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  1. Thanks all for the comments! I finally just grabbed a small drone at Brookstone on my way through the airport this week. Tomorrow I'll try and fly it. Another question, I was going to purchase an iPad mini 4 just for travel purposes and thinking it would be useful when I upgrade to a larger drone. To use for drone flying and the apps do I need the cellular service? I was planning to just get an iPad mini without cellular service but will change that plan if the cellular will be useful for these apps. Thoughts?
  2. Yes, that was meant tongue in cheek. I'm looking at the list of the Drones for Beginners Alan put together, and one or two other models not on the list to learn some skills before really investing money. I'm realizing many of these are really tiny, 6" - 10" range. So, wondering if these really simulate what flying a larger Phantom or more professional / commercial use drones would be like? I've already learned from asking all of you questions that these will be more difficult to fly, but does the controllability of these super small ones translate to the larger? If the remotes are simil
  3. If you're already a pilot, you can go to http://faasafety.gov to take a UAS course, and then come late August, when the rule is implemented, you'll be able to apply for Part 107 Remote Pilot Certificate (a UAS rating on your existing license) without having to take the Aeronautical Knowledge Test. You and P3P Flyer like this Unlike this So, If I take and pass the UAS test next week, I still have to wait Until Aug to submit the proof already being a rated pilot or I am misunderstanding that? And if that is correct, is it's still a wait until August to be able to legally d
  4. Thanks to all for taking the time for such detailed responses. I'm taking notes and hope to be out there soon with whatever purchase I make and start practicing.
  5. Hi, I'm very new to this drone scene but very intrigued and plan to buy one sooner than later. The question is, what to buy, especially as a new drone operator? Should I expect a lot of crashes and just buy a junk one first? Or get what seems like the best fit for me and just go for it and don't crash ; ). Maybe I'm expecting a harder learning curve than it will be. Seems like you have to buy before you can try and fly one, i.e. no test flying product available it seems. On product; I've seen the Phantoms and the Inspire both from dji. A cinematographer I met recently was the one encou
  6. Thank you Joshua for recommending the equipment, I've been meaning to post this question to people as what they would recommend for starting. This is helpful.
  7. Hi all. I'm totally new into the drone world but intrigued to learn more. I come from an aviation and photography background and thought this might be a good way to combine two loves. I'm currently trying to figure out this certification process and looking for a drone to purchase. I'll be asking for any help and recommendations I can find. Glad to be here.