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Drones

Discussion in 'Geeks and Gadgets' started by Jonah, May 26, 2017.

  1. Jonah

    Jonah Spouting nonsense since the day I learned to talk

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    Thinking of buying myself a drone with a HD camera. Does anyone have any thoughts or recommendations?



    And by thoughts, I mean thoughts about drones and not anything else... yes I'm looking at you Mr Marwood.
     
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  3. Gramaisc

    Gramaisc Forum O. G.

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    I could think of better things to do with a drone.
     
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  4. perry081064

    perry081064 Well-Known Forumite

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    DJI Mavic Pro.

    The flymore pack comes with everything you need , folds up and fits into a small manbag type bag . Shoots at 4K and below. so good in fact ive just purchased one myself.
     
  5. Jonah

    Jonah Spouting nonsense since the day I learned to talk

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    :barf:
    Not quite what I meant....
     
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    perry081064 Well-Known Forumite

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    Also , DJI have just released the SPARK.
    This is more of a selfie drone , even smaller than the mavic but mainly used for vlogging type videos.
    Still HD.
    Mavic is priced at£1350 , Spark is around £600.
     
  7. Jonah

    Jonah Spouting nonsense since the day I learned to talk

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    Didn't really want to spend that sort of money but they both look great piece of kit.
     
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    perry081064 Well-Known Forumite

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    To be honest , anything less would mean buying second hand.
    Phantom 3 advanced or pro or Typhoon H are good choices as they have lost value since the release of the Mavic.
    Both great drones that again shoot at 4K and below , just ask whoever you buy from for a test flight , they will oblige and show you that its working if theres no problem with it.

    let me know how you get on :)
     
  9. proactive

    proactive Behind you with a big stick!

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    I have a DJI Magic Pro which was just over £900 plus VAT. Use it for work mainly where we need really detailed images. Great piece of kit, really stable and easy to fly.
     
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  10. Lucy

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    OH has just upgraded have Phantom 3 to a Mavic Pro, and spent all day flying it in The Lake District. The Phantom will be going on eBay soon...
     
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  11. John Marwood

    John Marwood I ♥ cryptic crosswords

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    I've got a pair of step ladders, made in Finland

    Same difference really
     
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    proactive Behind you with a big stick!

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    I've got a brand new combined harvester and no way are you having the key.
     
  13. John Marwood

    John Marwood I ♥ cryptic crosswords

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    I used to know a girl called Melanie
     
  14. Jonah

    Jonah Spouting nonsense since the day I learned to talk

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    After a little research, I have to agree that spending less would mean buying second hand. There is nothing wrong with that but I would prefer new so it looks like I may be getting a DJI Spark. Just need more money before buying.
     
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  15. John Marwood

    John Marwood I ♥ cryptic crosswords

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    Can you use a drone ?

    A over a public park
    B in an ice rink
     
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    Lucy Well-Known Forumite

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    The second hand one I will have available has probably only been used ten times...
     
  17. wmrcomputers

    wmrcomputers Stafford PC & laptop repair specialist

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    Which model and do you have an idea of price please? (assuming nobody else interested)

    @Jonah I've also been looking at the DJI Spark which looks great fun to fly with hand gestures although I do enjoy nightime sky flights for pure enjoyment (non photography purposes) and I don't see the spark being as well suited although I could be wrong. My first ever drone was the Phantom FC40 - terrible for photography but the best flying experience I've ever had. It moved rapidly in all directions and "handbrake turned" beautifully. It always drew a crowd. The Phantom 2 Vision + was my last drone which flew lovely and was great for photo and video, although it lacked some speed for fun flying - mainly because it had been deliberatly tamed down to make video smoother.

    I'd love another - but cashflow is tight this year :(
     
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    Lucy Well-Known Forumite

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    Phantom 3. I think OH is hoping for at least £350, having just bought a Mavic.
     
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    wmrcomputers Stafford PC & laptop repair specialist

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    Ah no worries then, already seen some as low as 300. If that's as cheap as I'll get one then I might just hold out on the Spark and wait till there are some real user reviews to check out. :up:
    Unfortunately I have to agree with Jonah on the "might as well buy new" approach. To buy second hand I'd at least want to save 50% as I would have no rights under a warranty. Nothing personal though, of course.
     
  20. John Marwood

    John Marwood I ♥ cryptic crosswords

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    I just Googled Mavic


    Blimey - technology innit
     
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    wmrcomputers Stafford PC & laptop repair specialist

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    If anyone on here buys a DJI Spark, I'll happily bung you a tenner or buy you lunch to see it in action ;)
     

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