SBS Registered User
#826

tedpan said:
I'll contact Gearbest, do you want to try one of the other suppliers?


I dug out the order for the Xiaomi phone I bought a few years ago with zero customs offer. Their Aliexpress store is gone. Will do some digging to see if I can find any current alternatives.

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tedpan Registered User
#827

SBS
I dug out the order for the Xiaomi phone I bought a few years ago with zero customs offer. Their Aliexpress store is gone. Will do some digging to see if I can find any current alternatives.


Nice one!

11James11 Registered User
#828

Gearbest seem to have a polish warehouse now with the drone in stock so hopefully they will stock some batteries and spare parts soon.Lindell is a rep on here she might be some help?

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tedpan Registered User
#829

11James11
is a rep on here she might be some help?


Cheers, I'll contact her directly. The gearbest site is not straight forward if you don't have a messenger account.

madmoe Registered User
#830

Hi all,
Not to be thread spoling or going off topic but I just saw a post from Lindell at Gearbest about the DJI Spark Mini being on flash sale. It's €388 as well but of the two is the Xiaomi Mi Drone 4K much better? Does the DJI Spark Mini shoot in 4K? I'm a bit of a noob to all this so any advice would be appreciated.

Thanks,
M

tedpan Registered User
#831

madmoe
Hi all, Not to be thread spoling or going off topic but I just saw a post from Lindell at Gearbest about the DJI Spark Mini being on flash sale. It's €388 as well but of the two is the Xiaomi Mi Drone 4K much better? Does the DJI Spark Mini shoot in 4K? I'm a bit of a noob to all this so any advice would be appreciated.



Its a totally different unit, although both great quadcopters. Size is a big difference, 4k Vs 1080p. Range is a factor too, especially when the spark doesn't include a controller. The DJI app is better than the mi Drone app, there are regular updates and improvements though. Watch some reviews on YouTube, both give outstanding results

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tedpan Registered User
#832



This was next in my YouTube recommendations!! Haven't watched it yet

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eringobragh Registered User
#833

After the saga of Novembers missing orders I finally got one from the Polish warehouse within the week - no customs

I finally got around to flying it for the first time and all I can say is wow - its super easy to fly and unbelievable value for money

Most people on here will be windows users (no offence), but 2 things to note as a Ubuntu 16 user

1) exFAT support isn't included - run the command below from terminal

sudo apt-get install exfat-utils exfat-fuse

2) VLC is ultra choppy and unusable - possibly my laptop (its a core i3 with 4GB RAM)

Gnomeplayer works flawlessly - command below

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install gnome-mplayer

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madmoe Registered User
#834

eringobragh said:
After the saga of Novembers missing orders I finally got one from the Polish warehouse within the week - no customs

I finally got around to flying it for the first time and all I can say is wow - its super easy to fly and unbelievable value for money

Most people on here will be windows users (no offence), but 2 things to note as a Ubuntu 16 user

1) exFAT support isn't included - run the command below from terminal

sudo apt-get install exfat-utils exfat-fuse

2) VLC is ultra choppy and unusable - possibly my laptop (its a core i3 with 4GB RAM)

Gnomeplayer works flawlessly - command below

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install gnome-mplayer


You have pretty much sold me on buying this but how do I go about ensuring it comes from the Polish warehouse when I order it?

Thanks,
Mark

madmoe Registered User
#835

tedpan said:


This was next in my YouTube recommendations!! Haven't watched it yet


Many thanks! Having looked at that I think it's the Xiaomi for me! What sort of plug does the battery charger come with?

Cheers,
M

eringobragh Registered User
#836

madmoe said:
You have pretty much sold me on buying this but how do I go about ensuring it comes from the Polish warehouse when I order it?

Thanks,
Mark


Its GW-4 option - its slightly more expensive then the China warehouse

madmoe said:
Many thanks! Having looked at that I think it's the Xiaomi for me! What sort of plug does the battery charger come with?

Cheers,
M


Its a china plug but comes with an adapter. I just left it in the box and used a proper fused lead I had at home.The lead is a figure of 8 plug (the type that comes with radios) . Most houses will have a half dozen lying about the place.

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eringobragh Registered User
#837

is it just mine or does anyone elses remote control take forever to charge?

tedpan Registered User
#838

eringobragh
is it just mine or does anyone elses remote control take forever to charge?


Depends on what you're charging it with. I use a fast charger that came with my phone, takes up to 2 hours, but then lasts for ages

eringobragh Registered User
#839

tedpan said:
Depends on what you're charging it with. I use a fast charger that came with my phone, takes up to 2 hours, but then lasts for ages


Its a 2AMP charger afaik its in there about an hour and second LED is only flashing

tedpan Registered User
#840

eringobragh
Its a 2AMP charger afaik its in there about an hour and second LED is only flashing


That's weird, same as mine. Unplug it and try a different cable/adapter

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