Author Topic: Got a drone for Dadís Day? Thereís an angry buzz about where to fly them  (Read 1185 times)

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I think they're pretty cool and would own one had I extra money to spend.
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Re: Got a drone for Dadís Day? Thereís an angry buzz about where to fly them
« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2017, 06:11:24 AM »
I find the fact that drones are flying around and filming everything rather annoying, too. Moreover, drones might become even dangerous in the hands of inexperienced users, they can easily to harm to someone. I used to think that drones are nothing but expensive toys for teenagers, until my younger brother bought one huh. Now I want a drone too :) Preferably DJI Phantom 4 Pro  as it has excellent characteristics. Under characteristics I mean flying time and camera quality. 30 minutes of fly is a rather decent time, none of the existing drones can beat this record. The price is not cheap at all, but rather affordable if you're a fan of remote control toys. Here is a great post revealing modern drones and comparing the latest models of 2017, rather informative.

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Re: Got a drone for Dadís Day? Thereís an angry buzz about where to fly them
« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2017, 02:13:54 PM »
I use mine for work all the time.  Clients love them.  Especially those that aren't local to the build.

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Re: Got a drone for Dadís Day? Thereís an angry buzz about where to fly them
« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2017, 04:24:42 PM »
I had a phantom 3 pro 2 months ago, quickly realized it was big and bulk and made it difficult to pack around.  I upgraded to a Mavic pro.  Hell of a rig.  fast and fun you you want to buzz around.  super range, great 4k camera.  Had it a month, flew it a number of times, got some great Mt Rainier sunrises.  Then it got cold/wet and it sat.  Realized I had much better things to spend $900+ on and sold it.  Sometimes I wish I had it when I see a really killer sunrise/sunset, but usually I am already going someplace and would not have the time to stop, deploy and shoot anyway so...

I will recommend the Mavic over the phantom just for the sheer portability, it is honestly incredibly small.  I had the fly more package and it all fit into a bag a little bigger around than a 1# propane camp bottle.  I had mine over 1800ft away from me, completely out of my sight and down below treeline so no direct LOS and it was still solid signal.  The mavic also has new props available from the platinum version that are a couple Db quieter but more importantly the pitch is lower and far less annoying.

If you have free time on your hands, enjoy any sort of photography it could be a great fit.  Or if you are travelling often to places with great scenery.  Just realize, they are prohibited in all national parks, to the tune of losing your drone and hefty ($1k?) fine.  Many other places also prohibit them.


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