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    Drones

    I have been thinking of buying a drone for filming and reccy work.

    Never had one and would think buying a usable cheapish one in order to learn a bit would be the go before I looked at a Dji Phantom or the like.

    Follow me function is a must with a bit of range.

    Anyone out there have experience with a good first buy?
    I have seen a lot of drone footage pop up in members videos.

    Would be good to film Ipsc practice and the like.



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    Two words.......Mavic Pro


    Ok, so im adding a bit more than two words, you will be amazed how easy they are to fly. Just go straight to the Mavic mate

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    MQ-1 has had good results.
    "I would rather suffer under imperfect freedom, than languish under perfect control".

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    Whilst I totally agree a drone can be an amazing tool........... I reckon drone shooting should be a sport.......
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    Quote Originally Posted by SiB View Post
    Whilst I totally agree a drone can be an amazing tool........... I reckon drone shooting should be a sport.......
    It is. Replaces clay targets. Was told about it a while ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GWH View Post
    Two words.......Mavic Pro


    Ok, so im adding a bit more than two words, you will be amazed how easy they are to fly. Just go straight to the Mavic mate
    Bit pricey for a beginner. Would definitely look at it after a bit of experience using one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by R93 View Post
    Bit pricey for a beginner. Would definitely look at it after a bit of experience using one.

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    A mate has not long got one, first drone. Super easy to fly. I'd never flown one before and within 5 mins I was into it. Press a button and it returns to home abd lands itself.

    I'll go straight to the mavic when I get one.

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    Have a look at this video - was taken in the US - thermal and a pig - nice fly back too

    DJI M600 was used if memory serves me

    https://vimeo.com/232933579


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    Think gimp has the dji spark. Could practice crashing that before spending the folding on the mavic?
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    Quote Originally Posted by GWH View Post
    A mate has not long got one, first drone. Super easy to fly. I'd never flown one before and within 5 mins I was into it. Press a button and it returns to home abd lands itself.

    I'll go straight to the mavic when I get one.

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    Fair enough. Just looking at all the guff on them now.
    Might be the best option.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nibblet View Post
    Think gimp has the dji spark. Could practice crashing that before spending the folding on the mavic?
    Lol!!!! He knows me too well and where I live. I couldn't just send it back to him in bits

    I would rather wreck my own gear.to be fair

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    Quote Originally Posted by R93 View Post
    Fair enough. Just looking at all the guff on them now.
    Might be the best option.

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    They more or less fly themselves mate, super trick bits of kit

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    I don't think they make a west coaster proof one yet, let alone a fliable one by a hokitikarite....

    However, don't penny pince because you do get what you pay for. The phantom should be your entry point.


    It's a gyro copter vers r22 vers 500 vers Apache type equation - the phantom is not a 22 but it's not a 500....
    Please excuse spelling, as finger speed is sometimes behind brain spped........ Or maybe the other wayy.....

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    Am I the only one sitting here thinking that R93 drives the real deal for a living, so should be able to master a drone pop
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pengy View Post
    Am I the only one sitting here thinking that R93 drives the real deal for a living, so should be able to master a drone pop
    You would hope so wouldn't you.
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