Hi from Alton Hampshire

Hi all, just joined the club, changed after 2 years with a Mavic air to a new mini2 as it’s a lot easier to transport on my ebike and can use in more places than the air. Great kit both of them and being retired have more time to fly. Just fitted a strobon standalone strobe as being 68 the old eyesight is not so good so easier to see.


Welcome to the club @Donb1

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Hi @Donb1 and welcome to Grey Arrows :wave:t2:

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Welcome once again!

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Welcome to GADC Don :+1: :+1: :+1:

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Unless your add-on strobe weighs less than 1g, are you not exceeding the 250g limit for relaxed flying rules?

The mini2 weighs 240gr, the strobon strobe is only 4gr so well within the under 250 limit. Could even put two strobes on it. :sunglasses::sunglasses:

That’s great to know! I have the first Mini and that is hard up against the 250g limit.

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Although I don’t condone flying over the weight limit in reality the chances of you being stopped and your drone weighed by anyone is virtually zero.

If you plough into the back of someone’s noggin and the old bill are called, well, that’s a different story :wink:

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If you go over the weight just register as a flyer too as I have, you can then fly in the A1 cat until end of 2022 unless you take the proper test I believe.