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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. 

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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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Re: Remote controlled flying things-Quads, Hex, Octo or anything
« Reply #2190 on: December 01, 2019, 06:04:43 PM »
I see DJI has released the Mavic Mini - thinking about adding it to my birthday/Xmas wish list.

I've spent the weekend researching aka watching lots of YouTube videos on the Mavic Mini. I think the price point vs. usage vs. features is there for me now and it is on my wish list.

For those of you with experience, I notice the Mini doesn't have any front avoidance sensors or a 'track-me' feature like the Spark. Are these really necessary/useful?
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Re: Remote controlled flying things-Quads, Hex, Octo or anything
« Reply #2191 on: December 01, 2019, 09:46:46 PM »
I believe the mini has front, bottom and a new addition being rear sensors. The mini flymore combo is a great buy, especially as I paid the same for the spark flymore with not so many features and only a 2 axis gimbal. The killer punch for me is the mini doesn't have active trac (follow me mode). I hope to be able to use that a bit out in the field. As to whether this is useful or not I guess comes down to your own preferences. I wouldn't like to not have it. Maybe I will end up with both and just use the spark for active trac shots??
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Re: Remote controlled flying things-Quads, Hex, Octo or anything
« Reply #2192 on: December 02, 2019, 05:14:43 AM »
I believe the mini has front, bottom and a new addition being rear sensors.

Mini only has bottom sensors
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Re: Remote controlled flying things-Quads, Hex, Octo or anything
« Reply #2193 on: December 02, 2019, 09:38:39 AM »
Mini only has bottom sensors

I just looked this up, you are correct. I was sure I heard it had rear sensors, but I am wrong. Must have been another model I was looking at.
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Re: Remote controlled flying things-Quads, Hex, Octo or anything
« Reply #2194 on: December 02, 2019, 07:38:39 PM »
If there was ever any question as to range of the mini  5.51 Km outbound and returned to crash out of power about 10 feet short of its take off base ..    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aBXS2m9xwXc .
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Re: Remote controlled flying things-Quads, Hex, Octo or anything
« Reply #2195 on: December 02, 2019, 08:01:50 PM »
No need to worry about range more than about 300/400 meters. CASA laws are it must be in sight at all times. Don't yell at me, I think it's a bit of a wank too, but I didn't make up the rules
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Re: Remote controlled flying things-Quads, Hex, Octo or anything
« Reply #2196 on: December 02, 2019, 08:06:33 PM »
But but I can see it osifer,  look heres its propellers on my screen   ;D ;D
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Re: Remote controlled flying things-Quads, Hex, Octo or anything
« Reply #2197 on: December 18, 2019, 05:36:36 PM »
For those that might like to set up a drone for fishing offshore .. If your Game or would like to send / drop anything ..Get the wife to send cold beers to you while your out mowing the yard .. ;D ;D      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yY89aFh-Adk  ..
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