Drone Footage - C8+ SST40 & MF01S (Mounted)

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Drone Footage - C8+ SST40 & MF01S (Mounted)

That was so much fun Smile

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Nice. I’ll be doing something similar with my Mavic 2 Pro eventually. How is the flashlight attached? In the video it appears to be wobbling a bit.

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Mike C wrote:
Nice. I’ll be doing something similar with my Mavic 2 Pro eventually. How is the flashlight attached? In the video it appears to be wobbling a bit.

I’ll get you a photo.

Nah, not wobbling, it appears that way because the camera is on a gimbal and not moving with the drone as it’s adjusting itself in the wind. It certainly was getting windy last night

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Awesome video!

Usually I prefer a beam profile that leans toward throwiness, but I think here I would want something a little floodier. It would be cool to find a light with a beam profile that matches your camera’s field of view!

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Very nice mod Funtastic Thumbs Up
I am surprised at your C8 throw. Is it hard mounted or can you gimbal it ?
Is it nice living in New Zealand ? And do you eat koura ? We call them mud bugs, 20lbs are cooked in my pic.
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Now this combines technology with review style. Well done.

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And on this night, reported UFO sightings increased 2300% year-over-year.

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That was pretty cool, thanks for sharing that!  I was expecting to see footage from the drone showing someone on the ground using the light....which would also be neat to see. 

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I’ve never flown a drone before, only watched a few videos of people doing it. It’s amazing the sophisticated controllers available now, where you can see what the drone sees. Were you aiming the flashlight based on the camera monitoring, or based on what you were looking at with your own eyes on the ground?

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Someone said it would be cool to mount the MF01S, so I did it lol. Waiting to see if tonight will clear enough to take this thing up

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CNCman wrote:
Very nice mod Funtastic Thumbs Up I am surprised at your C8 throw. Is it hard mounted or can you gimbal it ? Is it nice living in New Zealand ? And do you eat koura ? We call them mud bugs, 20lbs are cooked in my pic. .

It’s hard mounted, unfortunately I can’t get it on a gimbal.

I haven’t actually yet tried Koura.

It’s nice living here apart from getting continuously asked to be a visa for foreign women lol.

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Correllux wrote:

That was pretty cool, thanks for sharing that!  I was expecting to see footage from the drone showing someone on the ground using the light….which would also be neat to see. 

Yes, I plan to try a few things for my reviews, one being a search and rescue demo with a mounted light. I’ll also have my wife in the bush with the flashlight on SOS or Beacon. May as well use this farm the best I can so I can really make my reviews unique.

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Were you aiming the flashlight based on the camera monitoring, or based on what you were looking at with your own eyes on the ground?

I was keeping my eyes very fixed on the screen, having no down facing lighting I was a bit nervous of hitting a tree. The MF01S should help a lot

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Funtastic wrote:
Yes, I plan to try a few things for my reviews, one being a search and rescue demo with a mounted light. I’ll also have my wife in the bush with the flashlight on SOS or Beacon. May as well use this farm the best I can so I can really make my reviews unique.

The beacon visibility would be neat, too, good idea.

Come to think of it, y’know if you dress up the drone just a little and give your wife the right flashlight…..

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Funtastic wrote:
Nah, not wobbling, it appears that way because the camera is on a gimbal and not moving with the drone as it’s adjusting itself in the wind. It certainly was getting windy last night

Ahh, that explains it, I didn’t think about that, something I’ll need to consider myself but mostly I’ll be flying mine in almost no wind conditions in abandoned mines like in my photo below. I’m a beginner with drones but from what I can tell I can control the LEDs on the bottom side of Mavic 2 Pro by the remote. I plan to use either the signal to those LEDS to turn on the external light, or add a light sensor control to the external light so I don’t have to “operate” on the drone itself.
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Hi Funtastic

Great stuff, your ingenuity is appreciated.

You know we are going to expect a drone in all your future reviews from now on don’t you !!

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Ragsy wrote:
You know we are going to expect a drone in all your future reviews from now on don’t you !!

Absolutely, it’ll make it something alright. I need to also film the drone scanning the area with the light. I may have to reduce the use of flashlight comparisons to other models and do more of this. I kind of stole that off the Flashaholic channel anyway, that’s his thing. If I could concentrate more on drone footage around the farm and beamshots, I think I’d enjoy it more.

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added video of the MF01S!

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Very cool video!
Great work especially the MF01S

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