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edifier
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should i sell up????
i see that many phantoms are for sale on ebay ect,this makes me wonder why or if they are selling up before the regulations stop us all from flying them
or making us pay big buck to register them.


I love the hobby but would hate later down the line to find out that these aircraft are going to worth
nothing at a later date. Because of laws and regulations getting more strict ect
what are your views on the subject please
2017-11-28
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AlanHd
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I doubt it will,be big bucks to register, I’m not going to sell up, I plan on going for a commercial license when I save the money up, one reason people could be selling is to upgrade.
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Anokadrone
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I dont think thats the case here in the US anyway.  The FAA is being pretty cooperative in my opinion with the whole new world of USAS's.   The rogues that dont play by the rules are getting on their radar however.  I see Homeland Security and the FBI have initiatives going to identify violators and thats just fine with me.  This is a new business pursuit for me and I am all for running things by the book.  It  gives us some validation and credibility.  Thats my $.02 worth anyway.  
(btw I did go and get my Part 107 license but I dont get a little drone by my avatar because I bought mine used )  Got a great deal on my P4P and loving every minute of it!
2017-11-28
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ALABAMA
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Maybe DJI should pony up the dough for lobbying in different countries where drone sales are high . Politicians are always looking for $$$$ to sway them.  It's the universal language.
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edifier
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interesting
i have been in the model hobby many years and fly  with care and attention
but as always the minority spoil it for the serious modellers amongst us
i have no wish myself to turn the hobby into a commercial business
just fly for the pleasure and filming points of interest from a safe height and distance   
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Labroides
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There are always lots of Phantoms for sale on the used market for lots of reasons.
Don't try to read anything into it.
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Labroides
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Anokadrone Posted at 2017-11-28 13:59
I dont think thats the case here in the US anyway.  The FAA is being pretty cooperative in my opinion with the whole new world of USAS's.   The rogues that dont play by the rules are getting on their radar however.  I see Homeland Security and the FBI have initiatives going to identify violators and thats just fine with me.  This is a new business pursuit for me and I am all for running things by the book.  It  gives us some validation and credibility.  Thats my $.02 worth anyway.  
(btw I did go and get my Part 107 license but I dont get a little drone by my avatar because I bought mine used )  Got a great deal on my P4P and loving every minute of it!

I dont get a little drone by my avatar because I bought mine used
Try synching some flight records and see what that does.
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Labroides Posted at 2017-11-28 17:00
I dont get a little drone by my avatar because I bought mine used
Try synching some flight records and see what that does.

How do you sync flight records? I'm fairly new at this, so I'm not familiar with syncing flight records.
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Labroides
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Speedypickup Posted at 2017-11-28 22:38
How do you sync flight records? I'm fairly new at this, so I'm not familiar with syncing flight records.

Click on the Me icon down in the bottom right of the app screen, go to the flight records page in the app.
Click on the little cloud icon you find there.
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Speedypickup Posted at 2017-11-28 22:38
How do you sync flight records? I'm fairly new at this, so I'm not familiar with syncing flight records.

Here is the tutorial video of How to Sync DJI Go Flight Records:

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Labroides Posted at 2017-11-28 23:18
Click on the Me icon down in the bottom right of the app screen, go to the flight records page in the app.
Click on the little cloud icon you find there.

Thank you! I appreciate it!
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DJI Susan Posted at 2017-11-28 23:32
Here is the tutorial video of How to Sync DJI Go Flight Records:

https://youtu.be/brKQZ-gTBXg

And thank you for posting this tutorial
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Labroides
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Speedypickup Posted at 2017-11-28 23:40
Thank you! I appreciate it!

Hey  ... Santa just brought you a Mavic !!
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Labroides Posted at 2017-11-28 23:45
Hey  ... Santa just brought you a Mavic !!

Is there any way to sync. flights flown with Litchi?
2017-11-29
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I wouldn't sell mine, a completely trouble free unit. Never a waver in over 2 years. That's pretty awesome.


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ALABAMA Posted at 2017-11-28 14:06
Maybe DJI should pony up the dough for lobbying in different countries where drone sales are high . Politicians are always looking for $$$$ to sway them.  It's the universal language.

A picture is worth a thousand words
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PeteHB Posted at 2017-11-29 00:40
Is there any way to sync. flights flown with Litchi?

          No
2017-11-29
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i will never sell mine.have to much fun flying. never any problems with law or neighbors. always fly safe. have flown drones for over 40+years..
2017-11-29
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M.C. Pilot
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Got rid of the Spark but the MP and P4P...well.......nope.
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repairman Posted at 2017-11-29 01:47
i will never sell mine.have to much fun flying. never any problems with law or neighbors. always fly safe. have flown drones for over 40+years..

I will try the syncing tonight.  btw, what kinds of drones were in the air 40 years ago besides the balsa wood RC planes?  I know when I was a kid, there was a guy who tried to build one out of a lawn mower engine and an airplane propeller.  I believe it did not end well, I think there were some control issues
2017-11-29
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If you manage to keep it at pre June FW level and selling with a device containing App without login to DJI requirement, it might be worth a fortune in few years.
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Keep it abide by the regs your not doing anything wrong but you must get cheap 3rd party insurance from BMFA or http://www.fpvuk.org/ or you will regret it if you get rid - plus you wont get what you think is suitable for it .
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DJI Susan Posted at 2017-11-28 23:32
Here is the tutorial video of How to Sync DJI Go Flight Records:


I synced up the flight records and still no little drone...  I think I read somewhere in  the forum that you had to actually buy and activate a new drone to get the little drone.
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repairman Posted at 2017-11-29 01:47
i will never sell mine.have to much fun flying. never any problems with law or neighbors. always fly safe. have flown drones for over 40+years..

