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Re: Old Gits 2024 - French Pyrenees - June 2024
« Reply #30 on: April 25, 2024, 05:11:13 pm »
Wow! Doesn't it make you look like you're going really slowly?  ;)
Haha yeah a slight hiccup is its max speed is around 15-20mph!
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Re: Old Gits 2024 - French Pyrenees - June 2024
« Reply #31 on: April 25, 2024, 07:23:51 pm »
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Haha yeah a slight hiccup is its max speed is around 15-20mph!

Take care not to crash it like this compatriot of yours did, right before having to catch his ferry ...

https://youtu.be/I1AdHgDLc8Y?t=456
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Re: Old Gits 2024 - French Pyrenees - June 2024
« Reply #32 on: April 26, 2024, 09:51:11 am »
Nice vid Matt. We should explain a few things here...

This was the first time either of us had tried to make our drones follow us apart from Matt running up a slope by the (recently vandalised and inoperative) phone box and me judging whether it was actually ascending as he did.

My drone will follow up to about 36 mph I believe but I can't run that fast.

The terrain on that stretch of the Abergwesyn to Tregaron coach road was 'interesting' to say the least and when Matt set off I was laying bricks in case it followed him straight into the hillside. Or took out the power lines...if we had thought it through I would have followed behind to watch what the thing was doing and where it ended up if it all turned to shite. Which it didn't.

Matt's drone doesn't have the best of camera systems but until he gets a real job it will have to do

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Re: Old Gits 2024 - French Pyrenees - June 2024
« Reply #33 on: April 26, 2024, 04:57:09 pm »
Well damn it to heckington. After Brian persuaded me to bring my quadcopter on our little Wales trip this week, we tried the Maven app thing which adds features to my Mini that DJI don't.

So now I can annoy everyone by doing bird's eye follow-me type stuff as well as onboard footage.

i.e. this.

So I'll almost certainly be bringing it with me alongside the 360 camera thingy. @Martin I apologise in advance for the day I remember I have them and keep wanting to pull over/climb that mountain to rescue it.

If it only does 20mph we better set off for the pyrenees in the morning....

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Re: Old Gits 2024 - French Pyrenees - June 2024
« Reply #34 on: April 26, 2024, 08:57:42 pm »
Well damn it to heckington. After Brian persuaded me to bring my quadcopter on our little Wales trip this week, we tried the Maven app thing which adds features to my Mini that DJI don't.

So now I can annoy everyone by doing bird's eye follow-me type stuff as well as onboard footage.

i.e. this.

Ah - my favourite phone box!

Well done for getting it working.

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Re: Old Gits 2024 - French Pyrenees - June 2024
« Reply #35 on: April 26, 2024, 09:08:44 pm »
A phone box no longer I'm afraid. Party rubbish strew all round, box windows smashed and all the telephone equipment removed.

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Re: Old Gits 2024 - French Pyrenees - June 2024
« Reply #36 on: June 12, 2024, 04:57:44 pm »
The trip has now happened and was a great success. Everyone enjoyed themselves on the wonderful roads of the Pyrenees, and in the bars and restaurants inhibited in the evenings. Thanks to all who attended.

I'll do a proper write up on the Old Gits site over the next few weeks but the key points from the trip were:

 - The sat nav and intercom wars continued - Tomtom vs Garmin vs other and Cardo vs Senna
 - Spanish roads are better than French roads.
 - The Spanish prostitute touting for business at the side of the main road almost caused a number of Old Gits to crash!
 - When the Spanish put up a road closed sign, they mean it!
 - Spanish and French farmers are very good at blocking the only road across the border when they're protesting.
 - Petrol is very expensive in France.
 - It's a long way from the Tunnel to the Pyrenees!!!
 - Lourdes is EXACTLY how I'd imagine a religious shrine created by Del Boy and Rodney would look!

Other than a little bit of rain on the first day, it was dry. The hotels ranged from OK to excellent but all had easy access secure parking. Only one of the stop over hotels on the way down didn't have an open bar (it was being redecorated) but there was a very nice bar and restaurant 20yds away.

Now the planning for next year starts! :D








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