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    I think you guys might like this Be sure to jump to past 2 mins!



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    ...All real time, not sped up

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheForener View Post
    The may look cute, but these things accelerate from 0-160km/h in under 1.5secs. About R7k each if you build it yourself. Difficult to build when starting out because of steep learning curve, but gets easier; as with everything. Difficult to fly when starting out too, but also gets easier the more you do it... Just have to get past the stage of thinking about controls and get to the level where it just becomes an extension of your body and imagination. (I guess the same as with FPS console games?) That's when it gets fun and the price justified 1000x times... I fly with a guy that has over 3k Wingsuit proximity base jumps... He would rather fly his FPV quad in a super close race pushing his skills than diving down the face of a mountain. The feeling and adrenaline rush is indescribable...
    I can guarantee that I would crash it in 1.5 seconds.

    I've seen those races, they look hella dope.

    The good one ares really pricey and the cheap ones are just too flimsy. Is there any middle ground for someone who wants to try flying a drone without having to spend thousands?
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    Quote Originally Posted by onelargeprawn View Post
    I can guarantee that I would crash it in 1.5 seconds.

    I've seen those races, they look hella dope.

    The good one are really pricey and the cheap ones are just too flimsy. Is there any middle ground for someone who wants to try flying a drone without having to spend thousands?
    Were you perhaps at the Cape Argus Sport Show a few weeks ago? We raced there too

    For middle ground I would recommend a well looked after secondhand pro quad. If you keen to start, PM me your number and I'll add you to the SA FPV Whatsapp group where the guys buy and sell tons of stuff. Also happy to give pointers! Still waiting for @abev to see the bright side and pull the trigger on one of these and not just fly the Phantom around...

    In the meantime, this might be a good start: http://www.thefpvacademy.com/beginner-guide/

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    Apologies for derailing this post, please advise on the following, I am looking for a Drone with video, and between R1000 - R1500. Please recommend which is the best I can get for that price, and also if I am wasting my time looking for a good drone for that price range. TIA.

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    Hey dude do you know a good place to have a look at a Phantom 4 for one of my buddies on FB he lives in Port Shepstone, KwaZulu-Natal

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    Please I need some help fixing a Phantom 4 pro drone? The remote screen is not connecting to the camera ☹️ . Does anyone know of a place I could get it sorted out? Would really appreciate the help ��
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    Quote Originally Posted by SLYGUY View Post
    Hey dude do you know a good place to have a look at a Phantom 4 for one of my buddies on FB he lives in Port Shepstone, KwaZulu-Natal

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    Try iFix. I see they have a lot of phantoms and Maverics that they selling.

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    this little dude doesn't look impressed

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    The new DJI Cendence remote controller takes key features from the DJI GO app and puts them all on one remote control. Filmmakers can now control aperture, ISO, shutter speed, and more with the click of a button. For greater control and precision, use DJI Cendence remote controller.
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    I had my first scare with the drone, went over the top of a rocky section and lost all contact for about 30s.
    Was incredibly relieved when I saw it coming back with return to home.
    LOL who still has sigs turned on?

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