Roger Davis

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  1. Use it to fly more than my current 8 or so minutes, learn to pilot a good quality drone, explore the local area, and enjoy retirement.
  2. Generally any park in the L.A. County area, but I've talked to one (Field of Dreams, San Pedro). They say flying is against the law in L.A. County. Another park with wide open spaces is Friendship park in San Pedro. Others are the area bounded by MaryMount hiking trail and Palos Verdes Dr. E. (don't know what this area is, but has the hiking trail...), La 'Bonita Park in La Habra, La Mirada Park, La Mirada ... I'm just looking at Google Earth for most of these places, near where I am from time to time.,
  3. I've had a problem with the original battery charger (about the size of a domino) for this. It worked only for a couple of minutes, lost all it's smoke, and quit working. I was using it with extra batteries and a special harness. Should this be ok, or does it require too much of the charger? Would I be better off getting a different charger (cheap?)
  4. I just got a Hubsan X4 502S, but finding a good place to fly it in the L A area (San Pedro and Whittier especially desired) seems difficult. The local park has large areas with no people most of the time, but I'm unsure of legality. It's a long ways from any airports. I really don't want to drive 20 or 30 miles in city traffic to fly. This is a hobby, no business involved. I might could get a professional license if that would help me. Among the needed info : - Altitude limit = 400 ft above terrain or buildings, etc. - How far out from launch can I fly? Limited to field size, or
  5. It seems that even though I have tried a couple of units, I can't find one that works well for me. I own : JJRC H18 JJRC H20 The H18 problems are: - Controls much too sensitive. Inside I crash into things, outside I can't keep it inside desired boundaries. No "slow" setting. - I have temporarily lost it, but since painting it bright orange, no more losses. - Short flight time, can't change battery - Instructions are incomplete, confusing, too brief. The H20 problems are: - Even on "slow" setting, controls still more sensitive than I want. - With its 5 second loss of