Drone in india : price, risks, buying process

izzikio_rage

Technomancer
I've been going through YouTube every night and i believe I've finally worked up the courage to confess. I'm in love. With the DJI mavic pro. It seems like a perfect ans to get a compact platform that allows you to take all new perspectives and even super stable night shots.

So comes the question. What is the cheapest way to get a drone in india. What is owning one like, what are the restrictions and what are the risks. What permissions do i need and if you have one what has been the experience

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Vyom

The Power of x480
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I have only seen drones in the wedding. They use drones to capture marriage like never before angles, high shots of bride coming etc.
I think buying one should be like any electronic thing. I don't think you can evade customs though, so unless you are rich, have contacts or want to start a profitable business from drones (like commercial usage like wedding shoot) you should be able to get one online.
Don't know about permissions, but maybe you can contact some wedding photographers (who have drone experience), and they can give you a direction. Just my thoughts.
 
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izzikio_rage

izzikio_rage

Technomancer
Seems the laws here are a little crazy. Not sure how people are flying them

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izzikio_rage

izzikio_rage

Technomancer
Seems that way. Seems all the shaadi video graphers are doing it on the sly

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Zangetsu

I am the master of my Fate.
Seems that way. Seems all the shaadi video graphers are doing it on the sly

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If u are willing to take Risk..which the photographers are doing.
But if u live in village or a remote area then Risk is less.
but in City its a No.
 

icebags

Wise Old Owl
as of now, you can use it in your private space, without any concern. people do try them in events also, if the organizers agree.

but if u fly them long range, or out of your sight, or in public place without any official permission of the placeholder, almost sure intolerant someone will object.

not sure if there is drone flying specific laws here, though, importing drone privately for any purpose is illegal, your drone will be captured and you will be summoned for legal clarifications. :D

so, just buy from ebay / amazon etc and fly in your home / garden and dont try to peek through people's windows. :)

if you still feeling adventurous somewhere, just sit back and enjoy mr steele's youtube blogs.
 

Gollum

Collector
@izzikio_rage
This is a late reply, But do not by mavic Pro.
The Gimbal assembly on ti is very weak and flimzy.
I'm suffering after mine broke.

I suggest you to either Buy Mavic Air or The new Mavic 2 Pro or Mavic Zoom.
These have sensors on all sides. and the Gimbal is strongly and well built.
 
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izzikio_rage

izzikio_rage

Technomancer
Did you buy it in india? How? And any special restrictions you are facing in flying it?

Its an amazing drone, I'm sure you had fun before the gimbal broke
 

Gollum

Collector
Did you buy it in india? How? And any special restrictions you are facing in flying it?

Its an amazing drone, I'm sure you had fun before the gimbal broke
First flight: inside the house. Crashed it on a chair. Didn't initiate video. Took one photo.
Second flight: crashed into coconut tree. Fell from 30ft or so on hard ground.
Gimbal assembly and front facing obstacle sensor broke.

Drone still flies. But that's not the purpose of it.

Spent, 60usd for extra gimbal cables and now 250usd for the whole camera/gimbal assembly.

Waiting for parts to arrive.

Also on flying, as long as you are away from police and airport, no worries.
But dji app will restrict flight if the drones gps location falls inside a no fly zone.
This is not a toy, but an unmanned airplane.
 

meetdilip

Computer Addict
According to NDTV, new Drone Policy will come to effect from 1 st Dec. It includes one time registration of drones.
 

icebags

Wise Old Owl
First flight: inside the house. Crashed it on a chair. Didn't initiate video. Took one photo.
Second flight: crashed into coconut tree. Fell from 30ft or so on hard ground.
Gimbal assembly and front facing obstacle sensor broke.

Drone still flies. But that's not the purpose of it.

Spent, 60usd for extra gimbal cables and now 250usd for the whole camera/gimbal assembly.

Waiting for parts to arrive.

Also on flying, as long as you are away from police and airport, no worries.
But dji app will restrict flight if the drones gps location falls inside a no fly zone.
This is not a toy, but an unmanned airplane.

you are one way of becoming one seasoned veteran drone pilot for sure. :)
 

billubakra

Conversation Architect
First flight: inside the house. Crashed it on a chair. Didn't initiate video. Took one photo.
Second flight: crashed into coconut tree. Fell from 30ft or so on hard ground.
Gimbal assembly and front facing obstacle sensor broke.

Drone still flies. But that's not the purpose of it.

Spent, 60usd for extra gimbal cables and now 250usd for the whole camera/gimbal assembly.

Waiting for parts to arrive.

Also on flying, as long as you are away from police and airport, no worries.
But dji app will restrict flight if the drones gps location falls inside a no fly zone.
This is not a toy, but an unmanned airplane.
From where did you buy the same?
 
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