hobby drones

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  1. stuurman

    stuurman Funster

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    Searched the forum (honest!) and couldn't find it. Therefor: I'm thinking of getting me a small drone with camera. I've seen people using them and think it would be fun. My question: are there funsters who fly drones as a hobby? Regards, Hans.
     
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    Our neighbour has one, as I found out yesterday. Went to front door to get a parcel and there was a little drone hovering in our front well, wasn't best pleased and about to race up the steps to give someone hell about privacy, realised it was neighbour upstairs he was sat at the front playing with it following the postie as he left our parcel. Anyway he said he can't use it much as even a slight wind and it falls, he's since crashed it in our rear garden trying to control it from his window, so not doing very well.

    Lin :)
     
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    Found a picture of a flying Hobby. (y) Don't know if you would need a special licence for it, or somewhere special to land. I think the seatbelt law would still apply though. :)

    fly.jpg
     
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  5. Nigel&Debbie

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    I have a very good slingshot. If you decide to get one and fly over my Mh, you will find out how good a shot I am On a serious note I was on a site and one came down on the roof of a caravan - result was thousands of pounds worth of damage! The advice from the manufactures is to fly only on open ground away from people and property - so have to ask the question why do you need one ( perverts of course exempted).

    Nigel - sling shot champion
     
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  6. bubble63

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    We have one
    DJI 450 flame wheel complete with GoPro camera

    Take a shot at it and you will end up in court, same as if I shot at your van :)

    They need careful operation away from any property and people

    Doubt you can do thousands of pounds damage to a caravan roof:LOL: they are quite fragile!

    Great fun in the right hands

    Don't confuse the £45 Chinese ones from the pro ones @ £1k

    Ours has gps an is gyro stabilised, it's capable of loosing radio contact and landing back from whence it came

    Neat hobby.
     
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    But what do you actually do with it?
     
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  8. Tootles

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    Hopefully, specialist training and a strictly controlled licence will be needed soon, before people are killed en mass. (y)
     
  9. bubble63

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    What do you do with it!:whistle:

    Fly it (y)

    What do you do with a kite, model plane , scale electric, train set ..............

    You might hurt some one , but mass killing? !!, suppose if you hit a bus and it plunged off a cliff...............

    Keep taking the tablets:)

    It's obviously not the hobby for you two ;)
     
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    Why ?

    There is no legal requirement for a licence, training or insurance for an RC model helicopter or fixed wing aircraft and weighing many times more than a lightweight plastic drone will do far more damage to body and property.
     
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    @bubble63 I'm considering the Yizhan Tarantula X6 1 2,4 G 4 ch RC Quadcopter with 1080 p 5.0 MP camera. It's not too dear and will get me some flyinghours before I splash out serious money. What do you think? Any good for a beginner? Regards, Hans.
     
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    I beg a brief moment of your indulgence, Young John, in order to illustrate my point...........

     
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  13. bubble63

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    Hi hans
    I will have a look when I get home

    DJI are a good start.
    Google will help

    I am no expert, have learnt loads and it gives me quality time with my teenagers as we built it from a kit and then added bits
     
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    And that could so easily have been a model helicopter........or a large bird.
     
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    Stealth, cameras & the powers that be don't like it along with the danger to aircraft .
     
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    Hi just started on the RC as a hobby. Have large 5foot wingspan plane cant fly it only into trees or ground. Bought 2 small 18 inch wing span planes from China £29 each. After smashing one to bits and the other one just useable I got 2 drones. Large outdoor one much easier to fly and small one for indoors. FUN. Both no good in winds above 5/6 mph as they just go with the wind. They can fly very high and fast. My large drone sends live feed pictures straight to my phone. Cant watch phone pick and fly drone yet.
     
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  17. bubble63

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    Exactly FUN
    Well said
    Enjoy
     
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    Legally things are changing rapidly, there are many regulations enforced by the CAA on what you can and can't do. The spying aspect is really stirring things up.

    A small one can't do a whole lot of damage. The larger ones are all capable of killing are blinding a person so you really need to be taking these seriously.

    The vogue is flying with a headset on, it is not legal in the UK without a spotter who tells you when you are going to fly into something.

    Joining the BMAF will get you a load of insurance at modest cost.
     
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  19. Nigel&Debbie

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    As I said - fly it over my van and I will take a shot at it. Not a single cps regional office would prosecute me in these circumstances. As you have pointed out the guidance is to use well away from persons and property - breach the guidance and folk can take reasonable precautions to protect their own. Plenty of evidence available showing what damage these boys toys can cause when guidance is not followed.
     
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    That is soo fake..
     
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