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Just approached destitution buying a new DJI drone.
« on: July 27, 2018, 11:07:23 AM »
I have had my eye on a drone for a while but I am fussy about the quality of video so I put aside enough money over time to buy a DJI Phantom 4 pro drone. Specs are very good, it turned up yesterday so I charged the drone battery, then charged the controller battery and then the PHUN started. First it wanted to do a firmware update on the drone so I downloaded and installed that, then it wanted to update the controller software so I did that, then it wanted to download the maps for the area so I did that as well. Then it wanted to register with DJI and locked up any other action, the firmware update turned WIFI off so after p*ssing around for a couple of hours, I found a comment on the internet about how to enable the WIFI again while the registration screen was running.

Then I had to learn the trick of how to start both the controller and the drone up, one push on the button quickly followed by a hold on the button until it starts. After more than enough PHUKING around, it all seemed to be working so I took it out into the front street and it actually worked and flies great. I still have to do the compass calibration and find out how to turn the video camera on but it looks like a goer at last. Only real complaint is the drone is really noisy.
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Re: Just approached destitution buying a new DJI drone.
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2018, 11:43:10 AM »
That's fantastic i like drones  :icon14:. When you have a good video would you share it here?  :bgrin:
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Re: Just approached destitution buying a new DJI drone.
« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2018, 11:48:46 AM »
Will do, it may take a while I still have to learn how to get everything working.
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Re: Just approached destitution buying a new DJI drone.
« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2018, 05:27:52 PM »
Nice toy :t (I hope you paid a bit less...)

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Re: Just approached destitution buying a new DJI drone.
« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2018, 05:36:59 PM »
This is the actual model, I wanted the one with the 1 inch sensor but DJI keep a tight rein on the retail price so there was not much chance to get it at a cheaper price.

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Re: Just approached destitution buying a new DJI drone.
« Reply #6 on: July 27, 2018, 07:22:49 PM »
Yes, the Parrot Disco is very impressive and it would be a lot of fun to fly but there is no chance of using one in a city area, here in Sydney it is almost impossible to fly anything legally let alone something fast like the Disco. I needed this Phantom for its high res camera and the couple of samples I have shot so far look OK. Main thing is it has excellent control, you can fly it at walking pace in front of you using it as a camera platform.
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Re: Just approached destitution buying a new DJI drone.
« Reply #7 on: July 28, 2018, 06:32:09 AM »
SO that was what was making all the noise outside my apartment,but I think it was flying upside down,as it would be coming from DOWNUNDER!!

Breaking out the anti aircraft shotgun...

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Re: Just approached destitution buying a new DJI drone.
« Reply #8 on: July 28, 2018, 06:39:57 AM »
Full automatic shotgun,from Russia.

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