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    Default Drones

    Teach me
    I want one and don't know much about them,
    Just for goofing around on the boat or in the field/marsh and recording.
    Don't mind buying a used one, don't need the best and don't want junk either.
    Budget to $500
    I have been watching Youtube videos and like the DJI Phantom 3 type..........I think

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    Holler at Millero. He builds them...

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    Iíve only owned one so I do not have much experience outside of the one I have. Itís a DJI mini 2, I bought it with the same intentions as you and have thoroughly enjoyed it. I found one on marketplace with a fly more package (extra batteries and bigger charging bank). Very easily in your budget, I paid less than $300. Biggest thing with buying second hand is making sure it isnít stolen or have been crashed. Also if it is less than 249 grams you do not have to register it with FAA.


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    I have a DJI Mini 3 Pro and love it. I got it to mess around on the hunt club and maybe start dabbling in making some training stuff at work and YouTube content (I have my FAA Part 107 Certification).

    Prices on Mini 3 and Mini 3 Pro units should be dropping since they are about to introduce the Mini 4 series.

    I took it to Ireland and had a ball (had to get my Ireland drone operator stuff done online). Shoots 4K video, stable as a rock, folds up tiny. Decent range, but much better in the winter when the leaves are off the trees. Of course, ya gotta keep "line of sight" on it.
    "Only accurate rifles are interesting " - Col. Townsend Whelen

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    Thanks for the responses
    I see the ones that have the GPS function and return home when battery drops to a certain level
    or when they reach the limit of their signal range

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    They been a few for sale on this website not long ago
    Gettin old is for pussies! AND MY NEW TRUE people say like Capt. Tom >>>>>>>>>/
    "Wow, often imitated but never duplicated. No one can do it like the master. My hat is off to you DRDUCK!"

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    I just missed the one Hambone had posted

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    Quote Originally Posted by ecu1984 View Post
    Thanks for the responses
    I see the ones that have the GPS function and return home when battery drops to a certain level
    or when they reach the limit of their signal range
    Most all do that.
    I fly a Dji phantom 4 rtk for work and if I were to get a personal one it would be a Dji mini 3 pro
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck the Duck Slayer View Post
    Most all do that.
    I fly a Dji phantom 4 rtk for work and if I were to get a personal one it would be a Dji mini 3 pro
    I will check it out
    thanks

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    I have a mavic air 2s and it's fun. A little over your budget but the mini will do all you need.

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    DJ Mini 3 Pro.

    Caught it on sale at Best Buy around Christmas last year and got the extra batteries, propellers, etc for just a touch over $400.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck the Duck Slayer View Post
    I fly a Dji phantom 4 rtk for work and if I were to get a personal one it would be a Dji mini 3 pro.
    Is that a Propeller Aero drone?

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    I am ordering the DJI Mini 3 Pro
    After seeing responses, then having watched a gazillion youtube videos and talked to folks
    Thanks

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    Check with the guy that lives around the corner from Duct Tape at the lake. He is a pro.....a pro voyeur!

    But I'll give it to him. The man gets run over by a golf cart and has his back broke over his drone, has it confiscated by the cops, returned then destroyed, by irate man.

    He buys a bigger one, a whole lot bigger. I dont know if you need a license at some point to fly a certain size but he has to be approaching that size.
    Yup, he's crazy...


    like a fox. The dude may be coming in a little too hard and crazy but 90% of everything he says is correct.

    Sort of like Toof. But way smarter.
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    Go buy a DJI Mini 2 or 3 and get an extra battery pack. Its great for the money and super easy to fly.

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    Thanks!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sc_slim View Post
    What’s the price on this one? Couldn’t see the price without membership number. Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by bearclaw View Post
    What’s the price on this one? Couldn’t see the price without membership number. Thanks
    $429
    Best price I have seen
    I was looking at the Pro model
    They carry it too and it comes with a "fly more" bundle but over $800
    not sure if I need all the bundle stuff
    May just snatch this one up and buy an extra battery and some spare blades

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fish View Post
    Is that a Propeller Aero drone?
    Yes sir
    Amendment II A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

    Quote Originally Posted by Highstrung View Post
    I like fishing topwater. Will one of you jot down some of this redneck ghetto slang and the definitions for those of us who weren't born with a plastic spoon in our mouths?

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