Looking for a Drone Shop in the UK?

Looking for a Drone Shop in the UK?

Drone Shop UK

Drone Shop UK








Are you looking for a Drone Shop in the UK which sells the latest range of high-tech drones from DJI and Yuneec?  If so, look no further than Hobby Mounts!

Hobby Mounts are an official drone dealer for DJI and Yuneec and can offer you free and impartial advice on which drone would suit your needs, no hard sell, just honest advice!

We also offer one on one drone lessons and free demonstrations.

So, if you’re looking to get into the world of drones or are just updating your current aircraft, give us a call on 01208 269885.

Visit our website at www.hobbymounts.co.uk

Top tips for flying your first proper drone

Top tips for flying your first proper drone

Flying your first proper drone is a daunting experience for many.  Especially if you’ve spent £1000+ on something like the DJI Mavic, Phantom 4, etc.

Some people will advise practicing using smaller, cheaper drone (£20-£50+) or buying a simulator which has a drone section.

Why we don’t think practicing with a smaller, cheaper drone is useful.

So, a smaller drone maybe cheaper but you can almost guarantee it will be harder to fly than a proper drone.  They often don’t have GPS/GLONASS receivers which is the technolgy that will allow your drone to hover in a stable condition when flown outdoors.  This is a must have for a beginner and not having this feature can easily result in a “fly-away”.

The other problem with smaller, cheaper drones is their size and weight.  They are great for indoors but they aren’t great outdoors unless there is no breeze what-so-ever!  Flying an indoor drone takes skill and practice, not something you’re going to have as a beginner.

After all is said and done, the small drone is useful for practicing orientation AFTER you’ve got the hang of flying a proper drone outdoors in a safe environment.

Why we don’t think practicing with simulators is useful.

Simulators are a great safe way to practice flying fixed wing aircraft and we’d strongly recommend doing that but drones are different, much different.

A decent proper drone like a DJI Spark, DJI Mavic, DJI Phantom, etc all have GPS technology, accelerometers, gyroscopes, barometers, compasses, etc.

These are the components that allow you to hover in a stable condition.  You could literally take off, let go of the remote and watch it hover in one place until the battery runs low, at which point it will land.  It couldn’t be easier, simpler or safer.

The problem comes when the operator tries to fly in an unsafe environment and has no experience or skill, which comes with time.

Our top tips for making your first flight a safe flight.

1. Update to the latest firmware (this is important as it irons out any known bugs/issues).

2. Calbrate the IMU (gyroscope, accelerometer, barometer).  Do this on a completely level surface.  If you calibrate on an unlevel surface they aircraft will think it’s level when it’s at an angle and this will effect it’s flight characteristics.  New calibration methods now eliminate this but better to be safe than sorry.

3. Fully charge your batteries as close to your flight time as possible.  Don’t fly on partially charged battery, even if you’ve flown in the morning and want to fly again in the afternoon.  The battery could report a higher capacity than it has in real life.

4. Always turn on the remote control on before the aircraft and turn the aircraft off before the remote control.  If your aircraft latches on to another signal, other than your remote, it can create a control signal, which is bad!

5. NEVER power on your aircraft with propellers attached indoors, or somewhere that could be dangerous if they accidentally powered up.  The only time you need propellers fitted is before you launch your drone.

6. Make sure your first half a dozen flights are in a safe environment.  Find a big space (a field), stand in the middle, find a suitable take-off point and take it slowly).  Avoid flying near trees, fences, people, animals, buildings or vehicles.  If there is nothing to crash into, you won’t crash into anything.  If you decide to take your first flight in your front room (it’s happened) or in your back garded, expect to crash.

7. ALWAYS face your aircraft away from you on take-off and landing.  If you are pointing in any other direction, your control inputs will not be correct.   Ie, if your aircraft is facing you, left will be right, right will be left, forwards will be backwards, etc, etc.  You do not want your brain to have to compute this while making a landing or taking off.  One wrong move and you could end up in trouble.

