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  1. shmook

    My eye! Sweet Jesus, Ouch!

    It's not good in any way. Holler if necessary.
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    My eye! Sweet Jesus, Ouch!

    I've watched tons of fpv racing drones, I'd love to get in to that, but like you said, it can be spendy... This? I can't fully justify either. It's a treat to myself! Where I live is in between 2 airports (1 military) and my flight area isn't huge (dji geofence their kit though, so I shouldn't stray into restricted airspace...), but I'm still supposed to notify air traffic control if I'm going to chuck it up in the air. I don't think I'll fly it much at home. However, my work is out in the sticks, and go to the lake district several times a year, so I will use it a good bit there.
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    My eye! Sweet Jesus, Ouch!

    The phantom is massive! This fits in a bag (which it comes with) about the size of a tupperware lunch box, including the remote control, 3 batteries, spare props and charging hub, so it's easy to carry. It's tiny. I'm early stages, but I'm so, so impressed with it. It does over 30mph too, which doesn't seem that fast until you watch it. And it's crazy fast when it's coming towards you with 8 spinning blades...! Range is good too, a few hundred metres in the open countryside. However, you can spoof the GPS to think its in America which activates the long range function. They will fly over 2km then, all stock... Buy one. Now.
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    My eye! Sweet Jesus, Ouch!

    Yep. First flight this morning. It's incredible. Properly awesome, one of the best things I've ever bought!
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    My eye! Sweet Jesus, Ouch!

    So, I get updating the firmware of a drone. I also get updating the firmware of the remote. Yes, it has 'intelligent' batteries. So they need updating as well. But the charger that updates them? Does that really need an update? Apparently so. 2 hours before you can even power your new toy up? Meh...! Then about half an hour sorting the settings. However, I'm super-chuffed with it. Moving it around and having the camera/gimbal track me is mega creepy, but it's one hell of a piece of kit, and I bought basically the crappest model thay make. And it's brill!
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    Schnitzel with noodles - what made you smile today?

    Ah. I didn't click on it, just posted what Ian said. That's *rubbish* for his overseas fans.
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    The Computer Question Thread

    Cheers! Unfortunately, I'm not building things. If I can't use a hammer, I'm not in to fabrication. With electricky stuff, I want to hand over money and it work. Hence me buying a dji drone, and not building one that will function better but cost a vast amount of swearing and time...
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    Schnitzel with noodles - what made you smile today?

    Just seen on forgotten weapons that H&K have properly turned Ian in to gun jesus. Have a look, it's ace! Posters are for sale too 😁 Sorry for the double post, Tink...
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    The Computer Question Thread

    Brill, ta!
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    The Computer Question Thread

    Evening, all! Can anyone recommend any 'ok' video editing software? That's free! I'm a complete novice, and won't be going to the nth degree, just something I can, well, edit footage with. User friendly would help! On top of that, maybe a cheap laptop capable of using said software. Second hand is fine. Lower cost, the better, as I will be using it solely for this purpose and it will live in a bag for days at a time. Something off the shelf, I'm not wanting to build one. Thanks in advance!
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    My eye! Sweet Jesus, Ouch!

    Now I want free, unique Austrian damage on my things. Does anyone know of any Austrians who are good at messing things up...?
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    My eye! Sweet Jesus, Ouch!

    It's always a waiting game with ebay! My gripe is buying something that's supposed to be in stock, dropping a few hundred quid with a large company, and then getting emailed that it's out of stock. After it let me select 'next day delivery'. Then getting told money won't be taken until its dispatched. Then money being taken. Then emailing for a refund, and phoning up to confirm and finding it's not been processed. Then being told it will be a few days, whereas they can take payment instantly - actually even before they said they would... And then they lowered the price of the package I bought immediately afterwards. Only by about 4 quid, but still. I'm looking at you, Jessops... Anyway. Got a very similar deal with a smaller company, and it's coming tomorrow, free next day delivery as promised. First world problems... πŸ˜‚
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    My eye! Sweet Jesus, Ouch!

    Have a look on ebay, used ones crop up all the time. You could scavenge partsπŸ˜€
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    My eye! Sweet Jesus, Ouch!

    It is. Easiest to bin it, there are far better lights than maglite anyway! Saying that, I was issued a 2AA led one, and it's pretty good. Wouldn't buy one though!
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    Schnitzel with noodles - what made you smile today?

    Nothing special, I'm just content. Work is busy, and I'm getting to do more of the design and pricing of jobs, so more in the office pricing jobs at several hundred k, and on site maybe 60% now, instead of being all over the country fitting, which is good as I'm getting older and have a family. Self-employed so I can choose my time off. Venturing into drones, just bought a decent hobby one which arrived today, with a view to buy a half decent one in a couple of weeks. Had a couple of Chinese ones before and I wasn't impressed, but today has really surprised me it's insanely good for a hundred quid. My tax rebate may get hammered as I had a budget, but there are so many sweet dji options... Life is OK. Currently watching a film, got wine and got one of my dogs curled up in my lap. The boy is growing fast (both good and not good, meh!) wife is smoking hot still - she always will be - holiday booked, car is still good etc etc. Life ain't bad. Still not had schnitzel with noodles though!
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    My eye! Sweet Jesus, Ouch!

    If you don't have any cuts/grazes/sores on your hands, you should be good. Easy to say, I know, but you really are low risk. Through-skin infection is low, especially if you clean yourself after. Please don't think I'm trying to make light of it though, I know where you're coming from. If you really are worried, kick up a fuss with your doc, but be prepared for about 12 weeks of hell if you get put on the anti-infection drugs. I've not done it, but know people who have. I suppose it's better than the alternative though...
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    Schnitzel with noodles - what made you smile today?

    Brilliant, yes! Edit, didn't know there was a new series of that coming out, cheers πŸ˜€
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    Schnitzel with noodles - what made you smile today?

    Watching an episode of strike back (silent war) and the super secret, ultra elite section 20 are using baofeng uv5r radios. Just like elite airsofters! Made me smile, anyway. Other than that, it all seems legit.
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    My eye! Sweet Jesus, Ouch!

    The *fruitcage* government care not a jot for the front line drones. Re cops, supervision don't care much either. My force weren't too bad compared to others, which can be downright toxic.
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    My eye! Sweet Jesus, Ouch!

    Yep, it's rubbish isn't it?
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    My eye! Sweet Jesus, Ouch!

    Upgrade it to the terralux LED head. It's about 60 quid, but makes it a proper floodlight... Hedge, maybe this will fit? https://www.niton999.co.uk/niton-tactical-c-and-d-cell-maglite-handle.html
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    Schnitzel with noodles - what made you smile today?

    Without making light of MH issues, that sounds like bliss.
  23. shmook

    My eye! Sweet Jesus, Ouch!

    Also known as a dna sample retriever... If you do have to dazzle anyone, remember to move position afterwards. Blinded people can still fight you if they get hold of you.
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