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A couple from Corkscrew Pass trail, Ouray, Colorado.

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Here are a couple quick ones from this Tuesday in mountains above Ouray.
Starting out at about 10000 feet, going up to 12750. Skydio did pretty good.
Got hung a couple times in the trees, but it never hit anything.

First one,

And second part
 
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Nice! Love the trails around Silverton & Ouray! I`m in Colorado also and use my Skydio 2 to track my RZR. Mine seems to have trouble following around switchbacks which I don`t understand. Looked like yours did a pretty good job. Were you using motion track? Mine seems to get stuck in the trees at switchbacks quite often.
 

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Nice! Love the trails around Silverton & Ouray! I`m in Colorado also and use my Skydio 2 to track my RZR. Mine seems to have trouble following around switchbacks which I don`t understand. Looked like yours did a pretty good job. Were you using motion track? Mine seems to get stuck in the trees at switchbacks quite often.
Yup, trees can give it trouble. I was using Motion Track.
 

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I've never been up Corkscrew, Imogene plenty of times but never Corkscrew, I need to check that one out. Nice vid and the sound came through nicely. As you saw the SD2 will have problems at speed with obstacles like those trees. I think the dirt road's break in the trees would have been wide enough for it to follow except for the speed it needed to fly at. That really complicates things.
 

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Awesome videos!!!!
In your first one what is your average speed while recording? I have yet to have a successful flight on my KTM 1190 off road. Tree always meets drone. A few members here have suggested i slow down when in treed areas (makes scene) but Ive had little successes. Your vid is exactly the type of terrain I ride, maybe more trees in spots but not much else different.
In your vid where the drone got hung up in the tall trees Mine would have binned it!!
Great video thanks for sharing!
 

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Hey Frank, probably between 25 to 40. That trail climbs like mad, so I think the vertical component also contributed to the issue. You notice I start with the drone maybe 20 feet up, then when it gets hung its about 80 feet up.
I suspect when it overshoots the turn it also gains a few feet each time and it accumulates. I wanted to try a few more flight the next day but the weather moved in and it snowed over night and continued into the day.
I want to test different positions and heights. Lead, follow and profile shots to see if one handles this type of switchback trail better than the other. I'll go back this coming spring and try again.
I ride Colorado at least once a year, my favorite place is Crested Butte, it has the best single track, and a Lot of it. Most is thick trees and I wouldn't even attempt it there. But, there are a few that are open air and would make for some awesome video, so I'll bring the Skydio.
 
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I've never been up Corkscrew, Imogene plenty of times but never Corkscrew, I need to check that one out. Nice vid and the sound came through nicely. As you saw the SD2 will have problems at speed with obstacles like those trees. I think the dirt road's break in the trees would have been wide enough for it to follow except for the speed it needed to fly at. That really complicates things.
Engineer and Corkscrew are a lot of fun, Engineer is tougher-more technical and rocky and Corkscrew is fast, flowing and a High Speed elevator Up.
Engineer has a lot of rock ledges and sharp edge rocks, so if you run tubes I'd recommend bumping the pressure up to 16-18 psi. I see a Lot of bikes get flats on that trail. I run mouss bibs and don't have to worry.
 

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Very cool.. Audio coming in really good on this. Where do you have your phone? I got a little handlebar bag that I've been putting it in to capture audio from the bike, works pretty good but I get some popping from time to time.
 

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I'm wearing Duluth Firehose pants, and they have a pocket on the outside of the thigh that's perfect for motorola moto phone
 

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