Welcome to the forum. Good to see another user in the area. I’m out Peterculter way and originally struggled to find a nice quiet place to fly. Let us know if you find somewhere decent. Look forward to seeing some video or photos.
I’ve also been struggling a bit to find places to fly. Once the weather improves it should be a bit easier to get out in the countryside.
It looks as if this might become an early morning hobby though when it is quieter. So far I’ve managed to launch on the banks of the Dee behind Banchory golf course and behind Kincardine O’Neil. Also the Peel Ring at Lumphanan is always quiet but it’s a reasonably boring place to fly.
Fit like, @Each_Uisge? I’d have thought there were some good places to fly in Aberdeenshire (grew up there and still visit occasionally). Dunottar when it’s closed (and a good few other castles), plus some of the coastal scenery on the north coast is excellent - wind permitting! Several of the harbours if it’s a Mini 2 and you’re happy to fly off the end of the breakwater. Distilleries over the border in Speyside.
It’s not been great weather anyway recently. The ice is pretty bad. I’d be happy to meet up though. I think there’s a few nice places to explore up this way. I’ll add some to the map once I’ve been able to check them out.
Hi, you’re right there are bound to be plenty of great places up here.
I think one of the main inhibiting factors so far has been wanting to find somewhere quiet, out of the public eye, to practice.
I’m getting bolder though, and of course the great thing about the Mini 2 is the lack of restriction. I’m still a bit wary of flying on the coast due to the unpredictable wind and vast amount of water.
I imagine I’ll get there soon. Some of the little fishing villages would be great. In fact, thanks to your reply, I’ve just added Crovie to my list of places to try.