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Heliguy called and took the balance yesterday so I'm expecting delivery any day now. Nearly made it to 5 months, they said 21 days when I ordered it! 

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Fancied trying to get some sunset shots this afternoon, wasn't disappointed! 

Popped down to Manston Airport today, it's pretty grim if you're a lorry driver! https://www.espritdroneservices.co.uk/4000-lorries-at-manston-airport-december-2020/    

Out of a large group of approx 25% of all UK PfCO holders, I just won 'best pic' from around 40 entries! Woohoo!

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Sounds like good news finally. Let us know how it all goes.

All we know is that when they stop making this, we will be properly, properly sad.Jeremy Clarkson on the Esprit.

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Got it. Astounding bit of kit. 

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Mavic 2 next week then :lol:

 

Currently Owned: 2018 Lotus Elise Sport 220 in Metallic Blue, Alcantara Pack, Forged Wheels, 2piece brakes, AirCon, Hard/Soft Tops, Red Calipers, Stereo, Interior Colour Pack, NVH Pack, Carpets, Mats.
Previously Owned: 2016 Lotus Evora 400 'Hethel Edition' in Essex Blue, Red Leather, Red Calipers, Silver Forged Wheels
Previously Owned: 2010 Lotus Evora NA in Solar Yellow, Sports Pack, Tech Pack, "Heritage Edition" Recaro Seats
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1 hour ago, Bibs said:

Got it. Astounding bit of kit. 

Worth the wait then?

All we know is that when they stop making this, we will be properly, properly sad.Jeremy Clarkson on the Esprit.

Opinions are like armpits. Everyone has them, some just stink more than others.

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2 hours ago, CocoPops said:

Mavic 2 next week then :lol:

2018 apparently! 

1 hour ago, PaulCP said:

They've got about 500 backorders to fill yet. I was one of them for a while. 

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13 hours ago, ramjet said:

Worth the wait then?

^ That pic was taken at 30m in 20mph+ winds and the thing was rock solid, it's hugely clever and very impressive! It warned me of the high winds so I used 'Return to Home' and it landed by itself about 6 inches from where it took off from. 

Here's the log video of the flight I get on my phone. I took off, flew in a circle, then above the building and then the roofline below to check the obstacle avoidance out, then for the pic and RTH to land. The green bar at the top is a dynamic battery level so shows time left and the 2 dots are my warnings. If it gets to the 'H', that's how much battery is required to RTH and the further away you fly, the more it moves to the right. If you hit the H, it'll automatically come home for you. Excuse the music, it was that or me breathing! 

 

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Nice. Congrats.

All we know is that when they stop making this, we will be properly, properly sad.Jeremy Clarkson on the Esprit.

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Excellent news @Bibs. It's an amazing machine, isn't it?

Err, have you flying it with the dome on? Looks like the funny curved reflection you get from that in the pic. Quality much better without, plus better airflow into the cooling system (OK, maybe not top priority this week)

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I've decided to keep it on for my first few flights, just to be on the safe side! 

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Fair enough. You did take off the gimbal clamp though, right? ;)

You may also find there is a bit of protective tape on the top of the gimbal, which can catch on the frame. Best to take it off, I used tweezers.

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Got that one, tiny little bugger. I've got the hang of the gimbal clamp almost, I can refit it after flight within 15 attempts already :D

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No gimbal cover and a tiny bit of pp. It's nuts quick and responsive in Sports mode too, lots of fun :D

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Booza! Nice pub it is too :)

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20 hours ago, MartynB said:

Heh, funky triple car and triple van :)

Rolling shutter I assume. I was going to edit them out but it's only a snap. :)

40 flights in so far, it's not failed to impress every time. Our village church.

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Like that. :thumbup: 

All we know is that when they stop making this, we will be properly, properly sad.Jeremy Clarkson on the Esprit.

Opinions are like armpits. Everyone has them, some just stink more than others.

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All fine.... UNTIL you flew out of the gates over cars that you had no control over (and pretty close too).

Currently Owned: 2018 Lotus Elise Sport 220 in Metallic Blue, Alcantara Pack, Forged Wheels, 2piece brakes, AirCon, Hard/Soft Tops, Red Calipers, Stereo, Interior Colour Pack, NVH Pack, Carpets, Mats.
Previously Owned: 2016 Lotus Evora 400 'Hethel Edition' in Essex Blue, Red Leather, Red Calipers, Silver Forged Wheels
Previously Owned: 2010 Lotus Evora NA in Solar Yellow, Sports Pack, Tech Pack, "Heritage Edition" Recaro Seats
Follow my Lotus journey here: http://www.FaceBook.com/HandmadeInHethel

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