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    Re: QOTW: Do you own a drone?

    I have DJI Phantom 3 Standard.
    Easy to fly and makes great videos.

    Recently I moved close to the airport so I do not fly it anymore.

    However it is to big to take it on vacations, so maybe I will sell it and buy Spark or Mavic
    The more you live, less you die. More you play, more you die. Isn't it great.

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    Re: QOTW: Do you own a drone?

    Like others here, don't have one, don't want one and, if I did get one I would soon get bored with it.
    Last edited by Friesiansam; 28-01-2019 at 09:30 PM.

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    Re: QOTW: Do you own a drone?

    I did. It flew off, in a mild-medium wind, into my neighbours bushes, a few months ago, and has not turned up since, and I only got a day or so play out of it so I've considered that £99 a total waste of money.

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    Re: QOTW: Do you own a drone?

    No, it does interest me but not enough to part with money.

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    Re: QOTW: Do you own a drone?

    Have a DJI Spark. It's pretty good fun to take out and about (UK holidays only so far). Have replaced one of the ESCs and motors due to falling over while carrying it in the salt marshes in Norfolk

    The image quality is impressive for 1080P and it's pretty quick. I can't fault it really, especially as I picked it up in a deal with the controller for less than the price of the standalone.

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    Re: QOTW: Do you own a drone?

    No, I don't have one and shall not be getting one. I do like the witty remark posted by Ttaskmster 25Jan referring to a chanter, that and drones being the parts of a set of bagpipes.

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    Re: QOTW: Do you own a drone?

    No, I personally do not own one. Three members of my houshold each own a drone. I am greatly interested in drones and will be getting one once I have decided on the most appropriate choice.

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    Re: QOTW: Do you own a drone?

    над бассейном сеседки

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    Re: QOTW: Do you own a drone?

    I might be more interested if you could get a drone that auto-follows a small tag, which I can then affix to my dog's collar... I'd need three drones, though, and in different colours!

    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Mahon View Post
    I do like the witty remark posted by Ttaskmster 25Jan referring to a chanter, that and drones being the parts of a set of bagpipes.
    I think I'm at the stage where I need to rewrite my signature....!!

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    Re: QOTW: Do you own a drone?

    Looking from the cloud up there, it reaches a wide field to explore

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    Re: QOTW: Do you own a drone?

    Built 2 - A Strix and Bolt race ed. and building 2 others, Remix and a Rooster. Stupid names but carbon fibre and titanium make up for it plus stronger than a Corsair 800-D. Fan speed of 45,000 rpm , Love to see these in a PC. Linus! you listening?. DJI's are tourist toys and FPV will cost about the same as building your PC . Next thing to try, Wingsuit. (so theres no imoji for that)

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    Re: QOTW: Do you own a drone?

    Mavic Air,
    DJI 450,
    DJI 550,
    Tarot X4,
    Tarot 690 Sport
    and lots of parts. I much prefer building drones to flying drones.

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    Re: QOTW: Do you own a drone?

    I have a little indoor one.

    The outdoor ones though? Like 4 blenders with complex control electronics, what could go wrong Don't think so.

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    Re: QOTW: Do you own a drone?

    I Own A Small Remote , But Nothing Like A Drone , Would Love To Own One Before I Pass Away !!

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    Re: QOTW: Do you own a drone?

    I got a few small ones myself and we have some large ones at work.

    So far i havent had any serious issues, only a few tip-overs at landing/take-off. And i have only had one person being in a bad mood over me flying a drone.

    I got into drone-flying from being offered it at work, which meant getting the required education in handling them, insurrence and so on. We have a Matrice 600 Pro and a Phantom 3 Pro at work. And they are only used for making interesting film angles.

    The ones i have myself is 2 tiny ones (maybe 100gram weight and cost about 20-30 pound each), then i have a freestyle drone, cost about 70-80 pound.
    And my last purchase was a Spry, which is a waterproof drone that can land in water, which makes me feel more comfortable flying at home, since i live by the sea. Havent flown it yet thoughm, since its still winter here.
    Taking the Matrice 600 from work with me home and flying over the water was always a bit of a risc, since it cost 6000+ pound, and everyone who has flown enough know that at some point, drones will either failsafe or do emergency landing, even without you being at fault.

    If you stick with the tiny drones, you can usually find them for about 60-70 pound and that gets you a drone, 1-3 batteries, low-quality video goggles and a remote.
    You can have a lot of fun with those, for little money.

    But if you want them for filming, its gets expensive real quick, and there's a pile of laws you need to obay.

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    Re: QOTW: Do you own a drone?

    Most of my friends are drones, but I don't own them.

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