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Drones ?????
Tue Nov 29, 2016 3:52 pm
  • For the hobbyist.

    I want one, I've done zero research. I've never flown one.

    I want a good one that has a camera that I can see/watch on my phone.

    My budget is $500 or less but I'd prefer much less. I'd be happy @ $100 if there is something available that's worth the money.

    Anybody have any info or opinions?

    Edit: be rally cool if it didn't need to be "registered".
    Not sure about those rules but I hear there are some.
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Tue Nov 29, 2016 5:48 pm
  • Parrot was first on the scene, and apparently their version of the go-pro drone is not being recalled (unlike the actual go-pro drone). Plus I know how to hack them, if need be...
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Wed Nov 30, 2016 7:07 am
  • Poor thing is destined to end up in the lake. ;)
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Wed Nov 30, 2016 8:14 am
  • A friend had a spendy one in the Portland area. He said he sent it out near a bridge...and when it loses signal, it is supposed to return....it never did....Poor droid.....er uh drone.
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Wed Nov 30, 2016 9:21 am
  • DTexHawk wrote:Poor thing is destined to end up in the lake. ;)



    Exactly why I'd like one closer to $100 than .....
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Wed Nov 30, 2016 9:22 am
  • Largent80 wrote:http://www.google.com



    Thanks Bro.

    I'm looking for help sorting through the rhetoric though.
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Wed Nov 30, 2016 5:10 pm
  • Saw a cheap one at Home Depot. Not sure what you are looking for. Also saw one at Harbor freight. Just thoughts until you decide to get what you want. Not sure if they had cameras, tho.
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Wed Nov 30, 2016 5:14 pm
  • DTexHawk wrote:Poor thing is destined to end up in the lake. ;)


    I've got five bucks one of his neighbors shoots it out of the sky. He(we) is in Texas after all....
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Drones ?????
Thu Dec 01, 2016 9:43 am
  • Have y'all seen "drone racing"?

    I'd put it up there with robot wars.
    Cool stuff, them nerds got it going on.

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Thu Dec 01, 2016 10:02 am
  • Seahawkfan80 wrote:Saw a cheap one at Home Depot. Not sure what you are looking for. Also saw one at Harbor freight. Just thoughts until you decide to get what you want. Not sure if they had cameras, tho.


    Thanks.
    I've seen a ton of cheap drones. Seems like they are everywhere these days.

    I'm looking for quality/bang for the buck type info.
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Thu Dec 01, 2016 10:25 am
  • pmedic920 wrote:
    Seahawkfan80 wrote:Saw a cheap one at Home Depot. Not sure what you are looking for. Also saw one at Harbor freight. Just thoughts until you decide to get what you want. Not sure if they had cameras, tho.


    Thanks.
    I've seen a ton of cheap drones. Seems like they are everywhere these days.

    I'm looking for quality/bang for the buck type info.


    I shall ask my Portland friend what he thinks as he did lose that one. I am sure he replaced it. He can afford the better ones but probably will not as it is only a passing interest. And his did have camera installed.
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Fri Dec 02, 2016 7:51 am
  • Had a conversation on this on facebook......Sorry bro...but had no idea it would go this way.


    "Friend 1….. Step 1: Turn the videp player on your smart phone to the ON position.
    Step 2: Throw said phone as high as you can into the air.
    Step 3: Retrieve phone and replay video....See More
    Like • Reply • 18 hrs
    Friend 2…… I love you man. My pants are wet from laughing
    Like • Reply • 15 hrs


    Write a reply...




    Friend 3….Take the phone, tie a few helium balloons from the dollar store. Preferably the happy birthday and good luck ones. Go to the nearest park. Release said balloon and Bam! Drone
    Like • Reply • 1 hr
    Friend 1…again…. Take amother phone, install a phone tracker app on both, and you'll be able to track and find your airborne phone later.
    Like • Reply • 31 mins "

    Friend 3 is the one I asked initially. No idea what drone to get after all this....

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Tue Dec 06, 2016 12:59 pm
  • I've got a DJI Phantom 4 and my father has a Phantom 3 Advanced. Both are great. You should be able to find the P3 for around $500.
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Drones ?????
Fri Dec 09, 2016 3:02 pm
  • So far, I'm leaning towards this one.
    It can be had for 350, seems to have a lot of the features that the more expensive ones have.

    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/zerotech-do ... aQodwYcI7A


    Anyone heard anything good/bad about it?
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Sat Dec 10, 2016 4:18 pm
  • pmedic920 wrote:So far, I'm leaning towards this one.
    It can be had for 350, seems to have a lot of the features that the more expensive ones have.

    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/zerotech-do ... aQodwYcI7A


    Anyone heard anything good/bad about it?

    Thats a lot of stuff to do getting off the ground..I'd be freaked out seeing that around me..
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