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Old 04-15-2019, 03:57 PM
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Originally Posted by Mako 234 View Post
Since Rferrell asked about using it on a boat, how hard is it to catch a Mavic or Spark without cutting a finger off? I don't think landing on a moving deck is an option. That's what I like about the Phantom is you can easily grab the legs. I just hate how big it is.
I've hand caught my Mavic 1 a dozen times are so. It can be done with the sensors on but you have to be really fast. I learned just to turn them off. I have not tried it with the Mavic 2 Pro yet.

Another possibility is using a net....... I remember seeing one video on YT. The guy killed the power about 2ft above another person holding the net.
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Old 04-15-2019, 07:42 PM
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A couple pictures from last year

New Point Comfort Lighthouse






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Old 04-16-2019, 04:40 AM
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Originally Posted by FASTFJR View Post
DJI..........Phantom, Mavic, Spark....any will work for your purpose

Personally I would purchase the Mavic 2 Pro with Smart Controller. https://click.dji.com/ADJVx5TZV4QRa2jTRgaGcQ?pm=link

Thanks. After looking at them Iím thinking about pulling the trigger on a Mavic air. Itís a little cheaper and more compact. How does the drone communicate with your phone? Bluetooth? No cell service is needed is it?
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Old 04-16-2019, 05:06 AM
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Thanks. After looking at them I’m thinking about pulling the trigger on a Mavic air. It’s a little cheaper and more compact. How does the drone communicate with your phone? Bluetooth? No cell service is needed is it?
You don't need cell service to fly, however if you want live maps you need it. I believe you can cache the maps on the Air, thats a whole other conversation. I would highly recommend taking a look at the Mavic Air Forum....https://mavicpilots.com

I know very little about the Air, here is a copy and paste from DJI Specs....REMOTE CONTROLLER

Operating Frequency2.400 - 2.4835 GHz
5.725 - 5.850 GHzMax Transmission Distance (unobstructed, free of interference)2.400 - 2.4835 GHz:
FCC: 4000 m
CE: 2000 m
SRRC: 2000 m
MIC: 2000 m

5.725 - 5.850 GHz:
FCC: 4000 m
CE: 500 m
SRRC: 2500 m

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Old 04-16-2019, 05:42 AM
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Thanks. After looking at them I’m thinking about pulling the trigger on a Mavic air. It’s a little cheaper and more compact. How does the drone communicate with your phone? Bluetooth? No cell service is needed is it?
Make sure to register the drone, its $5.00 for 3 years https://faadronezone.faa.gov/#/

I also have my drone insured with State Farm for its full replacement value in case it crashes or gets lost. I pay $60.00 a year
As I've told others.....Read and watch the DJI videos!!! Begin here.....

Don't rush into flying, know what the controls do before you power on.
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Old 04-18-2019, 06:05 PM
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Old 04-20-2019, 11:52 AM
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Not anything to get excited about, just marking the last time I'll ever have to drive to that area of PA again


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Old 04-21-2019, 07:27 AM
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was flying real confident today -- ended with a few crashes as a result but what a great morning to fly
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Old 04-21-2019, 01:10 PM
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thatís amazing, what speed does that go?
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Old 04-22-2019, 05:47 AM
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i estimate this drone goes around 70mph as i can only guess as a go parallel with traffic on the interstate. I get 2 minutes of flight from a 1500mah 4S battery or 1.5 min of flight from a 1300mah 6S battery

I usually only fly with a 4S battery 16.8V x 2350KV motors = 39,480 RPM -- if I put on my 6S battery, tests estimate the drone goes nearly 112mph with high pitch props and RPM increase to 25.2 x 2350 KV = 59,220 RPM but I risk damaging the drone (i need lower KV motors to run 6S effectively)
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Old 04-22-2019, 06:04 AM
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Originally Posted by porcha View Post
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8CUETuqPuM

was flying real confident today -- ended with a few crashes as a result but what a great morning to fly
Nope, my mind can't think that fast anymore Lol
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Old 04-22-2019, 07:22 AM
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Originally Posted by FASTFJR View Post
Nope, my mind can't think that fast anymore Lol
FWIW I am mediocre in the freestyle drone world

It really is a young man's game -- their brains can process visual images faster than us. Oldest pilot in the latest DRL season was 23 -- not sure if its age advantage or just lack of a job/career
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Old 04-22-2019, 06:17 PM
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thatís amazing
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Old 04-23-2019, 03:29 AM
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just zoomed in and rotating on a slow tree proximity flight -- saw a tutorial & had to try!
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when u fly that, are you using the goggles?
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Old 04-30-2019, 06:01 PM
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Originally Posted by Grruntt man View Post
when u fly that, are you using the goggles?
no goggles for my Spark. I just relied on the Spark's sensors to stop if i were getting to close to the treetops. I basically just pitched forward for 90 seconds

now the drone that flips and goes 60mph+ yes

this past weekend in the very NW of NC
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I picked up a DJI Osmo Pocket over the weekend after I borrowed my cousins who does photo and video work for NatGeo. Very cool little camera, it takes excellent video up to 4K 60fps. Its about 1/3 the size of my Remove K1 and about 1/10th the weight. Its amazing how small the gimbal motors have been made in the last 10 years. My first gimbal had motors the size of a half dollar, now their less then a dime
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Finally got my first drone this week (mavic 2 pro)! Canít wait for the possibilities!
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I'd love to get a Mavic Pro Platinum fly more combo and the FPV goggles but its a lot of money. Anyone got any good fishing videos like this one?
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Originally Posted by Aus Slipstream View Post
I'd love to get a Mavic Pro Platinum fly more combo and the FPV goggles but its a lot of money. Anyone got any good fishing videos like this one?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IsalU8WIhf0
don't bother with the FPV goggles nor a Mavic Pro, not worth it

be looking at a Mavic 2 $$$ or Mavic Air $$ and practice practice practice. The pilot in this video is extremely good maintaining the subject in the camera and flying LOS -- surprised there isn't 2 pilots, 1 for the camera and 1 for the drone

I've posted that video before as the best fishing+drone video I've come across -- a few others out there of baits being deployed, mullet runs on the beach, tuna busting on baitfish -- this video sets the benchmark real high
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