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Robotic or Pilot Flying?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Paul Schulze, May 20, 2016.

  1. Paul Schulze

    Feb 23, 2016
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    Technology seems to be taking us more and more into hands-off flying. Putting aside the status of owning the best drone in your backyard or at the dog park, what do you want in a drone? Think of where you can and do fly as you answer.

    1) A drone which is expensive and nearly robotic which soon becomes boring unless your job has demands? Why?

    2) A drone which is moderately expensive, has adequate safety and programming features but requires a live Pilot? Why?

    3) A low cost drone with maybe a good RTH function? Why?

    Survey of what and why.

    I'll start by saying cost was not an issue. I have lots of open spaces and chose a P3S as in it I see the best melding between technology and a pilot. I can easily operate everything at 1000m. A 4K camera might have been better than a 2.7K, but I fly only for sport.

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  2. mikesmiley

    Apr 3, 2016
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    Sacramento, CA
    Both. All of the above. I very much love flying my copter, but there's also something to be said for programming precise waypoint missions well beyond the range of my remote.
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  3. landed

    Jan 13, 2015
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    I never got a reply on this as I asked before how I can get auto flight in my p2 ? I don't understand the dji light bridge product to the degree I don't want to buy it. Surely there are 3rd party solutions ?

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