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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
    These new drones are quite a different user experience to the old RC choppers eh, they use to be bloody hard to control and newbies crashed and destroyed them in seconds of getting off the ground.

    The likes of the DJI Mavic and most of DJI and other more expensive drones have sensors and electronic wizardry for Africa.

    Even flying in strong wind the electronics work their magic and stablilise everything. Bloody incredible how much techo stuff is in a little package.

    Heres a little video i made of my mate flying his new Mavic that he'd had for only a few hours.

    https://youtu.be/_Fp2zOMKwZc
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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
    I think it will be a totally different experience flying remotely.
    Flying a real machine is done by using your hands and feet plus all your available senses especially your ass.

    I will be a learning experience for sure but I see it being a very useful tool for a lot of things.




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    How much other kit do you need for a drone? Haven't been up with the play. (probably wrong) but early ones would only run on Apple or Android....

    Would be a nice toy though

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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.......
    Im holding my breath and keeping the scatter gun ready for the joyous day that someone flys a drone over my house! what a sport!
    Use enough gun

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    It all helps mate,whether fixed wing or rotary,....check your PMs......they don’t take long to master....as with most,...practice,practice practice



    Quote Originally Posted by R93 View Post
    I think it will be a totally different experience flying remotely.
    Flying a real machine is done by using your hands and feet plus all your available senses especially your ass.

    I will be a learning experience for sure but I see it being a very useful tool for a lot of things.




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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
    Yup hes been droning on for years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GWH View Post
    They more or less fly themselves mate, ..
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    Well, sorta..
    The collision-avoidance feature in them doesn't work if you're flying backwards, so my son tells me

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    Quote Originally Posted by 6x47 View Post
    Well, sorta..
    The collision-avoidance feature in them doesn't work if you're flying backwards, so my son tells me
    That's correct

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    Quote Originally Posted by R93 View Post
    I think it will be a totally different experience flying remotely.
    Flying a real machine is done by using your hands and feet plus all your available senses especially your ass.

    I will be a learning experience for sure but I see it being a very useful tool for a lot of things.
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    @R93 Currently learning on one of these:https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Syma...634742522.html

    Cheap and fun. You can buy all the parts cheap. Destruction manual is in chinglish so pretty crap but no problem.
    @Beaker is lucky it's range is restricted to 8 min flying cant quite reach his house.

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    Forget drones for pig hunting. This looks more useful:



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    As GWH says, just buy a Mavic and a spare battery, job done.
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    Shut up, get out & start pushing!

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    Is this Model a Mavic that you guys a promoting ??

    DJI Phantom 3 Professional with 4K Video & 12 Megapixel Photo Camera

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarvo View Post
    Is this Model a Mavic that you guys a promoting ??

    DJI Phantom 3 Professional with 4K Video & 12 Megapixel Photo Camera

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    No. The Mavic has better range and flight time than the Phantom 3. It is also more compact and folds for transport. The Phantom 3 has been replaced by the Phantom 4.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NZShoota View Post
    No. The Mavic has better range and flight time than the Phantom 3. It is also more compact and folds for transport. The Phantom 3 has been replaced by the Phantom 4.
    Thanks for that
    So the Phantom 4 is an upgrade of the 3 - but is still not a Mavic or as good as a Mavic ??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarvo View Post
    Thanks for that
    So the Phantom 4 is an upgrade of the 3 - but is still not a Mavic or as good as a Mavic ??
    The on board camera is potentially better than the mavics, but only professionals would notice. The only really advantage of the Mavic over the Phantom 4 is its size and portability of drone and remote.

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