Hello from Huddersfield UK


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Hi all. Thanks for having me.
I’m Dale from Huddersfield, 64 year old retired due to illness. Seriously looking to get into Drone flying as a hobby and to get me out in the fresh air more. New to the drone scene and a total beginner but really interested and wanting to get into what seems to me to be an exciting hobby.
After researching and studying internet / youtube vids ( and my budget ) i took the plunge and bought a HS 720E, i could’nt stretch to a DJI or a mavic. So i’m hoping that will do me for now.
I also got myself a little HS 210 for flying indoors to “learn the ropes and controls” and have a bit of fun before i take the big one outside.
Anyone with tips about the 720 is greatly appreciated.
I did both my registration and flying test on the CAA website today and got my numbers. Seemed straight forward enough, common sense really, but certainly learned a thing or two and found it quite interesting. It would be nice to get together with someone local to fly together if thats at all possible. looking at the map there is 1 or 2 around me, so let me know if you would be willing to mentor me.
Well thats all i can think of for now, so thanks for reading and happy and safe flying.
Best wishes, Dale.
i took the plunge and bought a HS 720E,

Welcome from the Hampton Roads area of Virginia, USA.

Even though you may have flown Drones before, here is some Good Old Fashion Advice…

You paid a lot of money for that Drone, put your phone number on it. If your drone gets lost or stuck in a tree and it finally comes down when you are not around, give the finders an opportunity to contact you so it can be returned.

Now, for the Fun Part, But do not let the excitement of the moment get the best of you. When you are going out to fly, do it slowly and deliberately. Get used to a set procedure and even practice it.

There are so many things I could write but these are the highlights that I feel need mentioning.

Plug in your phone/tablet into your controller; turn on the Controller and DJI Fly App (if it does not start on its own…). On the Drone, open the front legs, then open the back legs, then remove the Gimbal Cover.

The Gimbal is the most delicate item on the Drone and banging or bumping can damage it. I also fastened a short "Remove Before Flight" ribbon to the cover so it's more noticeable and I do not forget to remove it…

Turn on the drone and watch it come to "life." Watching the Gimbal go through its self-check is almost like watching a kitten or puppy opening its eyes for the first time…

Place the drone down (preferably on a Landing Pad) while it finishes its self-test (collecting satellites, etc…).

Check your battery status (Phone, Drone, and Controller), check the Signal Strength, by now the Controller should have reported it updated the Home Point.

Lift off, 4-5 feet (1-1/2 meters) or so, hover a bit, check the controls (move the drone a bit forward, back, left, right, yaw left and right). By now, your Controller will probably report again, Home point Updated.

If you go out in a rush and race thru your start up and take off before the drone has finished it prep, it may update its Home Point over that pond or that old tree you are flying over and in your excitement, you'll fly the drone long past it Low Battery point and when it engages Return to Home and lands in the pond or in a tree; it will be all on you…

Now go have fun, learn to fly the drone by sight before you try to fly it out a distance depending on the video feed, FPV.

I would also advise you to use YouTube and watch a lot of the Videos on flying and setting up the Drone. When it is too dark, too cold, or too wet, you can "fly it vicariously" through YouTube. Also watch some of the Blooper Drone Videos and learn how not to fly your "New Baby."

Fly On and Fly Safe…
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