Desert Video Series

Discussion in 'The Rockies – It's all downhill from here...' started by RideFreak, Jul 22, 2018.

  1. bmon

    bmon Go Thattaway Supporter

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2010
    Oddometer:
    548
    Location:
    Over There
    Amazing the improvements in drone tech in such a short period of time.
    #81
  2. Granitic

    Granitic Backcountry rider

    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2014
    Oddometer:
    975
    Location:
    New Mexico, USA
    Had to smile at the Mavic getting confused here: https://www.skydio.com/

    I had a Mavic Air spring 2018 and that's what it did. Protects the aircraft but it stops. Then you have to figure out it's no longer with you and find it.

    The fact that it relied solely on visual tracking vs. incorporating the GPS location of the target was a huge limitation at the time. I sold mine.

    Your video looks very good. And the demos showing it flying through pine forest are stunning.

    Can you estimate the percentage time the Skydio lost track of you? With short flight times that is the the only thing that really matters to me.
    #82
  3. RideFreak

    RideFreak Torque Junky

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2009
    Oddometer:
    14,895
    Location:
    Out in the NM Dez somewhere
    Just hope nobody attached a weapon to one,
    It never lost track of me the entire time I tested it, subject lock was rock solid. My Staaker is the same way, it's only lost lock twice since I've owned it. Teather is the only way for this type of use IMO. You can also pair the phone app to the teather so you get all the features in the app with the teather's superior tracking and one mile range. It's easy to get complacent when it doesn't crash or loose track of you, of course that's a double edged sword, if something happens you might not realize it for a couple miles. I did 2 long runs of about 5 miles each and it was there the whole time. Granted this wasn't difficult terrain to track on but I was running around the street at the house, through the trees and in between the houses and it's kind of scary how well this stays on you. If it was militarized it'd be a scary weapon.
    #83
    Granitic likes this.
  4. dirtydoug

    dirtydoug Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2008
    Oddometer:
    627
    Location:
    Golden
    IF.......

    im sure if we have it the Military has it... thats where the majority of that kind tech comes from
    #84
    Merfman and _CJ like this.
  5. _CJ

    _CJ Conservative Conservationist

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2010
    Oddometer:
    3,464
    Location:
    The 719
    And our local police have it....


    .
    #85
  6. Granitic

    Granitic Backcountry rider

    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2014
    Oddometer:
    975
    Location:
    New Mexico, USA
    Thanks. This kind of lock and obstacle avoidance was what I was looking for with the Mavic Air. It had the camera data but just could not respond in real-time without the 1.3 Teraflops of the Skydio. So it would stop and stare at trees, etc.

    May put me back into drone ownership.
    #86
  7. RideFreak

    RideFreak Torque Junky

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2009
    Oddometer:
    14,895
    Location:
    Out in the NM Dez somewhere
    We were out bombing again :lol3 primo conditions after the recent rains.
    #87
  8. dirtydoug

    dirtydoug Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2008
    Oddometer:
    627
    Location:
    Golden
    The dirt looked awesome... the music was brilliant as always...
    #88
    RideFreak likes this.
  9. BISHOP

    BISHOP Roadracer goes Dirt

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2006
    Oddometer:
    415
    Location:
    High Desert
    Yep, it was pretty prefect weather and a hero dirt day! Killer RF moto vid!!
    #89
    RideFreak likes this.
  10. MaParkerColo

    MaParkerColo Been here awhile

    Joined:
    May 2, 2009
    Oddometer:
    865
    Location:
    Colorado
    Love the vid, beautiful scenery/routes. Makes me really bummed I couldn't make it down this week. Maybe in December...
    #90
    RideFreak likes this.
  11. atokad

    atokad wan⋅der⋅lust

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2008
    Oddometer:
    4,996
    Location:
    Colorado
    That's awesome video and terrain. I too would like to ride terrain more like that. This was hellish and I sold my KTM shortly after doing it. Awesome ride, but just not my thing on a MC. Jeep, yeah, two wheels, no thanks. I would love to see an aerial drone follow someone on a MC up and over Red Cone though. :thumb
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    #91
  12. RideFreak

    RideFreak Torque Junky

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2009
    Oddometer:
    14,895
    Location:
    Out in the NM Dez somewhere
    Anytime you ride over a pass with a drone it makes for some really nice video, it's a completely different perspective.
    #92
  13. jwrover

    jwrover Long timer Super Supporter

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2006
    Oddometer:
    1,046
    Location:
    Ouray, Colorado, USA
    OK, NEW RULE: All ADV videos must now include at least 30% Follow-Me Drone footage! That makes them SOOOOO much more fucking epic!

    O, and all riders on red bikes (or wearing the Red Uniform) must not hesitate when they fly up to the edge of a massive creator in min 5:55....SEND IT YOU FF's!
    :imaposer:imaposer:dllama::jack:jack
    #93
    RideFreak likes this.
  14. Air Force Vet

    Air Force Vet Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2013
    Oddometer:
    592
    Location:
    Albuquerque, NM
    Wow! Super impressive as always!!! You always seem to keep taking it to a new level! Well done!
    #94
    RideFreak likes this.
  15. Colorad0

    Colorad0 Long timer

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2014
    Oddometer:
    1,001
    That would be epic! I managed to do a sub 2 min red cone run (top of RC pass to Webster intersection) that I would have loved to get on drone. Not sure on how fast the new drones are though...

    Then again, I'm getting slower and the drones are getting fast lol.
    #95
  16. RideFreak

    RideFreak Torque Junky

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2009
    Oddometer:
    14,895
    Location:
    Out in the NM Dez somewhere
    This one keeps up pretty well. This is Saturday's trail ride.

    #96
  17. crownhorse

    crownhorse Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2008
    Oddometer:
    309
    Location:
    cabot,ar
    keep the vids coming always looking for new ones from you
    #97
  18. BISHOP

    BISHOP Roadracer goes Dirt

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2006
    Oddometer:
    415
    Location:
    High Desert
    We could not of asked for better winter weather or primo hero dirt conditions! RF moto vids are pretty damn cool!!
    #98
    AtomicGeo likes this.
  19. RideFreak

    RideFreak Torque Junky

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2009
    Oddometer:
    14,895
    Location:
    Out in the NM Dez somewhere
    Meet my new camera crew :lol3 The SkyDio 2 autonomous drone.

    #99
    bmon, jonz, Assfault and 12 others like this.
  20. RideFreak

    RideFreak Torque Junky

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2009
    Oddometer:
    14,895
    Location:
    Out in the NM Dez somewhere
    Part 2 at SSTR
    (secret single track test range :D)
    bmon, jonz, Pariahtize and 4 others like this.