Anyone else in to quad copters ? ( drones )

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  1. Jaws

    Jaws Funster Life Member

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    Just wondered if anyone has got in to quadcopters at all ?
     
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    Just seen a feature on BBC about a competition where they are flown through obsticles at speed, looked exciting. Seemed to be indoors
     
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    Been looking at the new Go Pro Karma



    Then I found this.

     
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    Having failed miserably to master full on RC helicopters I bought a small quad, a while ago, before cameras were fitted to them all, but flight wise, it's just not flying, the computer does most of it. This is good as long as you just want to fly it around with minimal chance of crashing.

    What has struck me now is just how they have transformed TV. So many shows now have exciting aerial coverage that would have been prohibitive expensive with a full sized helicopter.

    The huge numbers now on sale with cameras for little cash certainly can enable an active imagination. But they also have caused huge problems because of safety, security, confidentiality and safety which has got the CAA tramping on the scene with it's huge jack boots. It can only get worse.

    Shifty was an early adopter and learned the safety side the had way, he showed us the damage to his leg. Never underestimate how much damage a flying strimmer can do.
     
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    pappajohn Funster Life Member

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    Bought a little un back in June but only 'flown' it indoors so far.
    Hardest way to learn to fly one when you have so much stuff to avoid in the house but if you can fly indoors you are ready for anything.
     
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    I need one .....................................................I think
     
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  7. Jaws

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    They really are the mutts..
    I thought my Vision 2+ was good but the GoPro is in another league..

    @hilldweller .. Yes, that is very true..
    I started off with RC planes but after a year spending more time repairing them than flying I gave up and migrated to 1/12 and then 1/10 cars
    For some odd reason I had a natural affinity for them.. Still got a whole suitcase full of trophies somewhere..

    Eventually gave it all up but a couple of years ago got the bug again.
    Wrote off an uncrashable plane on the forst flight and then went for the quad..
    Anyone who says you cannot crash one aint tried flying them !!
    What ever folk go for always buy:
    at least one extra battery
    at least two spare sets of blades ( !! )
    A set of blade protectors
     
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  8. wizzer59

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    I have a couple, but I really want the Mavic:love: anyone want to buy my wife?:D
     
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  9. bubble63

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    DJI flame wheel F450, looks like this

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    Its sat, broken on the dining room table, the teenager lost contol, it flew into the ground with suspected loss of GPS or comms :cry:
    New GPS aerial, leg and props required/ordered

    Great fun and great pictures from the goPro
     
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    I started with helicopters too than started on quads with cameras mounted. I have a Yuneec Q500 Typhoon now which gives fantastic video footage and is really easy to fly.
     
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  11. Geo

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    Anyone thinking of flying one near my Van had better have Good Insurance, a large Jar of Vaseline, and a small file for sharp edges
    never seen it yet at a meet but its coming
    Nothing at all against the toys just the idiots who dont know where and when to fly them:mad:
    Chinese Lanterns were fun once, till they got virtually banned
    G
     
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    Don't have any insurance, or training, or vaseline.........:LOL:

    I do have a generator and I do let my grey waste dribble........;)
     
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    There was one being flown at Twin Lakes :blush: ...... the noise they make is really quite intrusive :madder:
    Thought we were being attacked by a swarm of bees...:confused:
     
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    Bring em on (y)
    They make for good Clay practice;)
     
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    At an Apple store near you (y)
     
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    Near me :) You gotta be joking.
     
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    It's War
    love No 3 and 4

     
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    Looks like we can add to a-frame, reverse polarity, e-bikes, gassing, gennies ---- DRONES.
     
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    I have one of these, its a Little Spyder but it ain't so little but its modular so if you crash everything is easily replaced(y)

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    And one of these, very easy to fly(y)

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    That will be the Kipor quad (y)
     
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