Quadcopter/Drone Thread

tRoN

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Do any insurance companies insure drones for crash damage and flyaways?

My policy only covers theft under all risks.
 

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Ok. They sell those extensions. Are there needed for normal use?
I've not needed the before now. It depends on what you'll be taking off from.
Do any insurance companies insure drones for crash damage and flyaways?

My policy only covers theft under all risks.
My insurance company would insure the drone for crash damage but not whatever I crashed into.
 

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I've not needed the before now. It depends on what you'll be taking off from.

My insurance company would insure the drone for crash damage but not whatever I crashed into.


Cant you get 3rd party as an add on?

3rd party insurance is a legal requirement for fixed wing / helicopters
 

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Cant you get 3rd party as an add on?

3rd party insurance is a legal requirement for fixed wing / helicopters
You can but afaik you need to be a qualified drone pilot and there are only about 70 of those in SA.


To secure the appropriate short term insurance cover, private and commercial drone operators must adhere to the laws applicable to the use and operation of these unmanned aircraft. Godden says that recreational drone operators should take particular note of the fact that insurance under most general personal lines offerings does not cover the aircraft while in use (flying) and would require additional specialised insurance.
 

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Check out dronecovered.com.

If you take a competency course (usually around R2.5k through DRA), you'll usually qualify for lower premiums too.
Sweet.

This worries me: [Not covered for] Any loss, damage or liability whilst the drone is being used in contravention of the SACAA Legislation or Regulations.

Don't regs preclude you from doing anything that would require 3rd party insurance? Like flying over people, roads, or houses?
 

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I haven't been keeping up on current events wrt drone flying during kickdown;

Does anyone know what the current regulations are about flying in SA?

Want to go out to the local park and fly a bit this weekend but don't want to have issues if one grumpy is pissed off because they can't have their ciggies and whisky and decides to report me.
 

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My maiden flight
 

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A few pics of the rural Free State. I'm only just starting out, so not happy with my camera settings and the way I'm framing the shots, but hopefully I'll get there eventually.

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bwana

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I haven't been keeping up on current events wrt drone flying during kickdown;

Does anyone know what the current regulations are about flying in SA?

Want to go out to the local park and fly a bit this weekend but don't want to have issues if one grumpy is pissed off because they can't have their ciggies and whisky and decides to report me.
Did you ever find out? I have to admit it's so sleepy where I live I pretty much fly when I want to. My neighbour has several drones so I just pretend to land there.

A few pics of the rural Free State. I'm only just starting out, so not happy with my camera settings and the way I'm framing the shots, but hopefully I'll get there eventually.
Are you shooting photos in 16:9?
 

bwana

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Ok, thanks for the tip. I assume the same goes for video as well?
I don't think you have any option but to shoot 16:9 when it comes to video, do you? Assuming you have a Mini the resolutions available are 1080p and 2.7k so unless you need the higher frame rate I'd stick to the highest resolution available.
 
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