Hi everyone. Newish user from Hook in Hampshire here.
I bought my first drone DJI Mavic Mini back in 2020, though as you can imagine I never got much flying in that year. In February of 2021, I sold it and got the Mini 2 and that certainly got more time in the air, though not as much as maybe it should have. Not once did I crash it, not got a single mark on it, never even had to replace any props, but today, after months of struggling with the thought of getting rid of it, I have finally put it up for sale… Never imagined I would ever have to do that, unless of course to upgrade to the Mini 3 or maybe even go larger one day… But with life kicking me in the teeth, over and over again this year, I simply have no choice. I need the money plain and simple.
Whether I will ever get another drone someday, is another question, but for now, I need all the money I can get, simply to survive. It’s been fun while it lasted, shame the pandemic had to spoil most of the time I had to practice and get out there, but what time I did get in the air was a whole lot of fun and while I don’t have anything to post and share with he world at large, I do have videos and photos to look back on.
I will still be hanging out here now and again when I get the chance, unless of course my internet gets cut off… Need to find a place to live and a job…, One or the other is hard enough, with little money to play with, but both at the same time and 6 years away from my state pension, I wouldn’t wish that on anyone, especially with things as they are right now. If only it was 1964 or at least, if only the prices were the same as they were in 1964. Could have bought the old house Mum and Dad bought, when I was 4 years old for only £84,000 back then. It is now worth over £750,000. Out in the country, in a small village, huge garden, 4 bedrooms. Certainly no shortage of work either and £40-50 could feed a family of 5 plus two dogs and the occasional visitors at weekends, for a week, no problem… An average family of five, living down here at least, can spend £200 - £300 (or more) a week on food alone, every week… Although with prices going up as they are now, I am sure a lot of them are cutting back quite a bit.
Anyway, it’s been a pleasure visiting here every now and again and like I say, I’ll be popping by every now and again, checking out the videos, photos and keeping up with what’s happening in the world of drones and who knows, one day if I get lucky, I’ll be taking to the skies again and I promise I’ll get some videos to share if I do.
Stay and fly safe