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Multirotor, multicopter and quadcopter discussion thread (drones).

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by RomanNose, 13 Jan 2012.

  1. Ben Cole

    Mobster

    Joined: 24 Feb 2003

    Posts: 2,862

    Location: Porthcawl and Southampton

    Yeah, read the stuff and take some notes. Questions are straightforward. Costs £9 IIRC (that's for either the drone or the flyer id) Mavic Pro you'll probably be just flying out in the country.
     
  2. Zsolt Szabo

    Associate

    Joined: 11 Jun 2021

    Posts: 53

    Location: Banbury, Oxfordshire

    Flying racing drones and planes, wings for years
     
  3. Feek

    Commissario

    Joined: 16 Oct 2002

    Posts: 233,004

    Location: In the radio shack

    I still haven't caved despite having done the test months ago.. I've just been offered a brand spanking new, sealed, warrantied DJI Mini 2 Fly More Combo at 20% off the RRP.
     
  4. Mysterae_

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 15 Sep 2008

    Posts: 1,007

    Amazon were doing a deal like that a few weeks ago, missed it myself. At that price I would have been tempted.
     
  5. Lmg80

    Hitman

    Joined: 20 Nov 2016

    Posts: 580

    What's the rules for FPV drones, assume it's always in sight right?
     
  6. Feek

    Commissario

    Joined: 16 Oct 2002

    Posts: 233,004

    Location: In the radio shack

    Really? I've been looking and I've never seen it below the RRP. Camelcamelcamel shows only a tiny drop for a very short time, certainly nothing like 20%. Are you looking at the same drone?

    Anyway, I got it today. The first thing I did once I got home was buy the Care Refresh package and the batteries are all charging now.
     
  7. andy_mk3

    Capodecina

    Joined: 5 Oct 2009

    Posts: 11,282

    Location: Lincolnshire

    Nice one @Feek, you will love it!
     
  8. Delvis

    Caporegime

    Joined: 7 Nov 2004

    Posts: 29,452

    Location: Buckinghamshire

    LOS, weight of the quadcopter.

    O suggest you read up on it a bit, seems to change every other day
     
  9. Feek

    Commissario

    Joined: 16 Oct 2002

    Posts: 233,004

    Location: In the radio shack

    I got my operator and flyer IDs last year and will label the drone with my operator ID. I'm sure I've read that the drone itself should be registered but I can't find anywhere to register it. Am I imagining that, does the actual drone need to be registered?
     
  10. Mysterae_

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 15 Sep 2008

    Posts: 1,007

    Definitely the DJI Mini 2 Fly more Combo for £457.50 as seen in this blokes youtube video. That was on the 1st July and I missed it.

    :D I bought one too! I got fed up pondering if I should get one so did. Cost £575 all in for the Mini 2 Fly More Combo with Care Refresh, actually £115 for the next 5 months interest free.

    Just need to decide what ND filters to get.
     
  11. andy_mk3

    Capodecina

    Joined: 5 Oct 2009

    Posts: 11,282

    Location: Lincolnshire

    No it doesn't need to be registered, just the operator ID label.
     
  12. Things change I've changed

    Capodecina

    Joined: 27 Jul 2005

    Posts: 12,617

    Location: The Orion Spur

    Gutted, I bought a DJI Mini 2, just turned it on to update the firmware, been sat in it's bag for 4 days, only just learn't about the DJI refresh but it says my drone is out of it's activation period?
     
  13. Feek

    Commissario

    Joined: 16 Oct 2002

    Posts: 233,004

    Location: In the radio shack

    Aye, you can either buy it before you switch it on or in the first 48 hours.

    You can get it afterwards but there's a lot of hoops to jump through. Log in to your DJI account, go here and it tells you all about it.
     
  14. drakulton

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 20 Apr 2015

    Posts: 1,602

    Did anyone do the Plottermier mod to one of the old silverlit X-UFOs when they first came out? Or the Swissgyro/yaw sensor? https://www.ufo-doctor.ch/
     
  15. Things change I've changed

    Capodecina

    Joined: 27 Jul 2005

    Posts: 12,617

    Location: The Orion Spur

    Crisis averted, just managed to return it to Argos and bought another one! Was quite surprised they accepted it no questions asked!
     
  16. Magic_x_uk

    Soldato

    Joined: 11 Oct 2005

    Posts: 5,485

    Location: Derbyshire

    Hi. Need some guidance on Betaflight.

    Just got hold of a Mobula7 to use with my Spektrum dx9.
    Binds fine, but very very twitchy.
    Controls seem correct on transmitter and Betaflight.

    Cannot get my head around 'modes' in Betaflight, what angle / horizon etc should be.

    Just seems very twitchy taking off. Even though it has been calibrated within Betaflight.

    Anyone clever on this system please

    Thanks
     
  17. Lmg80

    Hitman

    Joined: 20 Nov 2016

    Posts: 580

    Pretty impossible to lose it, break it etc if you're careful. My apprehension would be it not being faulty from the outset. Day 1 for me my MM fell put of the sky and was made to claim on refresh even though there was obviously something broke from the box
     
  18. Haggisman

    Capodecina

    Joined: 6 Oct 2004

    Posts: 14,540

    Location: Birmingham

    Lots of hoops = take a short video which takes all of about 2 minutes, then wait a week or so for them to approve it :p
     
  19. Trifid

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 18 Feb 2006

    Posts: 8,559

    Do I understand correctly that it is illegal to fly a drone close to a airport? Had a drone fly over my house yesterday and today. I am 1.1km from the end of a active commercial runway.
     
  20. andy_mk3

    Capodecina

    Joined: 5 Oct 2009

    Posts: 11,282

    Location: Lincolnshire