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Drone info please.


I have been researching drones and am asking advice from members who may be experienced. I do not quite understand how you point camera at area to be photographed!! no

Due to failing Diabetes related eyesight I reckon I need.

1. First person view

2. Altitude Hold

3. One Key Return Home.

4. Wondering about camera up and down

https://www.kogan.com/au/buy/lenoxx-advanced-flying-drone-wi-fi-follow-me-fd1500/?utm_content=Medium&utm_source=criteo&utm_medium=facebookfbx-dpa&utm_campaign=criteo-oct-lenoxx-advanced-flying-drone-wi-fi-follow-me-fd1500-dpa

Or

https://justdrones.com.au/store/mjx-bugs-2w-gps-wi-fi-fpv-quadcopter/

Thoughts please?

Aussie Paul. smile

 



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Paul, send ColinEast from this forum a PM, I'm sure he won't mind your questions. Tell him to shoot me if he does biggrin 



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Go on youtube , look for whatever Quadcopter you are interested in , lots of information. I have got two , a phantom 2 and a DJI spark ,easy to fly ,but a pain in the ... to set up ,cheers

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Thanks Guys. I will follow up with Youtube and Colin.

Aussie Paul. smile



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Go on youtube , look for whatever Quadcopter you are interested in , lots of information. I have got two , a phantom 2 and a DJI spark ,easy to fly ,but a pain in the ... to set up ,cheers


Hi Hans, I don't think I should try el cheapo to start with as I will probably get totally frustrated and give it away. Of course don't want to spend a fortune for something that is a hobby. The Spark probably fits my skills and budget. Is the Spark camera stabilised by a gimbal and to what extent are you able to orientate the camera? 

Aussie Paul. smile



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Mate I find the best but not cheapest is the DJI range and love my Mavic Pro but for a little less money and flight time another popular option is the dji Spark.Both have return to home function by a press of the button or if the battery runs to low and auto hover and landing plus obstacle avoidance..Extra batteries will extend that though. They also have a care pack for extra which will cover loss, damage or replacement but some house insurances cover that too. I paid out for a factory refurbished unit and have no problems. If you search utube there are some amazing videos to give you an idea on the quality of the built in camera. I got mine from Kogan if it helps.

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Aussie Paul, I think a good start would be an el cheapo for $50 ,you can get a pretty good quad to practise with.
The spark got a 2-axis mechanical gimbal and one digital stabilising gimbal .
You also need a smart phone or tablet ,from iphone 6 up will work , or android
I paid $ 860 for my spark [fly more} 3 batteries and micro sd it was a good buy I think.
Just to let you know , there are a lot of places where you can't fly ,all the nice places where you like to film are mostly banned , NPs .
Another quad is the Mavic Air ,it's got folding arms ,it packs up smaler then the spark and it will stay longer in the air.Cheers


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Have a look at shoot it WA, dude uses magic pro and a phantom 4, expensive but still considered cheap by commercial standards. He has a face book site so you should be able to find it if you have FB.

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Thanks everyone.

A heck of a lot of great valuable stuff on Youtube.

https://newstarry.shop/products/fly

Decided to have a crack at this one for a start as well as this one for the Grandies.

Aussie Paul. smile

 

 

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Well I have never seen this one , it must be a copy of the Mavic Air ? But how can the make it that cheap? With all the features ,it is unbelievable . Better check it out first ,I can't find any info on it. cheers



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Well I have never seen this one , it must be a copy of the Mavic Air ? But how can the make it that cheap? With all the features ,it is unbelievable . Better check it out first ,I can't find any info on it. cheers


I know Recoup. Too late it is on its way. biggrin Just took a punt and hope for the best.biggrin Looking at Youtube perhaps better that I did not get the Spark yet!biggrinbiggrinbiggrin Going to be an interesting experience getting this old brain and muscles to work together.

Aussie Paul. smile



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Good luck mate ,cheers



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Recoup wrote:

Good luck mate ,cheers

Thanks Hans, some fun and probably frustration to be had when it arrives.biggrin Time will tell if my impulse buy works out. biggrin

Aussie Paul. smile



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Let us all know how it works out Paul. very interested.
Landy

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Let us all know how it works out Paul. very interested.
Landy


 I sure will landy.

Aussie Paul. smile



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Paul , you will be laughing your head off if they send you that drone ,it is a DJI Air , about $ 1200 australian money , i hope you get it ,cheers



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Paul , you will be laughing your head off if they send you that drone ,it is a DJI Air , about $ 1200 australian money , i hope you get it ,cheers


Possibly my turn for a little luckbiggrin

Aussie Paul. smile



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Recoup wrote:

Paul , you will be laughing your head off if they send you that drone ,it is a DJI Air , about $ 1200 australian money , i hope you get it ,cheers


 I'm with you there, nothing for nothing.

 

 



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