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Home Forums General Discussion Gear Drones – Who's got one?

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    Eddieb
    Keymaster
    • Location: Hamilton, New Zealand
    • Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV
    • Rank: 1200cc Rider

    I know @jonibarteam has one, have you used it for any ADV filming yet?
    @billingtond has done some awesome videos though I can’t find any of them on Youtube now.
    @k1w33d also had one but I don’t know if he still does.

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    Joao
    Keymaster
    • Location: Auckland
    • Bike: R1200GS
    • Rank: 800cc Rider

    Yes I have, not much as I’m still learning.

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    Eddieb
    Keymaster
    • Location: Hamilton, New Zealand
    • Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV
    • Rank: 1200cc Rider

    Nice. I’ve considered getting a cheap one to play around with, with a view to getting a much better one in about 18 months.

    Do you know what sort of altitude it was at for the beach shot?

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    Eddieb
    Keymaster
    • Location: Hamilton, New Zealand
    • Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV
    • Rank: 1200cc Rider

    I think I’ve decided on the DJI Spark. I’ve got extensive travel coming up next year and I think the Spark provides the right balance of cost, features and portability for me.

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    MarkH
    Participant
    • Location: Morrinsville (Waikato)
    • Bike: Honda CRF1000LD
    • Rank: 250cc Rider

    I went with the Mavic Air, still learning it but it is definitely a great drone. I like the 3-axis stabilised gimbal, great for making smooth video. It has folding arms, this makes it great for fitting in a motorcycle top-box without taking up much of the available space.

    I looked at the Spark, but decided that I only needed to save for another two or three weeks to go for the Mavic Air and get 3-axis instead of 2-axis stabilisation. The Mavic Air also has longer flight time, better range and better camera (100MB/s data rate).

    I have practised with a cheaper MJX drone (MJX B5W) with no stabilisation, there is a huge difference in the video, with every movement of the drone being translated into tilting seen on the video. The cheaper drone cost about 1/6 as much, but regardless of how good value it is, the Mavic Air is a better drone by a very wide margin.

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