Drones

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  1. mk3golfcab

    mk3golfcab Elite Member

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    So who’s got one? What’s a good starter setup? Can anyone recommend anything reasonably budget? Mainly looking for something I can spy on my neighbours back yards with (if I didn’t say it, @Lozzy would have)

    seriously, looking for something that I can play around with, if it gets broken it’s not the end of the world etc etc etc.

    cheers all!
     
  2. dainesefreak

    dainesefreak Well-Known Member

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    I've got one of these;

    http://www.fi-aeroweb.com/Defense/MQ-1-Predator-MQ-9-Reaper.html

    It cost a few quid but it's great for taking out the neighbours. ;)
     
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  3. mk3golfcab

    mk3golfcab Elite Member

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  4. sandman3791

    sandman3791 Active Member

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    Yeah I got a couple of drones
    DJI Spark (my beginner drone)
    DJI Mavic Platinum

    Taken them on many travels and gets great perspectives which you may never see
    You will need to register yourself to fly with CAA / government but that is quite easy

    some video links below
    https://flic.kr/p/292RLew
    https://flic.kr/p/2cnMqYU
    [​IMG]IMG_3605 by sandman73, on Flickr

    I am planning on selling the DJI Spark so if you do want a drone that would be a good beginners one
    Jerry
     
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  5. Blade runner 1

    Blade runner 1 Senior Member

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    Think about what you want to do with it and what you’re budget is. There’s new laws and regulations came out at the beginning of this year so you may want to have a look into that also. Something under 250g will give you the most freedom, but unless it’s purely a toy you’ll have to register for an operator id with the CAA. It’s only £9 and straight forward. If you go over 250g you’ll also require a flyer id which is a simple multiple choice test and is free.
    https://register-drones.caa.co.uk/individual
     
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  6. mk3golfcab

    mk3golfcab Elite Member

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    Awesome vids! If you do want to sell at any point drop me a pm!
     
  7. mk3golfcab

    mk3golfcab Elite Member

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    Thanks for the info, all this stuff fries my brain! No doubt I’d get it wrong! Will look into it a bit more!
     
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    Blade runner 1 Senior Member

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    It’s actually really interesting if you get the bug for it. I recently did my A2 CofC which enables me to fly my Mavic 2 Pro in the new A2 open category (near to people). It was a real eye opener and well worth doing.
     
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  9. Brom66

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    I bought one for our trip to Spain & Portugal 2 years a go never had the chance to test before we went... So no footage there then ffs :oops:
     
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  10. mk3golfcab

    mk3golfcab Elite Member

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    I used to fly (read crash) RC planes in my youth, really want another hobby and flight and photography are starting to intrigue me again
     
  11. bladey

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    I was given an FX 15 quadcopter as a birthday pressie a couple of years ago. It's in the "toy" range which I need being about a mile from one of the biggest USAF bases in Europe. It's fun, used from the controller or your iPhone and the pics aren't bad. Water proof too. A mate let his daughter fly it on their farm when we were over there and she landed it fair and square in a small reservoir. Sank with the lights on but dried out well. Wimmin drivers............
     
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  12. simon p

    simon p New Member

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    I am one of them people that if anything new comes out I have to have, so I brought a DJI Spark Combo flew it about 4 times, now it is gathering dust, I only fly it over my house to have a look at everybody else's gardens. It comes with 3 batteries and it is for sale, the money would go towards a rear hugger and an R & G tail tidy, I am asking £200 and would prefer for it to be collected.
     
  13. mk3golfcab

    mk3golfcab Elite Member

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    Can you send me some info etc Simon? I’m only over the border from you....
     
  14. Jez

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    I agree with you Simon I bought a Hoover and that is just gathering dust, The old ones are the best :D
     
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