Hi all, I’m Phil and I am completely new to the drone scene. I started off with an Eachine E58 just to see if I could control the thing. I only have the use of one arm so it was a bit of a learning curve for me. As I could (sort of) control it once it had been trimmed properly, I then opted for a DJI Mini 2 and have just started flying it. When I fly it’s not particularly smooth having to use one stick at a time. I live in Liverpool so I have plenty of parks to explore before moving further afield.
Hi @Flipside and welcome to Grey Arrows
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
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Welcome once again!
Welcome Phil to GADC
Hi Phil and welcome to GADC
Hi Phil - welcome to GADC
Hi there from the county over, from Liverpool for most of my life before moving over to Warrington.
You’ll be pleased to know Liverpool’s parks byelaws about drones and model aircraft are very permissive. Just look out for signage saying they have a designated takeoff and landing spot in that park and if they do you have to use that. Otherwise just crack on. Last I checked none actually have it but their byelaw reserves that right to designate it.
Welcome from the Black Country mate.
In case you have not yet discovered them, there are one-handed drone controllers.
Some small drones come with a one-handed controller, and these are probably easier for use with one hand.
There are many one-handed drone pilots on Youtube: