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#67298 - 01/22/13 12:10 AM Trango Towers Heli Cam
Rickster Offline
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Registered: 10/16/07
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For something completely different. smile

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V7BHo66hVnk

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#67299 - 01/22/13 12:20 AM Re: Trango Towers Heli Cam [Re: Rickster]
oenophore Offline
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Loved it! What a splendid place for eavesdropping! I wonder how much these things cost, how long a time can it fly, etc.
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#67300 - 01/22/13 01:11 AM Re: Trango Towers Heli Cam [Re: oenophore]
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Thank you Rickster, great video! *Wow*
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The Mohonk Mountain House and the Mohonk Preserve have done a great job protecting the environment thus far, but ... it's all down hill from here http://youtu.be/9AU8fMo8v4k.

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#67301 - 01/22/13 01:41 AM Re: Trango Towers Heli Cam [Re: oenophore]
Rickster Offline
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Originally Posted By: oenophore
Loved it! What a splendid place for eavesdropping! I wonder how much these things cost, how long a time can it fly, etc.


A friend of mine has a very simple set up that he must keep in view so he can aim it, and not to far. The high end models will fly for quite awhile, but the difficulty lies in dealing with any winds or updrafts, the more $$ you spend, the farther you can fly it. Using radio signal to send the video feed back to the controller allows one to correctly aim the heli cam and steer it when out of view. Then it starts getting expensive. But, entry level models are pretty cheap if you already have the cam. I bet pretty soon we'll see them flying along the upper reaches of High Ex etc..

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#67302 - 01/22/13 10:35 AM Re: Trango Towers Heli Cam [Re: Rickster]
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I bet pretty soon we'll see them flying along the upper reaches of High Ex etc.

And near bedroom windows as well.
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#67303 - 01/22/13 12:21 PM Re: Trango Towers Heli Cam [Re: oenophore]
Rickster Offline
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Originally Posted By: oenophore
I bet pretty soon we'll see them flying along the upper reaches of High Ex etc.

And near bedroom windows as well.


It wasn't me, I swear!
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#67305 - 01/22/13 03:18 PM Re: Trango Towers Heli Cam [Re: Rickster]
chip Offline
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That was freakin' awesome!

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#67306 - 01/22/13 09:39 PM Re: Trango Towers Heli Cam [Re: chip]
crimpy Offline
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makes me want a go pro camera!

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#67352 - 01/29/13 10:57 AM Re: Trango Towers Heli Cam [Re: crimpy]
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#67353 - 01/29/13 12:53 PM Re: Trango Towers Heli Cam [Re: oenophore]
Rickster Offline
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I watched this clip on drone technology in full on NOVA last week, very impressive technologies. Consider, this is just the stuff that has been veted for the general public, imagine what the industry/gov/military are not sharing.
How about using photos of this high res for online climbing guidebooks. The beta would be limitless. Every hold, every gear placement...... no challenge at all.

Check this out. http://www.xrez.com/yose_proj/yose_deepzoom/index.html
Use the zoom controls on the left side of the screen. Zoom into the view from Lower Cathedral Rock's View of El Capitan. Continue to zoom into pitches 8-10 of The Nose below Dolt Tower, or up the route to the top of Boot Flake. And, these are old images from 2008!

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