Hello from Waterlooville

Hiya, I’m a drone newbie from Waterlooville, Hampshire.

My brother-in-law recently visited us from California, bringing his DJI Mini 2. We took it out several times and my interest grew.

I purchased a DEERC 20 Mini from Amazon as my first drone, I chose this as it was very cheap and had reasonably good reviews. I’ve loved learning to fly with it and have been exhausting both batteries a couple of times a day.

I’ve totally got the buzz for it and am already considering upgrading to the DJI Mini SE or Mini 2.


Hi @DDW78 and welcome to Grey Arrows :wave:t2:

Have you seen our members map? (Click the burger-menu in the top right) You may find some pilots living near you. Feel free to add yourself to the members map too :+1:t2:

We’re a well established club with many knowledgeable members so it’s very likely that any issues you come across will have been discussed here before. Our discussion forum has very powerful search features which should help you find what you need but if you get stuck you can post a new question in the #questions-and-answers category.

Looking for recommendations of places to fly? Check out our interactive map on Drone Scene - be sure to log in to gain access to the full suite of features and map layers:

And please feel free to add locations of your own too.

Please also take a moment to look at the Membership Levels section on our FAQ as we’re quite different to other clubs and you’ll be eligible for some rather exclusive club discounts as your membership level increases :blush:

Welcome once again!

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Hi Darren

Not too far away in Eastleigh. :wave:

Not heard of the DEERC 20 Mini before. Just been looking at the specs and hoping you won’t be too disappointed after seeing the results of the DJI Mini 2.

But - it’s an economical first step into drones, and we look forward to seeing your results with interest.

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Hi Darren - welcome to GADC :+1: :+1: :+1:


Yes. The Deerc is quite simple, but it is literally a first step to get used to the basics of flying and to see if it’s a passing fad or a long term hobby - and also not of great value if I crash it or lose it.

Welcome from the Black Country Darren.

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Welcome Darren.

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Small fella …

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Easily six inches… at least that’s what I tell the missus. :roll_eyes:

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@DDW78 Hi pal welcome from bolton (mini 2)

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Hi, welcome to GADC from Southampton.

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Thanks all.
I’ve been getting a lot better, although my Deerc seems to get battered by the slightest wind - and without a gimbal the picture footage is pretty hectic. :rofl: