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David Lama Shot By Drone!
Damo666
25/09/2012
10:43:02 AM
This is some of the best mountain footage I have ever seen, especially for anyone who has been up the Baltoro. Revolutionary stuff.

Lama and friends climbing on Nameless Trango, shot from a drone.

http://vimeo.com/50029357
Olbert
25/09/2012
10:51:54 AM
I was expecting something slightly more political from the thread title.
egosan
25/09/2012
11:12:51 AM
CIA Press Release:

Today we are happy to announce the elimination of David Lama. We hope this gives warning to all those bolters out there. The war on bolts is not over. We are watching. We will find you and kill you.

Peace,
The CIA
Cam McKenzie
25/09/2012
11:22:03 AM
Stunning. Amazing how stable the drone is given the environment it's flying in. Wonder how long it can fly for without a recharge / refuel?
Damo666
25/09/2012
11:25:46 AM
On 25/09/2012 Cam McKenzie wrote:
>Amazing how stable the drone is given the environment ...

Yeh, that struck me too. Very smooth.

I don't know the flight time, though I know some of the ones being used here are only good for 15min or so, depending on any payload etc.

Edit: Friend on the trip says flight time was 10 minutes

Superstu
25/09/2012
1:09:42 PM
Impressive quality footage there. I suspect mountain film making just took a massive leap forward. A friend of mine spent a small fortune on light aircraft to make a ski movie in the alps a few years back. I'm sure those little flying buggers aren't cheap either, but wow amazing things you could do with them.
Damo666
25/09/2012
1:58:36 PM
In Australia I think the suitable drones are maybe $5-20,000 depending on the model (radio story a few days ago).

Helicopters in remote areas are easily $5,000 - $15,000 *an hour*. Of course they give human transport, but they are also dangerous. Once the drones get longer flight time and better payload, for filming there will be no contest.

In the polar regions they would also be good launched off ships to scout ice conditions, not to mention their value in disaster areas etc.

Miguel75
25/09/2012
2:10:06 PM
On 25/09/2012 egosan wrote:
>CIA Press Release:
>
>Today we are happy to announce the elimination of David Lama. We hope
>this gives warning to all those bolters out there. The war on bolts is
>not over. We are watching. We will find you and kill you.
>
>Peace,
>The CIA

In the midst of an apocalyptic, school holidays style McDonald's play land maelstrom, your post brought a smile... Well played sir.
TonyB
25/09/2012
2:59:12 PM
On 25/09/2012 Damo666 wrote:
>In Australia I think the suitable drones are maybe $5-20,000 depending

This is about the cheapest I've seen - $250:
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/2012-FY-X4-PRO-RC-QUADCOPTER-FULL-DIY-KIT-Quadrocopter-GOPro-Hero-FPV-/130715741850?pt=AU_Toys_Hobbies_Radio_Controlled_Vehicles&hash=item1e6f43ee9a

Video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qbZnK6pTRGY

It could use some deshaking (there's a free plug-in for Virtual Dub )

bw
25/09/2012
3:03:35 PM
On 25/09/2012 Damo666 wrote:
>In Australia I think the suitable drones are maybe $5-20,000 depending
>on the model (radio story a few days ago).
>

a colleague of mine has purchased one very recently and intends to charter it out for filming etc, it's one of those self stabilised UAV things. Not sure if he's up and running yet nor do I have any ideas on pricing but I can put anyone in touch with him if they are after that kind of thing. If this is a bit spammy let me know and I'll delete
Damo666
25/09/2012
3:11:45 PM
It would be interesting to see how the $250 copter works - it costs less than the GoPro it says it can carry!

Real estate agents, developers, paparazzo etc are getting into them, or at least the bigger more powerful UAVs. It's early days but anyone should know that these UAV are subject, in Australia, to CAA rules, just like a manned aircraft. You can't just buy one of these drones and start flying around filming, at least not legally.

That's what the ABC radio program was - someone had looked out the window to find a drone filming their house, down the South Coast, and reporters went around investigating where it came from.

And earlier http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-02-21/drone-journalism-takes-off/3840616

Same in the UK: http://loveforlife.com.au/content/10/02/23/unmanned-drones-set-give-defence-lift-amy-wilson-telegraphcouk-21st-february-2010

bw
25/09/2012
3:22:38 PM
Yeah, the guy I know has a commercial helo license and flies fixed wings for a living and from talking to him he is aware of the regs covering them, I think you need an AOC! blardy CASA...

problem with the cheaper ones is usable payload, glass is heavy and expensive so needs to be reliable.
GoUp!
25/09/2012
3:59:04 PM
Awesome - I've been practising hippy-shit astral travel as a way of pre-scoping routes so I can then snag an on-sight. Now I can send in the drone to check it out for me. If only I can work out a way of attaching a toothbrush and chalk dabber to clean up the holds in preparation aswell.....rock on 21st century!

Eduardo Slabofvic
25/09/2012
4:04:06 PM
On 25/09/2012 GoUp! wrote:
>pre-scoping
>routes so I can then snag an on-sight.

I'm going to have to burst your bubble there GoingDown!, but you can't "on-sight" something that you've "pre-scoped".
spicelab
25/09/2012
4:19:26 PM
On 25/09/2012 Eduardo Slabofvic. wrote:
>On 25/09/2012 GoUp! wrote:
>>pre-scoping
>>routes so I can then snag an on-sight.
>
>I'm going to have to burst your bubble there GoingDown!, but you can't
>"on-sight" something that you've "pre-scoped".

Yeah but if a scheming climber's drone pre-scopes a route and nobody is there to see it, did it really happen?

shortman
25/09/2012
4:45:59 PM
On 25/09/2012 TonyB wrote:
>On 25/09/2012 Damo666 wrote:
>>In Australia I think the suitable drones are maybe $5-20,000 depending
>
>This is about the cheapest I've seen - $250:
>http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/2012-FY-X4-PRO-RC-QUADCOPTER-FULL-DIY-KIT-Quadrocopter-GOPro-H
>ro-FPV-/130715741850?pt=AU_Toys_Hobbies_Radio_Controlled_Vehicles&hash=item1e6f43ee9a
>

Tim had one of these in the pines over summer. Don't quote me on this but I think they used it scope some routes. Cool little toys, fascinating to watch it get controlled by an iphone.
One Day Hero
25/09/2012
4:54:58 PM
On 25/09/2012 Damo666 wrote:

>That's what the ABC radio program was - someone had looked out the window
>to find a drone filming their house, down the South Coast, and reporters
>went around investigating where it came from.
>
Hmmm, remote drone ($250-$20000), camera ($300-$3000), all the bits needed to build an orange gun (about $30), the look on some idiots face as a 25 cent citrus projectile blows their multi thousand dollar gadget out of your airspace........priceless
Duncan
25/09/2012
10:44:34 PM
Awesome vid.

Some stuff about drones:
http://www.abc.net.au/unleashed/4277318.html
maxdacat
26/09/2012
9:59:26 AM
I think they were using one of these in the Peak district a few years back for filming the Mammut team (of which Lama is a member).

Miguel75
26/09/2012
12:11:04 PM
There are a few at work equipped with thermal imaging cameras.... Pretty nifty bits of kit!

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