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Old Bama Dude

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What if you attached wheels to the landing gear? Could you roll along the ground before taking off? Going from an extreme low level ground shot to a high level shot would be kinda cool. I know some companies make a drone that does that, but I'm pretty sure they have separate motors to drive the wheels.
 

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What if you attached wheels to the landing gear? Could you roll along the ground before taking off? Going from an extreme low level ground shot to a high level shot would be kinda cool. I know some companies make a drone that does that, but I'm pretty sure they have separate motors to drive the wheels.
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LOL. Go for it. The quad might not even move without some altitude.

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Have to be something light, spread out a little wider than the landing gear. Take off, then come back down as close to the ground as possible, start moving forward fast, hit a big rock dead center, and completely destroy the camera assembly. :mad:
 

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A quadcoptor moves on the X & Y axis by tilting the quad. It won't tilt on conventional wheels. You could always make a dolly that you could take off from and pull or push it out of the camera view.
 

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I'd also think you'd see every little bump in the video. I don't think the gimbal stabilizer would smooth that out.
 

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Maybe just practice flying a few feet off the ground. You could walk along behind it to make sure it's not descending and to watch for obstacles.
 

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A quadcoptor moves on the X & Y axis by tilting the quad. It won't tilt on conventional wheels. You could always make a dolly that you could take off from and pull or push it out of the camera view.
I could make a platform on top of my RC truck, sit the drone on there, but then I need someone to drive the truck, while I lift off with the drone. This is getting too complicated!:confused:
 
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OBTW...... Two wooden dowels about 15" tie wrapped to the landing skids make it impossible to tip over.
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