about drones for personal use/hobby]

And remember filming private people is not only not appreciated (I didn't like the drone above my garden this summer at all) we - surprise, surprise - have laws for that. This one is applicable.

See also "the air above the head is part of the private sphere" (German)
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Re: Buy your own drone [discussion about drones for personal use/hobby]

Hi,

Trying to wake up this thread by first - saying hi to all the aerial videography enthusiasts, and secondly - asking specifically about taking/posting videos made in Switzerland.

I recently got a Mavic Pro - truly a stunning creature capable of great flights - and change of perspective to take interesting pictures or videos is fantastic. However - reading through mazes of Swiss laws on privacy I am wondering - am I allowed to record / post online anything really? I get the sense that if - by any chance - I get a person in my shot (or someones house or whatnot) - it can get me into trouble.

Maybe I am getting a bit paranoid, but hey - this is Switzerland. Any suggestions / experiences are welcome!
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Old 18.06.2017, 21:27
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Hi,

Trying to wake up this thread by first - saying hi to all the aerial videography enthusiasts, and secondly - asking specifically about taking/posting videos made in Switzerland.

I recently got a Mavic Pro - truly a stunning creature capable of great flights - and change of perspective to take interesting pictures or videos is fantastic. However - reading through mazes of Swiss laws on privacy I am wondering - am I allowed to record / post online anything really? I get the sense that if - by any chance - I get a person in my shot (or someones house or whatnot) - it can get me into trouble.

Maybe I am getting a bit paranoid, but hey - this is Switzerland. Any suggestions / experiences are welcome!
I don't know about privacy laws but if you're flying drones in CH, you should also pay attention to the no-fly zones (your drone knows them but you can override it) so you don't get yourself into trouble with someone higher up the chain than a grumpy curtain-twitcher.
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Old 18.06.2017, 22:17
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Re: Buy your own drone [discussion about drones for personal use/hobby]

Thanks for the hint! I don't override them and I don't fly above 100m. Is it correct to think the altitude limit is 120m?
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