HK meet up

Discussion in 'International' started by Rflush, Nov 28, 2016.

  1. Rflush

    Rflush Well-Known Member

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    Anyone from HK want to meet up and fly together? Let's go!
     
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  2. gregw

    gregw Well-Known Member

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    I'd be interested...
     
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    beepbeep113 New Member

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    Hi, just got my drone few weeks ago and I am a new pilot
     
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  5. timesnaps

    timesnaps Active Member

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    Hi HK pilots… still practicing, as I live in a rather non-open space next to the sea, so putting off the Mavic purchase, till I am confident with flying a non-GPS quad without issues. However, be happy to meet up, and get some answers to flying in HK.
     
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  6. beepbeep113

    beepbeep113 New Member

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    Love to meet with you guys. Let me know when u r free
     
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  7. timesnaps

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    Hey Honkie pilots... quicky question: Whats your experience with the Black Kites, that we have flying around in most places.

    I tried to keep out of their way, but sometimes, when descending or returning to Home, I find they are suddenly nearby, and I am hesitant to barge my way into their air space. I mean, they been around a lot longer than us up there!

    Any of them ever taken an interest or attacked your Mavic?
     
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  8. mavicprodrone

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    i think it might be a long shot, but any drone pilots in Shanghai? Perhaps we could hang out and fly in SH too? Likewise if i travel to HK, will be great to meet some experience mavic pro pilots too
     
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    Hi
    I have the same fear and try to avoid them, which is indeed a challenge as they are everywhere and so swift... Never heard of an accident though. There are a few videos and pics on the internet, apparently the best move if a bird starts circling is to go down.
     
  10. gregw

    gregw Well-Known Member

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    Wow... Haven't checked this thread since I posted... Looks like there are quite a few HK Mavic flyers here.

    Regarding the Black Kites, I haven't had any issues with them at all.. I was initially quite wary about them since I fly mostly around Discovery Bay where there are lots of Black Kites. However, after many Mavic flights around DB, I haven't had any problems with them at all.

    This is in contrast with the Black Kites consistently chasing my flying wing around when I was flying them in the hills above DB. Maybe it's the size/sound of the flying wing, which I would guess, appear to be a predatory bird...

    BTW, I found that the best move if a bird is chasing your RC craft, is to speed up and go up not down. That's how I used to loose the attacking Black Kites chasing after my flying wing. It takes effort for the bird to ascend, so they will give up sooner..
     
  11. timesnaps

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    That seems to make a lot of sense. Need to keep that in mind. I also heard that birds of prey like to attack downwards and only smaller and not bigger birds, but I am no expert thats for sure!

    Last encounter, I was lucky to be higher:

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    (but i was concerned more about other things than the kite :)
     
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    gregw Well-Known Member

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    That looks like a helicopter carrier! Was this near/in Victoria Harbour? I saw a military ship last Sunday while on the DB ferry..
     
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    Its the USS Makin Island, on its way through Lamma Channel... got lucky in more than one way! (kite, timing, lack of wind, not being shot down!...)
     
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