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Hello all,

 

Looking for a bit of feed back really.

 

Ive been looking into getting a racing quadcopter for quite some time because lets face it there fking awesome.

 

Now i have put a lot of thought into what i could achieve with one whilst exploring, and i recently saw a video on youtube of some fellow flying over Sleaford Bass Maltings. This brings me to my point. I dont want to be spending £6-700 for my drone to not have enough power to afix a camera (gopro or similar) and still fly.

 

Does anyone have a drone or know much about them? I'd love a little in sight.

 

Thanks in advance :thumb

 

 

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I have a DJI Phantom 3 Professional.

 

I've been meaning to use it for exploring for a while now, used it on my first explore over the weekend.

 

I know a fair bit about them, feel free to message me and ask any questions and I'll do my best to help!

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Hey, sorry I’m late lol. If you haven’t already found the answer to your question, I may be able to help. There are two kinds of drones, photography and racing. I do racing, so I have two very high powered racing drones, each only costing like $300 or so to build. Although I race with them, I do like making videos, so I put a GoPro Session on one of them and it flew the exact same as it did without it. So most racing drones are powerful enough to carry a GoPro, you just might not get the stable video you want. If you go with a photography drone, like a DJI Phantom, such as the one stoozie mentioned, you’ll have a lot more stability and video options. Have fun!!

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Ive been considering a drone for quite some time, but not really taken the opportunity to reseatch them properly yet.

 

I think the thing that bothers me at the moment is the potential legislation hitting the UK soon, I dont want to be putting 100 quid into something that I fancy a mess around with, only to have to do a course on in a few months.

 

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9 hours ago, Dubbed Navigator said:

Ive been considering a drone for quite some time, but not really taken the opportunity to reseatch them properly yet.

 

I think the thing that bothers me at the moment is the potential legislation hitting the UK soon, I dont want to be putting 100 quid into something that I fancy a mess around with, only to have to do a course on in a few months.

 

That’s true. I built both of my drones and registered them with the FAA and I had to take a course to get my HAM radio certification so I could fly legally. I took a HAM CRAM, which is a 10 hot class followed by a test; it was the most boring day in my entire life. While I think it’s worth it, it’s certainly not for everyone, and with so many legislative changes in both USA and across the pond, it’s easy to see why it’s a debatable decision. If I were you, I’d get one now and learn how to fly and have a bit of fun before any more regulations pop up, so at least you’ll have some experience.

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That’s just it though, are people really going to want to invest the time and money into something that’s purely a mess around?

 

Deterring people from buying them is obviously one of the reasons for the legislation, and I fully understand why. There’s a lot at stake to be fair and preventing just anyone going out and buying them is also going some way to preventing some serious crimes.

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