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    What to do when you have the sniffles and the weather is grey and not good for taking pictures?

    Go out with your new drone for flight practice - I was a little hesitant at first as this was my first flight with my new toy - at my age I need something to occupy my mind when conditions are not too good, It is a small machine so it needs little wind or it could be blown off course quite quickly.
    I certainly need lots of practice before I can take off its crash frame.

    Here is a short video of its first time in the air.

    http://youtu.be/bvkO2BVmAA8

    Happy New Year.

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    Brave man. I have only just sold my drone which I have had for 3 years. Never did have the courage to fly it. When the new laws came into force I thought I had better pass it onto someone who understood the rules and was capable of flying it. I envy you as I'm sure you will get good use out of it. Keep the videos coming.
    Regards Ron. Live each day as if it was your last. One day you will be right.

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    • #3
      Nice. Far better quality than either of mine. I made the mistake of buying drones that advertised HD quality without checking reviews. Both maxed out at 640 x 480. If I do get another one, I'd like to choose one that will work with my GoPro Hero8
      If you're not living on the edge you're taking up too much room.
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      • #4
        looks like you have got the hang of it really quickly like the crash cage
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        • #5
          Hi Ron -

          I was a little nervy to begin with but as the minute of flying time passed I thought I would land. The next time I shall spend more time in the air etc. - thanks.

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          Hi Pat -

          The DJi Mavic Mini in a very short time since it was introduced has built up quite a following due to its build and producing good video quality etc., also flying time of up to 30 minutes on one battery.
          My purchase was based on the fact its weight of just 249g so not needing the licence requirement recently introduced here in the UK. Thanks for commenting

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          Hi Peter -

          Thanks - watching so many videos on YouTube the bug got me I think the crash cage will remain on when flying around trees and other obstacles until my skills reach a certain level.

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          • #6
            That looked a lot of fun, Barr1e. Images were good. Can see your going to enjoy using this.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by Garry View Post
              That looked a lot of fun, Barrie. Images were good. Can see your going to enjoy using this.

              It's a nice unit - thanks for commenting Garry.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by patmoore View Post
                Nice. Far better quality than either of mine. I made the mistake of buying drones that advertised HD quality without checking reviews. Both maxed out at 640 x 480. If I do get another one, I'd like to choose one that will work with my GoPro Hero8
                I'm not sure that's a great strategy as the drone would have to be huge to carry it and there are much smaller drones now that can film and take stills extremely well with their built-in cameras.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Barr1e View Post
                  Hi Ron -

                  I was a little nervy to begin with but as the minute of flying time passed I thought I would land. The next time I shall spend more time in the air etc. - thanks.

                  --------------------------------
                  Hi Pat -

                  The DJi Mavic Mini in a very short time since it was introduced has built up quite a following due to its build and producing good video quality etc., also flying time of up to 30 minutes on one battery.
                  My purchase was based on the fact its weight of just 249g so not needing the licence requirement recently introduced here in the UK. Thanks for commenting

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                  Hi Peter -

                  Thanks - watching so many videos on YouTube the bug got me I think the crash cage will remain on when flying around trees and other obstacles until my skills reach a certain level.

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                  Yes - very smart move by DJI to make a sub-250g drone. I used to have a sub-250g camera drone but its camera didn't have a gimbal and the digital stabilisation, while effective, caused black bars to appear. I currently have a Parrot Anafi but I haven't used it since last April!

                  Ian

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                  • #10
                    I'm hopeful this weekend's promise of dry weather materialises as the drone has been grounded (apart from a 30 second appearance this past Wednesday).
                    Anne and I only carried our small cameras today due to the very wet paths and fields that have taken a good soaking of late.
                    The farmers must be frantic as most sown items are under some deep water.
                    Fingers crossed.

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                    • #11
                      Hope you get to use it, Barr1e. The weather is supposed to be good. Clear sunny and frosty.
                      But it has been miserable here all week. Our garden is like a quagmire.
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                      • #12
                        -3 at the moment - the greenhouse is covered in frost - never seen it do that before (this is the first winter we've had it).

                        But we've only had a very few days of frost so far this winter - it's definitely on a warming trend.

                        Ian
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Ian View Post
                          -3 at the moment - the greenhouse is covered in frost - never seen it do that before (this is the first winter we've had it).

                          But we've only had a very few days of frost so far this winter - it's definitely on a warming trend.

                          Ian
                          It was very cold today out in the countryside but the bright weather brought the hardy types out - runners, walkers and those with dogs. There are a few ideas enbedded in the drone and I could only trial one of them as I thought I might upset those who wanted to enjoy the peace of the day.

                          http://youtu.be/D71CNX2jdRs





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                          • #14
                            Pre programmed then ? Clever. How many programs are installed ?
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Garry View Post
                              Pre programmed then ? Clever. How many programs are installed ?
                              Pre programmed - I was looking for those words to use rather than mine, just tired from a long day.

                              http://www.dji.com/uk/mavic-mini/specs

                              Thanks for commenting Garry.

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