Drone Talk EP #3 – Tips on Buying Drones from China, Autel EVO 2, Hubsan Zino 2, FAA Remote ID

Drone Talk EP #3 – Tips on Buying Drones from China, Autel EVO 2, Hubsan Zino 2, FAA Remote ID

In this episode I discuss the Hubsan ZINO 2, Autel EVO 2, Tips on Buying Drones from China, and finally the FAA Remote ID.
– Hubsan Zino 2 may be delayed until February 10th for some people,
– Here is a link to the FAA site so you can provide them with comments: https://www.regulations.gov/comment?D=FAA-2019-1100-0001

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  1. WarehouseEquipment on August 12, 2021 at 9:30 pm

    Captain Drone is the best drone reviewer on the TUBE hands down all around best…Great personality great tech…..some of these reviewers have bad personalities or don’t know what they are talking about……not Captain Drone….thumbs up Captain you’re #1 all the best to you and keep up the great work. Any of the drone manufacturers should be paying for your excellent performance…..you are the reason people buy drones…!!! They couldn’t get an actor to do a better job….!!!!!!!!!

  2. Steven Greenwalt on August 12, 2021 at 9:30 pm

    I saw the cut marks on your foam for the case. I have a tip for you. A cheap electric kitchen knife. You know the ones they carved turkey with in the 80’s work like a charm

  3. Yung Llammaa on August 12, 2021 at 9:31 pm

    Have you ordered any of your stuff from Cafago? Cause I’m still debating if I should order from them.

  4. Sushan Pandey on August 12, 2021 at 9:32 pm

    Captain drone♥️🇳🇵

  5. therealvidkid on August 12, 2021 at 9:33 pm

    Banggood gets 1 star on USA BBB rating (127 ratings). Makes me very suspicious. I will give them a try, but I’ll be using a gift card….

  6. M A#np on August 12, 2021 at 9:33 pm

    10:04 – why is using paypal better than a credit card?

  7. Kiven Bacolod on August 12, 2021 at 9:35 pm

    Thank you.

  8. MojoPup on August 12, 2021 at 9:35 pm

    Boy, I wish I had seen this before I ordered my drone…great info

  9. GeroLubovnik on August 12, 2021 at 9:35 pm

    Tip: While paying throug PayPal, make sure PayPal is taking their money from your bank’s credit card. I had a situation where ordered a product that was supposed to be "immediately availble for shipping". Once the order was processed they sent me notification that they wouldn’t have have the product for 30 days. So I canceled the order requesting confirmation of cancelation and refund No response. I sent a second request 10 days later reaffirming cancelation. No response. About a week later I contacted PayPal, sent them my correspondence… and WAS DENIED THE CLAIM! I then went to my bank to contest the charges, sent them the email requests for cancellation plus my correspondence with PayPal… and ONLY THEN was I refunded. PayPal hadn’t been instructed to use my bank credit card I’d be whistling Dixie, may or may not have received the product 2 months later. JME

  10. ApaulBrent on August 12, 2021 at 9:36 pm

    You should have stayed away from the security issues lol. Not about the grams or location. Drone can easily be tap and use for security breach lol. If you serve and have a security clearance on coms and surveillance, then you would know.

  11. Mad Dasher on August 12, 2021 at 9:37 pm

    As far as the remote ID proposal…. Should UAV/UAS operators at least be able to see in real time if a low flying heli or other aircraft is approaching where I’m flying to least move my UAV out of the way instead of having to wait until I see it and dodge it at the minute? This is a two way street and no mention of UAV operators knowing where other unknown aircraft are in our operating area. Seems reasonable to me. The already existing tech can be upgraded by firmware and software to accommodate this. I’ve seen plenty of low flying helis flying well under 400ft maybe as low as 150ft passing right over the yard. Luckily I wasn’t flying at the time but would be nice to be able to detect this in advance if I was flying.

  12. sta kand on August 12, 2021 at 9:39 pm

    Dji is also chinese company!! So everybody have a chinese drone at home!!!

  13. Hey Google on August 12, 2021 at 9:39 pm

    can you recommend me saler or shop that I can buy drone from china?

  14. BO DAX on August 12, 2021 at 9:40 pm

    I know this video is older! But I disputed my purchase from banggood. Drone failed 7 min. Into first flight was the L109. Now everything I oder after a few days gets refunded!

  15. Mark Watherston on August 12, 2021 at 9:40 pm

    Hi Steve
    Can you enlighten us on what you use to edit your videos, I’m looking at putting holiday vids together, have you got some hints please ??
    Cheers Watho from down under
    Love your vids and advice

  16. Cliff Bellas on August 12, 2021 at 9:40 pm

    Here’s an idea for you: Call your local College or University and see if there is a student that is interested in Drones and if they can recieve College cridits for doing so, It’s called an Internship. I think this would help you do the type of programming you aspire too with some help. Obviously I enjoy your channel.

