So I finally caved and have bought myself a DJI Phantom 3. I know, I know I shouldn't have but what can I do. What's done is done. To be precise it was the Phantom 3 Professional with a 4k camera for video. I wasn't going to scrimp out on the camera obviously.
I had it delivered to my parents house in the leafy suburbs of London. Once I found out it had been delivered, it was a long 4 days before I got a chance to actually get my hands on it.
After ripping open the box to quickly get the batteries on charge I fixed on the prop guards and read up on the manual one more time. I had been studying this even from before I put in the order so was pretty up to date on my knowledge.
There are so many rules and regulations to drone use. It makes it hard to fly professionally. Luckily this is only for personal use until I can get CAA approval and that takes time and lots of money.
Looking at things from this high up gives you a different perspective on this that are so common to you. It seems to enhance my interest in the mundane. There are so many new things to explore.
Here are the rest of the photos and a little video of my first flight.