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DJI Mavic Air

Discussion in 'Photography' started by red hilux, Jul 25, 2018.

  1. red hilux

    red hilux Well-Known Member

    ive just bought myself my first real drone. I bought a Mavic Air. What a machine. Top speed is’s really hard to crash, super easy to fly.

    Couple teething problems but it’s improving.. it’s taking some awesome shots.

    I’m planning on buying some polarised filters soon.

    Testing it out in NZ as we speak

    Attached Files:

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  2. mac_man_luke

    mac_man_luke Well-Known Member

    Just got myself a Mavic Pro, awesome fun to fly cant wait to take it away 4wding.
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  3. red hilux

    red hilux Well-Known Member

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    Some of those water fall shots were only accessible by drone.

    Other pics were of the skotel. The hotel we stayed at while going to one of the snowy mountains
  4. Swaggie

    Swaggie Moderator

    North or South Island...
  5. red hilux

    red hilux Well-Known Member

    North island mate

    I’m visiting the in laws. Few of those pics were taken while on the way to the mountains. The sunset and the yellow roof building is the hotel we were staying at
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  6. red hilux

    red hilux Well-Known Member

    Myself and my wife’s brother made this YouTube vid. In high winds, the picture is so stable yet the drone was being hammered.

    While on a different subject. I tried to get a new speed record. So far my top speed is 68.8kph. I tried to go for a record. Using the strong tail winds, set to sports. I don’t know how fast I got, but I did get a motor over speed warning.
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  7. red hilux

    red hilux Well-Known Member

  8. mac_man_luke

    mac_man_luke Well-Known Member

    Quick video i put together from my first flight
  9. red hilux

    red hilux Well-Known Member

    Look for an app called “ can I fly there “

    Tells you if your in controlled air space or not.

    My house is 4 houses inside the do not fly zone. Right on the very edge. How frustrating
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  10. mac_man_luke

    mac_man_luke Well-Known Member

    Yea mine is close to the edge too, so frustrating there is no allowance for common sense eg if your flying lower than the surrounding buildings it should be allowed!

    Few other nice apps: Airmap, UAV Forecast, Polar Pro (for help selecting ND filters)
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  11. red hilux

    red hilux Well-Known Member

    the polar pro is my next investment

    if you look on ebay, PGYtech has some nice geat. Ive bought the extended legs and the ipad mount, and one other thing from them
  12. red hilux

    red hilux Well-Known Member

    Oh I know
    Your like 5.4k from the airport, you can’t fly it below tree line.
    If a plane hits that. A drone is the least of it problem
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  13. red hilux

    red hilux Well-Known Member

  14. mac_man_luke

    mac_man_luke Well-Known Member

    Yea that could be handy, let us know how it goes
  15. Zamunda

    Zamunda Well-Known Member

    @mac_man_luke @red hilux

    Once you start filming and taking photos with a drone you will never get enough. Awesome fun!
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  16. red hilux

    red hilux Well-Known Member

    I just bought a wrap for my drone. I bought the "unit B" and 3 battery covers.
    My colours Ive chosen for the drone is caribbean blue and the batteries is airforce silver

    "buy" the free colour chart first. you can see the colour chart for real, plus you get a discount coupon. Saving $5 USD

    Ive also bought the genuine polar pro filters of ebay, save 5 bucks using discount code "penny5"
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  17. red hilux

    red hilux Well-Known Member

    forgot to mention.

    Ive bought a "remove before flight" tag. i plan of fixing this to the gimbal cover. As a reminder, to avoid burning out the gimbal motors because I forgot to take off the cover
  18. mac_man_luke

    mac_man_luke Well-Known Member

    so annoying hey! i was thinking of one of the gimbal covers that has the built in support so at least its only one thing to remove
  19. red hilux

    red hilux Well-Known Member

    I think I like the uav forecast app more than can I fly there
    Uav says I can fly at my house. Lol

    Will measure against google earth tomorrow
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  20. red hilux

    red hilux Well-Known Member

    My wraps have arrived

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