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Post by brian day » Fri Feb 09, 2018 12:37 pm

I was having a pleasant walk along a beautiful beach last weekend when I came across a very responsible drone pilot.
In other words,,,,I'd flown over him and bombed out and was doing the walk of shame,,,but I stopped for a chat.

He said he had landed when we were flying overhead and asked if we posted anywhere that we were flying so he could avoid us.

An embarrassing moment later,,,,he showed me an app on his phone,,,,drone safe.

All he had to do was zoom into a map, drop a pin and it put out a NOTAM for him with a 500m radius (this could be enlarged)
The map also showed all the NOTAMs for that day.

Haven't checked it out yet,,,but is there one for paragliding and hang gliding? If not,,,why not???
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Post by colin keightley » Fri Feb 09, 2018 9:18 pm

It’s set up by NATS so they obviously aren’t interested in us, It must just be because drones are becoming a big problem.
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Post by ron freeman » Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:34 pm

Drones are not the problem its the half witts that are using them 😨

(edited by Colin "I agree but ive changed that one word")
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Post by ron freeman » Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:53 pm

Sorry about that Colin 😇 Its just that Ive spent a lot of money on a superb drone and they are incredible technology ! but like always as we know there are people out there with plenty of money but no commonsense what so ever and they will spoil it for everyone 😈
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Post by John Wallis » Tue Feb 13, 2018 2:11 pm

Hi Ron what drone did you go for? I've been blowing hot and cold about buying one for a while The Phantom 4 range seems to be popular with great quality.

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Post by brian day » Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:26 am

For portability and superb build quality the Mavic pro or Mavic air,,,haven't got one yet, but like you I've been close a few times.
Graeme Gilroy has got the pro.
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Post by John Wallis » Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:14 pm

It's between those 2 Brian they both have good and bad points weight video quality etc. Anto's the boy to talk about this stuff it's getting a hold of him.
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Post by ron freeman » Sun Feb 18, 2018 4:19 pm

Hi John, I decided for the Phantom 4 its got everything that you need even if your professional ! 4k video at 120ps ! 12meg photos (make sure you get at least one spare battery)

The Phantom 4 Pro gives you a 20meg photo but you don't need it..

The Mavic are fine but struggle in strong winds (not so stable) also the gimbals are very small and a bit delicate + the camera is very close to the ground (dirt)

I know people who have them and now prefer to launch and land from their hand.

You need to study quite a bit (manuals) also there is a lot of setting up but when all done they are simply fantastic so easy to fly and the quality is outstanding.
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