Ian Reekie

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  1. I don't have the 2, I have the Air 2 and I love my Lowepro DroneGuard BP250. It fits the entire flymore(3 batteries) combo and everything I need to fly as well as a hand held camcorder, 6 Gopros and some other accessories that I usually take with me as well as a pocket for both a tablet and a laptop together. It is also a well built backpack for the price I don't foresee any long term issues with it. It's got some good harder type padding as well, I wouldn't put a bunch of stuff on top of it, but we packed in in the truck with a beachbag on top of it and it didn't seem to hurt it at all.
  2. The Mavic Mini has FlySafe and is restricted by geo fencing, I live on a military base and can't even fly it in my own house due to this, as in I can not physically take off due to the GPS signal in the house. So you can't just fly it whereever you want, and you can't turn this off at all, there is no manual ATTI mode. There is a tinfoil hack, but you lose stability without GPS. As far as Part 107 licensing in order to profit from using the mini you would still be required to get licensed, just not have to register it with the FAA. I have been researching Part 107 licensing and one site sp
  3. I am going to assume the answer is depends or no, but.. Can you recycle parts from old drones like a flight controller or ESCs? I know that I could use a flight controller from my phantom obviously, but one of the cheap kids toy drones, or are the majority of them single boards with a the components of the flight controller built into the board? One of the ones I'm looking at is a WLTOYS V262 UFO model, it looks like the Parrot AR2.0 and I haven't taken it apart yet, but the limited info online shows that it has a board with jumpers for motor connection and a jumper for the camera. So in e
  4. Hello all. Doing the newbie thing and checking in. I'm 43 and work Satellite Communications in the military and am stationed in Hawaii. My experience with drones is mainly as a tool in my videography belt. I like doing family adventure videos with GoPros and drone footage, snorkeling, kayaking, hiking. I have been flying since the Original DJI phantom 2 off and on and have the Phantom 2, the Mavic Mini, and the Mavic Air 2. I also have some mini drones like the tello and the mambo as well as some random cheap ones I've picked up along the way. I am looking into my Part 107 license, I ma