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  1. Fat Bastard

    Flying your Drone from a boat.

    Some good ideas here, some not so. The best, figure out the best locations to hand launch and catch from the boat while in harbor. Practice this with a person dedicated to help you with hand launch and catch. Second, buy a pair of those cotton gloves with the rubberized fingers. This will help...
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    Following Desert Waterfalls

    Arizona... Lot's of remote desert mountain ranges ("Sky Islands") combined with good rainfall.
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    Following Desert Waterfalls

    I agree 😜
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    Following Desert Waterfalls

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    Need Mavic drone advice for new operator in high wind use + fishing

    Just as drones have been declared to be illegal for hunters' advantage, so too should drones be declared illegal for the lazy fisherman.
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    Kickstarter Zing drone delivery service

    I've been wondering about this startup. They recently posted a new video going over their app that does not show an actual delivery and claims a Mavic can deliver a 2 to 3 pound payload (at 6:31 in the video). How long and how far can your Mavic Pro or Mavic 2 Pro fly with 2 extra pounds and a...
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    Can one improve your Mavic 2 flying skills? (Pinching vs. Thumbing)

    I started flying R/C sailplanes years ago using the thumb method. That transferred easily to quadcopters. I think, go with what works for you, but more importantly consistent practice with various scenarios and challenging yourself is what will make you a better drone operator.
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    Obstacle avoidance, on or off?

    Now it makes sense. I had no idea regarding this aspect of obstacle avoidance. Thanks for pointing it out. I'll have to go over the Mavic 2 manual again.
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    Obstacle avoidance, on or off?

    This makes no sense...
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    Obstacle avoidance, on or off?

    Just curious how many of you use obstacle avoidance during your flights? Personally, I have it turned off for nearly 100% of my flights. Why? because it interferes with landing on ships, flying over water, or when flying in close proximity to land-based objects like rocks, cliffs, large trees...
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    Height above private property?

    Thank you everyone for the informative comments! I've shared the relevant info/links on the neighborhood forum, but it seems the thread has gone silent. Hopefully now, more people are aware of the issues and know where to look for accurate information.
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    Ocean cleanup, a few shots...

    I used a Mavic 2 Pro. Most flights were within a km of the ship. I did one flight nearly 7kms out to get video of another research ship. Yeah, no worries about connectivity. If the wind was up it was more difficult to see debris. I would point the camera down just below the horizon, usually with...
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    Ocean cleanup, a few shots...

    Thank you and exactly!