8. Practice flying with one stick at a time. After take-off, take it upto about 10 meters, let it hover, get a feel for the stability when you let go of the sticks.  Move left slowly, move right slowly, forwards, backwards, up, down.  All one stick at a time.

9. Don’t fly too high or too far away, keep it in line of sight so that you can easily tell which way the aircraft is pointing.  You’ll find this easier to return to your take-off position if you know which direction to fly.

10.  Read the manual.  Watch online videos.  Join a Facebook group and ask questions.  Read the manual again.  Have fun and read the CAA Drone Code if you are in the UK.

Take a look inside the new Yuneec H520 Hexacopter

Take a look inside the new Yuneec H520 Hexacopter

If you’ve ever wondered what the inside of the new Yuneec H520 Hexacopter looked like, we’ve opened one up and taken a quick video…


Find out more info from your Official Yuneec Dealer in the UK.


Buy DJI Phantom 4 Spares in the UK

Buy DJI Phantom 4 Spares in the UK

If you’re looking for a whole range of spares and accessories for your DJI Phantom 4 Quadcopter then look no further than Hobby Mounts who are specialists in DJI, Yuneec, 3DRobotics, Hubsan and all things Action Camera related too.

We carry Phantom 4 Batteries, Props, Shells, Motors, Landing Gear and much much more.

Check us out at www.hobbymounts.co.uk/shop/DJI-Phantom-4-Spares-Accessories

Lume Cube available in the UK from Hobby Mounts

The awesome Lume Cube is now available from Hobby Mounts in the UK.

These 1500 lumen waterproof lights are powerhouses when it comes to lighting power and waterproof down to 30mtrs.

You can control the power of the light from 0-1500 Lumens via two buttons on top of the Lume Cube or by the Lume Cube App, available for iPhone or Android.

The Lume Cube has a standard 1/4″ tripod thread at the base so can be mounted to various action camera mounts, DSLR cameras and even the DJI Oslo 4K Handheld Video Camera.

Grab your Lume Cube in the UK here >>> http://www.hobbymounts.co.uk/shop/Lume-Cube-1500-Lumes-Waterproof-Light

Lume Cube UK

Lume Cube UK

GoPro Karma Quadcopter named and announced for 2016

GoPro Karma Quadcopter named and announced for 2016

So, if you’ve been following the whole GoPro/DJI relationship and then non-relationship you’ll realise why GoPro are developing their own quadcopter or possible range of quadcopters and the first has been named Karma.

Is this a dig at DJI? Who knows!

But what we do know is that it’s being developed right now and will be available from June 2016 onwards, possibly just before Xmas.

The GoPro Karma will likely be a quadcopter, ie, 4 rotors and have a 3-axis gimbal of some description which pilots will be able to attach their GoPro Hero Camera.

We don’t know at the moment which camera it will be compatible with and if the next generation of Hero Camera (Hero 4+ or Hero 5) is available before or around the same time then it could be that it will be compatible with the latest offering.

Hopefully the GoPro Karma Quadcopter will be a massive hit but either way, we’ll be stocking it on our website www.hobbymounts.co.uk

Keep checking back for more info.

DJI Agras MG-1 Crop Spraying Agricultural Farming Hexcopter

DJI Agras MG-1 Crop Spraying Agricultural Farming Hexcopter

DJI Agras MG-1

See the new DJI Agras MG-1 Hexcopter

The DJI Agras MG-1 is an agricultural octocopter designed to make plant protection and fertilization highly efficient and easily manageable. Integrated within the aircraft is an advanced flight controller, a reliable cooling system, a foldable frame-design, a large tank and a powerful propulsion system, and a dedicated remote controller specifically designed for the needs of users within the agricultural industry.

The powerful propulsion system enables the MG-1 to carry up to 10kg of liquid payloads, including pesticide and fertilizer. The combination of speed and power means that an area of 4,000-6,000 sq. meters can be covered in just 10 minutes, 7 to 10 acres per hour, or over 40 times more-efficient than manual spraying operations.

