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Old 01-31-2018, 05:22 AM   #1
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There are a few earlier threads regarding drones. Most people don't care for them, and it's understandable. I have a DJI Phantom 3 Standard. Took it with us camping in the fall, when the park was fairly empty, and took it to the beach and the river and took some great photos. Thats what i have it for, not to spy on anyone. The Phantom is really a mid-sized Drone. DJI came out with their new Spark last summer, so right after Christmas, they went on sale, i did a whole lot of reading up on them, and bought one. It's tiny, about the size of a large cell phone, or a small 7" tablet. The difference between my 2 drones is one, the size, secondly the Spark can fly indoors. They both work off GPS, but the Spark has some internal system that lets it fly indoors. This is an incredibly stable Drone .... probably the easiest thing you can fly. If you have a cheaper drone, don't think thats how drones fly. The spark can be flown 3 ways, by hand gesture alone, by a cell phone, or by the optional controller. I went with the controller, 10 times better. What sets this one apart from all others is the size. It's not an intimidating drone, heck, it looks more like a $50 toy. The only difference is, it has a teriffic camera, stable, and it will come back to you when it gets in trouble ( low battery etc). Why do a Drone product review on our RV site, well, i for one believe there is a place for them and camping. They take incredible aerial photos, photos we were never able to take before, and i'm sure there are many many place we camp in the US and Canada with breathtaking landscapes .... just a simple rule, be respectful of others and respect their privacy. Check out all the youtube videos if you are considering a drone, this is a fantastic starter thats more than a starter Drone
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Donít look at DJI.com if you just bought a spark. I bought a Mavic Pro in November after I crash my Phantom 4.


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Newer Mavic just came out last week Mavic Air
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Old 01-31-2018, 05:33 PM   #4
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DJI said was not a good idea to fly Spark or Mavic Air in campgrounds with WiFi repeaters. Was going to get one for DW, now I have to get her a Mavic Pro so she stops running my batteries down.
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I saw the introduction of the new Mavic Air. Very nice, but does not make me wish i had not purchased the Spark. Do note the $400 difference. Yes, it would be nice to have the 4k camera, but the 1080P on the Spark does a very nice job. Like the Jayflight is for the RV industry, the Spark is for the Drone industry ..... the best bang for the buck!
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Speaking of drones, last Camping season, the DW noted a low flying drone in the distance hovering towards her while in the outside shower. Sure enough the bas*ard stopped right above her. She had covered up by the time it got near her. She flipped it the bird at which point it flew away. I personally donít think they should be allowed to fly over campgrounds by campers or anyone else. I take mine to the beach while at our seasonal site and fly the shoreline. I donít fly over houses or buildings.


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Speaking of drones, last Camping season, the DW noted a low flying drone in the distance hovering towards her while in the outside shower. Sure enough the bas*ard stopped right above her. She had covered up by the time it got near her. She flipped it the bird at which point it flew away. I personally donít think they should be allowed to fly over campgrounds by campers or anyone else. I take mine to the beach while at our seasonal site and fly the shoreline. I donít fly over houses or buildings.


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Same with me ..... i respect others privacy. If used properly, and with respect to others, they can be a great way of passing time away, and getting some incredible photos!
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Same with me ..... i respect others privacy. If used properly, and with respect to others, they can be a great way of passing time away, and getting some incredible photos!
I get the great photo thing, but unless you are really into taking photos, I think I would get bored with the thing pretty quick and then I would start finding other things to do with the drone. Sneaking up on wildlife, annoying people by flying by their motion sensor devices setting off alarms / lights etc. An aireal view can be helpful for a lot of reasons but after filling my 4th memory card with photo's I think I would loose interest.

I don't have anything against drones but there are probably 2 problem drone owners for every one responsible owners. I don't want my neighbor, Amazon, or the local pizza delivery hovering over my property without my permission.
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Why the hate for drone? Is it the camera? If I was on the top of my Camper with telephoto camera pointed in your direction would you be as offended? Google maps have satellite images of your house and street view. I donít fly to spy but if youíre out in the open, I will see. I used to have a point and shoot camera that have 30x zoom attached to a custom made drone. I donít have to be on top of your backyard to see into it.


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Why the hate for drone? Is it the camera? If I was on the top of my Camper with telephoto camera pointed in your direction would you be as offended? Google maps have satellite images of your house and street view. I donít fly to spy but if youíre out in the open, I will see. I used to have a point and shoot camera that have 30x zoom attached to a custom made drone. I donít have to be on top of your backyard to see into it.


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Nice attitude (not). Whether it is intentional or not, it's still an invasion of privacy. And if you were on top of the roof of your camper with a telephoto lens pointed my way, you would be talking with the police and my lawyer. I don't have any problems with drones (I'm considering getting one for various reasons including inspecting the roof of my mobile home; I'm just too old and decrepit to be crawling around up there anymore) but I do have problems with people with attitudes toward the privacy of others like yours.
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