Newbie intro from Gloucestershire

Brand new drone person. Got out of garage after 5y not used and checked works and do you know what I want to do it properly so thought the club may help - getting another one too

Done the online flyer test etc to get me thinking

Live in Gloucestershire

Anyone ever around to show me the ropes be appreciated. Buy you a cuppa !


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Hi David @Geordielad - welcome to GADC :+1: :+1: :+1:

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Good afternoon @Geordielad David welcome,

You mean the drone ? What drone is it if you don’t mind my ask :smiley:

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Hiya. I got a Sky Quad Pro v2 but have also now ordered this one which has a lot longer run time

I’m not going to be a massive drone user just occasional but want to do it right and sensibly

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You can pick up a good decent DJI 2nd hand mini depending on your budget that would be my go too but would cost a little more, having seen the agg with cheap drones & with the DJI far more reliability !

In the nicest possible way I wouldn’t expect to much for less than £50 :grimacing: is more of a toy & will probably end up causing you more headaches than it’s worth from what I’ve seen with the cheap drones, I genuinely mean that in the nicest possible way, if you don’t get on with it at least it has a 30 day money back guarantee.

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Hi Dave @Geordielad and welcome to GADC :+1: :+1:

Good luck I hope it is ok but for £48.85 I am not sure it will stay with you for too long


Hi Dave @Geordielad and welcome aboard the GADC group. On here is a great bunch of people who are really friendly and willing to help if you need any

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Welcome to the group :+1:

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Welcome to the club :+1: ( hint, if you live in Gloucester, don’t be tempted to fly near/ over the donut shaped building :rofl::rofl::rofl:)


No fear of that. Donuts have nothing inside anyway lol

Hmmmmm, my younger sister works in that building. She can’t tell me what she does though :wink::wink:

@Geordielad welcome, I’m in the Boro

Hi David, welcome from the Black Country.

The Drone X is a really bad drone (Eachine E58 rebadged). It’ll fall apart within the first 10 minutes. My missus bought me one for my birthday, thinking it was Mavic size/quality (it wasn’t). I didn’t want to tell her that my Phantom 4 cost 10 times more than what she’d spent! The LED covers dropped off before I’d even got it out of the case, the batteries fitted really badly in the body and kept coming loose, and the arms were so flimsy they moved even when they were “locked” in place!
As has been said further up, they are only toys, save your money and put it towards a second hand Mini 2, and you’ll enjoy your flying.
If you were a bit closer, I’d have come down and let you try a DJI for an hour or so.