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Alan Raisman
Works at Wildlands Conservancy
Attended Lafayette College
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I'm excited to get this for my wallet! I'll never lose my phone or wallet again.
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Does the camera battery ever die?  It hasn't, but how would I charge it if it does?
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The camera doesn't have a battery separate from the battery for the drone. 
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This was taken before it got stuck in a tree.  I'll try and get it out tomorrow after the snow stops.
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+Alan Raisman I'm very glad you're still flying. Good luck and have fun.
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Just a heads up, someone had to be at my house to sign for the drone when it came by USPS.  I work during the day so I missed the first day they tried to deliver.  My roommate was able to sign for it the next day.  If you aren't home, you may have to pick it up from your local post office.
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 That is good that it comes by USPS.  If I'm out of town that week they can hold it for me.  You're luck you got it. 
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What's with the gimbal?  I ordered it, but is it an attachment I didn't receive, or is it part of the camera that I'm not noticing?
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I have no problem spending more money on this drone so long as the drone is going to sustain injury and damage.  The pins that the battery connect into are not the best and bend easily.  My drone may be obsolete in just a matter of time.  If they can be secured, and the battery easier to insert into the drone, I'd be a happy customer.
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My newest pre-ordered gadget: Friday Smart Lock, letting you lock and unlock your house with your smartphone, and allowing you to give temporary access to others through their smart phone.  I'm excited for this!
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Has anyone traveled with their drone on an airplane? Does security ask questions? I have no travel plans yet, but once I get used to flying, I hope to travel with my drone.
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Well, I would discourage you from having it in carry on, that's probably gonna be problematic. I'm sure if it's in checked luggage it would be fine.
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My drone is having two issues, though they may be related.  As you can see in the video, my top left propeller is starting after the other three.  Also, the drone only flies for 5 seconds or so now when the camera is connected.  I think the weight from the camera is causing the battery to slip from the pins in the drone.  Any suggestions?  Thanks everyone!
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Thanks everyone!  I'm glad to know that the propeller delay isn't an issue.  It does still fly, but not for long when the camera is attached.  I did hear the click, but it quickly slips out from the holder.  I'll try to take a better video and post it.  I'm just even more worried when the gimbal arrives.
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How do I do a 180 degree or 360 degree turn with the drone?  
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So there's two different types of left right directional input. There's yaw, or turning, and there's banking. Yaw uses the left stick as +Joshua Hess​​ pointed out. Left right input will turn the front of the drone in the desired direction while keeping it level to the ground. Banking uses the right control stick. Left and right will bank the drone in that direction causing it to travel in that direction. With practice you can get the hang of turning the drone using both inputs for a smooth and tight turn. Once my wife gets back from her trip, I'll have her help me with recording a tutorial on the basics of directional flight if that's something people would find useful. I can't fly and record at the same time. 😉

EDIT: By the way, those instructions are for mode 2 users only.
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In addition to using the phone case to view the drone from a first-person perspective, it's a great way to get photos or video of your drone flying!  
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So I got my drone to fly, but I can't get it to stay at a certain level.  It flies up, and I have to bring it crashing down before I can stabilize it.  I have yet to learn how to fly it forward or backwards because I am still trying to make sure it doesn't fly too high.  Any help?
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Ha yes it is, +Joshua Hess.  I have to get a replacement blade before I can fly again because I misplaced it after the drone fell to the ground, but I look forward to flying again.
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I love the reactions I get from Zoo guests!  My job is so rewarding!
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When you travel somewhere new, enter as a tourist but leave as a local.
Introduction
Lehigh Valley Zoo's Development and Marketing Coordinator; Lafayette College Alumnus; Member of the Board of Trustees for People to People International.
Bragging rights
Traveled to 30 countries on five continents.
Education
  • Lafayette College
    Government & Law, International Affairs, 2006 - 2010
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1055 Cetronia Road Breinigsville, PA 18031
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+1 610-799-4171
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5150 Game Preserve Road P.O Box 519 Schnecksville, PA 18078
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Marketing, Fundraising and Event Planning Professional
Employment
  • Wildlands Conservancy
    Communications Associate, 2015 - present
  • Lehigh Valley Zoo
    Marketing and Events Manager, 2014 - 2015
  • Lehigh Valley Zoo
    Development and Marketing Coordinator, 2011 - 2014
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