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Hello from Sutton Coldfield UK

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by anthony lane, Apr 7, 2016.

  1. anthony lane

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    Hello - Have my Ph3 standard for about a month really enjoying it have moved from smaller quadcopeters and rc helicopters .
     
  2. Happysnapper79

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    Welcome mate, thought I'd say a quick hello as the introductions from the UK don't seem to get many replies.
     
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  3. Shadow 81

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    Hi - just joined - looking to buy my first Phantom and really not sure which model to get - how are you doing with your standard 3?
     
  4. Malakai

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    Hey :) I don't think there are many of us active UK members here.


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  5. Shadow 81

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    Hi - I agree there doesnt seem t be many UK people here - where do you find to fly around Wolves?
     
  6. Happysnapper79

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    Shame really as there is a lot of info on here.
     
  7. Shadow 81

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    Yes so Im finding out - just need to make that final decision on which model to get - then be bold enough to send it out to some distance and trust it will come back !
     
  8. Happysnapper79

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    I deliberated for a while and then opted for the P3S, I had no plans to fly indoors and figured I didn't need the extra range as we can legally only fly 500m LOS anyway.
     
  9. Shadow 81

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    Yes I agree - my only thoughts with the 4 is this collision avoidance system. I have an iPad mini but it is only Wi Fi - no SIM card fitted - do you know if you need the 3G/4G connection to make any of the features work?
     
  10. Happysnapper79

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    You will be able to use it but you will need to cache the maps of the area you are going to fly when you have a wifi signal. I don't think you'd be able to use the follow me function either because if I recall correctly the mini doesn't have GPS, I may well be wrong though.
     
  11. Shadow 81

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    Any idea what you would need to use that has all the functions like GPS etc?
     
  12. Happysnapper79

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    If you're not too hung up on the follow me feature then what you have will work fine, just remember to cache the maps when you have wifi.
     
  13. Shadow 81

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    I do want to be able to use the feature where you draw a square around someone and it tracks them - is that follow me, or is follow me where it tracks the controller?
     
  14. Happysnapper79

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    Follow me tracks the controller I think the other feature should work fine as that is software driven.
     
  15. Shadow 81

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    Sounds good. Just need to decide which to get and then get out there and try to use it. What do you use yours for?
     
  16. Happysnapper79

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    I do quite a lot of photography so I use it for aerial imaging and I am trying to get to grips with video editing, steep learning curve but enjoyable. Living in Norfolk means there are large expanses of land to practice over.
     
  17. Shadow 81

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    Nice - we are a little more built up around here but hope I can find some places to fly
     
  18. Happysnapper79

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    That's not ideal, anywhere a short drive away?
     
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    You near Wolverhampton?
     
  20. Happysnapper79

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    No I am not, I did live outside of Telford for a while but now in Norfolk.