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09-08-2017, 20:40   #1
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Xiaomi Mi Drone 4k - 393 euro including delivery

I know most will think this is a lot to spend on a drone although this could be used for both fun and professional requirements.

Xiaomi 4k Gearbest

The drone is solid, simple to use, quick and incredibly stable.

It records in 4K 2160p 30FPS , 1440p 60FPS & 1080p 30/50/60/100FPS.

I can't recommend this quad enough, I've flown it a few times, here's some footage from the weekend



Here's the Xiaomi Mi Drone Thread
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09-08-2017, 21:19   #2
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Excellent footage. Is it hard to get the hang of flying this? Or any drone in particular. I ordered one for 30€ just to get started and to practice.
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Excellent footage. Is it hard to get the hang of flying this? Or any drone in particular. I ordered one for 30€ just to get started and to practice.
Cheers. No it's really simple to fly, it stays in the same position when you let go of the controls and returns to home if you fly out of range(approx 4kms). I think this drone lets you forget about flying and focus more on cool camera shots.

I'd say after an hour you'd be flying like a pro.

Best of luck with the little quad, you can see if you like drones or not. Although there would be a huge difference in the way they fly.
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Not into drones myself but a youtuber I watch (Techtablets,com) posted a really good review of this recently for anyone looking at buying this.



It looks to be great value when you look at the price of some of the competitors.
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Brush up on the law of flying drones before you go flying.

Anything over 1kg (which this drone appears to be) should be registered with the IAA, no flying beyond 300m or visual line of site etc.

Good map of airspace here: https://www.flyryte.com/airspace/

Just because it's not enforced doesn't mean it's OK to break the law, especially when you could be a risk to manned aircraft.
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Yep, totally understand, I use the airmap app to let me know where's safe and stay below 120metres. I also registered on the IAA site for a fiver.
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Just a heads up. That will most likely attract the attention of customs, and you will probably be asked for an extra €100 at the door.

Unless it is the EU Warehouse, which it does not seem to be.
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So would you be better off buying of TomTop and pay the bit extra. I had placed it in the basket at €411 and signed up but Didn't go through with the purchase.

Tomtop then emailed me with a 4% discount off 1st purchase.

Still undecided.
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So would you be better off buying of TomTop and pay the bit extra. I had placed it in the basket at €411 and signed up but Didn't go through with the purchase.

Tomtop then emailed me with a 4% discount off 1st purchase.

Still undecided.
Yes, Tomtop is €411 (€407 if you pay in USD and use Revolut or N26). (It works out at €391 with your 4% off and paying in USD)
There are also 300 new signup discount points (200 with New Sign up and 100 with Newsletter Subscription).
And they will pay any customs fees.
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Yes, Tomtop is €411 (€407 if you pay in USD and use Revolut or N26). (It works out at €391 with your 4% off and paying in USD)
There are also 300 new signup discount points (200 with New Sign up and 100 with Newsletter Subscription).
And they will pay any customs fees.
This could finally swing my decision😉

The footage that the OP shot is class and I think the home feature is a great option.
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I'm buying a house right by there, great footage
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Just a heads up. That will most likely attract the attention of customs, and you will probably be asked for an extra €100 at the door.
I've never paid customs with Gearbest and have ordered 5 drones now for me and friends. But I suppose there's always a risk.

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Unless it is the EU Warehouse, which it does not seem to be.
Yeah, they ship into the London warehouse, then it ships Ireland express. Has an Irish tracking number from the start. Takes approximately 2 weeks for delivery.
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I'm usually over on Baltray beach with the dog. Never seen what the other side looks like - thanks!
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I'm usually over on Baltray beach with the dog. Never seen what the other side looks like - thanks!

Oh a snob! Haha, no problem at all!
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It records in 4K 2160p 30FPS , 1440p 60FPS & 1080p 30/50/60/100FPS.

It actually records in 1440p at 60/50FPS depending whether it's set to NTSC or Pal.
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