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#16 Iggy_Type_R

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Posted 23 June 2017 - 10:00 AM

My thinking was this: I go for a nice sunset round of golf Sunday arvo (comp finished, course fairly empty) on the Moonah at National and I take a drone with me that sits behind the ball (like a launch monitor). I hit the ball and it flies filming and tracking the ball and filming the scenery as well. Rick Shields uses that kind of filming in his "Playing Lesson Videos" and that is what gave the me the idea.

 

My assumption is that people know (as stated in one of the replies above) that you cannot use equipment like this in comp round. 

 

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Posted 23 June 2017 - 10:02 AM

Fair enough, good luck. Might be better asking the question on a drone forum to see if your plan would work. 



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Posted 23 June 2017 - 10:41 AM

Well that will be the last time I ask for feedback on an idea!



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I may be one of them as they will all tell you but at least I know that. Most on here think they are clever, you will learn the hard way.
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Posted 23 June 2017 - 10:45 AM

but I know I am clever


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Posted 23 June 2017 - 10:51 AM

but I know I am clever


No you're not, tol said so.
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Posted 23 June 2017 - 11:49 AM

Can a drone actually take off fast enough to chase and track a ball through the air ? it needs to be able to go from still to 150km+ in a split second to have a chance of staying on it.

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Posted 23 June 2017 - 12:21 PM

No you're not, tol said so.



Incorrect, Bump is one of the clever ones :P
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Posted 23 June 2017 - 12:22 PM

on the idea of tracking the ball with a drone , the drone would have to act pretty quickly    

 

the interesting part how do you get it to follow the ball once hit   for height and direction automaticly?

 

 

 

I know ya can punch in co ordinates  to get hieght and direction etc

 

but your asking to  track something automaticly by following its path

 

 

how will the drone know which path to follow  once ball is in motion

 

 

if you plan to do this on ya own time when course  is quite then ok

 

 

 

Also what you have to consider is battery life  most  drones like the dji phantom 4  only have a flight time of 30 minutes

 

i really do not see this  as practable idea , due to life of battery  and trying to get the  drone to follow a ball  soon as it takes off


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Posted 23 June 2017 - 01:26 PM

Maybe if the drone was the size of a medal and basically silent and you tracked it with your phone - plus it could always hover 50m up as it really only needs to track across the ground movement and let you know when you and the ball are directly under it

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Posted 23 June 2017 - 02:50 PM

You could always just make a bloody big drone, say the size of an airship, and then get someone, lets for argument's sake call him ...... a cameraman ...... to sit in aforementioned airship/drone, and film from the tee shot to wherever it lands, tracking the ball in the process.

 

Perhaps at the end of the round, the airship/drone could indeed signify the end of the round, by bursting into flames and dropping to the ground, a la the recent dirigible crash at the US Open.


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Posted 23 June 2017 - 03:53 PM

Or, just buy a trackman and set it up for every shot on every hole

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Posted 23 June 2017 - 04:19 PM

The sound a drone makes in flight would the second most annoying thing I've ever heard on a course.
I certainly wouldn't want someone in my group using one.
Drones on a golf course would be an awfully long way from "cool"


No one asked. But I'm interested to know.
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Posted 23 June 2017 - 04:42 PM

No one asked. But I'm interested to know.

 

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Posted 23 June 2017 - 04:58 PM

Or, just buy a trackman and set it up for every shot on every hole

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Posted 23 June 2017 - 06:49 PM

Or, just buy a trackman and set it up for every shot on every hole


Or have both, with the trackman providing the flight and distance with probable location to gps coordinates that the drone could then fly to.
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