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Christmas Drones?

Postby MtnDon » Wed Dec 30, 2015 9:59 pm

Anybody get a drone for Christmas? How big? FPV (camera) or not?
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Re: Christmas Drones?

Postby halfdome, Danny » Wed Dec 30, 2015 10:55 pm

I'm happy that we live within 5 miles of an airport so we won't have drones flying/hovering over our property and invading our privacy.
Also happy they are banned in the National Parks.
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Re: Christmas Drones?

Postby lrrowe » Wed Dec 30, 2015 11:42 pm

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Re: Christmas Drones?

Postby coyote » Thu Dec 31, 2015 6:09 am

I didn't, but four guys at work did! It's a Cat. dealership; very large, air conditioned, clean shop . Lunch, breaks, acrobats, races, flybys! Like a private air show :applause:
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Re: Christmas Drones?

Postby Roly Nelson » Mon Jan 18, 2016 2:00 pm

I'm with you Danny, as a private pilot who once almost ran into a kite while on final approach to landing, I predict it will only be a matter of time before many lives will be lost, when a jet airliner injests a drone. Not many drone flyers will abide by all of the new rules established, such as flight training, written tests, insurance, etc. Down with drones, let the cops and firemen fly them. Now, if they could deliver a pizza to my front yard, well that is a different story.
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Re: Christmas Drones?

Postby bdosborn » Mon Jan 18, 2016 8:53 pm

I got a couple of quadracopters; none of them have cameras.

I got a Latrax Alias and a Brookstone nano quad. I haven't taken the big one outside yet, I've been training with the nano. Its great fun but the learning curve sure is steep!


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Re: Christmas Drones?

Postby MtnDon » Mon Jan 18, 2016 9:07 pm

:thumbsup: Cool, Bruce! I have not bit that bullet yet... still looking. I do wonder how they perform at our rocky mountain higher elevations. So far I have not searched hard enough for local flyers with any experience around 8000 + feet. I had some poor experiences with some small fixed wing R/C aircraft a ways back in time.
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Re: Christmas Drones?

Postby bdosborn » Mon Jan 18, 2016 9:37 pm

Get a Holy Stone HS170 Predator and start flying it around your living room to see if you like flying a quad. I got one and I'm having a great time learning how to fly.

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You can get spare batteries for it and extend your flying time. It only costs $40 so you won't feel bad when you crash, and you'll crash *a lot*. If you like it, you can move up to a bigger model and hopefully by then you can fly it.

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Re: Christmas Drones?

Postby slowcowboy » Wed Jan 27, 2016 6:55 pm

I am after a cheap one for farming and ranching and I need a camera on it...........I got work for it. from seeing where my irgation water is going on my crops to checking gates and fences on my cow pastures............still on the wish list with the local ecmoeny in the tank again. with gas prices going south........just lots of more inmportant things for the pay check.................hoping to get a cheap one off ebay for around 60 bucks and learn to fly it..........they are great farm and ranch tools and we got no busy airports out here........ it might just go a 100 feet form my hand to check on the hay field in front of me.....


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