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Got a new drone the other day

Discussion in 'Anything and everything' started by atomman, May 23, 2020.

  1. atomman

    atomman
    Z Club Member

    Brought a new mid cost drone last week , as my old one is over 5 years old now and with how fast tech moves these days was way out dated,

    The new one has a 4K camera built in 3 axis gimbal , 25 mins flight time, follow me etc etc ,

    I've always wanted to do a video with my Z , like he ones you see on the Petrolicious channel on YouTube, up in the Black mountains , hopefully this will help me

    Anyways here's a few quick test video I did the other night, just down from me house , I'm so lucky to have such nice scenery just over the road,

     
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  2. jonbills

    jonbills
    ZClub Administrator
    Staff Member Moderator

    very nice. do you have to have a licence for it?
     
  3. Mr Tenno

    Mr Tenno
    ZClub Administrator
    Staff Member Moderator

    That's main thing that's given me second thoughts on getting one - they've really clamped down on what you can do with the near anywhere populated.
     
  4. franky

    franky Well-Known Forum User

    Isn’t that ‘size’ related?

    What if Gary is only packing a tiny one...
     
  5. atomman

    atomman
    Z Club Member

    CEE Regs state under 250g dosen't need a licence , so there's a few new drones out now that weigh 249g's , like the Mavic Mini etc,

    The new one is just 400g's so needs one but I've got a Licence from before , and as long as you fly responsibly and in open places its fine , I mainly fly round the Gower but will take it up the mountains when we're aloud out here in Wales,
     
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  6. Bazzateer

    Bazzateer
    Z Club Member

    The "follow me" function: Presumably you carry some form of beacon with you and it follows the beacon? Can you get it to fly 30 feet off your rear and follow your car over the mountains roads keeping the camera on the car?
     
  7. Pete

    Pete Well-Known Forum User

    No 'beacon' required, scarily you just point the camera at what you want to follow, set it and off you go apparently. My friend brought his round the other day, couldn't fly it properly right enough as it detected we were in an airport zone. Amazing technology but a bit pointess maybe.
     
  8. Bazzateer

    Bazzateer
    Z Club Member

    I wouldn't say pointless. I like the idea of it following and filming me as I go mad in the hills!
     
  9. atomman

    atomman
    Z Club Member

    Mine follows the controller/phone and you can set its height and distance from you , so in theory yes you could do that , but top speed is around 35kph so would have to drive slowly or put the drone up high
     
  10. Bazzateer

    Bazzateer
    Z Club Member

    "Slowly"? Sorry, I don't know what that means..............
     
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  11. Rob Gaskin

    Rob Gaskin Treasurer Staff Member Moderator

    I thought you had a Singer Vogue?
     
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  12. franky

    franky Well-Known Forum User

    the tv stuff i do is a nightmare for rules and regs around drones now days. i thought you might be under the limit. fun toys though.
     
  13. Bazzateer

    Bazzateer
    Z Club Member

    I had two, one left but will be sold soonish.
     
  14. atomman

    atomman
    Z Club Member

    My mate says the same, he did all the stuff for 'bake off' mines just a toy for filming Surf and cars
     
  15. Pondo

    Pondo
    Z Club Member

    How do you fix the surfboard on the car, there’s no way I would get the longboard in mine.......Maybe my old toothpick but I think I’m too old to surf that now, and too unfit.
     
  16. atomman

    atomman
    Z Club Member

    I've put my 9'10 plank on my old Z , with a soft rack before now , fits on to the drip rail
     
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  17. Pete

    Pete Well-Known Forum User

    Plank, toothpicks, longboards, almost feel like I'm in California reading this.
     
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