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Posted: Wed Sep 4, 2019 2:38pm
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Allan 01

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Hi , I’ve bought myself a Magic Pro plus new clone xt-1

I know this is not a serious drone, and is more if a toy ,so I m not expecting a whole lot of features ,but this one seems to have a few good ones . 

I tried flying it in a small orchard , not a good idea ! 

I know that I need a license and permission to fly it legally , and will get a license when I have mastered it and know that I m not throwing money away getting license etc . 

Here s the thing ... I aim not technically minded , and do not play video games ,and could do with someone who has knowledge , who knows how to fly these , and knows where I can fly it safely and somewhere where I can find the damn thing when I crash it ..in short I need someone who can show me the best / safest way to fly it 

Anyone willing to help me with this .?..I will travel to wherever you are in Alicante , Quesada , Torrevieja etc , I live in Petrer , so I am a good distance away from most of you ,.... but willing to travel ,and learn then apply for relevant permission someone In  Petrer Elda , Elche would be great , but as mentioned , I am willing to come to you , 

Thanks in advance 

Allan 

RayD

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Wed Sep 4, 2019 8:49pm

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Posted: Wed Sep 4, 2019 8:49pm

I think you are doing things the wrong way round. You need a course and licence before you start flying the drone! It's a bit like driving a bus and then going to take lessons.

There is a poster on this forum who has obtained his drone licence so he might advise you.

Try one of the courses on this link

https://www.google.es/search?hl=en-ES&authuser=0&ei=MgZwXbL8HcOPlwSl8pCQDw&q=cursos+de+drones+torrevieja&oq=cursos+de+drones+torrevieja&gs_l=psy-ab.3...6201.25557..25897...0.0..0.146.1791.2j13......0....1..gws-wiz.......0i13j0i13i30j0i203j0i22i30j33i22i29i30.f3qvKbpWMRA&ved=0ahUKEwiy3b_U6bfkAhXDx4UKHSU5BPIQ4dUDCAs&uact=5

MeathMaria

MeathMaria

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Wed Sep 4, 2019 10:48pm

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Posted: Wed Sep 4, 2019 10:48pm

This is the post Ray D mentioned.

AESA Operador Autorizado

Hope you find some info there and best wishes in your work search.

AlicanteDesign

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Wed Sep 4, 2019 10:53pm

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Posted: Wed Sep 4, 2019 10:53pm

A license is not required for personal or recreational use of a drone up to 2kg in weight. Anyone can go down the shops buy a drone and fly it. The problem is lack of knowledge about where and how to use it.

Drone are restricted to under 120m height and Visual line Of Sight 500m. Without AESA licenses and permission not allowed 50m from people and 150m from buildings not involved in the flight. Recreational pilots must follow the AESA regulations.

Commercial work requires a registered aircraft operator, approval from AESA and licensed pilot. If you use a drone in your business it’s a commercial operation.

Magic pro XT-1

Thats a drone under the 250gm weight limit and comes under different regulations. It can be flown 20m height and 100m distance. It’s allowed near people and buildings (use common sense and don’t annoy people).

I started with a Potensic drone. Best place to learn is an open area clear of people, trees, wires etc. I chose empty tennis courts and 5 aside pitches. The fences stop fly aways. Light weight drones are difficult to control. The wind catches them so fly on calm days.

These drones are manual input and don’t have the sophisticated electronics of the DJI and Parrot models. You are continuously moving the sticks to keep it in place and fly it straight.

Take the drone to a park or somewhere suitable. Check the propellers have no damage before taking off. Before you turn on the drone turn on the controller and phone first. Good practise to learn.

Face the drone away from you. Start the drone. Fly it a few metres in the air. Fly it forward 10m? Reverse it back to where you started. Fly it out again move it left and right. Rotate it until it faces you fly it back. The controls reverse when you turn the drone. Rotate it again fly it away. Take your time and do simple moves. 

Once you have the hang of it. Start doing snake shapes as you fly it away. Using left and right moves. Once you get confident you can try flying orbits around your self with the drone. Combine all the moves fly about.

Get more batteries that drone only flies for 6-10 mins on a battery.

When you get the hang of flying move on to a DJI Spark or similar with the extra battery kit. I have a Mavic Pro. It’s a different drone from the one you have. Top speed of 50kph and can fly about 8km in one siting.

Everything you need to learn is on the internet and tutorials on youtube. 


UKHandyMan4Hire

UKHandyMan4Hire

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Thu Sep 5, 2019 10:21am

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Posted: Thu Sep 5, 2019 10:21am

I second the post by AlicanteDesign and agree with the points made.

My consideration is for a Mavic 2 Pro or perhaps enterprise because of the add on business functionality to assist me with surveys etc.

The DJI (and others I believe) have flight plan software capability so you can not inadvertently break the law - in terms flying in a restricted zone, plus this acts as defense evidence if someone should also wish to complain.

There is a drone club in Alicante https://www.facebook.com/droneclubalicante/ and a quick google search found this also http://www.ase-drones.es/club-de-vuelo-para-drones-en-alicante.php

I am sure there will be many more.

Hope it helps

Allan 01

Allan 01

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Thu Sep 5, 2019 11:10am

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Location: Petrer

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Posted: Thu Sep 5, 2019 11:10am

Hi , Thanks for that info . Good to know the rules ,and good to know my restrictions ...,,brilliant . I ve been on you tube ,but can’t find one which matches my controller ,but I ll take it out ,as you suggest , to a football park or similar  and practice ,and hopefully not break it before mastering it ..Very useful info , Thank for taking the time to help me ,and If I get proficient with it , I will look for a bigger better one and get a license .

Thanks again 

Allan 

Allan 01

Allan 01

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Thu Sep 5, 2019 11:12am

Posts: 225

Location: Petrer

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Posted: Thu Sep 5, 2019 11:12am

Hi thanks , I ll look up these clubs and see if I can get more tips ,and in turn learn about drones and also how to fly 

Looking forward to it ! 😀

Muchas gracias 

Allan 

Allan 01

Allan 01

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Thu Sep 5, 2019 11:15am

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Location: Petrer

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Posted: Thu Sep 5, 2019 11:15am

Just a footnote to my reply ....Your drone can do 50 kilometres ,,,wow ! That , I am looking forward to . Must be fantastic to “Play” with ...we re all just overgrown schoolboys when it comes to boys n toys 😀

Allan 01

Allan 01

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Thu Sep 5, 2019 11:17am

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Location: Petrer

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Posted: Thu Sep 5, 2019 11:17am

Thank you , this site is great , lots of helpful people , willing to give advice ! Great 

Muchas gracias

 Allan 

UKHandyMan4Hire

UKHandyMan4Hire

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Thu Sep 5, 2019 11:18am

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Posted: Thu Sep 5, 2019 11:18am

Just be careful choosing a playing field! If there are people about it is a no-no, more so whilst you are learning. (sorry to be a party pooper!)

There must be some wide-open spaces with no people about around Petrer, it is a lovely area and you have rural space all around, perhaps head out to Sax?

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