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Old 06-02-2018, 01:46 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I am a new member to this forum, primarily interested in CP helis however, my father is retiring for good finally and my brothers and I are looking at getting him a nice gift (keep reading). He is a retired Air force pilot (flew C141's), retired airline pilot (flew 737's for 25 years) and retired teacher (taught aviation at a tech school for 6 years). I was talking to him about my new Blade 360cfx 3s (awesome btw) and he got to talking about his drone. He has a relatively low grade drone with battery issues but he loves to fly it / chase geese off the golf course. I showed him some videos of FPV drone flying and he thought that was awesome. Being a life long pilot and all, I think he would find a lot of enjoyment in one. My brothers and I are looking at getting him one as a gift for the year (retirement, birthday, x-mas and all). Right now I am thinking 500-600$ for a quality drone (including FPV goggles and transmitter but the budget can be pushed higher if necessary). Keep in mind he will not be racing or flying extremely fast, he is pushing 72 years old (still sharp with good hand eye coordination and 20/20 vision! / besides reading). I have RF7.5 that I could use to help train him with and I have lots of rc experience between my helis / background with rc planes and rc car racing so crash and repair is not an issue. Plus I am a mechanical engineer by trade so think I have the technical side covered. I am looking for advice for what type of drone / equipment would be good for him. Any advice is really appreciated!

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Welcome to the forum and good for your dad! He's lucky to have kids that buy him cool stuff. I was in a similar position looking for a first racing drone around Christmas time last year. The guys steered me right and I'm having a blast.

Check here:
https://www.helifreak.com/showthread.php?t=794609

I haven't flown the Furibee yet but the BFight is awesome. It has so much power that it puts a grin on your face every time you hit the stick. I've been using Liftoff as a simulator.

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Old 06-05-2018, 06:15 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Thank you for the information. Now I am starting to debate if he would enjoy a nice camera drone more than a FPV drone. I dont know if there is something that would be in between and still have a nice camera image and some stabilization. Something where if you felt like FPV you could or if you felt like just flying around you could do that as well.
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