  17. Tyler Bailey on August 12, 2021 at 9:40 pm

    Does it cost money to register a drone in the faa

  18. Mello35 on August 12, 2021 at 9:41 pm

    Which vendor is best to purchase a drone for fastest and reliable shipping. It’s taking me a over a month to get a drone from geek buying. I’m disappointed. Thanks

  19. Jack Miller on August 12, 2021 at 9:42 pm

    In addition when dealing with China companies online the descriptions are not always consistent and the images of the product often don’t match the description. Get clarification before ordering. Also if anything does not go as described or does not work refunds are difficult so due to communication others due to company ethics. It is hard to determine the good companies from the not so good. That all said I have purchased lots of things from China some a great and at great prices. However be prepared for disappointment outcomes. If you can’t deal with disappointment don’t order.

  20. Anubis on August 12, 2021 at 9:42 pm

    It is a shame that we have to depend on China, we have the facilities to create better products in our own backyard. You get what you pay for as simple as that.

  21. Supreme Automotive on August 12, 2021 at 9:44 pm

    Dji is from China sooo

  22. AwareWare on August 12, 2021 at 9:45 pm

    Small drones that kids race on their lawns will have to be registered and granted permission to fly, with a monthly fee? What for? What’s the fear? A broken window? In that case, just consider kids playing baseball on their lawns. A broken window from a home run is just as possible. Why are they not required to register baseballs? Should there be a monthly fee to throw and catch a baseball? Should every kid that plays baseball be required to register with a "third party monitoring service" to report when and where they played? Of course this is total nonsense. It is not acceptable in a free society. What then, does the government really fear? Being "spied upon" with drones is what the government probably fears. Cameras in the sky. That is perhaps the actual reason for the new FAA proposals to limit the use of drones. But they won’t admit it. Is the death of photography constitutionally valid? Most people don’t think it is. What are your views?

  23. Greg Post Drone Photography on August 12, 2021 at 9:47 pm

    excellent, this is the exact answer I was looking for. thanks

  24. V3GA-O on August 12, 2021 at 9:48 pm

    My next purchase is definitely going to be a FPV drone can’t wait. My only worry is I seen the price of the dji head set and you were not kidding that thing is expensive. But anyways by any chances is their a more affordable headset with remote available?

  25. Steve Carlisle on August 12, 2021 at 9:49 pm

    Very good explanation of the China situation. Bear in mind that some of the company’s he mentioned are very interested in customer satisfaction, while others are not. Do reaserch on the company you are buying from !

  26. stepjac on August 12, 2021 at 9:50 pm

    Just had a Banggood order get refunded 3 weeks after shipping. Was told the item had failed a ‘security check’ presumably from Canada customs. Ever happened to you?

  27. mike louis on August 12, 2021 at 9:53 pm

    Captain Drone Still no update on your zino 2???
    Thats weird 😂

  28. missouri civil war relic hunters on August 12, 2021 at 9:54 pm

    Thank you captain drone!

  29. Ric Dav on August 12, 2021 at 9:54 pm

    Update!!! Well my package finally showed up on the US postal service website and is estimated to be here in the next 6 days. Never been happier that the scam buster sites were wrong. Yet just like eBay there are always the possibility a reseller could rip you off so still do what Capt said.pay for tracking and don’t use your credit card use pay pal to protect yourself. Long live Capt.

  30. The Ponkster on August 12, 2021 at 9:58 pm

    All the reviewers "big up"the china drones – and never seem to get a problem one (funny that) – the truth of buying a cheap drone from china is that if it is faulty which many are, you will most probably be stuck with it and will have no customer service at all, buyer beware !

  31. Gary Johnson on August 12, 2021 at 10:03 pm

    Thanks again CD, great info – if all those listed websites in your video were selling the same drone at the same price, which one would you likely use for service/shipping/ease of use?
    As always much thanks.

  32. QUEEN BEACH on August 12, 2021 at 10:03 pm

    I wish I found you sooner. I purchased my drone yesterday with 3 batteries (oh-no). I will have to wait patiently for the delivery. I wanted to know what laptop (not too expensive) would work best to store and edit my drone footage. I have been going in circles trying to buy something great and compatible with the dji mavic pro, but not something that is going to break my wallet. And do you think an iphone11 or an ipad mini will be best to pair up with the remote control? There are so many options, but I trust your feedback.

