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Re: Remote controlled flying things-Quads, Hex, Octo or anything
« Reply #2175 on: February 01, 2018, 02:11:27 PM »
Has anyone had a look and or play with the new Mavic Air.

Been looking at a few vids and it looks pretty good.

The only thing I'm not sold on is the weight and its performance in windy conditions.  But I love the rear sensors, the new set shot modes and the size is AMAZING...!
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Re: Remote controlled flying things-Quads, Hex, Octo or anything
« Reply #2176 on: February 28, 2018, 01:25:24 PM »
Hey Darcy,
I don't have the Mavic air but have the Dji spark so a bit smaller.
I can tell you the spark performs very well in windy conditions, I really can't see it move when it is hovering in one spot.
I love the spark but am seriously considering the mavic air.
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A guy I spoke to who sells and services then said the Spark was actually more stable than the Mavic Pro because it has a higher thrust to weight ratio. (if that's the tight term)

I haven't seen anyone say the Mavic Air is no good in high wind.

I'm debating whether to wait for the new Mavic Pro or just bite the bullet and get the Air. 

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Re: Remote controlled flying things-Quads, Hex, Octo or anything
« Reply #2177 on: February 28, 2018, 01:44:40 PM »
buy it ... test it... dont like it ... leave it at my campsite... I'll store it with your chair ;D :D ;D

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Re: Remote controlled flying things-Quads, Hex, Octo or anything
« Reply #2180 on: March 26, 2018, 06:39:21 PM »
Look out if your a crop duster pilot, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P2YPG8PO9JU
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Re: Remote controlled flying things-Quads, Hex, Octo or anything
« Reply #2181 on: March 28, 2018, 07:51:08 AM »
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Re: Remote controlled flying things-Quads, Hex, Octo or anything
« Reply #2182 on: April 20, 2018, 12:16:31 PM »
Couldn't wait any more and bought the Mavic Air.

Just one word......WOW...!

Its bloody brilliant.  I cannot believe how portable it is.  I think I'm glad I didn't wait for the Mavic Pro 2.  If its the same size as the current model, it would have been just that little bit bigger and that may have made a big difference for the sort of travel we're doing.

The quickshot modes are amazing and allow any idiot to make visually stunning movies.  I made this very roughly using Movie Maker on the iPad. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uWpJ_aeCu9E




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Re: Remote controlled flying things-Quads, Hex, Octo or anything
« Reply #2183 on: May 09, 2018, 04:45:46 PM »
Question for the brains trust. If this has been covered I apologise, I did a search and couldn't find anything.

Wanting FPV googles to pair up with a Mavic Pro. Looking at the DJI ones but at $500 posted for the std's, I'm not sure if i want to spend that sort of coin. Is there any that are nearly as good, that would work with the Pro, but not hit the wallet as hard? Cheers
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Re: Remote controlled flying things-Quads, Hex, Octo or anything
« Reply #2184 on: May 09, 2018, 06:56:27 PM »
From what I understand, You can get a VR program to run on your phone and clip it into a goggle set https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TRtY7ZGNf-o price is right about $10 > $50
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Re: Remote controlled flying things-Quads, Hex, Octo or anything
« Reply #2185 on: August 09, 2019, 09:38:17 AM »
Has any 1 seen/used/have 1 of these drones  https://www.banggood.com/Xiaomi-FIMI-A3-5_8G-1KM-FPV-With-2-axis-Gimbal-1080P-Camera-GPS-RC-Drone-Quadcopter-RTF-p-1368969.html?ID=533034&cur_warehouse=GWTR
I really like the feature that it has its own monitor and you don't have to try and pair it with a phone. Most need a 5g wifi connection which very few phones here have
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Re: Remote controlled flying things-Quads, Hex, Octo or anything
« Reply #2186 on: August 09, 2019, 09:58:31 AM »
These vids may help you Keith https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qth67BJ4gjw
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Re: Remote controlled flying things-Quads, Hex, Octo or anything
« Reply #2188 on: November 05, 2019, 11:00:54 AM »
Flite test reviewed these a while ago   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_PjPAgZrMUM   ........                                                   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQ9pM-1pWX0
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Re: Remote controlled flying things-Quads, Hex, Octo or anything
« Reply #2189 on: November 05, 2019, 06:21:38 PM »
I see DJI has released the Mavic Mini - thinking about adding it to my birthday/Xmas wish list.


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