on 04-09-2017 10:04 AM
This group is a brilliant idea, thanks for the add @danielr15:) my karma is on route to me as i am deployed with the british armed forces, knowing it was sat at home last week waiting to get forwarded on was nail biting, looking forward to flying it, had experience with DJI before and what its worth, without flying the karma yet, in my honest opinion its what i wanted from a drone as im already hooked into the GoPro eco system, look forward to sharing some experiences and tips as soon as i get it up in the air, cant wait to hear from everyone else too
on 05-30-2017 02:59 PM
well its taken a long time, firstly waiting for the Karma to be released then waiting to order one in the UK, then been deployed with the british armed forces then recieving my drone a month ago and unfortunately been in a part of the world that doesnt allow drones (for obvious reasons lol) finally getting my drone up in the air the other day , totally worth the wait, have flown other drones before this including DJI (which i am neither a fanboy or a hateboy) the Karma felt solid in the air, responsive, did everything it was supposed to do and landed it without a problem, all i can say is im glad i waited and glad i chose the Karma, by no means is it a perfect drone but as far as i am concerned it is the perfect drone for me, yes its had its bumps along the way ( falling out the sky, battery and GPS issues) but for a first attempt drone all i can say is keep making them and keep making more stuff GoPro :) not sure but maybe i was the first person to fly a Karma in Oman and i am going to be in Kenya in a few weeks so i will hopefully get to fly it there too, anyone outside the staes got any new places to fly the Karma, am wondering where else they have been flown
on 05-31-2017 06:57 PM
As far as your trip to Kenya. I have a good friend from there. He's living in the USA now but is going back to visit. I just helped him buy Karma and he was hoping to take it to Kenya to capture his homeland.
Unfortunately, he says that you have to get a permit to bring the drone and fly it. According to him, it's not uncommon for the authorities to take it and getting it back is pretty hard and most likely will require some bribes. Make sure you check the laws and regulations before taking Karma.
on 06-02-2017 06:14 AM
yeah i totally agree its the whole system and just not a drone, it adds to my videos the shots i need :) with regards to Kenya i have just seen on the government website that you need a permit, i have got the online form so fingers crossed i will get it filled out and accepted, i have spoke to them via email and they seemed happy enough that it was not for commercial use as it is for my own personal gain so maybe if i am lucky i may be able to fly it there. we will see ha ha
as far as flying the karma, i was worried after reading alot of negatives on it but it flies great, i know every drone has issues it just seems that a lot of people want to hate on the Karma and that i have no idea why, i dont fly DJI anymore but i dont go around youtube or the internet slating them for buying it, what a strange world we live in.
on 02-10-2018 01:20 AM - last edited on 04-14-2018 10:26 PM by danielr15
totally worth the wait, have flown other drones before this including DJI (which i am neither a fanboy or a hateboy) the Karma felt solid in the air, responsive, did everything it was supposed to do and landed it without a problem, all i can say is im glad i waited and glad i chose the Karma, by no means is it a perfect drone but as far as i am concerned it is the perfect drone for me, yes its had its bumps along the way ( falling out the sky, battery and GPS issues) but for a first attempt drone all i can say is keep making them and keep making more stuff GoPro
on 04-14-2018 07:35 PM
I'm still using my Karma. I feel like I'm not getting as good of distance for some reason. It's not terrible, but does seem noticably shorter. Added the Hero6 and it has been like getting a new drone. Videos are so much better. I'm still very happy with my purchase and feel I have more than gotten my money's worth.
Funny thing is, I used to use the Grip more than the drone. Now that I have the Hero6 this has completely flipped. I haven't used the Grip in months. I will use it for paid gigs, but for everyday events/family shooting, the stabilization on the Hero6 more than meets my needs. I still haven't gotten the nerve to strap my Fusion to Karma, but I know I will one of these days.
Anyway, hope all is going good for everyone. If you've moved on to another drone please give your impressions/experience as well.
on 04-14-2018 08:22 PM
Great post, I still use my karma, as i think the video on my hero 6 is just the best, Im a dji owner but there drones are just that drones, if i need to shot pov or video with audio Gopro for the win, i have a fusion also but wont put it on a drone, maybe my samsung gear 360, my karma still works amazing.
04-15-2018 12:09 AM - edited 04-15-2018 12:13 AM
I'm still using my Karma as well. I use my grip most since I can't always fly where I am. I've been loving the Karma. The more I fly the more I understand what I can and cannot do. I guess it's the same with any other drone as well. I also have a Phantom 4 Pro. Oh, and I won't move on to another drone since the Karma is more portable than my Phantom and I prefer the Karma to the Mavic. I'm good using these two in unison.