Rookie from Caister on Sea, Norfolk


#1

Hi everyone,

Thought I’d introduce myself here. My name is Simon and although my hobby is ham radio, I have recently been trusted into drones by my wife who gave me one as a birthday gift. Got to say I was pleasantly surprised! Even if I seem better at flying it backwards. Thought I’d better join a forum and seek knowledge! My drone is an LBLA S5 Quadcopter.

Simon


#2

Hi Simon / @Simon_T , and welcome to GADC.

You’re not the only LBLA S5 owner here - there are two of you. :wink: (pinging @Grajay ) … but you’re no less welcome for that.

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 wood.

(Thanks for having added yourself to that map! :+1:

Ask away, over on #questions-and-answers, if you have any questions you need answering. Although model specific knowledge may be limited, they all have a large number of similarities that means someone can probably help.

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.


#3

Hi Simon and welcome!

Yes, there’s a fair number of GADC folks around this area, so you’re in good company. I think we all need a fly-in reasonably soon.

I made noises before Christmas about organising time for us all to get together over a beer or three. Since we are getting towards the end of February now, I’ll off my backside and get on with it.


#4

Hi Simon
Was able to get down to the top end of Norfolk with @chrisjohnbakerover last summer beautiful neck of the woods , only issue I find is the national trust land and all the red tape what with the various airports etc

Oh welcome to this madhouse we call home
Enjoy


#5

Hi Simon,
From a fellow Norfolk Flyer, as Russell has said you are among a good scattering of us around Norwich and Norfolk.
@Paul_M is around in your area of Caister, if you feel like a session at anytime, keep and eye on the Forum as we do have impromptu meet ups.
And of course a big welcome from everyone on here at GADC.


#6

Hi Simon and welcome to GADC :wave:


#7

Welcome Simon @Simon_T


#8

Hello @Simon_T and welcome. As Chris has said, I am in Caister with a Mavic Air. I don’t know anything about your drone I’m afraid but if you want a meet up at the weekends then give me a shout.


#9

Thanks for the welcome guys. I’m trying to keep this Saturday clear for some flight time. Does anyone have any ideas of somewhere local with plenty of space? I was thinking of Burgh Castle, but maybe there’s somewhere more suitable for a death defying maiden flight?


#10

Strictly speaking you are not allowed to take off or land on Burgh Castle, says he who’s flown it :open_mouth: There is a small grassy area at the bottom of Second Avenue which is slightly away from the beach and people. It’s a good place for a first flight.


#11

Hello and welcome.


#12

Thanks Paul, looking at the Heritage website, probably a bad idea! Second Avenue sounds like an idea though, are you talking about the parking area down the bottom on the left?


#13

End of the car park and along the path then up and over the embankment


#14

Wear a carnation and have a copy of the times under your arm so you don’t stand out :grin:


#15

Thanks!


#16

Lol


#17

@Simon_T I’m working in the morning so if you want to meet up I can be there about 11am


#18

Yeah sounds like a plan!


#19

Nice one, weather looks ok so I’ll see you there