  33. bamboo Malmes on August 12, 2021 at 10:05 pm

    love small drone.^_^

  34. Nim d on August 12, 2021 at 10:06 pm

    This drone reminds me of a submarine

  35. button moon on August 12, 2021 at 10:06 pm

    hiya from the uk love your videos I have a hubsan 501ss brilliant and im also getting a f11 pro both have different jobs to do we are also getting regs on our flying as you will know I also fly fixed wing have done for years never mind keep calm and carry on

  36. Michael Knoeferl on August 12, 2021 at 10:07 pm

    Steve I just came across this video which caught my interest because 2 days ago I ordered a Bugs 4w 4k from y5daddy.com. I have concerns because I ordered it with three batteries which I now know is not good. Since you’ve been around this block before what would be your recommended course of action in this situation. The product has shipped. I appreciate any info you can give me and thank you for all your great content. It was really a help making a decision on a drone to purchase.

  37. The Drone Home Zone on August 12, 2021 at 10:07 pm

    I have the same case, well actually the bigger one in Orange, Amazon, I used the Foam packing from the box the EVO came in as it is cut perfectly to fit then fitted that inside the case, not to late for yours as the cutt/ pluck will need to be bigger any way, also the same for batteries, used the foam from the packing box and fitted that into the case, also for the controller, the others I cut and plucked but put edging of same packinfg foam around the edges to stop the pluck falling apart, just glued in place. The whole thing actually looks better than the purchased one would, is more robust and Orange.. been told it looks very professional, so try it if you kept the box and packaging… ? haha. hope so.. always keep your boxes for 6 months at least, you never know…. Cheers

  38. Who Me on August 12, 2021 at 10:10 pm

    I’m not sure but I think I seen this before but still would rather rewatch a Episode of Captain Drone than Lesser Program Any day!

  39. Keith Adams on August 12, 2021 at 10:12 pm

    I consider myself a novice operator. What drone would you recommend with a decent camera , gimbal and long flight time, average priced? Thanks, love your videos.

  40. Respawn Restricted on August 12, 2021 at 10:12 pm

    I get alot of stuff on aliexpress with my cc and had alot of refunds for not showing up or showing up broke and get my full.money back everytime in about a week

  41. Patrick Walsh on August 12, 2021 at 10:13 pm

    Buying from China is a bit of a crap shoot 😕

  42. Deep Ganguly on August 12, 2021 at 10:17 pm

    Very informative and useful for me, appreciate this so much!

  43. kisbey drones and cars . on August 12, 2021 at 10:17 pm

    List of things I do .
    1. Read reviews and check delivery reports and product reports.

    2. Make sure the item has a good score 4.5 and above.

    3. Send a message to the seller ask questions about shipping and how long till they ship.

    4. Look for a warehouse near you ie for me eu warehouse.

    5. Look for a item that’s sold 150- 800 to 1500 upwards and if the score is 4.0 4.5 upwards it’s good.

    6. Pay the little extra for delivery especially if its expensive.

  44. reefdmain on August 12, 2021 at 10:18 pm

    After viewing this video, I went into my Tomtop account, order not yet shipped. Read the FAQ on cancel and started sending email (after using google to translate the page, etc). Sent the email Tomtop support and some other Chinese email I obtained from my FAQ hunt. Guess what! Order miraculously shipped the exact same second I sent my email. What are the odds you ask? There are none. So my drone with 3 batteries is on the way, har har har. plus whatever the tariffs that will be charged. Not sure how they charge it?? Any idea??? Live and learn. Should have bit the bullet and gone DJI instead of buying a starter drone first. I will keep you posted.

  45. TurboDirect S.A on August 12, 2021 at 10:18 pm

    Please tell us where you got the case from?

  46. John Kane on August 12, 2021 at 10:19 pm

    please review hubsan zino 2

  47. Just Plakiakam on August 12, 2021 at 10:20 pm

    Dam my family dont use PayPal because were Hispanic and my Mom’s not familiar with American things welp were just going use card to get my drone

  48. tricorter1 on August 12, 2021 at 10:20 pm

    Dont buy anything from China, they are literally screwing the rest of the world. Pay the extra 200 dollars to support companies that dont use slave labor.

  49. James Barger on August 12, 2021 at 10:21 pm

    thank you

  50. Daniel Rodriguez on August 12, 2021 at 10:24 pm

    I’m currently living in China and things like these drones are a little bit cheaper here, I also have some shipping contacts through DHL that can help avoid customs fees because i have friends who do foreign trade, but they may send the batteries separately… On one note, when I was living in America, I used to buy things on Taobao and re sell them on eBay for a cheaper price. So check the price on Taobao as well. Now, Taobao is like the Chinese amazon and everything is in chinese, so use google chrome to translate the page when your surfing the web. Also you can speak to your sales representative but everything is in chinese, so you will have to use translation software and copy and paste each message to negotiate with the seller. On another note, i’ve been doing a lot of research on drones and I have friends here in china with dji drones, they always complain about the satellite signal here in China, so I’m thinking to buy a wifi controlled Cinewhoops or build my own. However i haven’t found much information about this comparison

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