[Staples] DJI Phantom 3 for $299, $59 for battery at Staples
Dji Phantom 3 standard for $299
Original Battery for $59 is very cheap
Please see photos for info
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Ignorance at its best.
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May 16th, 2019 8:03 am
Actually the new law eases some of the restrictions (like increased ceiling).bubble.tea wrote: ↑ I remember staples cleared these out about a decade ago as well, for the same price.
PS3 for $300 is a great price.
The new law, Jun 1st, makes flying drones that are >250g prohibited, unless you get certified. Makes it like boating & fishing. You CANNOT do it, without certification. The only shitty thing is it's not just a 15q multiple choice on stupid simple concepts, but a fairly involved & specific test on things that an actual aircraft pilot needs to know. It's not impossible, but needs a bit of prep to pass.
If you're <250g you it is still the wild west.
The P3S is nearly a Kilo, so that wouldn't do anything specifically to impact the clearance.
At $300, it is still an in credible price.
If you're seriously looking at drones in the next level of tech (IE P4), I would wait till end of June then have a look at Kijiji. Although not immediate, I am sure by then drone owners will start dumping wares, resulting in a mass buyers market on Kijiji. Do NOT buy a used Drone now!!
FWIW. The P3S is an incredible piece of machinery & tech. Spectacular 1080p filming, pan/tilt, incredible stability, & ASSUMING, you calibrate your drone & set your home point before taking off, ensuring your Return-to-Home HEIGHT setting is over the treeline, you will NEVER crash or lose (ignorantly referred to as fly-away) your drone. Of course if you fly it INTO an object, then yes it doesn't have collision avoidance haha. However it does do a marvelous job of mitigating the risks of lower qual drones.
Safe Droning folks!
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May 16th, 2019 8:11 am
Flying in controlled space requires special clearance, communication with ATC, etc. I doubt anyone with a $1000 drone would ever go down this route....ccwestcliff wrote: ↑ This is a great find indeed!
For anyone interested, here is the new law: https://www.tc.gc.ca/en/services/aviati ... gally.html
A couple of things to keep in mind is that while $299 is a killer price, for Phantom is by today's standards fairly big and bulky. I recently bought a Spark and I am blown away how compact it is and that I can fit it in my photo backpack together with my other photography gear. I note that the Spark Launch including remote is going for $539 on Amazon right now. And while this is $240 more, I think it is money well spent.
Another thing to keep in mind is that the Phantom 3 doesn't have the RPAS safety assurance to fly in controlled airspace. Anyone living in the GTA or other urban areas might therefore be fairly limited in use.
Just my two cents ...
May 16th, 2019 8:33 am
http://www.tc.gc.ca/en/services/aviatio ... rules.html
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because once you're licensed, you're a professional?
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Well I mean the Basic exam is pretty easy, it just makes sure you have an understanding of where you can fly and what to do when flying and where you can't fly.
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