Thanks for the reply and I will give it ago now. I really like the p3p mainly because of its camera 4k. Plus the remote is awesome wish I had the pennies. One day... My family and children are first in the line at the moment thanks for replying and it's very much appreciated.
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I have the antenna that would work well but you are across the pond from me. I used an Itelite panel - Itelite Phantom 3 Standard Antenna
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To protect yourself in the case of an accident, insurance is a good idea. e.g. (BMFA) British Model Flying Association (UK). It costs £35 at the time of writing. Click on the link to view their web site :-
One item that I have found to be of great help is a clear coloured strobe light. I affixed mine to the rear of my P3 and it is easily seen in daylight for some distance. It helps greatly to determine orientation.
If you are going to carry out any flights you can register the area you will be operating at with dates, times and the grid reference to the RAF who will issue a NOTAM to relevant agencies. Their number is Low Flying Ops 0800 515 544.
This might sound OTT, but helicopters have a nasty habit of sneaking up on you sometimes at below 100 feet. Such examples are the electricity, RAF, air ambulances, police and private owners to mention a few. Helicopters can do whatever they want to - where ever - at altitudes from 0 - 3000 feet.
Even though I do advise the LFO of my flights above 150 feet you still have to keep your ears in radar mode. I don't advise LFO of flights below 100 feet because it does not take long to descend in an emergency.
With my P3A I practised an emergency descent at 200 feet by cutting the motors with the left stick hard back, and then at 100 feet, three quarters throttle. It worked well and recovered normal flight. Nice to know it works though. Real brown trouser job the first time. You might think I am paranoiac but I do have lots of helicopters flying around here.
It does make me shudder when I think of what might happen if one of the helicopters airmisses my P3. Probably nothing - but then again ....... Anyway, the grid reference can be found on :-
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The golden rules :- Always get permission from the landowner to take off and land, and keep in VLOS
The last thing to have a look at is the UK CAA drone code.