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Old 14 May 2015, 10:07   #11
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You'll have to post your experiences with it so we can all get one and pay twice the price once they're out of pre-order!
Or buy something better and cheaper that will inevitably have hit the market by the time this thing actually ships
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DJI look like they are for those who are seriously into it though, a bit of a price jump.

The airdog looks pretty cool, more expensive than the lilly and more similar to the dji phantom prices. Not waterproof but you can put your own gopro on it, replaceable batteries and with a proper gimbal. Also pre-order.
DJI is cheaper than lily at launch though by quite a lot. Leaves enough for a gopro or one of the cheaper equivs if you prefer.

Of course the current DJI models you need to learn to fly and point. You could get into FPV which is another ballgame so we won't go there, although it is brilliant.

Gopro will probably be doing this too I would think, however it will be mega bucks as with everything they make.

Personally I'd say a phantom and sjcam 5000 plus is way to go if you want something now and want to learn to fly them. Failing that maybe get the lily now at a good price or see what else comes. No way they will sell for 1000 bucks, that is fairy land so I wouldn't worry.

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Old 17 May 2015, 07:56   #13
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Glad I saw this thread, will hang on to my money and wait to se JKs test report in 9-36 months ;-)
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The legality of using one is also worth considering, someone was fined 3500 quid not long ago for his drone flying out of control and crashed near a sub base.....the dude was only a few miles away from it to begin with so somewhat self inflicted. Even though he had no control over the model he got the blame as if you put it in air you are responsible.
actually it appears he was fined 800 quid and costs of 3500. The costs are so high because he plead not guilty then failed to turn up (and in England they assume you are guilty then). The court never considered whether he had still committed a crime if he was no longer in control.
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Have you looked into the sales tax issue.?

I recently took delivery of some of these that were a pre order

https://www.thetileapp.com/

They did arrive (6 months after predicted release date) but I was stung with a 20 tax bill I had to pay. In fact I just got a letter through the door saying I needed to go to a local Royal Mail office and pay 20....without knowing exactly what I was paying for.!!

They wouldn't let me have the package until I paid the tax and it was soooo long after I'd pre ordered I'd forgotten that I'd ordered them.!!

Good luck with the pre order and I'd be looking for a review when you finally get your hands on one.

I suspect this may be one of those 'holy thread revival' moments.!!

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So how is the tile?!!! How long do they last without charging? Do they work everywhere? Etc
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actually it appears he was fined 800 quid and costs of 3500. The costs are so high because he plead not guilty then failed to turn up (and in England they assume you are guilty then). The court never considered whether he had still committed a crime if he was no longer in control.
You put it in the air you are responsible, period.

There is more to that case than is in the public realm.

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Glad I saw this thread, will hang on to my money and wait to se JKs test report in 9-36 months ;-)

That's just not cricket. I'm relying on 50 of you buying them via my affiliate link
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Have you looked into the sales tax issue.?
I'm expecting to pay 20% VAT plus the inevitable "handling charge" of 10-20.

By the time it eventually arrives the pain of actually buying it will be ancient history so it will seem like a proper bargain!
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So how is the tile?!!! How long do they last without charging? Do they work everywhere? Etc




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