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Old 10-22-2017, 06:49 AM
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I got my first drone a month ago. It's just a toy, one that fits in your hand. Before that I never really cared about drones. RC isn't new to me although flying is. I've spent many years and $$'s on racing 1/8 on road and 1/10 off road cars, both nitro powered. So the way I got this on was for free. There's this company that sells different types of electronic stuff on Amazon and I have been getting 100% free stuff from them just so I can right a review. This is about the 4th item I got from them. So when they offered me this toy drone I figured "what the hell", might as well get it. It's the TDR Sky Beetle https://www.amazon.com/dp/B072KP1Z6Y...=1GTGKMKRO9FZP. So I've been flying it an average of 3 times a day (7 minute flights) and I've gotten pretty good at it by now. I've been "hot dogging" it around now. So I'm thinking about getting something bigger and better. I'm not looking to make a new hobby out of this. I don't want to race or do aerial videos. Just sport fly around in an open field. I can probably get a higher grade toy type. (I've been watching a lot of drone video reviews on YouTube and adding a few to my Amazon wish list). Anyway, here's a few pictures of my Sky Beetle"
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Oh yeah, I don't fly with the blade guards any more as they are leaf catchers.
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Old 10-31-2017, 08:25 AM
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I got started with a nano-sized quadcopter similar to this. A year-and-a-half later, I have everything from GPS camera birds, to micro FPV racers, wifi FPV quads, etc. I am absolutely hooked, so be careful, once you get that itch it's hard to get rid of. If you're looking for any recommendations about the next one to grab, let me know. I have about 20 of these things right now. Welcome to the drone world.
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Thanks for answering. It doesn't look like too many people get replies here. So first I have two questions. How often do these go through motors? Do they last a long time or do they burn out?
Here's some pictures of some models I've been researching on Amazon and YouTube:
This one is the MJX B2W Bugs 2 Wi-Fi Drone w/ GPS, Brushless Motors, 1080p Drone Camera

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Another one is the Hubsan H501S X4
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