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    #16
    You already have a drone?? What about having a drone in your pocket (or photo bag)?:
    http://blogs.dailylifetech.com/vzra/...is-genius-1117

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      #17
      Originally posted by ombugge View Post
      You already have a drone?? What about having a drone in your pocket (or photo bag)?:
      http://blogs.dailylifetech.com/vzra/...is-genius-1117
      Looks very similar to the DJI Spark - but perhaps a bit smaller. I don't really see the need or the intended usage area for such a small thing.
      With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

      Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
      Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

      Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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        #18
        For quite some time, I've thought about getting a drone. Could never afford one, of course, so my dollars went into an upgrade of my Pentax equipment to full-frame and a 150-450mm lense.

        Now, as I almost got myself prepared to go to bed yesterday evening, the doorbell rang. As I opened the door, an old friend from the local aero club stood there at there. Haven't seen him for quite a while.
        I invited him inside, and then he told me he got something in his bag for me, something he had thought of for a long time to bring to me, because he is so impressed with my photography and enjoy watching my pictures.

        He opened his bag, and there it was, a brand new (well, flown only 18.050 meters in total) DJI MAVIC PRO drone!!!

        He is a estate agent and had ordered one to fly over buildings, estate and such. Something happened to the first order, so the shop sent another one.
        Then the first one surfaced, so now he has got two DJI MAVIC PRO drones.

        As a token of appreciation for my photography, he wanted me to use one of them as long as I wanted...., free of charge.

        Look forward to start using it.

        Santa Claus came early this year :-)
        "IF GOD COULD MAKE ANGELS...., WHY IN HELL MAKE MAN?"

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        • Sterkoder
          Sterkoder commented
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          Well, the toy came to me, so money burning in my pockets was not the reason here ;-)

          About the legal operation of this drone, I'm not familiar with the rules other than you always has to have eye contact with the drone, no flying above 120 meters above ground, no flying within 5 kilometers from any airport and no flying directly above houses and people. At least for a "hobby drone".

          If one want to fly for commercial purposes, that's a hole other ballgame. Then we talk about theoretical exam and a license from the Norwegian CAA (Luftfartstilsynet)

          https://luftfartstilsynet.no/droner/

        • Tommi
          Tommi commented
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          Congratulations! I'll surely be nice to follow your future take-offs!

        • Sterkoder
          Sterkoder commented
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          Thank you, Tommi (and others).
          I'm totally inexperienced, have never laid my hands on a drone before, it's dark when I go to work, it's dark when I come home..., so please be patient with regards to my rate of posted pictures from this Remotely Piloted Aircraft, as the authorities call it.

        #19
        Congratulations Sterkoder!

        There are a couple of good apps that can tell you whether your area is "safe to fly".... as well as a website that you can also check in your browser.

        The best app is called +Drone

        The website is https://www.safetofly.no

        With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

        Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
        Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

        Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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        • Sterkoder
          Sterkoder commented
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          Thank you :-)
          I'll check into those places, even though the national CAA (Luftfartstilsynet) say that as a pilot of a hobby drone, the only limitations are those stated in their rules and regs, such as max. altitude 120 agl/msl (if operating only over sea), no flying within 5 km from airport, no flying over arrangements gathering 100 people or more, no flying directly over houses or buildings that has nothing to do with the pilot and so on.
          As a beginner pilot, I guess I will be having more than enough with handling the apparatus within the confinement of my own lawn (haha).

        • pakarang
          pakarang commented
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          Sounds great, I think you got the main requirements the way they are meant to be.

          Happy flying!

          I wish I was flying a lot more too, but there just isn't any time available anymore. 4 jobs and only 24 hours in a day doesn't leave much for rest and hobbies. But, I'm not complaining. I'm happy to have the chance to do something exciting in my life.

        #20
        Great news indeed for me to come back to after my holiday. Such a wonderful story of Santa's early visit to a very deserving guy!
        My next thought was that as you've flown actual planes you should soon get the hang of it! Well, have a feel for the extra dimension anyway! . I checked your FB and found your test flight, and the resulting 'selfies from the air' are already impressive.

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