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When people ask how much your drone cost, what do you say?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by 69420rnr, Mar 29, 2014.

  1. 69420rnr

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    I was at the park today and no less than 30 people asked how much? Some of the people I profiled and lied. I said $100.00-$150.00. Others got the truth. Do you tell people your flying $1,000.00+ worth of equipment?
     
  2. amrflyingdude

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    Re: When people ask how much your drone cost, what do you sa

    I usually tell them there are several options and prices and send them to www.dji.com.
     
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    Re: When people ask how much your drone cost, what do you sa

    I'd sucker them as I was suckered into the hobby myself...

    It all started with:
    "Oh the base system is just around $3-400..."
     
  4. 69420rnr

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    Re: When people ask how much your drone cost, what do you sa

    That's what I'm going to start saying. Prices vary. You'll just have to check their .com.

    Cool. Thanks.
     
  5. 69420rnr

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    Re: When people ask how much your drone cost, what do you sa

    lol....

    Been there!
     
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    Re: When people ask how much your drone cost, what do you sa

    I tell them the cost of the base. I don't elaborate on the extras because they will think i'm crazy. Between all my RC heli stuff, I've spent well over $2.5k and haven't looked back.
     
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    Re: When people ask how much your drone cost, what do you sa

    I tell them just over 800 quid... :lol:
     
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    Re: When people ask how much your drone cost, what do you sa

    My standard reply to that question is "too much, and then even more for the inevitable extras". ;)
     
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    I tell them it's an r/c quadcopter.
     
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    Re: When people ask how much your drone cost, what do you sa

    Actually that's a nice response. I hate "drone" and it's not widely used in the UK thank goodness. I usually either get "what's that?" or "nice helicopter"!
     
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    Re: When people ask how much your drone cost, what do you sa

    1 Million Dollars!
     

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    And it's got frickin' laser beams! (Which with my Horizon helical on the range extender it looks like it actually does!)
     
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    Re: When people ask how much your drone cost, what do you sa

    Yea I also usually tell them the base cost for the quad itself, and say something about all the extra stuff being even more. I also make it a point to correct people when they ask about my "drone", telling them it's actually a "quadcopter". If they call it a helicopter, I'm fine with that. I have to say, I always want to say drone, and it's such an easy one syllable word, but thanks to our government and the media, the word just has too much negativity to it at this point.
     
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    Re: When people ask how much your drone cost, what do you sa

    "$500 and up. Way way up."
     
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    Re: When people ask how much your drone cost, what do you sa

    Totally depends who is asking. I usually say something like... The basic quadcopter is $500 or so, it's the rest of the stuff that makes it a usable tool that makes it cost well more than $2k in the end.
     
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    Re: When people ask how much your drone cost, what do you sa

    Ha!! Great question and one I get asked ALL THE TIME. I first briefly explain that it is expensive and not something I would normally spend this amount of money on but it's a blast and I've never really had a hobby but now I do and then I tell them what I paid. Most people are shocked by the cost. Between the initial purchase, extra batteries, hard case, Rotorpixel (not acutually in hand yet), it really starts to add up as we all know on this forum.
     
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    Re: When people ask how much your drone cost, what do you sa

    I also give them he base price,. then a quick breakdown of the extras - go pro, Tx, FPV, & gimbal
     
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    When people ask me how much the drone cost I reply with "which drone"?
     
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    I always call it a quadcopter and just say "quite expensive". So depending on who asked, that could mean anything depending on what their perception is of "quite expensive" is. :D
     
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    Re: When people ask how much your drone cost, what do you sa

    I say the base plus the gimball was £600. They usually ask about the rest of the stuff as I rock up with two large cases full of aerials and cables. And whip out a stock controller with a massive screen mounted to it and a P2 that looks like it's got a hernia with all the bits hanging underneath it!

    I think my total spend at the mo including the GoPro 3+ Black is around £1500