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The latest in Photo Outdoor Toys

Post by flixter » May 13th, 2015, 1:43 pm

Before you buy a GoPro or any Quadcopter puchase, check out LILY,
Here is the youtube video link and website link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3YLxGFLpOl0

Web Link is https://www.lily.camera/

FYI: Cost $499 US and is waterproof also.
If Dogs and GoPro's are allowed on outdoor outings will Lily be allowed?
Just a thought......Pnwhiker

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Post by vibramhead » May 13th, 2015, 5:35 pm

On one hand, this is a cool toy. On the other hand, this seems to signal a new high in narcissism. These days, everyone seems to want to be the star in their own movie. I predict a spike in sales of slingshots as these things start to appear in public places.
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Post by Guy » May 13th, 2015, 8:39 pm

vibramhead wrote:On one hand, this is a cool toy. On the other hand, this seems to signal a new high in narcissism. These days, everyone seems to want to be the star in their own movie. I predict a spike in sales of slingshots as these things start to appear in public places.
All True - but heck that sure is cool :)
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Post by adamschneider » May 13th, 2015, 8:57 pm

Well it's way cooler than GoPro footage, if you ask me. The 20-minute flying time could be a limitation, but it'd be pretty sweet to do just a 1-minute "loop" around yourself when on a high point, like Barrett Spur or something.

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Post by Peabody » May 14th, 2015, 4:26 am

I'd so wanna be there when someone chucks it off a 1000 foot cliff and nothing happens. :lol:


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Post by 5th » May 14th, 2015, 6:52 am

vibramhead wrote:On one hand, this is a cool toy. On the other hand, this seems to signal a new high in narcissism. These days, everyone seems to want to be the star in their own movie. I predict a spike in sales of slingshots as these things start to appear in public places.
I keep hearing that, but knocking one of these out of the air with a slingshot will be expensive if one gets caught.

The other issue is that they are prohibited on national forest land.

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Post by adamschneider » May 14th, 2015, 8:32 am

5th wrote:The other issue is that they are prohibited on national forest land.
I think they're prohibited in National Parks, but allowed (for non-commercial uses) in National Forests -- except in Wilderness areas.

http://www.fs.fed.us/science-technology ... ft-systems

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Post by miah66 » May 14th, 2015, 12:46 pm

I wonder how well it navigates around potential hazards like tree limbs or power lines?
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Post by 5th » May 14th, 2015, 1:43 pm

adamschneider wrote:
5th wrote:The other issue is that they are prohibited on national forest land.
I think they're prohibited in National Parks, but allowed (for non-commercial uses) in National Forests -- except in Wilderness areas.

http://www.fs.fed.us/science-technology ... ft-systems
Yes, I see that. This is a change from previous guidance. I am pleased with this.

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Post by Chase » May 14th, 2015, 6:11 pm

miah66 wrote:I wonder how well it navigates around potential hazards like tree limbs or power lines?
I'm guessing not very well. The video seems to only include shots where this would not be a concern, certainly not a coincidence. I'll bet a small portion of my broccoli that many buyers will not consider this.

On the other hand, I also expect this will make for more cringing videos on YouTube in the coming years. Imagine stunts of all kinds that end up in failure caught from better angles.

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