Considering Drone

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  1. Space Face

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    I'm considering getting an entry level drone. The DJI Mini (Flymore Combo) seems to fit the bill from the reviews and tutorials I've looked at and price point. I'd be using it for general aerial videography and the odd still image.

    Any advice or suggestions appreciated.


     
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    I'm now looking at the DJI Mavic Air II (Flymore Combo). Twice the price of the Mini but packs so much more features and quality. Any advice welcomed.
     
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    I know nothing about drones other than I like watching arial video shot with them. What does your research say about that model?
     
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    100% get the mavic air II.. you’ll outgrow the mini really fast. I started with a DJI spark and upgraded within a few short months because I found it lacking.

    Make sure you watch plenty of tutorials, and understand your area’s laws regarding drone use. Take it seriously and make sure you’re not putting manned aircraft or people on the ground at risk.

    My drone is one of the best purchases I ever made and I highly reccomend one to anyone who enjoys photography because it makes boring scenes close to home exciting again.
     
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    I am interested in doing this as well, so will be watching this thread. If you end up with some specific recommendations, I would love to see them shared here. Many thanks!
     
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    I've watched many hours of video's on YouTube and the Air 2 seems to be the best bang for buck at around £950 for the Flymore Combo. I'm coming very close to getting that.
     
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    Thanks Destin. As above, I've watched loads of videos and checked up on the registration, rules, regs and legal situation. The Air II certainly seems to be a wonderful bit of kit.

    Cheers again, appreciated.
     
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    Thanks, as above, there's very little negative about this model at the price point.

    Cheers.
     
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    Practice, practice, practice in a small open area before venturing further afield or aloft. Keep in mind, wind speed and direction can change rapidly close to the surface. It may be reasonably calm on the surface and a bit breezy starting as little as 33 meters (100 feet) off the ground.

    Mine is a little no name unit but the feature I like is a takeoff button that pops it up to a couple meters into a hover. From there I can trim it and then start flying.
     
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    Thanks for the input. I think you are right about the practice. Baby steps for me I think. A lot of money at stake if I jump ahead of my skill level and smash or lose the craft.
     
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    The rules and regulations surrounding them in the US has steered me away from them. Everywhere I want to fly them seems to be off limits. Otherwise I would be all over this!
     
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    Just had a quick look at a map for my area and it's fairly open, thankfully.
     

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