Hello from Norway

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Rolf Berge, Aug 1, 2018.

  1. Rolf Berge

    Rolf Berge New Member

    Hello

    As a former competition flyer of rc helicopters i bought my first drone, a Dji Mavic Pro. I thought it was an awesome drone but i sold it after some months because it was not legal to use in the country i was going to live in for some months.

    Now i want to build my own camera drone and i want that insane range that the mavic has, also gps with return home function if possible. So is this possible with a diy drone?
     
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  2. Jackson

    Jackson USA member at large

    Yes.

    Welcome to the forum.
     
  3. RENOV8R

    RENOV8R Well-Known Member

    Yes, but it will still be illegal in your country. Welcome
     
  4. mozquito1

    mozquito1 Well-Known Member

    Yes :cool: & hello.
     
  5. RENOV8R

    RENOV8R Well-Known Member

    There are pros and cons to DIY builds vs RTF
    Pros:
    -they're cheaper
    -more interesting and satisfying to build
    -knowledge gain - you'll learn about physics, electronics, computer skills
    -versatility - you can build your bird exactly how you want it for your specific purpose

    Cons:
    -a lot of research to put together a list of compatible parts
    -the build and software setup can be very complicated
    -flying your craft is more difficult
    -craft is more prone to the elements
    -don't expect it to be "aesthetically pleasing" as an off-the-shelf quad
    -don't expect all the bells & whistles that you had with your Mavic like video management from the Go4 app, obstacle avoidance, advanced flight modes, etc
     
  6. --Oz--

    --Oz-- Member

    Build your own:
    Pros: much much lower cost to build and repair, also much better crash resistance over them plastic quads.
    Cons: less features, more time to build.
    Have fun.
     
  7. holtneil

    holtneil Well-Known Member Moderator

    Some like this but may not be legal where you are
     

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