Anyone Using A Drone?

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    Not hard, but these cameras are close to $500 alone. That one is Phantom 4. Phantom 3 are now real cheap. You also need a controller, a RC, to fly, and they do not come with a screen so you need a tablet or smartphone
     
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    Do you control them through the tablet/phone?
     
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    So, a phantom 3 pro ~250 would be a good choice? I'm not super knowledgable about them.
     
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    Hmm...video downloader card, Radio control extenders....I can see where this would become a very expensive hobby. lol

    I'm trying to justify to the wife a $300 co2 laser tube for the laser engraver/cutter.

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    What you should do first is go to youtube and search Pantom 3 tutorials, there are dozens of them. Spend a couple days watching those, then search e-bay for drones with a controller, battery and drone with camera all ready to fly.

    It's not rocket science. And when you get it, do not try and fly it in the house. LOL
     
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    No, you don't need all that crap, the drone should come with it. SD cards are $2 if you need one, extenders are like refrigerators sold to eskimos. Without extenders you can fly way further than you can still see the drone.
     
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    Good video, NoVote! I'd love to have a drone. Back in the dark ages before I enlisted, I built and flew model airplanes. Problem with me getting a drone is the most wide-open area with the most interesting stuff is Federal land with NO DRONE signs posted prominently about. :dunno:

    About ten years ago, I think, our local NBC affiliate got rid of its helicopter and got a drone. They get some amazing footage with it.
     
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    I watch a lot of TV and most of the ads out there are now made with drones, you can see how it's done. It's becoming more and more used for all kinds of things.

    I'm retired now and old and worn out, but if drones had come out 20 years ago, there are all kinds of uses for them, inspecting buildings, roofs, roads, bridges, they now have IR cameras and would be better than dogs or in addition to dogs for top of the line security busainesses. I get new ideas all the time after a lifetime in construction. LOL
     
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    Yeah, they were just examples of all the other "cool' stuff that can be had for the enthusiast.

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