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Anyone with a small drone in Surin province or vicinity?


Dario

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Hi everyone,

a few years ago drones were expensive, several ten thousands for one. Today you can buy a drone with a 8K camera for around 1'000 Baht. So, I bought one from Aliexpress, this one.

I wanted to video tape when the harvester cut my wife's rice. But I wasn't able to connect the wifi.

I live in northern Surin province, somewhere between Tha Tum and Rattanaburi, Is there somewhere not too far somebody with a drone (I would also go to Buriram if necessary) who could show me how to connect the wifi correctly. I add the instruction sheet. 

Any help would be very much appreciated.

 

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Not in Surin area, but have had drones for a few years.   What app did you download to use with it ?

 

Is the drone WIFI showing in your phones WIFE available list ?

 

If that's the exact drone you bought, then that really is a 'too good to be true price', for the specs it advertises.

 

Just peeked at a YT vid of the V88, and it really is a toy.  Don't expect much from it, good to learn how to fly one, since inexpensive, so no loss, if you lose or crash it.

 

Teach yourself how to fly in a wide open field (footy pitch) on a windless day.

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@Dario If you want a decent inexpensive vid drone, then it's going to cost around the ฿7000 / $200 USD price point.  Decent 3 Axis camera & GPS.  Not expensive, but not cheap either, and need to decide if you'll actually get some use out of them.  

 

Two I have and would recommend;

... MJX Bugs16 Pro  (power vs high winds)

... ZLL 906 Beast Pro 2  (Sony sensor camera)

 

Anything less, and it's basically a toy.  

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On 11/24/2023 at 2:56 PM, KhunLA said:

@Dario If you want a decent inexpensive vid drone, then it's going to cost around the ฿7000 / $200 USD price point.  Decent 3 Axis camera & GPS.  Not expensive, but not cheap either, and need to decide if you'll actually get some use out of them.  

 

Two I have and would recommend;

... MJX Bugs16 Pro  (power vs high winds)

... ZLL 906 Beast Pro 2  (Sony sensor camera)

 

Anything less, and it's basically a toy.  

 

This drone was actually meant to hover above our home and get a view from above. The idea to see the harvester move over my wife's land came later.

For me this is not worth to spend 7000 Baht.

 

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4 hours ago, Dario said:

This drone was actually meant to hover above our home and get a view from above. The idea to see the harvester move over my wife's land came later.

For me this is not worth to spend 7000 Baht.

Try to watch YT vids about the V88, which I only found promo, and basic instruction vid.  Have you tried flying the drone, without the app ?  You can still use, take vid/photos, you just won't see what the camera is seeing.  

 

I didn't have FPV for years, and still managed to get so decent photos from cheap drones.  Don't expect much, especially 4 or 8k.  V88 has brushed motors and no axis gimbal for camera, so you wouldn't put an expensive camera on it.   Any luck and it will be 720p vids & 1080p photos.   

 

Has the smallest battery they make for toys, 3.7v, although if 2200mAh, that would be impressive.  Still a fun toy to learn on, and you may even get a some decent photos.   Vid will be crap without a gimbal.

 

Not sure why it won't connect the wifi, although it could be you phone, not being compatible.  Or you're just doing the wrong sequence to conx.

 

Take it to an open field, windless day, or you'll lose it, as not powerful enough to fight much of a wind.  Don't go up to high, and keep it close till you know how to fly it.

 

Good Luck

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On 4/14/2024 at 2:18 PM, KhunLA said:

I wish I could operate a drone this good ... 

 

https://www.facebook.com/reel/7987672467929529

 

You seem to be tapped into the drone scene in Thailand.  What's the current state of the rules?  Is there an easy access interweb resource?  (YouTube, Faceplant, and other social is blocked where I'm staying)  I recall before I became a Covid refugee outside of LOS, there were changing rules around maximum weight, where it's legal to fly drones, etc. 

 

I'm considering buying one next time I'm in BKK, but I don't want to end up being the "bad foreigner" of the day getting arrested for violating this week's drone laws.  Also, any more insights into good, affordable models?  The DJI's and the Xiaomi's pique my interest, but OUCH.  I'm just looking for a hobby grade with 1080P (4K would be even better but not necessary).   500 meters of range would be fine, even less could be okay.  Smaller is better as long as the video/photo quality is there.

 

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@impulse

Been a while since I registered 3 of mine, but not with cameras, as didn't want to deal with CAAT, or buy silly insurance.  Actually, first time I contacted them, they didn't even want to deal with me, and kind of strange.  Things change since then, as first month laws went into effect.

 

So didn't take photos of them with the cameras on, and simply registered with local PoPo.  One was the Xiaomi, which I don't think they make any more, and I sold mine.  Other was an inexpensive MJX, and one DIY, which I used just incase, and if caught me flying a different on, would just say I modified it, since none having serial #s.  All had detachable cameras.  See easy to do.  Many aren't detachable, as they causes issues with gimbals of some, if constantly removing.

 

Xiaomi was really nice, but started acting up.  My DIYs were great, but no longer have any batteries for them, which cost more than an inexpensive all in drone w/camera now.  So they get retired.

 

Still have two vid drones, a different MJX, Bugs 16, for strong wind days, and a ZLL SQ906 Pro 2 'Beast', both good, inexpensive, with ZLL having a better camera (Sony lens).  Both a few years old now.  Use them more for photos than vids, especially after having the Xiaomi, as hard to measure up to the quality.  Beast is pretty decent, though I don't have any quality vid editing software.   The Xiaomi didn't need any.

 

I wouldn't believe the marketing for inexpensive drones, 4k/8k whatever they advertise, but they should put out nice 1080p vids.  YT'er 'Captain Drone' puts out some decent honest reviews, and will have info for latest model. Bought those 2 with his and another recommendation.

 

If and what ever you get, buy any extra battery promotion they offer, and baby the batteries, as once model is upgrade, replacement batteries are hard to come by.

 

DJI if you want to spent the money, but that's a big nut to crack, unless you know you're really going to get into it.  Like all battery operated electronics, sitting idle for long periods isn't good.  You have to remember to store and charge batteries if not regularly using.   I do every 6 months, and so far, so good.  Other ones I play with more often.

 

For TH, not sure what's changed, I've always flown illegally, but responsible, and most importantly, away from foreigner/farangs, as they're the only ones that will cause you problems.   Which means, avoid operating in tourist areas.  Illegal in all national parks, and basically everywhere without asking permission first.   The law is very vague, but if responsible, and don't bother anyone or attract attention to yourself, no problem.   I've never had problem.  Stay away from foreigners, can't emphasis that enough, and you'll be fine.

 

 

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