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    Im looking into buying my first quadrocopter, and i know from recent posts that a few of you lads have one. One that has caught my eye (and that the missus has agreed to buy me ;-) ) is the DJII Phantom. Im also looking at the Parrot AR Drone

    It would be for personal use, mainly fun, getting some decent shots of landmarks etc. Would have to be radio controlled, but also have the option of being controlled by ipad.

    Could you guys provide me with some pointers? I dont want a mini or a micro copter....

    Also what is the law with regards to flying these in cities/historical landmarks etc?

    cheers :-)

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    Default Re: First Quadrocopter...

    Hi
    I believe you cannot legally fly them in cities or built up areas and the law is tightning up severly due to ped0's stalking kids and perverts looking in bedroom windows etc.I believe a licence is required for a lot of uses now apart from in middle of nowhere.
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    Default Re: First Quadrocopter...

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    So long as your sensible in a wide open spaces and not hovering over a Nuclear Submarine Facility or perving on the neighbours, I'm sure you'll be fine.


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    Default Re: First Quadrocopter...

    I have the DJI FC40 and love it.

    Took a little time to get to grips with how to fly it at first. Had a few scary moments in the beginning. But would defo recommend one.

    I have now bought a gimbal and a new GoPro Hero 3+ to replace the 720 camera but the 720 is fit for the job.

    Unfortunately not had time to fit the gimbal yet.

    EDIT: Would be great fun flying off the top of the deck.

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    I wouldnt be able to fly it off the ship due to a few reasons... The radar from the ship would no doubt interfere and fuck up the radio signal

    and also, due to H&S and helicopters flying around / Oil platforms, I would no doubt be sacked on the spot...

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    Default Re: First Quadrocopter...

    I'm tempted to get this:

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    But its £1199.99.

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    Default Re: First Quadrocopter...

    Aside from the FPV monitor thats the same set up I will have once I attach the gimbal and hero 3+. Total cost of every thing including FC40, Hero 3+, Gimbal, 2 x spare batteries and a case £700..

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    Fuck it, purchased the above its coming tomorrow.

    Another new toy to play with

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    Fucking money bags lol


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    Default Re: First Quadrocopter...

    Quote Originally Posted by CallmeGoose View Post
    Fucking money bags lol
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    U know how he does it tho don't you, at night he goes round loosening every ones sky cables from there dishes then in the morning waits for all the call outs and watches the cash roll in ;-)

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    If I find my sky dish loose tonight ........


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    Default Re: First Quadrocopter...

    Don't call me

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    Cos I got loads of scrap cable to sell, wana buy some

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    Default Re: First Quadrocopter...

    Balls, bollox what a twit I 'am.

    Purchased the below and only now realised that the bloody thing DOES NOT come with a BLODDY SODING CAMERA which I thought it did or have I miss read the below.



    The advert says:

    We have put together a kit bundle of all you need to get yourself going in the world of flying your GoPro camera! Once assembled you will be able to live stream your GoPro's footage to the 7" montior giving you the perfect FPV, first person view.

    This kit includes a better quality monitor, Tx transmitter and antennas. This will result in a clearer and better image as well as a bigger streaming range.

    This kit includes the following;
    - Phantom 2 with H3-3D Gimbal
    - Lilliput 7" HDMI FPV Monitor Kit, including Hahnel Universal Charger and E6 battery
    - LCE FPV Trans Monitor Mount
    - Action Case DJI Phantom 2
    - ImmersionRC 600mW Tx transmitter
    - ImmersionRC Spironet Antenna

    Please note; some soldering is required with the ImmersionRC Tx to the Phantom. Do not power up the Phantom with out the antenna on the Tx as this could potentially damage the transmitter chip.
    The ImmersionRC TX may require a license to operate, please check with local amateur radio authorities.

    BOLLOX, misses going to go nuts cos I said it was complete ready to fly.

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    Should of just purchased the DJI Phantom 2 Vision Plus that has a camera built in.

    Balls, teach me for not reading.

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    Thanks to Realist

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    Default Re: First Quadrocopter...

    id just cancel the order and start again somewhere else lol

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    Its coming tomorrow via next day delivery.

    I'll have a look at it and see may but a GoPro HD but its an extra £150.00 on top.

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    This is what I wanted, what a bloody knob I 'am.


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