See more details here >>> http://www.hobbymounts.co.uk/shop/DJI-Quadcopters-Drones-Cornwall/DJI-Agras-MG-1-Crop-Spraying-Agricultural-Farming-Hexcopter

DJI OSMO Mic Holder / Attachment – How to mount a microphone to your OSMO

DJI OSMO Mic Holder / Attachment – How to mount a microphone to your OSMO

If you’re the lucky owner of the DJI OSMO Handheld 4k camera with 3-axis brushless Gimbal you’ll probably know the internal microphone isn’t that great, to put it mildly.

Fear not, we have a solution!  Firstly, you’ll need a good quality external microphone, something like the RODE VideoMicro is recommended by DJI and has great reviews from users who have used it.  Secondly, you’ll need a way of mounting the microphone and ideally a solution that doesn’t mean you have to remove the existing mobile phone holder.

The solution we have come up with can be found here for as little as £19.99 (excluding micrphone) >>> http://www.hobbymounts.co.uk/shop/Rode-Video-Micro-Mount-for-DJI-OSMO

DJI OSMI Mic Attachment Mount

DJI OSMO Mic Attachment Mount

Feiyu-Tech FY-WG Wearable Gimbal – 3 axis for GoPro Hero Cameras

Feiyu-Tech FY-WG Wearable Gimbal – 3 axis for GoPro Hero Cameras

FeiYu-Tech FY-WG Wearable Gimbal

The new Feiyu-Tech FY-WG Wearable Gimbal. 3-axis

Up until recently gimbal technology has been limited to handheld systems or drone based systems but Feiyu-Tech has turned their attention to a wearable gimbal which quite honestly is awesome!

Now you can mount your GoPro Hero 3, 3+ or Hero 4 Camera pretty much where-ever you like and get super steady footage.  The Feiyu-Tech FY-WG accomodates the standard GoPro mounting system so, as you can imagine, there are hundreds of different mounts that you can attach this thing to.

A handgrip, a telescopic pole, chesty, handlebar mount, helmet, car, bike, etc, etc. etc.

The Feiyu-Tech FY-WG is 3-axis so will eliminate movement in all directions.  Up, down, left, right and yaw (twisting side to side).

If you’re looking to buy the Feiyu-Tech FY-WG Wearable Gimbal in the UK, take a look at our website below…

www.hobbymounts.co.uk is the largest UK GoPro Specialist in the UK

DJI Inspire 1 ND Neutral Density Filters

DJI Inspire 1 ND Neutral Density Filters

DJI Inspire 1 ND Neutral Density Filter from SRP








If you’re serious about filming or photographing with your DJI Inspire 1 quadcopter then at some point you’ll probably need to use a filter of some description.

Neutral Density filters reduce or eliminate the effects of rolling shutter, such as the jello effect and prop blur.  In high vibration environments like a quadcopter platform, the video commonly appears to be shot through a bowl of clear jello.

An ND filter slows down the automatic shutter speed by reducing the amount of light that the camera detects.  This will significantly reduce the jello effect. ND filters come in different levels of light reduction.  Darker ND filters should be used on brighter days (i.e. ND8) and less dark ND filters are used on moderately bright days (i.e. ND4).  Experimenting with different filters in different light conditions is the best way to determine which filter is right.

Prop blur refers to the artifacts that commonly occur when filming a propeller or rotor using a stock camera.  The propeller often is fragmented and is not what’s seen by the operator in real life.  An ND filter used in these situations slows down the shutter speed and reduces or eliminates these artifacts.  Again, this reduction depends on the ND filter rating and the lighting conditions.  Experimentation is recommended to select the optimal ND filter.

At Hobby Mounts we stock a range of high quality ND filters from SRP (Snake River Prototyping) and other manufacturers like PolarPro.

Take a look at the full range of ND Neutral Density Filters by click the following link…

DJI Inspire 1 ND Neutral Density Filters