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10-09-2020, 16:02   #2011
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It does have a checkout, but it didn't actually say you needed to checkout on the instructions.. Its only a fiver, so i might as well pay it..
I did. I now have my registration number and can fly above 15m. Handy if you get some grasshole giving you grief for flying "illegally".
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Can I ask, this thread is nearly 3 years old so are people still buying off the original link or is there an updated one now?

Original link shows €776
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Can I ask, this thread is nearly 3 years old so are people still buying off the original link or is there an updated one now?

Original link shows €776
It's kinda morphed into the Xiaomi/Fimi thread now. Most recently about the Fimi X8 SE 2020.
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What's the situation with FIMI care, should I get? What does it offer? How much extra is it?

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It's not really essential, and comes down to how much work you are willing to do yourself for any repairs.

If you are planning on taking up flying as a hobby or as a profession etc. it is recommended that you do the repairs yourself, none are extremely difficult.

If you don't trust yourself and don't have any plans ever touching it other than to fly, then get it.
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It's not really essential, and comes down to how much work you are willing to do yourself for any repairs.

If you are planning on taking up flying as a hobby or as a profession etc. it is recommended that you do the repairs yourself, none are extremely difficult.

If you don't trust yourself and don't have any plans ever touching it other than to fly, then get it.
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Batteries are back in stock from the Czech warehouse: [60,37€ 37% OFF]FIMI X8 SE RC Quadcopter Spare Parts 11.4V 4500mAh Lipo Battery RC Parts from Toys Hobbies and Robot on banggood
https://banggood.app.link/GmaVyJ7vJ9
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i've the original one in the first post, only used it once. How much would they sell for now?
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Looking at getting a tab for the drone. Does anyone with more tech knowledge know if this is suitable. It's not screen size I'm looking for just a tab that's capable of doing the job instead of the mobile... TIA
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Looking at getting a tab for the drone. Does anyone with more tech knowledge know if this is suitable. It's not screen size I'm looking for just a tab that's capable of doing the job instead of the mobile... TIA
A 10" tablet won't fit in the controller. Max is 8"
A few guys on the Fimi forums are using a Teclast P80X from Banggoood. and finding it good. Only about € 60 to € 70 when on special. I have it and can confirm it fits perfectly but I find the screen is not bright enough but that just may be my eyesight !!!
I'm using an Ipad mini 2 at the moment. Fits perfectly runs smoothly and screen is bright enough and no lag. Also some indications are the Fimi App runs better on IOS that android and some of the smart tracking functionalities work on IOS and won't work on Android.
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A 10" tablet won't fit in the controller. Max is 8"
A few guys on the Fimi forums are using a Teclast P80X from Banggoood. and finding it good. Only about € 60 to € 70 when on special. I have it and can confirm it fits perfectly but I find the screen is not bright enough but that just may be my eyesight !!!
I'm using an Ipad mini 2 at the moment. Fits perfectly runs smoothly and screen is bright enough and no lag. Also some indications are the Fimi App runs better on IOS that android and some of the smart tracking functionalities work on IOS and won't work on Android.
Thanks Tweaky for that info. Don't wanna invest in an iPad just for the drone. I'll prob go for ur suggestion or something like it.
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Decent value for a new battery. €66 delivered, and not hostage to the awful Banggood.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/...G9HXHO4G&psc=1
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Decent value for a new battery. €66 delivered, and not hostage to the awful Banggood.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/...G9HXHO4G&psc=1
It's stlll coming from China, and with pretty shoddy business details!

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My extra battery arrived from Banggood China warehouse three and half weeks after ordering. It had an August production date on it, charged it up and took it out for a first test today and had no issue, just went 2.5km away and brought her back with about 30% left on it.
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Decent value for a new battery. €66 delivered, and not hostage to the awful Banggood.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/...G9HXHO4G&psc=1
I honestly find Banggood fairly decent (*for a Chinese store*) to deal with.
The issues with the drone were obviously down to FIMI.
I have found them decent for refunds, replacements and fulfilling warranties..
I don't think I have been able to say that about any other Chinese store, including JD/Joybuy as much.
That's not to say I or others haven't had issues, but if you are aware that they don't have to honour anything and that their policies are often being taken advantage of, with claims often made against them erroneously (as happens with many stores from abroad) due to shipping errors that are no fault of theirs, you can kind of see their reasoning for their policies.
Before this post goes all internetty and people wonder why I am defending banggood... It's mostly because I have had most type of issues with them (not as unusual as you may think) and they have always found a way of coming to a mutual agreement where possible.
Other stores - which I refuse to deal with on any level, have in the past tried to keep my money and the returned items, - and not small amounts either.
I have zero association with banggood, and for the most part I find them expensive (which I put down to their customer service policies), and most of the time I can find an item just as cheap from amazon or another store that operates under EU warranty laws, but when a good quality item is needed and hard to find from the EU or as a result is priced higher, if hard to find here for the same price, I find banggood good to deal with.

I am fairly cut.
I left my neighbours an hour and a half ago and I am on my 2nd brown bear beer from Aldi since leaving, had a few there. I think I am finding out that they are fairly strong

That may have something to do with my extra long post.

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