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Kids first real drone

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by FCD, Aug 22, 2016.

  1. FCD

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    What's a good bird to start an eight-year-old on? Would like to get something a little more sophisticated than just a toy.


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  2. Mark The Droner

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    A good start would be to teach him about the FAA and the minimum age for flying a UAV :grinning:

    The Syma is a pretty good one to start with.
     
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    yeah syma 8xg
     
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    or a nano cheerson cx10
     
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    Do not start him on a quadcopter. You will be doing him a greater service by starting him with a medium size electric (fixed-wing) trainer airplane.
     
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    I started my kids with a syma x5 and they learn fairly quick. This bird is very light and can take many crashes with little to no damage. After many many mishaps I only had to replace prop guards and one motor. They will need a quad to practice their take off and landings. I started them with simple circles then figure eights. Get extra batteries because they will want to fly more then 5 minutes.
     
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    My kids all started on Syma X5c's to learn how to fly without GPS (atti mode). They all fly racing quads now thanks to that
     
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    Thanks everyone for the info


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    Did that with my son. Got him a udir/c for Christmas. Before he was allowed to open it, he and I both went through FAA rules on the website and I made him register, even though it was below the limit. I told him that he needed to do this to learn the responsibility of this and following the rules. Best thing I could have done since I go over it with him from time to time and he remembers it all.


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