Just out of interest ... any description or details on any Drone you flew 20 ... 30 ... 40 yrs ago ?

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solentlife Posted at 2017-11-29 22:39
Just out of interest ... any description or details on any Drone you flew 20 ... 30 ... 40 yrs ago ?

Nigel

nigel ,i was referring to radio control planes,which a lot of people these days call them drones.
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Anokadrone Posted at 2017-11-29 05:35
I will try the syncing tonight.  btw, what kinds of drones were in the air 40 years ago besides the balsa wood RC planes?  I know when I was a kid, there was a guy who tried to build one out of a lawn mower engine and an airplane propeller.  I believe it did not end well, I think there were some control issues

yea rc planes ,which are called drones nowdays.
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repairman Posted at 2017-11-30 00:28
nigel ,i was referring to radio control planes,which a lot of people these days call them drones.

No worries ....

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Nigel yea i also like to fly nitro and gas powered planes or drones and helicopters. i have some electric.kinda a mixture. oh and a couple of quads,one being a phantom p3.happy flying.
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repairman Posted at 2017-11-30 03:47
Nigel yea i also like to fly nitro and gas powered planes or drones and helicopters. i have some electric.kinda a mixture. oh and a couple of quads,one being a phantom p3.happy flying.

I have over 50 models RTG ... ranging from slow flying bipes through to heart pounding speed machines ... 3D ... Aerobatic ... you name it. Plus cars .. boats ... gliders.

And a varied range of Multi-rotors and helis.

Its an addiction I cannot resist !!  I'm thinking of starting up Modellers Anonymous - similar to AA / Gamblers Anonymous etc. !!

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Dale 68
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I won't sell mine, I probably wont get back what I paid for it anyway so I might as well keep it and enjoy it and ride out the storm. ( If and when it ever happens). I just hope the batterys go down in price because nobody wants them anymore, or better still, DJI allow OEM batterys to be used
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Anokadrone  mine was  2nd hand but i have one............wish i  could take his name off it as when i sync i see he`s name there...but at less i could put my name there aswell
2017-11-30
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im not selling mine
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The regulations that are being introduced someday in the UK are as a registration system. Any drone pilot that is to fly for no monetary gain will have to take a safety test/registration. This is to help prevent any more bad news on the TV or in the newspapers with idiot pilots not taking any regard for the UK drone rules. There have been vids posted on this forum that show that certain people are not taking these rules into consideration. It's an attempt to stop dooshbags spoiling it for the pilots that actually follow the rules laid down in our country. There is a rumour that existing licence holders may have to pay more to get or renew a licence but as of yet there is nothing laid down or a nailed down date for the start of this registration. There is also a factor of the weather and not being able to fly in Autumn/Winter so people sell - Don't have time to fly etc etc. Xmas is coming so there will be a lot more drones on fleabay and in the ads due to little Timmy not being able to fly it or people bought one due to thinking they want to fly a drone. I would keep hold of your drones as a personal view unless you can't be bothered. I don't agree that existing pilots should possibly pay more to renew a licence or buy one fresh but that's the UK government. We should be used to getting shafted by now. A lot of people approach me while flying and state - You need a licence for that. It's a shame I know and follow the rules and shoot them down politely. Drones are still quite new to most and despite the supposed sales figures, I have never been in the same area of anyone else flying a drone unless I have arranged to meet. I do think though, that the government has read into this incorrectly. If they count the number of drones purchased in the UK against issues reported and near misses, then they would maybe see that there is no need for this registration scheme. There will still be thousands of pilots out there when they do bring it in that don't bother at all. My end view is that if you have nothing to hide then it won't affect you in the long run. This is all just personal opinion and following this online of course.The link below is direct from the government site and still states - To be introduced -

https://www.gov.uk/government/ne ... ew-government-rules
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Anokadrone Posted at 2017-11-29 17:36
I synced up the flight records and still no little drone...  I think I read somewhere in  the forum that you had to actually buy and activate a new drone to get the little drone.

The drone icon under your Avator will appear if the drone was activated under the email address when you login the DJI Forum. The flight distance will increase if you sync the flight records regularly.
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Anokadrone
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Susan,  is the drone activation on "one time" thing or can I activate again under my account?  
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At least I have returned my Mavic.
Too scared about the upcoming changes in NL.
Not sure  how strict they will become, but the proposal looked very bad.
If it is less strict, I will get one again.
Flying is so much fun
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Anokadrone Posted at 2017-12-2 03:38
Susan,  is the drone activation on "one time" thing or can I activate again under my account?

Activation is a one timer.
Do you log in at the app with same account information as you use to enter the forum then your flight distance should show up under your avatar but the drone icon you might never see.
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Anokadrone
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Ya, that is what I thought.  I do use the same account to login in and the distance at least does show up on my homepage but not under my avatar.  Something strange going on with my account I think.
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Labroides Posted at 2017-11-28 17:00
I dont get a little drone by my avatar because I bought mine used
Try synching some flight records and see what that does.

doesn't work Ive been flying a second hand drone for months close to 40 flights still not showing up and I sync after every outing
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Epicdoom Posted at 2017-12-3 18:56
doesn't work Ive been flying a second hand drone for months close to 40 flights still not showing up and I sync after every outing

I did discover that there are two separate accounts on DJI.  One for the main website and one for the forum.  I have the same login credentials but they are separate accounts.  
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