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    Default Looking for Drone

    As the title says Im looking for a drone, mainly for curiosity for me, but afterwards my daughter and family are heading around australia for 6 months.

    Looking to spend up to $1500

    Any dos and donts would be appreciated

    tganks Thomo



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    $1K5 you say?
    I say you can't go wrong with this:

    and there is a "Take $100 off" offer until 21 Nov, code: PLENTY100

    As for the Do's and Don'ts you won't even be able to get it off the ground before you pass this test:
    This era of thoughtless consumption must end so we can encourage a world of creative geniuses rather than consumer idiots.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Fester View Post
    $1K5 you say?
    I say you can't go wrong with this:

    and there is a "Take $100 off" offer until 21 Nov, code: PLENTY100

    As for the Do's and Don'ts you won't even be able to get it off the ground before you pass this test:
    Thanks Uncle I didnt see that one I was looking at

    Looks like the same seller, I love the water resistant case in youre add.
    Do I need the extras in the other add or is it just junk for the extra money

    And Yes I did pass the test

    Cheers Thomo

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    I don't know if you want the hub so you can charge all three batteries at once but you can get one with display for 30 bucks:


    The original car charger is pricey. I would think about it later if you really need it. You got 90 minutes of flight time with the 3 batteries, that is enough for me. The novelty wears off quicker than you think.

    What I do know is that the shoulder bag I use for my drone annoys the hell out of me, would love a case like that.
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    thats a lot of coin to spend on a first time buy and play.

    they do look like fun though , a mate races them


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    BTW this was the first drone I bought:


    It is a real pig to fly as it is not stable like the DJIs but that teaches you real skills and IMO more fun to fly.
    I only have the DJI Spark and really only use it as a camera for aerial shots these days.
    All the batteries of my MJS went puffy, some power drain fault even when switched off and I kept forgetting to remove them from the drone as it is a bit annoying.

    I try 3D foamies these days but I am not good at it and very hard to find an open spot where nobody is looking in my area.
    I have this plane but that is NOT me flying it:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Fester View Post
    I don't know if you want the hub so you can charge all three batteries at once but you can get one with display for 30 bucks:


    The original car charger is pricey. I would think about it later if you really need it. You got 90 minutes of flight time with the 3 batteries, that is enough for me. The novelty wears off quicker than you think.

    What I do know is that the shoulder bag I use for my drone annoys the hell out of me, would love a case like that.
    Great point about the novelty bit I just like to try new things then my daughter can play with it when her and the grandkids travel the west coast and return through the center next year

    Thanks Thomo

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    The Mavic Pro looks good if you can afford it.
    Get some great videos from up high in places you're allowed to fly.

    Soon it will need to be registered & you may need a Drone accreditation certificate to be legal as well.
    You can read up about the new rules at >>
    & here >>
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    have a look at...
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