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Anyone have a drone?

What brand and model is it?

Do you like it?

Do you use it much? For what....if anything?
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alanjh595 wrote: Jun 21st, 2022, 4:45 pm Anyone have a drone?

What brand and model is it?

Do you like it?

Do you use it much? For what....if anything?
I used to. I found them a little hard to fly for orientation. That takes practice. So I went to planes and powered gliders. But I haven't done any of that for a few years now for other reasons and just recently someone stole some of my stuff from a locker. If anyone comes across a Spektrum radio for sale and some other stuff that I could identify then that's stolen property.

Be very aware of the line in the sand designation of 250g all up weight. You go into all sorts of rules and regulations if you fly more weight than that.

Drone has a negative connotation. Try to think of terms like multi-rotor or quad-copter. Technically they're now called UAV - unmanned aerial vehicle. That covers all aircraft. I like to think of quad or plane or glider.
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I do not have a drone, although, I used to have an RC heli.

I've been drone-curious and it seems as though the best bang for the bux is the DJI. If you chose the under 250g category there's no need for a license. I'd probably do the DJI Mini 3 seeing it is newer and better. There is simulation software available if you want to practice without breaking your drone.
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Flying a heavier drone requires a lot of paperwork and here is where you can find some info.

https://www.navcanada.ca/en/flight-plan ... nning.aspx

It's better than it was but still requires registration etc.

Here is a map of restricted areas.
https://map.navdrone.ca/

I have a micro drone that lasts a few minutes and has a small camera. Basically a toy.
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Thank you to those that replied thus far.

I have been looking at DJI. I was looking at the higher end machine ($6,000+). I am just considering a possible new hobby, due to having to give up my current hobby.

I am considering options and possibilities at this time. Something that I can carry in my car and handle alone.

I was also looking at a robot dog from Unitree robotics. I like the Boston Dynamics "Spot" but I think $75,000++ is a bit much for something I wouldn't know what I could use it for.
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I had a DJI Phantom pro and for a little while, it was a lot of fun. Then the regulations started to kick in and some of the shine was taken off.

I loved the hi resolution photos though and took thousands of pictures and videos.

I would strongly suggest that you buy at least one extra battery and a custom case to carry it all in.

I used to bring a small (30 x 40) folding table to set everything up on and to land it on.

They can be a lot of fun and they also have some very practical uses.

I shot a video of a cyclist using an electric folding bike up a long steep hill to demonstrate it's durability. That was fun.

Anyhow, whatever you buy, enjoy it and be careful in the beginning. They're easier to crash than you might think and replacing camera's etc. is pricey.

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I am giving serious consideration to the DJI Mavic 3 Cine

Anyone have any experience with getting certification through Transport Canada?
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This puppy is pretty cool. A thermal camera for search and rescue is far out man.

The Matrice M30 from DJI. Great option, and still cheaper than Spot.
https://drones.measur.ca/products/matrice-30t
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