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eliot may
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Im guessing the 20 somethings and millennials are also burdened by school, family / kids etc.. Free time comes sparingly for my kids raising families.
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eliot may Posted at 2017-2-28 14:42
Im guessing the 20 somethings and millennials are also burdened by school, family / kids etc.. Free time comes sparingly for my kids raising families.

True, but I believe Kneepuck has it. The 50+ age group has more disposable income, or at least, more ability or desire to re-prioritise to direct funds to our interests. Younger age groups are focussed on mortgage, schooling costs for kids, pushing money into super, etc

And OK, I'll mention the 'elephant in the room' - partners. I'm divorced so no-one to judge me. And my girlfriend likes flying my P4 while I'm flying the P4P, so all good...
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Some young venturers and mostly older distinguished fourth quarter quarterbacks & refined gentleman. Ha



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sd603
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This 50 year old is comforted that he is surrounded by the same generation.  

I grew up in the computer revolution and embraced it.  I coded in Basic and enjoyed it; built MS Access database apps for fun in my accounting job, was an earlier adopter of digital photography and taught myself photoshop, and I could go on.  I've always been fascinated by flight and built / flew / and crashed a couple of RC gas planes in my late teenage years.  Getting into drones just fit.  As a technology junkie I am amazed at how many different technology innovations are incorporated into my P4P+ -- just take a pause and think about it, it is amazing.  That said, I would add that we are playing with high tech cutting edge flying cameras -- and it is great.  However, we all must remember that being on the cutting edge can sometimes hurt.  DJI will release products that are not 110% tested perfect -- and I accept that -- so think about that when you run into issues.

All fun stuff, and I'm glad to be part of this community.  Lot's of smart people and lot's of fun.

Finally -- we need a secondary poll.  Men versus women?  My guess is we are 95% male -- women, prove me wrong and reply.
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RedHotPoker
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I wonder who the oldest RC pilot is amongst us here, and around the planet?



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Breaking the mold here.  Under fifty (41) and a woman. Grew up playing with slot cars and H0 trains.  My love for photography and robotics brought me to the drone side. P4P.
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I am not partial. Haha

But I like his Ostrich drone, that's delightful.


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BugsMc Posted at 2017-2-28 20:22
Breaking the mold here.  Under fifty (41) and a woman. Grew up playing with slot cars and H0 trains.  My love for photography and robotics brought me to the drone side. P4P.

That's cool!! Wish they'd glue that mold back together, and pump out a few more like minded ladies, for the RC flight hobby world.  ;-)


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Mark The Droner Posted at 2017-2-28 05:43
Looks like us geezers win

Fifty is Nifty

I didn't realize this was a competition.

I feel like such a youngin in comparison to everyone else in the thread.
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Man, those never stop being creepy.
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poppylfh-sp
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Almost 73, after 23 yr old grandson begged me to get P4. Now also have Mavic, but don't let anyone tell you these fly like real helicopters which I did for 30 yrs in Army. They are really much easier unless they go into ATTI MODE, especially with wind over 15 and gusty, then helicopter is easier, lol. But having fun back at NOE altitudes...
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BugsMc Posted at 2017-2-28 20:22
Breaking the mold here.  Under fifty (41) and a woman. Grew up playing with slot cars and H0 trains.  My love for photography and robotics brought me to the drone side. P4P.

Hey, break away BugsMc. Sexual identity has nothing to do with love for photography and tech. What's beautiful and fascinating will be so regardless of sex, and being able to create something that's both is incredibly satisfying. The P4P is a great tool for aiding you with that - have fun.
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DJI-Jamie Posted at 2017-2-28 21:15
I didn't realize this was a competition.

I feel like such a youngin in comparison to everyone else in the thread.

Haha. Well, I suspect that being a DJI support person on this site at the current time will age you fast enough... You'll catch up in no time.
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Mark The Droner Posted at 2017-2-28 05:43
Looks like us geezers win

Fifty is Nifty

Haha, you got a Sybian on your avatar for a word you used. ;-)

Probably the G word! Ha
No name calling even if self deprecation.


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DJI-Jamie Posted at 2017-2-28 21:15
I didn't realize this was a competition.

I feel like such a youngin in comparison to everyone else in the thread.

What age (category) might that be?  ;-)



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Punchbuggy Posted at 2017-2-28 22:56
Hey, break away BugsMc. Sexual identity has nothing to do with love for photography and tech. What's beautiful and fascinating will be so regardless of sex, and being able to create something that's both is incredibly satisfying. The P4P is a great tool for aiding you with that - have fun.

Good point! Ladies stand up and be counted and be proud to drone on!!
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I'm 58 years old, and a young God...
I fly my Phantom 3 Advanced with pleasure.
I live on the beach of the North Sea ...
In Holland we say today the fifties are the new thirties
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Rob
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eliot may
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freewilly134 Posted at 2017-3-1 04:38
I'm 58 years old, and a young God...
I fly my Phantom 3 Advanced with pleasure.
I live on the beach of the North Sea  ...



