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Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by lunatic59, Feb 4, 2018.

  1. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    well i can't ride motorcycle.......soooooo the other two options:goofydroid::p:goofydroid:
     



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  2. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    OMG:blushDroid::blushDroid::blushDroid:

    drones are fun to fly. and are getting easier for the novice to get into. the mavic air 2 has avoidance cameras surrounding the drone to prevent obstacle collisions so it is hard to crash them these days. i have ruined a few drones by running into trees and poles. but $800 for a very sophisticated device is very tempting. but DJI has the mavic 2 thats been out since the end of 2018. there are rumors of the mavic 3 coming out this summer. its price i'm guessing will be around $1500 or more.

    i think for now i'm going to wait. i will put my stimulus money into savings and see. i want to see more hands on reviews when they come out and see what the mavic 3 will look like and go from there.
     
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  3. NightAngel79

    NightAngel79 Bounty Hunter
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    You're spot on, the new Pro, when it comes out will be 1400/1500 easily. 800 for Mavic Air 2 is amazing. But, I've had my OG Mavic for a couple years now and it still works perfectly, and the footage is AMAZING. Speaking of, here is footage from OG Mavic from last June in Aruba

    I LOVE my drone, but I would like the added awesomeness of the MUCH better sensor in the Mavic 2 Pro.
     
  4. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    technically yes, but most guidelines say you must stay in line of sight of the drone......not that anybody really does this.
     
  5. NightAngel79

    NightAngel79 Bounty Hunter
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    Depends on regulations, :p. But as long as you keep line of site, you could visit those parks still, haha.

    And they are *mostly* banned from all national parks in US. And Canada laws are SUPER restrictive.
     
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  6. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    i just saw some side by side comparisons of the mavic 2 pro and the mavic air 2.....it seems like the more expensive drone does take the better picture over all. but i will say this....its close. for half the price????? not bad, not bad at all.
     
  7. NightAngel79

    NightAngel79 Bounty Hunter
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    Some smaller differences, but the sensor is where most of difference is at. Pro has top of the line sensor, made by the bests, whose name I don't know off top of head, lol
     
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  8. lysagrey

    lysagrey Lurker

    So do you guys have any good drone suggestions for someone who never flew one before? I recently got a drone for myself and I have been sort of staring at it for the past few weeks unsure what to do with it. It was kind of a heat of the moment type of purchase that we all have from time to time. I was actually online looking for a travel mug that actually would not leak and that was when I came across this really cool blog called buyersimpact.co.uk. They have a really awesome set of articles over there sort of ranking products based on user's feedback. While browsing the blog I came across a post called the best drones on the market and I was a goner. I skimmed through the post and then half an hour later I had a drone ordered. They delivered it a few days later and now I have a drone and honestly no idea how to fly it so any advice would be greatly appreciated
     
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  9. olbriar

    olbriar  
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    I love my DJI brand drone and they have many quality drones that are easy to fly. My utmost suggestion for an entry level consumer is to R&D where you can freely fly your purchase. There are many rules in place to protect the public and air space that one should consider before purchasing a drone.
     
  10. NightAngel79

    NightAngel79 Bounty Hunter
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    Yes to what Olbriar said.... There are a couple FAA (for the US) sponsored apps that can be relied on. They will have numbers/contact info for the different flying zones.

    Also, DJI is THE name in drones. I've heard it said you should start with something that is hard to fly to learn better, but that is bollux. DJI has the best software and hardware, bar none (imo).

    Start with a cheaper offering form them, which is still excellent, then upgrade down the line if you feel the need. I've been using the OG Mavic Pro for... almost 4 years now and it still flies perfectly.
     
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  11. toddstacy2707

    toddstacy2707 Lurker

    What kind of drone is it, if it's a cheaper one you may get frustrated and turned off..as someone mentioned earlier , with the sensors and obstacle avoidance and all the bells and whistles, they can basically fly themselves now...
     
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  12. toddstacy2707

    toddstacy2707 Lurker

    I've got the dji magic mini, and the dji mini 2 that are BOTH great fun to fly, and have great range, cameras, and functionality...the BEST part about them is that drones weighing more than 250 grams need to be registered with the faa...so theres that👇👇
     

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  13. NightAngel79

    NightAngel79 Bounty Hunter
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    Nice! I just renewed my FAA registration. Never got around to putting my # on the actual drone though... oops.
     
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  14. lunatic59

    lunatic59 Moderati ergo sum
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    ^^^ Reported! (I hope they offer rewards like the FBI.) ;)


    I think I still have my registration # in the battery compartment even though it has to be on the outside, not that I've had the opportunity to fly recently.
     
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  15. olbriar

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    I keep my registration in the battery compartment as well. That seems close enough to being compliant for me. I haven't flown since early last summer.... bummer! I should have some time now. I'm looking forward to getting airborne again. I have flown so little that it will be like starting over for me.
     
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  16. NightAngel79

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    They'll never catch me alive!!!! :)
    At one point I feel liek they almost did away with needing registration, regardless of weight. Unless you were doing 107 stuff. Meh, I can't keep up. Haven't flown much at the new place, been here... 9 months now I guess.

    Ha! I bet. Need to get up again. Would be cool to get some footage with all the snow out, but probably won't bother until Spring.
     
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  17. olbriar

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  18. lunatic59

    lunatic59 Moderati ergo sum
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    That's insane! It's got to be like living in an iMax movie.
     
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  19. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

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  20. olbriar

    olbriar  
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    I didn't dare look at the price.. my wife would kill me. :) Besides, I've just barely broken in my DJI Mavic 2. Still... that's a new level of cool!
     
  21. lunatic59

    lunatic59 Moderati ergo sum
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    I think most of that price is the included husband emergency medical insurance. ;)

    Actually, that's probably a good price point. I'm sure they'll sell a bunch of them.
     
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  22. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    I did actually buy a DJI product a few weeks ago, but it wasn't a drone though.
     
  23. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    just saw this:

    she probably got it for free to unbox.

    i need to start my own channel just to get free stuff.....LOL
     
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  24. lunatic59

    lunatic59 Moderati ergo sum
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    A lot of times you have to either give the stuff back or pass it on to the next reviewer. It's not all freebies.
     
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  25. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    well in the video she was flying the drone in fpv on a fpv drone course and hit one of the obstacles, so i'm guessing she gets to keep it, or maybe she paid for it at a discounted price. she pretty much always gets the latest drone the dji puts out.
     
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