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Old 2017-04-23
EricGagne EricGagne is offline
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Introducing myself - Présentation

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Hi all,

My name is Eric, I am new on the forum so I thought I'd introduce myself. I am 53, never flown any kind of RC aircraft but I just bought a quadcopter which I should receive on wednesday. I set my choice on the Autel X-Star Premium (https://www.autelrobotics.com/x-star-premium/).

I am an overlander, for those who don't know what that is, it means I spend days (or weeks) away driving around in logging roads without any purpose except.....driving around in logging roads

I recently created an association (as a non-profit organization) to promote overlanding and responsible use by overlanders of the public lands in Quebec.

I will be using my drone when I am out in the forests to survey ground, find out what roads ahead look like, find places to camp and, last but not least, take aerial photography and footage of places and things that are worth seeing (rivers, panoramic views, etc) for our website.

Obviously, the last thing I want is to crash my drone in a tree on my very first flight so I need a place where I can practice a lot and get fully acquainted with the feel of the RC and the drone's responsiveness.

WIMAC seemed like the perfect place for this so I checked if quadcopter owners can join and was happy to be told so. I became a MAAC member this morning and also mailed in my registration for WIMAC.

I am looking forward to going to the field for my first flight and, though recreational drones appear quite easy to fly, I would be more than happy if an instructor could guide me for that first experience and show me around a little to make sure I don't send my drone in areas reserved for planes.

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Salut à tous,

Je m'appelle Eric, j'ai 53 ans et je n'ai jamais piloté un appareil RC mais je viens de m'acheter un drone. J'ai choisi le Autel X-Star Premium (https://www.autelrobotics.com/x-star-premium).

Je suis un expéditionniste, si vous ne savez pas ce que c'est, ça veut dire que je passe souvent plusieurs jours (ou semaines) à rouler dans les chemins forestier sans aucun but à part..............rouler dans les chemins forestiers

J'ai créé une association (OSBL) pour faire la promotion de l'expéditionnisme au Québec. Je veux utiliser mon drone pour explorer le terrain à vue d'oiseau, voir de quoi les routes devant moi ont l'air, trouver des endroits pour camper et, surtout, faire des vidéos et des photos des endroits qui valent la peine d'être vus (rivières, vues panoramiques, etc) pour intégrer à notre site web.

Évidemment, la dernière chose que je souhaite c'est de crasher dans un arbre à mon premier vol alors j'ai besoin d'une place pour pratiquer de façon sécuritaire et m'habituer au controlleur et au temps de réponse du drone.

WIMAC semble un endroit parfait pour ça alors je me suis informé pour savoir si les proprios de drones peuvent joindre le club, j'étais content quand on m'a dit oui. Je suis devenu membre MAAC ce matin, je devrais avoir ma carte bientôt et j'ai posté mon inscription au club.

J'ai hâte de me retrouver sur le terrain pour mon premier vol. Les drones ont l'air facile à piloter mais je serais quand même content d'avoir un instructeur pour me guider pour cette première expérience et p-e aussi me montrer un peu la place pour pas que j'envoies mon drone dans des espaces où je suis pas supposé.
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Old 2017-04-24
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Welcome to club, I'm sure you get a lot of guidance from the Heli /M ultirotor guys!
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Old 2017-04-24
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Welcome to the club
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Old 2017-04-24
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Welcome to our club Eric look forward to meeting you.
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Old 2017-04-26
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Bienvenue Eric
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Old 2017-04-26
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Merci à tous.

Thx to everyone.
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Old 2017-04-27
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I received my drone yesterday and I can't wait to try it. Do I need a WIMAC and/or MAAC member card to access the field ?

I would like to go tomorrow.....if I am allowed.
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Old 2017-04-27
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You'll need your MAAC #
But you should try to coordinate with a drone pilot so you won't damage your drone.
See if someone posts to this thread.
You'll find the combination under this menu.
Also read the section about the gate and lock.
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Old 2017-04-27
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I am nobody special but I do follow rules when posted and it seems that no matter how big or how red the letters are a lot of our members either don't access the WIMAC web site or they just dont think they have to follow the rules. I suffer from spinal sinosis and siatica but I still get out of my car and close the gate when I enter or leave as per the club instructions. If I can do it then I think so can everyone else.
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