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Old 22 November 2013, 09:29   #1
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I am just in the process of ordering one of these - Storm Drone 6 - with all the bells and whistles such as stabilized camera mount. Will flu it off the back of the boat to film events etc. The GPS model is great as it has an automatic return to base etc. You get amazing pics from these - and the whole package is not that expensive.

Does anyone have any experience of drones - is anyone aware of any licencing laws in the UK? I have seen them used at events abroad recently (eg France) and the operators said they just used them freely.
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Old 22 November 2013, 09:36   #2
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Check THIS out Data protection also come into it... As well as 3rd party Insurance, as we must have for R/C Aircraft,
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Old 22 November 2013, 09:39   #3
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Is the unit waterproof ? You know murphys law states it will end in the water... looking forward to seeing some footage.
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Old 22 November 2013, 11:40   #6
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I was going to get one earlier in the year and did a fair bit of research. The best I found at the time was this one......

SteadiDrone QU4D RTF - Ready To Fly

Not cheap but has the gimbal for mounting the go pro and you can angle the arms to minimise the rotors being in the film. The video at the bottom of the page is great.

Ended up buying another outboard instead on the list for next year
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I am just in the process of ordering one of these - Storm Drone 6 - with all the bells and whistles such as stabilized camera mount. Will flu it off the back of the boat to film events etc. The GPS model is great as it has an automatic return to base etc. You get amazing pics from these - and the whole package is not that expensive.

Does anyone have any experience of drones - is anyone aware of any licencing laws in the UK? I have seen them used at events abroad recently (eg France) and the operators said they just used them freely.
Might be worth sending a Pm to Ribraff....

I'm sure he can give you good advice...

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I have a few here, if it's your first then don't go that complicated or expensive, have a look at the DJI stuff, their controllers are considered the best out there and you can get something in the air for under 500 - that's before you add camera gear. There are a few waterproof options out there, just google waterproof quadcopter.

If you are new to flying RC things then buy a Blade MQX to learn on, you get everything you need in a box for 100. These things look easy and fun but there is a lot to learn.

There are a lot of rules out there, even down down to needing a commercial pilots license if you fly for money and be careful if you start to put video transmitters on them - do the research before you get your credit card out.

If anyone fancies learning to fly or needs any guidance then I'm happy to lend a hand, it's a great thing to do when the cold weather sets in - I thought about using mine to film the RIB but didn't fancy the landing, be a pity if the blades hit the tubes.

This is a good deal but I'd go for a Quad to start with.
http://www.buildyourowndrone.co.uk/D...h3-2d-f550.htm
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I have a few here, if it's your first then don't go that complicated or expensive, have a look at the DJI stuff, their controllers are considered the best out there and you can get something in the air for under 500 - that's before you add camera gear. There are a few waterproof options out there, just google waterproof quadcopter.

If you are new to flying RC things then buy a Blade MQX to learn on, you get everything you need in a box for 100. These things look easy and fun but there is a lot to learn.

There are a lot of rules out there, even down down to needing a commercial pilots license if you fly for money and be careful if you start to put video transmitters on them - do the research before you get your credit card out.

If anyone fancies learning to fly or needs any guidance then I'm happy to lend a hand, it's a great thing to do when the cold weather sets in - I thought about using mine to film the RIB but didn't fancy the landing, be a pity if the blades hit the tubes.

This is a good deal but I'd go for a Quad to start with.
http://www.buildyourowndrone.co.uk/D...h3-2d-f550.htm
Cool a man in the know! Are they easier to fly then helis. Still on hovering with my 450 qs heli
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