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£1,010raised of £1,000 target by 40 supporters

    Weʼve raised £1,010 to Get Dave flying again

    Funded on Saturday, 24th December 2016

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    I've been advised by some drone experts, that the GoPro Karma is having some issues and is currently unavailable, but they've reccomended the DJI MAVIC as a better alternative... unfortunatley it's about £250 more expensive though, so I've updated the target, and hopefully we can smash the new target, like we smashed the original one! If we can't reach that target, then there is a cheaper one, but not as good

    Our good friend Dave has spent the last year of his life and thousands of pounds designing, building and programming a home-made drone so that he could set out on an adventure to start a new life as an aerial photographer.

    His plan; to travel to far away places to film things we've never seen before from angles only achievable with a flying camera.

    On Wednesday 23rd Nov, only a few weeks into his expedition, Dave's homemade drone was lost forever. Whilst shooting some footage in Thailand, the drone, which had been working perfectly all day, took a funny turn and crashed into the sea. Despite Dave's work to ensure the drone was fully waterproof, the location where it crashed was too deep to recover.

    Although we cant replace Dave's drone and the hours of work he put into making it, we can help him to achieve his mission whilst he's out there.

    GoPro are soon to release their flagship product; the GoPro Karma - a top of the range drone with built-in camera. They announced it shortly after Dave completed building his drone and he was somewhat miffed that "it can do everything mine can do, and more, for less than half the price"... so why don't we all pitch in whatever we can afford, to get him back up and flying again with a GoPro Karma?

    Dave is the kinda guy that would travel to the moon and back to help a friend in need, so lets show him what he means to us!

    Have a look at his blog post if you want to know more about the fateful day:



    • Ali Fitz-Desorgher1 year ago
      Ali Fitz-Desorgher

      Ali Fitz-Desorgher

      1 year ago
      Update from the Page owner

      Dave now has a Drone on pre-order! Well done and thank you to everyone who donated! Your generosity is amazing! You're awesome people! X

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    • Ali Fitz-Desorgher2 years ago
      Ali Fitz-Desorgher

      Ali Fitz-Desorgher

      2 years ago

      Without wanting to get too emotional, I can't express how much it means to me that everyone has jumped on board with this so enthusiastically! It's so heartwarming to know that there are so many generous people out there watching out for each other, and if it means this much to me, I can only imagine how much it means to Dave! I know he's bed-ridden with some jungle bug at the mo, hence being so quiet on social media, but He'a told me he's aware of this crowd fund and it made him cry when he saw how kind everyone's been. Nice work, team!

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    • Ali Fitz-Desorgher2 years ago
      Ali Fitz-Desorgher

      Ali Fitz-Desorgher

      2 years ago

      Wow! We've done it! Thanks so much everyone for your generosity! This is such an awesome group effort! I'm going to get in contact with GoPro tomorrow and see how they can help us get a drone to him... Thanks again to everyone for your kind contributions!!

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    • Ali Fitz-Desorgher2 years ago
      Ali Fitz-Desorgher

      Ali Fitz-Desorgher

      2 years ago

      Wow! Half way there already! Such amazing generosity! Thanks everyone who's donated!

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    • Jonathan Holland

      Jonathan Holland

      Dec 1, 2016

      Little bit late I know but hope this helps


    • Michael Farrow

      Michael Farrow

      Nov 30, 2016

      Yo Buttmunch! Can't believe you spent £2k and couldn't afford some foam floats! Doh! This is from Sarah & Me, consider it your Xmas Prezzie.Please try not to sink this one.Happy filming.Mike


    • Adam Hocking

      Adam Hocking

      Nov 30, 2016

      Might even meet up with Dave for an emotionally supportive beer, will be travelling from Singapore to Pai by motorbike with the wife over the next few months. Where do I find him?


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      Nov 29, 2016

    • andrew Farrow

      andrew Farrow

      Nov 29, 2016

      Hello David, wanted to help but didn't know we could do this. Great! Dad says please keep the drone polystyrene packaging for floats! Our thanks to your friends, especially Ali.L. Mum and Dad


    • Andrew & Briony

      Andrew & Briony

      Nov 29, 2016

      David, Everyone makes mistakes. The important thing is to not to make the same mistake twice.Hope that Wanderer II rises to the occasion, looking forward to viewing the results.


    • Mark U

      Mark U

      Nov 29, 2016

      You'd do the same or more to help us. As a bare minimum I expect a 'Waterbuoy' key ring attached to the thing this time!


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