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Cripes that sounds bad.

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I'm sure it'll be great. TV programmes about videogames usually are.


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I'm sure it'll be great. TV programmes about videogames usually are.


The one on netflix ATM is ok, " high score" or something.

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The one on netflix ATM is ok, " high score" or something.

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I've just got my drone up to 65 metres high... The highest so far for me. It's pretty scary when it's that far away!


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Can't see any obvious weed farms, you must live in a nice area :D

Yes, where the weed farms are not obvious, [Edit] but people still come out of their houses, look up and say, "Some wazzock is flying one of them whiney fucking drone things. I bet he's looking at us with his shitty camera, the perv. I bet he's not licensed to fly that around built up areas." Etc. /edit]

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Can't see any obvious weed farms, you must live in a nice area :D


Haha I looked for that, too.

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What one did you get, Snappa?


I have the same as TheVision, a Mini 2. My reasoning was that it does a lot of things well for a first try. It's easy to fly and control, the camera is pretty good AND you don't need to do the CAA certification due to its low weight. It's flaws are that the GPS isn't brilliant, so you can't really fly it indoors — I wouldn't recommend flying it in your house as it's quite tricky to control without the auto hover the GPS provides. And you will damage it, someone or something with it. And the tracking functions are very rudimentary, which makes it's pretty useless for activity and person tracking shots.

I figured if I wanted to pursue it further I could sell the kit without losing too much money and upgrade then. Probably to the Mavic 2, for the obstacle avoidance and proper tracking functions. I suspect TheVision will end up doing the same, as the aforementioned features are going to be essential for his work. But that's £1200 more expensive, and I would need to have a commercial purpose to justify that outlay.

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you can't really fly it indoors — I wouldn't recommend flying it in your house as it's quite tricky to control without the auto hover the GPS provides.


Pfft... Step aside and hold my coat!

Seriously though, you might want to look at the certification for it. Because it's got a camera you'll still need an operator ID regardless of the weight. That's my understanding of it anyway. I believe the rules changed in January this year so I'm still looking into it.

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What one did you get, Snappa?


I have the same as TheVision, a Mini 2. My reasoning was that it does a lot of things well for a first try. It's easy to fly and control, the camera is pretty good AND you don't need to do the CAA certification due to its low weight. It's flaws are that the GPS isn't brilliant, so you can't really fly it indoors — I wouldn't recommend flying it in your house as it's quite tricky to control without the auto hover the GPS provides. And you will damage it, someone or something with it. And the tracking functions are very rudimentary, which makes it's pretty useless for activity and person tracking shots.

I figured if I wanted to pursue it further I could sell the kit without losing too much money and upgrade then. Probably to the Mavic 2, for the obstacle avoidance and proper tracking functions. I suspect TheVision will end up doing the same, as the aforementioned features are going to be essential for his work. But that's £1200 more expensive, and I would need to have a commercial purpose to justify that outlay.

Yeah, you do still need to register it despite being under 250g because it has a camera. The rules are pretty complex but the short of it is that the best thing about these is that you can fly them in a lot of places that larger ones simply wouldn't be allowed without arranging permits etc. or often just not at all. So for commercial work you'd almost certainly want to keep both rather than being stuck with all the regulatory limitations of a larger one. But a Mini 2 can still pull off most of the typical drone shots you'll see with a bit of practice however ultimately it's just never going to be as good a camera as something like the Mavic 2 Pro with its larger sensor. But then there's always a better camera and even the Mavic is still very much in the class of being a fairly tiny consumer drone that's heavily compromised for size/weight.

However unless it's like TheVision's situation where it's just another camera in his bag rather than being his main focus then it's a hugely oversaturated area of work that people are trying to get into. It almost seems like there's more money to be made out of selling certification courses and exams and hyping the opportunities.


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Snow off of yesterday

Looks lovely. I think you're fairly near to me, I'm near St Andrews. Was amazing seeing my 3 year old experience snow for the first time, especially since she's one of the worlds biggest Frozen fans. I sang "Do You Wanna Build A Snowman" to her yesterday and she almost self combusted with excitement.

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If I gathered all the snow in my garden, I may just about be able to build a life sized snow slug.

Wouldn't mind one or two days of nice snow, to correspond with a weekend for snowmen and snowball fun, but I guess that's the price of living in Devon.

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We’ve had about three solid days of snow. It is cold.

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If I gathered all the snow in my garden, I may just about be able to build a life sized snow slug.

Wouldn't mind one or two days of nice snow, to correspond with a weekend for snowmen and snowball fun, but I guess that's the price of living in Devon.

I'm on the coast and usually we get no snow but we've had enough for sledging and snowmen over the last couple of days, which is highly unusual but very nice.


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Snow off of yesterday

Looks lovely. I think you're fairly near to me, I'm near St Andrews. Was amazing seeing my 3 year old experience snow for the first time, especially since she's one of the worlds biggest Frozen fans. I sang "Do You Wanna Build A Snowman" to her yesterday and she almost self combusted with excitement.

Has anyone built a snowman? Let's see them!

I am, in land a bit, Alyth.

We've taken a break from having let it go on repeat and switched over to do you want to build a snowman on repeat.


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Hnnnggghhhh. So cute!!! I especially love the little toofies in that smile!

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The blue one is Fox, he got very excited and did that face-plow thing that people here seem to enjoy.


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Your girl is very curly, too. Beautiful family. Enjoy the snow! x

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And, if you've got to the right forum, at least one person saying "get a 360".

Or, "Is it Dimrill?"

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And, if you've got to the right forum, at least one person saying "get a 360".

Or, "Is it Dimrill?"

Edit: Fuck you Trooper!


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On line forums are great. You get 20 different answers to your question, most of which are saying they had the same problem.

In my experience it is more like:

‘I know you’re asking THAT question, but the question I want to answer is THIS, so let me just rephrase the two guys above who did exactly the same thing’.

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On line forums are great. You get 20 different answers to your question, most of which are saying they had the same problem.

In my experience it is more like:

‘I know you’re asking THAT question, but the question I want to answer is THIS, so let me just rephrase the two guys above who did exactly the same thing’.

And occasionally you get, "I'm sorry, I don't know how to fix your problem."

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Of course, none of this would be a problem if manufacturers just WROTE A PROPER FUCKING USER GUIDE IN THE FIRST PLACE, OR DIDN'T REFER YOU TO THEIR USER FORUM INSTEAD OF ANSWERING YOUR QUESTION THEMSELVES!.

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Of course, none of this would be a problem if manufacturers just WROTE A PROPER FUCKING USER GUIDE IN THE FIRST PLACE, OR DIDN'T REFER YOU TO THEIR USER FORUM INSTEAD OF ANSWERING YOUR QUESTION THEMSELVES!.

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Or it goes unanswered for months and then the OP comes back and says "I fixed it in the end, cheers" but doesn't give any clues as to how.

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