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Recent content by sesd97

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    RTH Fail - experienced pilot, never thought it would happen to me :(

    Thanks again to everybody for your input. My conclusion is that because the drone was in RTH mode, but stuck in 'purgatory' and couldn't clear the OA braking sequence, (which needs the sticks to be acknowledged as centered).....because the drone could never confirm that, it was therefore stuck...
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    RTH Fail - experienced pilot, never thought it would happen to me :(

    Agree.....the OA is very touchy when pointing into the sun. However I thought that once it gets into RTH mode, and no input from the controller, it will "reset" the OA, and then come home....? My drone (I'm learning now) was kinda stuck, wanted to RTH but couldn't because the OA kept on sensing...
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    RTH Fail - experienced pilot, never thought it would happen to me :(

    Nope, no upgrade in the last few months...I thought my current platform was stable, therefore no necesity to upgrade.
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    RTH Fail - experienced pilot, never thought it would happen to me :(

    Friends, hope you're all flying safe! Have 4 DJI drones, flow literally hundreds of flights....issue free (till now)! Yesterday went on an incredible hike and threw out my MP1, flew for 17 minutes with no problems and being only 1,000 ft away from me at most, and at 400' above from home point, I...
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    Flying in Canada (Vancouver, victoria, and whistler)

    Sunny, I'm going to Whistler BC next month....with my Mavic!! - did you have any issues - any tips pf things that might help - what did you do about the $100k insurance ... (I have AMA insurance, not sure if it covers me in CA?) thx.....
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    New pilot - Hi from San Diego

    .........you're luckier than me my friend! I was sitting close to the bridge by Torrey Pines Beach (where the water from the lagoon runs under).....and had had 2 people TELL ME, it's a "no drone zone" and they were calling the life gaurds! I said I thought that it's just no fly zone by the...
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    New pilot - Hi from San Diego

    I have a similar video but from "the other side" ....on the eastern edge of SantaLuz. I launched close to those fields where the baseball park is at the base of black mountain and then I fly west along the canyon.....I can get a couple miles out there! Ping me of you're flying there one of these...
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    New pilot - Hi from San Diego

    Nathan, I'm 5 minutes from that lagoon...is that the one by the race track ..... both sides of the 5 ? Where do you launch from when you fly there.....I'm looking for a "secluded" spot where nobody bugs me! I launched once from this parking lot, adjacent to the preserve, and I got some very...
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    DJI Goggles or DJI Spark ?

    See if you can get a friends goggles to "try" first ....... and then see if you get that emotional response. I'd try that first before dropping 450! I wish i was in NYC, you could try mine anytime, but you'd have to fly clear across the lower 48 to SoCal !
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    DJI Goggles or DJI Spark ?

    Scott, your point re making you better at the videography portion of your experience, I'm really not sure whether the goggles will help ? I do like the fact in the "gimbal tracking" mode that you can LOOK in a certain direction and place, and the gimbal will follow, but.......not sure if that...
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    Help - Video "aliasing" or Pixelation ?...

    Shawn, i tried this but NO intrinsic difference....still searching for a solution (not even sure if there is one?)
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    DJI Goggles or DJI Spark ?

    I own the goggles, and have used them extensively in the past 3 weeks. As you said, an amazing piece of tech, and even though they're a little clunky, they work well and the image is gorgeous. However ........ if I had it to do all over again, I wouldn't buy them and here's why. They're a "nice...
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    Help - Video "aliasing" or Pixelation ?...

    Michael, no I did not try tap focus, I have always only used auto focus so maybe next time will try that suggestion instead. I agree with you that maybe some of this can be fixed in post processing, but I'd like to get as quality an image as I can directly first go around.
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    Help - Video "aliasing" or Pixelation ?...

    Thanks Shawn, I'll try that and report back if there is improvement. Thanks for responding!
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    Help - Video "aliasing" or Pixelation ?...

    sooo........ Is this something that's my "fault" as a bad operator .... or is this a "send back to DJI" type event ? I'm just not sure, hence my question, Is this just like all mavic's (this is the best quality they produce), or is there maybe something wrong with mine?