I’ve come across the forum after watching several YouTube videos pertaining to the regulatory situation. I bought a Mavic Air 2 direct from DJI just a few days ago, but unfortunately decided to cancel the order after reading about the certification and ADS-B situation.
Hopefully it won’t be too long before we see aircraft with these features, but I’m not holding my breath.
I used to fly nitro helicopters and was a member of the Box Hill Heli Club, but haven’t flown for several years now. I do still have a few models in the loft as I can’t bear to part with them, and who knows, perhaps one day I might even fly them again, but for now it’s a drone I’m after!
I honestly thought I had it all worked out. The Air 2 looked had the perfect balance of price and performance for me, but this certification business has really thrown a spanner into the works.
I intend to keep up to date with developments on the forum, and being a very active and longstanding member on another, unrelated forum, I appreciate just how valuable the knowledge and experience of the membership can be to a ‘newbie’.
I’m located in Worthing on the West Sussex coast where we have some really great locations for flying. We also own horses and my wife is thrilled by the idea of aerial footage of her shenanigans, and even acquired her flyer ID yesterday.
Looking forward to chatting with you all,