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21-10-2020, 21:28   #2056
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How would this drone compare to a mavic mini which is around the same price?
Mavic Mini is about one third of the weight and won't handle wind as well. Mavic might have slightly better camera quality but not up to 4k. Mavic will definitely have better support and warranty.
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22-10-2020, 02:07   #2057
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In stock in CZ warehouse

https://www.banggood.com/Xiaomi-FIMI...r_warehouse=CZ

Try BGFIMIX899 to get it down to € 311
Just ordered this. Been using a tello drone to see if I would enjoy using a drone and love it even if it's just a toy/beginner drone.

Anything else you guys think I should order?
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Just ordered this. Been using a tello drone to see if I would enjoy using a drone and love it even if it's just a toy/beginner drone.

Anything else you guys think I should order?
I'm the same, I have a FIMI on the way but just bought the cheapest version I could find on Banggood and no accessories at all. Are the landing H pads in all the YouTube videos I see really important?

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22-10-2020, 11:04   #2059
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I'm the same, I have a FIMI on the way but just bought the cheapest version I could find on Banggood and no accessories at all. Are the landing H pads in all the YouTube videos I see really important?

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Everyone seems to have a landing pad on YouTube. What price did you get charged? I got charged €328.26 using Revolut.

Been up until 4am watching videos of the drone haha. Some guy in Hawaii travelled the full 5km that they advertise it can do. Absolute madness.
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I'm the same, I have a FIMI on the way but just bought the cheapest version I could find on Banggood and no accessories at all. Are the landing H pads in all the YouTube videos I see really important?

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Mine "landed" yesterday... sorry! Couldn't resist.

I've a mate who flys drones professionally - so I've zero actual experience myself BUT having seen his "smaller" drones landing, I'd be wary of the FIMI tipping to the side on uneven ground (damaging props) and I don't fancy those prop guards...

So, I'll be making a DIY landing pad ASAP.

Can't wait to take it on it's first flight - but have a lot of reading to do/vids to watch first! Especially around calibration.
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22-10-2020, 11:30   #2061
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Mine "landed" yesterday... sorry! Couldn't resist.

I've a mate who flys drones professionally - so I've zero actual experience myself BUT having seen his "smaller" drones landing, I'd be wary of the FIMI tipping to the side on uneven ground (damaging props) and I don't fancy those prop guards...

So, I'll be making a DIY landing pad ASAP.

Can't wait to take it on it's first flight - but have a lot of reading to do/vids to watch first! Especially around calibration.
It has an auto-land button on the controller and in the app and ultrasonic sensor on the bottom.

I've had racing quads in the past and very rarely "landed" , but this type of drone is much easier to handle - it'll do almost everything itself.
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Can't wait to take it on it's first flight - but have a lot of reading to do/vids to watch first! Especially around calibration.
Don't be afraid to look daft by holding it out in front of you as you step around in circles to calibrate the compass. If you try to just rotate the drone itself, it's not as easy to do.
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BTW - IAA Registration is €5 at the moment but this will go up to €30 at the end of next month

https://www.iaa.ie/general-aviation/...r-registration
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BTW - IAA Registration is €5 at the moment but this will go up to €30 at the end of next month

https://www.iaa.ie/general-aviation/...r-registration
Does everyone register? Like would I get a knock on the door from the Garda for flying my drone?

I'm really new to this, I have 1 day experience with a flimsy tello drone.

The maps show that drones are banned from the Phoenix park. I wonder why? Seems like the 1 place in Dublin where drones would be absolutely allowed

I'll definitely have to become a regular on the drone forum
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Does everyone register? Like would I get a knock on the door from the Garda for flying my drone?

I'm really new to this, I have 1 day experience with a flimsy tello drone.

The maps show that drones are banned from the Phoenix park. I wonder why? Seems like the 1 place in Dublin where drones would be absolutely allowed

I'll definitely have to become a regular on the drone forum
You should register for sure, and you cant argue with a fiver really.

"Currently, all drones over 1kg and drones operated above 15m (50ft), must be registered with the IAA. However, on December 31st 2020 the EU drone Regulation comes into effect, which will require all drone operators using any drone over 250grams, or those with a camera or sensor to be registered. By registering with the IAA at this time you will automatically meet the new EU requirements. ."

They also send you a sticker with a registration number on it to mark your drone in case it gets lost.
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Got the drone yesterday. Delivered within 2 weeks from czech warehouse. Fairly decent. Have it reggied and all ready to go.
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22-10-2020, 14:00   #2067
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They also send you a sticker with a registration number on it to mark your drone in case it gets lost.
That changed in September. You register yourself now, not the drone. They give you a kind of cert to print out, but no stickers.
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That changed in September. You register yourself now, not the drone. They give you a kind of cert to print out, but no stickers.
I got my sticker in the post on the 25th of September, but registered a couple of weeks before that, so it must have changed in the meantime.
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22-10-2020, 14:40   #2069
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I got my sticker in the post on the 25th of September, but registered a couple of weeks before that, so it must have changed in the meantime.
Was that through IAA or MySRS? Did you have register a drone model and serial number?
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Was that through IAA or MySRS? Did you have register a drone model and serial number?
IAA, no serial number was asked for, the make, model and weight was though, IIRC.
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