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First Drone

Discussion in 'Drones' started by wood714, Jun 16, 2023.

  1. Jun 16, 2023 at 12:05 PM
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    wood714

    wood714 [OP] Got any Quaaludes?

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    I'm thinking about buying one, just to mess around with.

    What would be a good beginner drone, should I buy a cheap one due to no doubt crash and burn or should I buy a better one with more features?
     
  2. Jun 16, 2023 at 1:02 PM
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    ToyoTaco25

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    What are you wanting to do with this quadcopter? Like are you just wanting to fly FPV/freestyle or are you wanting a DJI to do photography/videography? I don't have any experience with any DJI's or that style.

    If you just want to just fly around freestyle in FPV or LOS, I'd highly recommend a NewBeeDrone AcroBee to start with. That's what I learned on. They are small quadcopters that are very forgiving. You can crash the hell out of them and not be out a lot of money or have a lot of parts to replace. Frames and props are super cheap. Great company, good service, good prices.

    You can get their starter kit bundle that includes all you need to get in the air. https://newbeedrone.com/collections/fpv-drones-bnf-rtf/products/blv3-rtf-v1-2
    The AcroBee is what's called a "Whoop" or sometimes "Tiny Whoop". Great for flying around in the house or office. Not heavy enough to damage or break anything.
    The transmitter (controller) and goggles that come in this kit are very basic but will do good enough while you learn.

    I'd also recommend getting a flight simulator to practice your flying on the computer before in real life. You can crash all you want in a sim and not be out any money or time. Plus you can do sims for fixed wings, planes, helicopters, etc..

    I've been out of the quadcopter game for about a year but I'm ready to get back into it. It's a fun hobby! Once you get experience, you can start building your own quads and that's fun in itself.

    Look up Joshua Bardwell on Youtube. He's got tons of informational videos for beginners and experts. https://www.youtube.com/@JoshuaBardwell
     
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  3. Jun 23, 2023 at 9:37 PM
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    wood714

    wood714 [OP] Got any Quaaludes?

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    Really just for fun. I'm heavy into photography, so I'd like to use it for cool pics, and video's if I can find a decent video editing program. I have Photoshop for pics, if it takes good enough ones. One I bought and will get Saturday claims to have a kinda good camera.

    Honestly just seeing things from a different prospective will be cool too.

    I bought this one.

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0BRFK78HC?ref=ppx_yo2ov_dt_b_product_details
     
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  4. Jul 13, 2023 at 4:29 PM
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  5. Jul 14, 2023 at 10:18 AM
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  6. Jul 14, 2023 at 3:12 PM
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    wood714 [OP] Got any Quaaludes?

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    The video quality of these are too good, but I like images best. Love that it shoots in RAW.

    Took this from my backyard.

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    From the beach.

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    ICW.

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    Video I did from my backyard the day I got it. Nothing of interest thou, just messing around.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VzMm39NO2Bc
     
  7. Aug 6, 2023 at 1:07 PM
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    bought my first drone 7/29, passed faa part 107 8/04! got a good deal on a mini 2 because the owner upgraded to a mini 3.

    IMG_3791.jpg
     
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  8. Aug 6, 2023 at 1:25 PM
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    You could mess around with this one. It has decent features. Probably should wait and see what kind of deals they are running for Prime days.
    [​IMG]
     
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  9. Aug 19, 2023 at 9:46 PM
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    A quick video from the Blue Ridge Parkway today.
     
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  10. Aug 19, 2023 at 10:25 PM
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  11. Sep 26, 2023 at 10:15 PM
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  12. Sep 27, 2023 at 3:29 AM
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    Yeah. Don't remind me.
     
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  13. Sep 27, 2023 at 7:25 AM
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    I am not a photographer or a videographer, just want one to play with, but also want a good one
     
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