My first drone

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  1. TapSnap

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    So the Mavic Pro will be my first drone. It was a hard choice between this and the gopro version. Went with the Mavic do to the sensors in hopes it will prevent me from crashing. Lol.

    Anyway is there any good videos you suggest watching about drones in general?

    Also doed the Mavic need to be registered?

    Thanks for the help

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  2. TheLightSpeed!

    TheLightSpeed! Well-Known Member

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    Yes you as the pilot has to be registered. The drone has to be labeled with your FAA#.

    I'm not biased.... the GoPro would have been a mistake. Big time. Search YouTube and you'll see video after video of the GoPro failing.


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    Registration depends on where you are, different rules all over the world
     
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    Just don't stop reading and learning. Watch videos about your drone specially those of don't do. Fly safe always !!!


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  6. kmaluo

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    To be fair and play devils advocate, go to the DJI support forums and you will be too scared to fly your Mavic anytime soon. Plenty examples of Mavics going haywire and being unresponsive to control input.
     
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  7. Caballete007

    Caballete007 Well-Known Member

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    I have a Phantom 4 and waiting for my Mavic. I'm already scared about all the Mavic glitches and unresponsive input from the RC.


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  9. TapSnap

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    Thanks everyone. I plan to practice a bunch before adventuring with it. Going to Iceland in june.

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    Luck you. You might actually have yours by then. LOL.

    In the mean time buy a baby drone and practice on it. Mine is the Syma X5C.


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  11. TapSnap

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    They said I'll have mine by Jan.

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  12. Caballete007

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    From who and when you bought it?


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    Don't listen to some of these people. GoPro even when it works is junk compared to. Not very many people prefer the GoPro over the Mavic.

    You made an excellent choice! Just go slow and be careful. Read read read


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  14. Caballete007

    Caballete007 Well-Known Member

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    My friend everybody's opinion is valid. That's why this is a forum. Part of learning is listening what others have to say. That's why we are here or not? TapSnap you are doing the right thing.


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  15. TapSnap

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    I bought it from their site over the weekend. Before I bought it I did a live chat with them. They said it would be late Dec. early Jan.

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  16. Caballete007

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    You're going to have a lot of fun!!! Let me know when you get it.


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    Agreed the Karma is Junk and I really love my Mavic. But I encourage you to go to the the DJI forums and read through a few of the crash threads. Until DJI sorts this out, it's pretty frightening. Just glad no one got hurt yet.
     
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    I suspect some of the issues are surrounding people doing what they have known to work in the past. Like IMU calibrations etc. albeit not in the manual DJI issued a memo saying not do calibrate the IMU. The manual doesn't say to do it or not to do it.

    The material I read says to avoid it unless asked by the app.

    I think I'm most crashes I've seen, the wrecks coincide with doing a unneeded IMU CALIBRATION.


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  19. Caballete007

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    I read about that but the RC that is unresponsive is a big problem too. And it looks that is not a software problem, because of a new technology that they are using in the hardware. I hope nobody gets hurt and puts more restrictions and regulations on the hobbyists.





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  20. kmaluo

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    Sorry to be so off topic...

    There's crashes from both camps of calibrations. It's something hardware or firmware related.
     
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