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What Type of Drone User Are you?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Ben Waldorf, Jan 30, 2017.

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  1. Ben Waldorf

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    Don't get me wrong. I do not believe that you can make these judgements in a neat little package. However, to be a Legal Nerd, Tech Nerd or Gear Nerd, it really does take a special type of person. It also takes on how much you are looking to read up on.

    8 Types of Drone Users says quite a bit but does not address all points. What if you are a little of everything? What if you don't identify on the strict definitions of the category? I don't know about others. For me, I am tech nerd all the same.
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  2. ThunderChicken

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    Tech/Gear Nerd. I bought one Typhoon H Pro last Friday and bought another that did not have the radio transmitter on Sunday. New unit without batteries or props. Can we say overkill for spares?
     
  3. Ben Waldorf

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    Great punch line under your response. Well it goes without saying, you can never have enough props or spare batteries.
     
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    Tech Nerd. I have only been flying for a couple of months, but I have already read everything there is to learn about my 4K. Already revived a defective battery (Original battery wouldn't charge, cell 2 was too far out of balance). I guess being a retired electronics/ computer & telecommunications tech is to blame.... Yeah, I spent a lot of time in school and apprenticeship (3 Journeyman Certificates)
     
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  5. Ben Waldorf

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    To have that type of background can really save you alot of heart ache with drones. I always consider this like dealing with a parent when resetting a cable box and they want to get involve but are equally frustrated by the process. It really helps to have that natural curiosity that a techie would have.
     
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    Curiosity can be a good thing, or the bane of your existence. "I wonder what makes this this work..." I first bought a SYMA X8C off ebay and it didn't work. After a frustrating time communicating with the seller (and being blocked by paypal from communicating direct) I decided to troubleshoot it myself. I narrowed it down to the receiver board in the drone. The remote works fine. I then ordered 2 new receiver boards (at $15 C each, I decided to get 2 for redundancy). i am still waiting for them to arrive, but in the meantime have purchased a Sharper Image DX2 to practice on, then a Air Hogs Millennium Falcon,(because, you know, who hasn't alway wanted to fly the Falcon) and finally, my Yuneec Q500 4K, 3 extra batteries and another spare set of props. I wasn't able to get one with the case at my local Best Buy so I took some left-over plywood and built a case with a compartment in the lid for papers and extra room on one side for prop guards, a meter, and some tools. Some sanding, varathane, hinges, latches, sheet plastic and a lock for the lid. Cost me $50 total. I had to promise my wife I wouldn't open any more drones. But she can't take away the one I have opened and troubleshot. This to me, is fun.
     
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