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« on: Wednesday, August 4, 2021, 08:35:35 »

Been thinking about getting something aerial, I used to love kite flying as a kid. Obviously drones weren't about and we couldn't afford a plane back in the day, apart from a balsa wood one with a rubber band  Smiley

Any hobbyists here?
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« Reply #1 on: Wednesday, August 4, 2021, 08:52:47 »

I used to have an RC glider many moons ago. Went to Lydiard hill or Box hill and launched it by throwing it. Was great fun.

I also keep on meaning to get some airfix models but the paints and stuff aren't easy to come by out here.
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« Reply #2 on: Wednesday, August 4, 2021, 08:59:22 »

Not a hobbyist, but if I was thinking of getting something like a drone, I would head out to dcrainmaker.com to have a look at what he has reviewed. He's really good at looking at comparing stuff thats out there.
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« Reply #3 on: Thursday, November 4, 2021, 10:55:46 »

Looking at DJI Mavic mini, anyone got one for sale?
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« Reply #4 on: Thursday, November 4, 2021, 11:01:57 »

I can't see any second hand ones for sale and probably wouldn't buy one unless it was from someone you knew. Cheapest brand new I've see is 419 from Argos & Currys bu to haven't checked Amazon.
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« Reply #5 on: Thursday, November 4, 2021, 11:30:59 »

Looks like a plan 4d, as you no doubt know it seems to come in under 250g.

https://help.uavhub.com/what-drone-course-do-i-need-to-do-if-i-have-a-dji-mavic-mini-or-a-mini-2
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« Reply #6 on: Thursday, November 4, 2021, 11:34:14 »

Yep  Wink
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« Reply #7 on: Thursday, November 4, 2021, 12:02:19 »

I built a six foot wingspan glider many years ago, but on the first trials launching at 20 feet I didn't bother with a dethermaliser and didn't have my details written on it. The glider proceeded to circle the park getting higher and higher, until it went out of sight probably towards Highworth. I never got it back, and when I rang the cop shop about it they got angry, thinking it was a leg-pull, wasting police time.soapy tit wank.
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« Reply #8 on: Friday, November 5, 2021, 12:34:45 »

hey, 4d

https://www.facebook.com/groups/SwindonForSaleFreeorWanted/permalink/4923658224334603/?sale_post_id=4923658224334603

just spotted it and thought of you..

edit: oh, thought new price was more, I guess it comes with extras
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« Reply #9 on: Friday, November 5, 2021, 13:03:05 »

I used to make loads of Airfix and Tamiya stuff as a kid, then when I had a bit of time on my hands a few years back, built a T28. Fairly happy with the result, but would have got a smoother finish with an airbrush.


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« Reply #10 on: Friday, November 5, 2021, 13:06:23 »

hey, 4d

https://www.facebook.com/groups/SwindonForSaleFreeorWanted/permalink/4923658224334603/?sale_post_id=4923658224334603

just spotted it and thought of you..

edit: oh, thought new price was more, I guess it comes with extras

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« Reply #11 on: Friday, November 5, 2021, 13:07:03 »

I used to make loads of Airfix and Tamiya stuff as a kid, then when I had a bit of time on my hands a few years back, built a T28. Fairly happy with the result, but would have got a smoother finish with an airbrush.
I used to love making Airfix, Revell, Kitmaster and Tamiya kits, never took one to the sky though after building, I prefer land based models though.
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« Reply #12 on: Thursday, November 11, 2021, 09:19:03 »

Got myself a DJI Mavic mini drone, with the extra batteries etc. Looking forward to trying it out this weekend  Smiley
Might have to contact STFC to see if they'd allow me to fly around the CG  Cheesy
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« Reply #13 on: Thursday, November 11, 2021, 09:24:49 »

I've toyed with the idea of a drone, just not sure what is use it for
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« Reply #14 on: Thursday, November 11, 2021, 09:51:39 »

I've toyed with the idea of a drone, just not sure what is use it for

Use it to spy on the neighbours sun bathing in their garden?
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