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10 Reasons NOT To Buy A Drone
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Mark The Droner
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10.  Sleep.  You will no longer sleep in on weekends because you'll find you cannot afford to miss that perfect sunrise from the air in 4K

9.  Money.  You will no longer spend your money on your wife / kids / girlfriend, and instead you'll spend your money on drones and drone stuff.

8.  Friends.  You'll distance yourself from your old friends, and you'll suddenly find yourself hanging around new friends, none of whom you knew before, and all of whom have drones.

7.  Weather.  You'll begin to have an obsessive interest in the weather, and you'll one day realize you have an unhealthy number of weather apps installed on your favorite device.  In addition, you'll be constantly checking on wind direction and wind speed at various elevations, and you'll find yourself bringing changing wind velocity into normal everyday conversation which most people will regard with a raised eyebrow.

6.  Travel.  You'll spend an extraordinarly amount of time going to places you normally would never bother to visit.  

5.  Worry.  While you used to worry about work, finances, vehicle maintenance, health, retirement, taxes, etc., instead you'll find yourself worrying about your drone.  Is that prop tight?  Did you travel far enough to do a compass calibration?  Maybe it's an IMU problem... that sure looks like a hairline crack... please tell me I didn't forget the SD card...

4.  Cardiac Issues.  During some flights, you'll find your heart slamming into the inside of your rib cage with a force which you will find quite alarming.  

3.  Batteries.  You'll possess more batteries than any one human being was ever meant to own.  And you'll be in a constant fret about storage, maintenance, temperature, and overall health of each and every battery.  In the winter, you'll be tempted to buy even more batteries for the sole purpose of keeping other batteries warm and comfortable.  

2.  Equipment.  A failure is imminent.  It may not actually be imminent, but you won't know for sure whether it is or isn't.  If it is, you'll find out soon enough.  If it isn't, it will be soon.  

1.  Your world will change forever.  "Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been and there you will always long to return."  -Leonardo Da Vinci
2017-8-15
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RedHotPoker
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I sleep with a fully charged DJI intelligent flight pack taped tightly to my chest above my full heart. ;-)

But I digress...

http://rivaldrones.com/20-reasons-you-should-buy-a-drone-in-2016/

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2017-8-15
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Kuya Kano
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10.  Sleep  -I dream my flight patterns which is better than dreaming of naked fat people chasing me.
2017-8-17
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Cetacean
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Aloha Mark,

     Leonardo DaVinci, hey is he the guy who made that free color correction video editor we all use?  Name sounds familiar.  

     Great set of reasons!  I thoroughly enjoyed it.

Aloha and Drone On!
2017-8-17
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embayweather
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Well done. I can surely relate to them all.
2017-8-18
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blackcrusader
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Thanks for posting this. We all need a good laugh from time to time.
2017-8-18
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ALABAMA
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I liked #4 the best lol
2017-8-18
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DJI Susan
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Thanks for sharing! Only experienced pilots can summarize these precisely. Enjoy it!
2017-8-19
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driverseat
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You might be right
2017-8-27
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dayviduk
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Still to get their , but should have a drone within the  next week or so , Choices , choices but i think P3 STd will do , not so much to smash up or fly away.
2017-8-28
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Mark The Droner
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I'd go with a P3A or P3P over a P3S.  The technology on a P3S is too old for a new drone purchase IMO (P3S lacks GLONASS, lacks lightbridge, has only one third the range, etc.).  
2017-8-28
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dayviduk
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Ah didnt know that , i thought the drones before P3 were not as good , and P3S was the start of Lightbridge ect
Thanks for your input Mark.
2017-8-29
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No it could never happen to me. Well maybe just a little. Ok so maybe I'm in denial and most of what you say applies but to withdraw now would be hell.
2017-8-29
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driverseat
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Hi, I'm a starter but already I can say, your 10 reasons are fully true.  
2017-9-24
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AlanHd
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I never thought I would be bothered about the wind speed above 5m.
2017-9-24
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James Whenman
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Thanks Mark,
I have experienced all of these already and hope to again anytime.
2017-9-24
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Montfrooij
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Hahahahahaha. Great fun
2017-9-24
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