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Old 03-09-2015, 08:40 PM   #1
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I recently purchased a DJI Vision Plus 2 quadracopter drone, and what a blast. I plan to use it in our travels to record video and still photos that I can't get with a regular camera. I understand some areas (NPS for one) doesn't allow them. That's ok. I don't need any negative remarks about your dislike for them, that's your opinion and ok.

My question is, does anyone else have a drone, and what are your experiences with them?

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Old 03-09-2015, 09:02 PM   #2
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I have the DJI Vision 2, and love it, just don't get a chance to use it enough!
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Old 03-09-2015, 11:38 PM   #3
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I'm still learning how to fly mine, but it is so easy, I just need more practice. Can't wait to use mine more as well.

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Old 03-10-2015, 06:13 AM   #4
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Have flown RC planes helicopters and drones all were fun but eventually lost my intrest.

When flying near public properties I highly encourage insurance. You can actually buy liability insurance which can come in handy if you make a mistake or have a malfunction and dive into a rubber roof.

I never flew a drone in or around campers. There was a place we would fly planes and got mixed reviews but mostly positive. Had a confrontation one time with a gentlemen who was very threatening, describing what he would do to us if the plane crashed into his camper. If it was not the plane it would have been something else I'm sure...you know the type.

Ps. I think drones are much safer and a lot easier to fly than planes and helicopters.
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Old 03-13-2015, 06:35 PM   #5
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Old 03-13-2015, 06:46 PM   #6
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We had better enjoy them while we can. With all the crazy people flying these today, it will not be long until they are banned everywhere. Our club recently lost a great helicopter flying field we had rented for years because egos got in the way of common sense.
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FYI.

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That fishing vid was way cool! Funny if an 5 lb Largemouth Bass took the bait.
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Old 03-13-2015, 07:12 PM   #9
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Yup. There was a young flyer on one of the quadcopter forums who put a small altimeter on his quad and flew it to 9,000 feet. With the auto return to home function on many of them, you don't even have to know where it is or which way it is going to get it back.
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Cool fishing vid. Many interesting things to do with them. Looking forward to using mine this year on camping trips across the US.

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