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Discussion in 'Geeks and Gadgets' started by Jonah, May 26, 2017.

  1. stoofer34

    stoofer34 Well-Known Forumite

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    careful out there! S
     
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  2. Jonah

    Jonah Spouting nonsense since the day I learned to talk

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    First flight today. Quick 3 minute test in the back garden and then a full battery worth of flying this afternoon. Bloody great fun, going to love the ability to take video and photos but just flying it is great.
     
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    baby steps first , although its temping dont click over to sports mode until you learn to handle it .. takes a lot more stopping distance in sports mode.
    tripod mode is great to learn on. as the name suggests , slow and subtle but perfect for those panning shots.
     
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  4. Jonah

    Jonah Spouting nonsense since the day I learned to talk

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    There is no way I'm using sport mode yet. It is fast enough as it is.

    Not tried the modes yet, want to learn to fly it better first.
     
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  5. Jonah

    Jonah Spouting nonsense since the day I learned to talk

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    Jonah Spouting nonsense since the day I learned to talk

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    Landing pad has been bought along with a carry case.

    I have looked for a charger which charges multiple batteries simultaneously but can't find one. DJI only sell the two hubs which charge consecutively.
     
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    This is the one you need.
    i order lots from these guys , stuff usually arrives in about 7 - 10 days.

    http://www.lightake.com/p/Mavic-Pro...art-Charging-for-DJI-Mavic-Pro_MU2139862.html

    The same charger can be found on Amazon too.

    hope this helps.

    p.s. great shot btw , if you can remember your mavic cam settings , let me know what you use if you post any more mate ;)
     
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  8. Perrier

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    Heres one from my Mavic from earlier today.

    originally shot in DNG but unedited .

    [​IMG]DJI_0039 by Steve Perry, on Flickr
     
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  9. stoofer34

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    Looks rather common?

    S
     
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    proactive Behind you with a big stick!

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    Well it is the North End of town...
     
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    John Marwood I ♥ cryptic crosswords

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    Where are the 'roughest' parts of Stafford?


    Exeter St?
     
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    proactive Behind you with a big stick!

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    Doxey?
     
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    John Marwood I ♥ cryptic crosswords

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    In 1974 possibly


    Plant Crescent?
     
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    proactive Behind you with a big stick!

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    Plant whatever you like.
     
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    Quick video from the common a few days ago...

     
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  16. Jonah

    Jonah Spouting nonsense since the day I learned to talk

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    @perry081064 @wmrcomputers What phone do you/did you use to fly your drone?

    I'm using my iPhone 6s Plus which works well but I'm thinking of buying a cheap Android phone with a 6" screen to use instead.
     
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    A word of warning , some Android phones and tablets will work ... however a lot of people have issues with the DJI Go 4 app constantly crashing.
    For this very reason i will only use my Apple Ipad Mini 2 , nice large screen and will fit into the grab rails on the controller but you will need to use the lower USB and push out the rectangle clip from the grab rail near the usb port.
    Dont get the Ipad mini 1 though, its not powerful enough but the 2,3 and 4 are and can be picked up second hand pretty cheap.

    Should you go down the tablet route , i recommend getting the tablet mount from these guys http://www.mavmount.com/ , A bit pricey and have to be shipped from the USA but much better than the plastic crap and you would also be able to use a sunhood to reduce glare in bright conditions.

    The cables supplied by DJI are a bit pants as well so try to get yourself a decent apple/android leads from Amazon.

    let me know what you decide to go with :)

    heres a pic of how mine is setup...

    [​IMG]
     
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    OH flies his with Android. His Motorola X Force works well, but as that's in for repair he's flying it fine on my old z3 compact.
     
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    wmrcomputers Stafford PC & laptop repair specialist

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    My first phone-drone combination was a Phantom FC40 with a decent Sony Experia android phone - it was laggy as hell despite being a bloody good phone. I borrowed my wife's iPhone 4s (top of the range at the time) and it worked flawlessly. Since then I've had Phantom 2 vision + with iPhone 5c, and Phantom 3 on an iPhone 5s. I've never gone back to Android since but that's more because I've become an iPhone man and now hate the Android system. Just a personal preference.
     
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    Jonah Spouting nonsense since the day I learned to talk

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