drone road check

  • Опубликовано: 17 июл 2017
  • Tested out one of many reasons I bought the DJI Mavic Pro - the ability to check my road conditions after it rains. Shot this all from the dry comfort of my front porch. Got just over an inch total from two storms over the past two days and it looks like there are only a couple of bad spots and one near washout. Will probably need 2 sunny days with no rain for it to firm up enough for my truck to make it out. The Mavic's 2.5 mile trip to the highway took 8 minutes. The video is sped up 290%. Had full signal to and from the drone except for the very end went it dropped from 5 to 4 bars (the maximum range is claimed to be 4.3 miles). Camera settings were on auto with an 8 ND (3 stop) filter on the lens. Flew in regular mode with a max speed of 20 mph. News Theme by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (creativecommons.org/licenses/...) Artist: incompetech.com/ Black Vortex - Scoring Action by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
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Комментарии • 41

  • James Shearon
    James Shearon Год назад


  • Allen Hare
    Allen Hare Год назад

    Nice Work, John.

  • Dom Bergen
    Dom Bergen Год назад

    Way cool. Is that your driveway? To this New Englander it is alien ( but beautiful ) terrain and I am glad I don't have to plow that drive in the winter :) I have been to UT and traversed it N--S and back but thanks so much for the at home close up view.

  • Greg Souza
    Greg Souza Год назад

    nice footage,really enjoyed

  • Lord Greyjoy
    Lord Greyjoy Год назад

    m8 you are the modern version of Thoreau's Walden or Life in the Woods... write a book with the stuff in your blog!

  • Phil Hershberger
    Phil Hershberger Год назад +1

    Interesting to see the desert when it is drenched!! Do you see any extra activity or unusual indulgence by animals or birds during (or after) a rain. . . or is it business as usual?? Thanks for posting! South Carolina

    • TheFieldLab
      TheFieldLab  Год назад +2

      Just a lot of frog and toad croaking.

  • Jon P
    Jon P Год назад

    Great Video John!
    I like how Ben looked up when he heard the drone of the drone. Awesome view of everything and big time range. You could probably fly it over and check out my place. Well Done My Friend!

  • Ebacherville
    Ebacherville Год назад

    very cool use of drones.. miss my place in West Texas now..

  • k1mgy
    k1mgy Год назад

    Will it come back to mother should communications be lost? Would be a real bummer if it happened to drop behind a hill, disrupting line of sight, and plummeted into the mud.

    • TheFieldLab
      TheFieldLab  Год назад +1

      The Mavic Pro will automatically return to home if signal is lost. It also constantly monitors the distance from home and the battery charge so it will come home and land before the battery dies.

  • AW Salerno
    AW Salerno Год назад +2


  • roidroid
    roidroid Год назад

    looks like you could make deliveries of small items (letters) by drone.

    • TheFieldLab
      TheFieldLab  Год назад

      Delivery by drone for anything probably won't happen any time soon.

  • De Milo venus
    De Milo venus Год назад

    Also what is the building shown at the end looks military-esque ?

    • TheFieldLab
      TheFieldLab  Год назад +2

      That is an old store that is now an AirB&B....and a mini storage unit to the right.

  • Shakes McTremens
    Shakes McTremens Год назад

    beautiful shots of the countryside around your place ...don't get the choice of music tho

    • Shakes McTremens
      Shakes McTremens Год назад

      What's good for the goose is good for the gander. I think missed an ass in the equation.

    • TheFieldLab
      TheFieldLab  Год назад +1

      Seeing that you don't actually post any videos of your own, I'm not surprised that you don't "get" my choice of music.

    • Shakes McTremens
      Shakes McTremens Год назад

      lulz.. and how would a person's video output have any bearing on what they can understand?

  • De Milo venus
    De Milo venus Год назад +1

    I envy your lifestyle, and have you ever been televised i feel like I recognise you from a documentary pherhaps?

    • De Milo venus
      De Milo venus Год назад

      TheFieldLab thanks dude you kickass !

    • TheFieldLab
      TheFieldLab  Год назад +3

      I have had quite a few film crews out here. ruclip.com/video/4IlgVPiDScQ/видео.html This crew from the UK is coming back next week for a follow up on an episode they did 5 years ago. vimeo.com/94752040 If you do a google video search for "the field lab" you will come up with a lot of others.

  • L C
    L C Год назад +3

    No traffic jams today!

    • CSXRockford
      CSXRockford 5 месяцев назад

      stoplights aren't working either..lol

  • catanarchy
    catanarchy Год назад

    very dramatic

  • R Adams
    R Adams Год назад +3

    Great footage. Thanks for adding the range and camera info. Will it give you a warning like hey turn around I've only have enough power to get back?

    • UKGuy
      UKGuy 8 месяцев назад

      Hi - great video. What drone is it?

    • TheFieldLab
      TheFieldLab  Год назад +7

      They are pretty much idiot proof at this point.

    • R Adams
      R Adams Год назад +2

      Thank you, now I feel comfortable about getting one.

    • TheFieldLab
      TheFieldLab  Год назад +5

      Not only does it give you a warning...it will turn around and come home on its own when the battery gets too low to fly any further away. It also returns home automatically if the signal is lost from the controller.

  • dhyanais
    dhyanais Год назад

    0:59 looked bad

    • TheFieldLab
      TheFieldLab  Год назад +2

      I drove out today - still just enough room to squeak by that spot.

  • Greta Garbolini
    Greta Garbolini Год назад +2

    Dang - quite a range. Very cool video.

  • Daniel Wojtasik
    Daniel Wojtasik Год назад +1

    That was a nice trip...

  • Michael Janzen
    Michael Janzen Год назад +1

    Amazing rang. I had no idea.

  • E'fd Communications
    E'fd Communications Год назад

    Can you fly at night? i.e. with IR?
    Wonderful use.
    Are you considering WiFi cameras on the entry towers too?

    • TheFieldLab
      TheFieldLab  Год назад

      Flying at night is not allowed by the FAA. I see no reason to put cameras on my entrance towers.

  • CyberGypsy
    CyberGypsy Год назад +9

    wow... i did not think a small drone would travel that far away from home base

  • Mid TEX
    Mid TEX Год назад

    Please hurry and post your GOGGLE review before mine arrive in a few days:)

    • TheFieldLab
      TheFieldLab  Год назад +3

      Not much more to be said about them that hasn't already been said in the numerous reviews on RUclip. Head fit is the only issue I had. Let me know how it fits on your noggin when you get them.