Like here? Looks awsome. Would love to visit that area some day
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eliot may Posted at 2017-3-1 05:08
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Like here? Looks awsome. Would love to visit that area some day

im not sure that image worked out...sorry
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71, but feel like a kid!  I ride Quads in the desert with my grandsons, and hunt with a metal detector.  Couldn't afford all this fun when I was younger.
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25 here, married, no kids currently. Have been flying a P3 Standard for roughly a year & will be purchasing a P4Pro very soon!
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carlosbsantana
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wow, i thought I was going to see more of us 'kids'. Im 19 and have been droning for almost 3 years
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54 from the uk
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Johnnyrebel
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62 in June, version 3.5.0, 3 wives, 5 kids, 0 husbands. Radio ham since late 70s,falconer to exhibition level, rc boat builder(bait boats for carp fishing). Flying drones is a coming together of all these hobbies, although I never thought of marriage as a hobby!!
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Punchbuggy Posted at 2017-2-28 23:00
Haha. Well, I suspect that being a DJI support person on this site at the current time will age you fast enough... You'll catch up in no time.

Well, you might not be wrong...
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RedHotPoker Posted at 2017-2-28 23:10
What age (category) might that be?  ;-)

I'm in the 'pushing' 30 category, though having older parents gave me a mental age boost by +5-10.
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DJI-Jamie Posted at 2017-3-1 15:46
I'm in the 'pushing' 30 category, though having older parents gave me a mental age boost by +5-10.

Use of the cerebral definition gave your post a Sybian. On your avatar... Hahaha
Or it may have been from describing age moving forward.


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42 going on 24...
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AlecW Posted at 2017-3-1 07:48
Funny you mention a metal detector, I was just reading a long thread elsewhere about magnet fishing.  Basically you attached a strong magnet to paracord and dredge the bottom of lakes or rivers to see what you can find.   As with metal detectors you get a lot of junk but in the right place you can find watches, sunglasses and other stuff that people lose from boats.

I know about Magnet fishing.  I've never tried it though.  Two reasons!  I don't have a strong enough magnet, and I don't have any water around here.  I live on the desert.
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38 here, poll results did surprise me a bit. Still a newbie flying P3S.
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RedHotPoker Posted at 2017-3-1 16:57
Use of the cerebral definition gave your post a Sybian. On your avatar... Hahaha
Or it may have been from describing age moving forward.

The system was trying to get snide with me.
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Punchbuggy Posted at 2017-2-28 15:17
True, but I believe Kneepuck has it. The 50+ age group has more disposable income, or at least, more ability or desire to re-prioritise to direct funds to our interests. Younger age groups are focussed on mortgage, schooling costs for kids, pushing money into super, etc

And OK, I'll mention the 'elephant in the room' - partners. I'm divorced so no-one to judge me. And my girlfriend likes flying my P4 while I'm flying the P4P, so all good...

Any tips on how to get a girl interested in drone?? "checkout my range?..."
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Ryan2016 Posted at 2017-2-27 17:10
I am 65 and cannot believe the lack of care with the DJI support.  I am so sorry I purchased this Phantom 4.  I did the update that was required, (so I thought at the time), to 0620 and screwed up my drone.  I've left numerous messages in the forum and went online with customer support.  Online support, was some child that spent more time putting me on hold (visiting with friends at work) than actually trying to understand my issue.  His answer in the first 3 minutes was the usb port is not working and to send the drone in for repair.  What??  I just purchased it a month ago.  Yep, that's the problem.  Anymore questions??  NO!
And my quest for help on this forum has been ignored for two months.  And then I read the Phantom 4 support is discontinued....  ARE YOU KIDDING ME, SPEND $ 2500.00 DOLLARS FOR A PROFESSIONAL DRONE FOR A MONTH, AND SUPPORT IS DISCONTINUED.  That totally makes me want to purchase more products from DJI.  I AM EXTREMELY UNHAPPY FOR THE WAY DJI SUPPORTS THEIR CUSTOMERS.  
THIS LACK OF RESPONSE AND TOTAL LACK OF PROFESSIONALISM IS A TOTAL DISRESPECT OF YOUR CUSTOMERS.

Well, we certainly got off topic on that one, didn't we?
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carlosbsantana Posted at 2017-3-1 11:54
wow, i thought I was going to see more of us 'kids'. Im 19 and have been droning for almost 3 years

23 here! I think you'll find the "kids" on the AR-drone forum(I was there sometime long ago...).
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Mariuss
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Johnnyrebel Posted at 2017-3-1 13:41
62 in June, version 3.5.0, 3 wives, 5 kids, 0 husbands. Radio ham since late 70s,falconer to exhibition level, rc boat builder(bait boats for carp fishing). Flying drones is a coming together of all these hobbies, although I never thought of marriage as a hobby!!

The drones are loyal as long as one maintain and preserve! Never heard of baitboats before, canyou provide some footage??
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Mariuss Posted at 2017-3-2 08:01
Any tips on how to get a girl interested in drone?? "checkout my range?..."

Mariuss:

Just send the girl your 'DronePics'   

Keep Smiling,

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Augustus Brian Posted at 2017-3-2 08:13
Mariuss:

Just send the girl your 'DronePics'   

With or without props? And should i disable fron LED's?
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I'm 77 and still going strong
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DJI-Jamie Posted at 2017-3-2 07:50
The system was trying to get snide with me.

Hahaha, snide beats omitted posts every time.. Ha



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I'm in the under 20 group here, it's very small
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