Hi everyone I’m new to the drone world, I went flying with my old man when younger he had a couple of petrol helicopters and a plane and now trying to get back into after he passed a few years back, still have the choppers but haven’t been able to fly them so I got a potensic d80 and a phantom 3 4k and loving every minute just remembering the old times
Hi Nathan from a fellow Norfolk boy, based here in Norwich.
Welcome to the GADC we have several members here in Norfolk, most of them seem to have hibernated for the winter !.
I tend to fly where the mind takes me, on the coast, over the marshes at Halvergate, and at my Local Park at Eaton.
@Paul_M must live pretty close to you? He is a Caister Man.
Hi thanks for the kind welcome, my mum lives in halverhate I know it well, I have been on the beach with my one a bit still leaning about the p3 and trying to set up the camera(don’t know that much about photography) but having fun just reaching out for tips and if anyone free for a fly about one day, would love to crack out dad’s choppers but I’m afraid I don’t know enough about them
Hi Nathan / @6281nathan, and welcome to GADC.
A significant number of our members also own a P3 and just a handful own a Potensic (though not your model) … so you are amongst good company.
If you haven’t already, take a look at the Map of Members and you’ll see there are a few other members in your neck of the woods, some of whom I’m sure will come and say Hi.
The forum’s search functions are a very efficient way to find previous threads and posts that might already have covered topics in which you are interested in learning more or answer that niggling question but, when this doesn’t turn up what you’re after, there’s a wealth of knowledge amongst the members, so ask away over on #questions-and-answers.
Also, if you’ve not seen it, check out our map of places where members have flown in the past … which, obviously, doesn’t necessarily mean they are still OK to fly and, as always, any pilot needs to check that everything’s OK before flying at any of them.
Welcome @6281nathan. This is the place for help and advice. As @chrisjohnbaker has said, I’m up at Caister, although haven’t flown my drone for best part of a year. Give me a shout if you want to get together and I’ll see how I’m fixed.
P3 Advanced is one of the many drones I have among my collection.
Have not flown it for a long time, and, I keep saying that i must upgrade it with the New antenna array that I bought for it about 3 years ago !..
I am quite often around Gt Yarmouth/Caister area.
A friend of a friend lives right in the middle of the marshes in that little “Oasis of trees” you see on the left as you come up the main straight out of Yarmouth.
I often just stop on “Phillips” Private Road and fly away over to the the Windmill near his property.
Its great flying on the beach, I always pick a time when it’s low tide so you have plenty of area to play with.
You will have to let me know what times are good for you, I can come down most anytime as I am now retired and footloose (so to speak).
Hi sorry about late reply been a bit busy, like the footage bud looks really nice I’m going over to halvergate this weekend if the weather is good. where would you say the best place to get p3 batteries I only have one for her and would like to get a couple more, can I trust them from the Internet, I got a battery for my laptop and when it turned up it was a cheap copy so a bit weary.
I enjoy flying on the beach if the the wind stays low enough probably not the best time of year to get into drones really