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Drone Shots in Lancelin

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Created by sharky94 A week ago, 7 Dec 2017
sharky94
WA, 5 posts
7 Dec 2017 10:32AM
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Dislocated my shoulder windsurfing a few weeks ago and decided to invest in a drone to keep me sane whilst sidelined from the water. Took it up to Lancelin to test it out. It wasn't a very windy day, which made flying pretty easy and managed to catch my mate on a wave out the back. Here's a video of my first flight

sboardcrazy
NSW, 6030 posts
7 Dec 2017 1:38PM
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What a fantastic spot! No shore break and waves! I want to move to WA..

AUS1111
WA, 2816 posts
7 Dec 2017 2:57PM
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Great work and a nice perspective of South Passage. I guess it will look even nicer if you do it again on a sunny day.

Jono77
WA, 267 posts
7 Dec 2017 5:56PM
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sboardcrazy said..
What a fantastic spot! No shore break and waves! I want to move to WA..


Great spot.

No dangerous shore break at South Passage. We trade that for a long swim in if it goes wrong while being circled by fish with large teeth!!

Mark _australia
WA, 17064 posts
7 Dec 2017 6:08PM
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^^^ you don't have to swim....
You can just let the wind drift you to the island - after all the shallow reef to go over, its only a small cliff to climb. Then, yeah OK it is covered in WW2 ordinance but if you keep to the paths its OK.


holgs
WA, 247 posts
8 Dec 2017 11:00PM
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Mark _australia said..
^^^ you don't have to swim....
You can just let the wind drift you to the island - after all the shallow reef to go over, its only a small cliff to climb. Then, yeah OK it is covered in WW2 ordinance but if you keep to the paths its OK.




Have you done that Mark? I have thought about it as an option. But the reef doesn't look that friendly there when the swell is up. And then you still have to get off the island. Not many tinnies visit the island late in the afternoon on a good seabreeze day, especially during the week. So you would probably still have to swim back from the island.

holgs
WA, 247 posts
8 Dec 2017 11:13PM
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sharky94 said..
Dislocated my shoulder windsurfing a few weeks ago and decided to invest in a drone to keep me sane whilst sidelined from the water. Took it up to Lancelin to test it out. It wasn't a very windy day, which made flying pretty easy and managed to catch my mate on a wave out the back. Here's a video of my first flight



Great shots, especially for your first flight. What drone is it? It must be quite an easy drone to fly? And you're trusting yourself to fly it over water all the way to south passage on your first flight!
I'd really like to see how it flies in more wind.

Tardy
1837 posts
Sunday , 10 Dec 2017 4:45AM
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you done well sharky94.....great spot lano

KDog
26 posts
Monday , 11 Dec 2017 10:51AM
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Your friend looked to be going pretty good for their being not much wind. Of course the angle of the drone cam maybe makes it look not windy.Any idea sail & boardsize?

sharky94
WA, 5 posts
Monday , 11 Dec 2017 12:26PM
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holgs said..


sharky94 said..
Dislocated my shoulder windsurfing a few weeks ago and decided to invest in a drone to keep me sane whilst sidelined from the water. Took it up to Lancelin to test it out. It wasn't a very windy day, which made flying pretty easy and managed to catch my mate on a wave out the back. Here's a video of my first flight





Great shots, especially for your first flight. What drone is it? It must be quite an easy drone to fly? And you're trusting yourself to fly it over water all the way to south passage on your first flight!
I'd really like to see how it flies in more wind.



Thanks mate. It's a DJI Mavic pro quadcopter. Folds up to the size of a small brick and has a flight distance of 7km (allegedly). It's pretty fool-proof and can return to its original point of takeoff if it becomes disconnected from the controller. Of course the wind is a bit of a factor, but I'm pretty confident flying in cross-onshore conditions as it's hard to get out but easy to get in. Tested it out at Woodman point a few days ago in 15 knots and it still captured super smooth shots. Sometimes the footage looks a bit tilted due to the wind but it's pretty easy to fix up in movie editing software. Anything over 15 knots would probably just burn the motors out as they are pretty small.

sharky94
WA, 5 posts
Monday , 11 Dec 2017 12:28PM
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KDog said..
Your friend looked to be going pretty good for their being not much wind. Of course the angle of the drone cam maybe makes it look not windy.Any idea sail & boardsize?


It was gusting to 15 knots out there. We thought it was going to be windier than it was so he only took a 4.7m sail and an 85L board. A 5.3m or above would've been more ideal...

AndreaMunich
11 posts
Wednesday , 12 Dec 2017 11:51PM
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Woooooooow ....!
Wonderful footage.

I'll be there soon!
Again :-D

Zed
WA, 1206 posts
Thursday , 14 Dec 2017 9:25AM
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Nice footage :)

Have you used a filter or something and is it set to max resolution. It looks dark?

stehsegler
WA, 2842 posts
Thursday , 14 Dec 2017 3:49PM
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Have you used a filter or something and is it set to max resolution. It looks dark?


Mostly like edited and "colour corrected" on a screen with low colour gamut. From looking at it I'd say too much contrast and black levels.

lao shi
WA, 1160 posts
Thursday , 14 Dec 2017 9:27PM
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Who needs a drone? Just sail one handed while taking photos.

















Hooksey
WA, 462 posts
Friday , 15 Dec 2017 7:23AM
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welcome back Lao!

sharky94
WA, 5 posts
Friday , 15 Dec 2017 8:57AM
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stehsegler said..


Zed said..
Have you used a filter or something and is it set to max resolution. It looks dark?




Mostly like edited and "colour corrected" on a screen with low colour gamut. From looking at it I'd say too much contrast and black levels.



Yeah went a bit overboard on the colour correction due to poor lighting conditions at the time of filming. Didn't have the camera settings right either and tried to correct for 'glare' on the water, which made the blacks look a bit over the top. It's all a learning experience I guess. My laptop can't really handle the hi-res footage and also has a poor display so that might be my next investment :)

R1DER
WA, 992 posts
Friday , 15 Dec 2017 8:15PM
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lao shi said..
Who needs a drone? Just sail one handed while taking photos.




Hey nice looking board JJ how long are you back for lao shi?

Hey nice looking board JJ how long are you back for lao shi?

azymuth
WA, 343 posts
Yesterday , 17 Dec 2017 7:09AM
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^^^
Sweet board Mike - turns like a 90

Mark's back for another month or so

R1DER
WA, 992 posts
3 hours ago , 17 Dec 2017 8:18PM
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azymuth said..
^^^
Sweet board Mike - turns like a 90

Mark's back for another month or so


Thanks JJ Hopefully Ill catch up with him.



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