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Forum: The lounge 6th October 2018
Replies: 81
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Posted By MJ224
Re: Anyone here in to drones/quadcopters?

No. range and flying time is always a problem with smaller drones.

I have just acquired a Mavik Air, with 15 minutes duration and a range of over a kilometre. I have only flown it to 650m so far....
Forum: The lounge 28th September 2018
Replies: 81
Views: 3,033
Posted By MJ224
Re: Anyone here in to drones/quadcopters?

Yes, it is a factor with only five minutes flying time...……..It does a nice self landing when battery runs out, alas it does not look where its gonna hit the ground/water...……..:(
Forum: The lounge 28th September 2018
Replies: 81
Views: 3,033
Posted By MJ224
Re: Anyone here in to drones/quadcopters?

Alas broken my Dobby...……..

I tried to fly it indoors, and for some reason on take off it just flew sideways and hit the washing machine. The rotor arm broke just before the rotor motor..

I...
Forum: The lounge 13th September 2018
Replies: 81
Views: 3,033
Posted By MJ224
Re: Anyone here in to drones/quadcopters?

Ordered a repeater but nothing arrived so far.

Did look a Mavic today, seems quite a nice toy...….

Awaiting the ND filter for the Dobby, to iron out the wrinkly video (I hope) or I might be...
Forum: The lounge 3rd September 2018
Replies: 81
Views: 3,033
Posted By MJ224
Re: Anyone here in to drones/quadcopters?

Bump...……………..

USB WiFi repeater

How does that work, and set up? What model do you use?? (Ian)
Forum: The lounge 30th August 2018
Replies: 81
Views: 3,033
Posted By MJ224
Re: Anyone here in to drones/quadcopters?

USB WiFi repeater

How does that work, and set up? What model do you use??

TIA

*chr
Forum: The lounge 29th August 2018
Replies: 81
Views: 3,033
Posted By MJ224
Re: Anyone here in to drones/quadcopters?

http://www.e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/Garden_2018-08-29_013_2_Medium_1.jpg

Not an Olympus camera, but a photo taken by the new toy...…….(Zerotech Dobby Quadcopter)

Getting the hang of it,...
Forum: The lounge 26th August 2018
Replies: 81
Views: 3,033
Posted By MJ224
Re: Anyone here in to drones/quadcopters?

Thanks for those tips Ian. Not sure about the ND filter, don't think it is there.

The Range extender might be a good investment, but at the mo its early days. Heavy rain here in Carmarthenshire,...
Forum: The lounge 25th August 2018
Replies: 81
Views: 3,033
Posted By MJ224
Re: Anyone here in to drones/quadcopters?

Dobby arrived this morning, took some time to get it working. I think the compass calibration was the problem. I have had a couple of trial flights around the garden, and am impressed with the video...
Forum: The lounge 19th August 2018
Replies: 81
Views: 3,033
Posted By MJ224
Re: Anyone here in to drones/quadcopters?

Zerotech DOBBY Drone. 4x batteries, spares etc

On your recommendation Ian....*chr

May not happen if the bidding goes skywards tho'
Forum: The lounge 18th August 2018
Replies: 81
Views: 3,033
Posted By MJ224
Re: Anyone here in to drones/quadcopters?

On an Ebay Auction at the mo...………………..*chr
Forum: The lounge 18th August 2018
Replies: 81
Views: 3,033
Posted By MJ224
Re: Anyone here in to drones/quadcopters?

Just bitten the Bait…………………..

Ugh...…………….*chr
Forum: The lounge 12th February 2018
Replies: 81
Views: 3,033
Posted By MJ224
Re: Anyone here in to drones/quadcopters?

Interesting. A couple of years ago I bought several. They were too tricky for me to fly, reactions not fast enough. I did tinker with the idea of using the photography for volume surveys, but the...
Forum: The lounge 7th February 2018
Replies: 81
Views: 3,033
Posted By MJ224
Re: Anyone here in to drones/quadcopters?

Me too..............*chr

Next time, say cheese Ian.................
:):)
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