Drones again....@htperry

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  1. DirtySCREW

    DirtySCREW I am Negan Charter Member Supporting Member

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    @htperry

    Skool me/us again on the current drone market.
    I understand DJI has like 60% of the current market and I remember something about them being a Chinese company and possibly spying or something....can't remember.

    Anywho, had a coworker come to my house today with his Mavic Pro to look at my roof damage due to the hurricane. Freaking cool drone!

    I wanted the Phantom 2...then phantom 3...now they have the 4. But that Mavic is so small, foldable....

    Maybe one day I'll have one...

    DS
     
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    concepthomes1 Your Neighbor Staff Member Charter Member Benefactor

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    I have a Mavic Pro.

    It’s a fantastic little drone. Extremely versatile.

    I bought it for a side business but ended up closing that down.

    I’d say the new Mavic models are nice but there are some potential patent issues that could limit DJI’s market spread if they come to pass.

    I would like to have the Autel Evo.
     
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    htperry © 1957-20xx

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    DJI's momentum has slowed with market saturation and competing drones like the Evo and Anafi. I don't ever plan to buy DJI again and still own a Spark. If I bought right now, I'd like the Anafi. I think the Evo is great, better than the Mavic Pro.
     
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    How high can you fly those and for how long ?
    I know nothing about these. Thanks !
     
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    DirtySCREW I am Negan Charter Member Supporting Member

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    400ft is "FAA limit"....but get on you tube....there's videos of people going up half mile to mile....you see the curvature of the Earth

    DS

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    xtp308 Bought and Paid For...

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    Thanks; the comment about using one to look at your roof got me thinking....
    I appreciate the info !
     
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    DirtySCREW I am Negan Charter Member Supporting Member

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    My research is just beginning...again...but ...may I ask WHY?

    1) Why would you buy the Anafi next?

    2) Why is Evo better than Mavic

    3)...have u seen the Mavic 2???

    Again... sorry for stupid questions from a complete drone idiot

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    concepthomes1 Your Neighbor Staff Member Charter Member Benefactor

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    The Autel Evo is a direct competitor to the Mavic Pro; the Mavic Pro 2 models do have some advancements though.

    I would move from DJI simply because of the openness they share with the FAA in potentially allowing kill switches in their software that the user can not override.

    Also, they’re Chinese and they do share flights paths and GPS coordinates with their government.
     
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    htperry © 1957-20xx

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    1. I like the Anafi 180 degree (from straight down to straight up) pitch gimbal, 20 MP Sony camera with zoom. The Parrot Anafi isn't Chinese and doesn't include whiz bang features I don't need to buy. I've flown the Anafi and was very impressed.

    2. Evo is partially better than the Mavic due to not being DJI. Autel (Evo) is a much better company with excellent customer support (a DJI failing), the Evo has camera features not in the Mavic Pro and the Evo is very much the equal to any DJI product without the DJI crap. Autel is a quality company in every way.

    3. Mavic 2 has camera problems that DJI hasn't yet addressed - there is no DJI product that will ever bring me back to DJI.

     
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    htperry © 1957-20xx

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    For hobbyists, there is no actual limit - just guidelines. For commercial drone pilots the limit is 400 feet. The guidelines make sense and are to keep you out of general air traffic. It's funny how hobbyists have nearly no enforceable regulation, but those that get a "drone pilot 107 license" are regulated out the ass. Congress tied the FAA's hands where hobbyists are concerned, but because the Part 107 license is a work permit, the FAA can over-regulate commercial operations.
     
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    I have to show off my most recent mavic footage of course!

     
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    That's so cool !! Thanks for posting
     
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    I recently got on the 3d printing bandwagon to build a bullet feeder and have been thinking about 3d printing a drone. Any suggestions?
     
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    DirtySCREW I am Negan Charter Member Supporting Member

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    From my You tube-fu ....I'm not digging the Anafi. The Evo looks really cool and I'd like to see one in person. The Anafi looks like a toy to me... Again just from the you tube vids I've watched.

    DS

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    htperry © 1957-20xx

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    All consumer drones are toys. The Anafi is a very light, compact high-tech piece of kit. The camera/gimbal is like no other. The flight time is very good.

    You can't go wrong with a Evo.
     
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    Can you recommend a budget drone for just taking aerial pics and video around the property? I don't think a big investment would pay off because I probably wouldn't use it much after I mapped everything.
     
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    DirtySCREW I am Negan Charter Member Supporting Member

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    Yuneec Breeze.....$100....worth it??
    @htperry

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    DirtySCREW I am Negan Charter Member Supporting Member

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    I pulled the trigger. Probably decent learner drone that doesn't break the bank.

    https://www.woot.com/#

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    htperry © 1957-20xx

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    Looks like a pretty good deal.
     
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    Geez I haven't flown in so long.
     
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    DirtySCREW I am Negan Charter Member Supporting Member

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    Somebody fly in snowmageddon!

    Lol

    DS

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