Do you own a drone?

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No. But I've heard of these really cool guns that shoot nets to capture them - great for when some chop is buzzing his/her drone around you
 

Rouxenator

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Aerial drones ...pfft.... so 2017

[video=youtube;0-sZVJbUzqo]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0-sZVJbUzqo[/video]
 

eg2505

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Yes, started with a Syma XS5SW to learn to fly on (I mean crash) then upgraded to a Visuo XS809HW (a Mavic copy) with A 720P camera which is a great trainer with ultimate goal of obtaining a Mavic Pro for photography.
I believe in learning on basic models before forking out the big bucks!
very good idea, same with my syma X5C-1 drone the citi golf of drones.
one day will get something better to fly.
 

christoh

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Nope, but would love to have one. Unfortunately the guys in the country where I work are slightly paranoid around these toys
 

GrootBaas

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I have a Mavic Pro. But almost never use it.

My insurance contacted me today saying that Santam doesn't insure drones under general insurance anymore and they have now given me a quote of R4k payable annually with Santam Aviation.

That's a bit rough for something I barely ever use. So hijack - do you guys have insurance and if so, how much?
 

creeper

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I have a Mavic Pro. But almost never use it.

My insurance contacted me today saying that Santam doesn't insure drones under general insurance anymore and they have now given me a quote of R4k payable annually with Santam Aviation.

That's a bit rough for something I barely ever use. So hijack - do you guys have insurance and if so, how much?
Interesting. My insurance is willing to cover my drone for R65/month, but they exclude accidental damage :( In other words, for theft only all risk.

Been using my Mavic Pro more than I expected to as it provides great perspectives for family photos.
 

eg2505

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I have a Mavic Pro. But almost never use it.

My insurance contacted me today saying that Santam doesn't insure drones under general insurance anymore and they have now given me a quote of R4k payable annually with Santam Aviation.

That's a bit rough for something I barely ever use. So hijack - do you guys have insurance and if so, how much?
thats insane, never though at the problems of insuring drones, dont think its too much of an issue, due to their relative scarcity.

sure their are brokers that specialist in those, maybe ask around, sure one of the brokers has a contact in drone insurance.
 

genetic

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I have a Mavic Pro. But almost never use it.

My insurance contacted me today saying that Santam doesn't insure drones under general insurance anymore and they have now given me a quote of R4k payable annually with Santam Aviation.

That's a bit rough for something I barely ever use. So hijack - do you guys have insurance and if so, how much?
You can buy a Mavic Pro for next to nothing these days, so pointless insuring it.
 

genetic

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Can anybody help in what is needed to fly drones commercially?
A bout R25,000 for your RPL license, and about another R60,000 for your commercial license. That excludes the costs of all the hidden extras while training for your license.
 

GrootBaas

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Since this thread is going again, what device do you guys use with your drone? I've been using my phone which is a Xiaomi Redmi Note 4, however I find in sunny conditions it's screen is not performing as required.

My Samsung Tab A 9.7" fell and shattered horribly a week ago, so in the market for a new tablet and considering an iPad mini 4 as a replacement. The only reason really to switch to the mini is because from reading up on it this is a brilliant option for a drone. Also, someone mentioned to me that the iOS app from DJI works a charm compared to Android. I haven't had any issues with the Android app though.

It's expensive new, so looking for a secondhand/refurbished one but they are hard to find at a reasonable price.

Any thoughts on this?
 

riscbroker

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Since this thread is going again, what device do you guys use with your drone? I've been using my phone which is a Xiaomi Redmi Note 4, however I find in sunny conditions it's screen is not performing as required.

My Samsung Tab A 9.7" fell and shattered horribly a week ago, so in the market for a new tablet and considering an iPad mini 4 as a replacement. The only reason really to switch to the mini is because from reading up on it this is a brilliant option for a drone. Also, someone mentioned to me that the iOS app from DJI works a charm compared to Android. I haven't had any issues with the Android app though.

It's expensive new, so looking for a secondhand/refurbished one but they are hard to find at a reasonable price.

Any thoughts on this?
No Mini here, but keen prices on iPad4:

https://www.universedirect.co.za/apple-2
 
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