Victoria area pilots out there?

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  1. roadkilt

    roadkilt Member

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    Any new Mavic pilots (there arent any old ones!) in Victoria area or southern Vancouver Island? Challenging weather for sure, and finding good flying areas but maybe we can meet up for some quality airtime.
     
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    Hey, I live out in west shore area, just ordered my Mavic the other day from apples website hope to have it sooner then the mid march ship date they give!


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  3. roadkilt

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    I've found that Apple, unlike DJI, usually delivers ahead of schedule so you may get lucky. Weather may be nice by then too!
     
  4. Herc

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    Hey Roadkilt,
    Recently received my mavic. Having cable issues but can fly via the standard usb port. Will again test today, hope the wind does not come up. Would be great to go through learning stages with another mavic pilot. Just backyard flying at this point but maybe the open field between Elk and Beaver lake would be good practice area, just have to dodge the dog poop.
     
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    Just saw your other posts. You are already pretty experienced working with mavic. Wonderful shots over golf course! Hope I can get some tips from you on flying this crazy cool camera. One quick question, is the default mode D-Cinelike? I just updated everything 4 days ago.
     
  6. roadkilt

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    I just updated last night and haven't flown so I dont know defaults yet. With this windy weather I may try my first indoors flight. Yikes! I ordered the prop guards a month ago for inside flying and they haven't shown up yet. A big open farm field area in central Saanich away from people and dogs is the best bet for starters, Elk lake area may have too many curious folk. I'm also trying to learn the 3rd party apps like AutoPilot and Litchi, they have impressive features but I dont have enough airtime to get comfy.
     
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    Think you're right about Elk lake and curious folk. Will try to figure field in central Saanich. Doing backyard tests today. Obvious you have a pretty good handle on mavic as well as imagery experience. I'm a video/photography kinda guy but this is first aircraft I've experienced, pretty exciting. Look forward to learning from you if you have the patience to help me out.
     
  8. roadkilt

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    :cool:We are all learning, and I'm still new on this unit too. We'll stay in touch. Too cold and windy to spend much time out in my area near the water though.
     
  9. IslandSpark

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    Im up island in Nanaimo!
     
  10. AlwaysAWOL

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    Just received my Mavic Pro yesterday. One test flight so far, didn't crash. Really looking forward to learning all the ins and outs of smooth filming with this puppy; so many cool shots I want to take on future motorbike trips!

    Out in Colwood, be fun to meet up with others and practice. Cheers!
     
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    I'm in Victoria, but I just sent my Mavic back to DJI for jello issues. Check out a sample video I made before I sent it back. [YOUTUBE]hCne5R_zVqo[/YOUTUBE]
     
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    Motorcycles, half the reason I got my Mavic, I ride an F800gs up in Nanaimo, what are you on?
     
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    I'm on a bike too.. (600CBR though I let the insurance lapse over winter and haven't insured it yet again, I will soon though). Here's a video I made with the bike and a friend's Phantom drone. Pretty goofy, but there you have it.

    [YOUTUBE]y7IgaIKl4RQ[/YOUTUBE]


    iPhone 6S
     
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    K1300GT. Have had fun with GoPro footage, but the Mavic should add a whole new element! Another flight today, trying out the sport mode. That was fun.
     
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    Still snowing in Victoria. Pic of my dog from the Mavic (little dot in the center!)

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