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23-07-2020, 15:01   #1891
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How was the packaging and the condition of the box and drone. Seen a lot of complaints about the ones coming from China warehouse being banged up and drones sometimes damaged.
Getting mine on Monday. Away for a few days staycation so had to postpone today’s delivery. Typical spend the last 3 months at home waiting for it and the minute I go away it arrives 😀😀😀
Mine was perfect. No issues with box or packaging or drone within.. worth the wait in my opinion..
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23-07-2020, 15:02   #1892
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When did you order it? Mine hasn’t moved from Liege in over a month now.
I order mine on the 18/4..
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Mine is now at the PostNL sorting center, 14 days after landing at Liege .. so I'm guessing that was the 2 weeks Corona isolation
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When did you order it? Mine hasn’t moved from Liege in over a month now.
So AliExpress tracker says "Last Mile Carrier" but PostNL tracker now says "The item is on transport to the country of destination" with last update yesterday. So I guess its not in Ireland yet.

Ordered on June 20th.
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25-07-2020, 20:24   #1895
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Sry to hijack this, but just wondering has anyone had a problem with communication between phone and drone.. having issues with my 5T pairing up..?? Have to delete the app each time to get it going
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26-07-2020, 14:52   #1896
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While I've being focused on my connection issues between RC and drone, got rectified thanks to FB group of same, I noticed that the green led wasn't flashing but on further inspection and comparison I noticed a bigger gap on the arm compared to other one... FB group advise not to fly it as it'll crash. 3 months waiting for this... FML....
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26-07-2020, 16:02   #1897
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Sorry to hear of your troubles MorganIRL.

I finally got around to actually giving mine a spin this morning.
Very pleased with the performance. Really smooth flying and surprisingly quick if not in beginners mode.

Remember to start of slow and learn how to use the software.
I'm going to spend the day flying around my garden and annoying my dog
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Has anybody taken their drone on a flight? I assume it needs to be taken as carry on... I have the mi drone 4k and the backpack style case, is there a limit to the number of spare batteries that I can bring?
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While I've being focused on my connection issues between RC and drone, got rectified thanks to FB group of same, I noticed that the green led wasn't flashing but on further inspection and comparison I noticed a bigger gap on the arm compared to other one... FB group advise not to fly it as it'll crash. 3 months waiting for this... FML....

Can you share a pic? Sounds awful..
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26-07-2020, 19:45   #1900
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Has anybody taken their drone on a flight? I assume it needs to be taken as carry on... I have the mi drone 4k and the backpack style case, is there a limit to the number of spare batteries that I can bring?

Never taken my mi drone abroad, the last time I had 3 battery packs for the mavic air with me in carry on with no issues.
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Can you share a pic? Sounds awful..
Well I decided not to wait for banggood to get back to me, if ever, and done the baking soda and super glue option which was suggested in FB grp of drone. Done a test fly and it didn't fall from the sky. I'll attach a pic of what it looked like before I glued. What I will say it's a savage drone for someone that wants it for the craic. I'm only a hobbyist but it's so easy to fly and I never had a drone before.
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Maybe it was damaged in transit? That looks like it took a heavy shock, very disappointing that it's cracked that badly..

Anyway, glad you're happy with it, the technology is amazing. Can't wait to get my hands on one of these..
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Going on from my earlier post re: damage. Does anyone know if replacement arms can be gotten. Can't seem to source them from my general search. Can anyone point me towards a more specific site, cause I'm sure my soda and glue trick won't work if I/when I crash
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Going on from my earlier post re: damage. Does anyone know if replacement arms can be gotten. Can't seem to source them from my general search. Can anyone point me towards a more specific site, cause I'm sure my soda and glue trick won't work if I/when I crash

Maybe here - https://www.aliexpress.com/item/33016095398.html
or here - https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4000173343864.html


The first are for the 2020 model, but iirc all of the fimi x8 models use the same.
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27-07-2020, 02:31   #1905
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Maybe here - https://www.aliexpress.com/item/33016095398.html
or here - https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4000173343864.html


The first are for the 2020 model, but iirc all of the fimi x8 models use the same.
Thks Suckit, perfect. I might as well order one of each and they'll be here by Xmas.. :-)
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