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  1. P

    Comprehensive Drone TRAVEL Guide/Tips

    Hi drone enthusiasts! I just made a short-ish light-hearted guide when it comes to travelling and shooting with your drone. I decided to split the tips into phases such as preparation, pre-flight and flight to make the content more readily digestable. Feel free to share your own tips and...
  2. N

    Make sure you have a spotter when doing FPV!

    So here is a story, and also cautionary tale, for those using FPV systems (especially near airports). I am a student at an aviation university built onto an airport, and I was flying my Mavic with a friend about 1.5-2 miles away at a nearby field. I had called the tower and unlocked the zone...
  3. 3

    Drone strikes commercial aircraft (Canada)

    3.5 km from the airport and 450m up. This won’t help with the fight to amend the current interm drone regulations. It only takes one idiot... Drone strikes commercial aircraft in Quebec: Garneau
  4. jontracey

    Tips on safely hand launching and catching your Mavic Pro

    Hey everyone, back with another how to for new pilots out there. While learning to hand launch and catch I have a couple of tips that may help you avoid losing a finger tip (or worse) If you have other methods to do this safely please leave in the comments on the video, love to get your feedback.
  5. R

    Safe Controller Charging

    Hey folks. I've had my Mavic for about a month and didn't consider battery safety at all when I bought it. Fast forward that month and I've opted for the "better safe than sorry" approach and bought a Bat-Safe and some LiPo bags. I figure my house and family's lives are worth more than the $80...
  6. J

    Do we not need any sort of EMF protection from the RC? thoughts

    After a couple of month of extensive Mavic-Video watching and contemplating; my Mavic Pro has finally arrived; bought it just week before going on cruises for the very first time.(Alaska) Flew the Mavic 3 days on the roll at a park near my house for a total flight time of 55mins. but for some...
  7. szh

    Birds: dangerous?

    How high is the risk of bird collisions? I was flying over a wetland area when suddenly this appeared: It happened a second time a few seconds later. Given the wide field of view of the camera, they must have been pretty close. I freaked out and went straight up immediately. How dangerous...
  8. PaulArcher

    Got DJI Care Refresh, Is it worth it for you?

    Hello, I got DJI care Refresh a few weeks ago after I got attacked by bees. It was 2 months after I got the drone. They approved it fast after I sent a video of the drone working. Before Getting into it, I killed time by getting informed and made a video about this: I underlined the...
  9. M

    Official DJI-Bag - Safe for battery travel

    Dear community, I purchased the official DJI shoulder bag. I saw there are recommendations that batteries should be put in Li-Po safe bags. My question is, whether the DJI bag offers some protection if there is anything wrong with the battery and if not if the battery protection bag should be...
  10. tictag

    Firmware .800 Technical Discussion

    Loads of threads about firmware .800 flight restrictions on here (let's not go there, in this thread). I'd be interested to discuss the technical aspects of this firmware update, though I appreciate we're not all DJI engineers!! ANONYMITY Having to login to DJI servers before you're allowed to...
  11. photo1x1.com

    New safety guidelines video - please help

    Hi people, as some of you know I´m working on a free video tutorial series of the DJI Go app. Since I want it to be as good as possible, I´m trying to gather as much knowledge as possible and what would be better than asking for help from the vast knowlege here on the forum. I have now written...
  12. S

    Might want to keep your drone on a short leash in Oklahoma

    I guess under 400 ft and its open season... Oklahoma bill would allow property owners to destroy drones
  13. R

    Nvidia Shield K – unsafe to fly?

    Given the fairly consistent DJI Go 4 crashes while using the Nvidia Shield K tablet, I suggest that for safety reasons it is irresponsible to fly the Mavic-Nvidia-Go combination. Has anyone experienced this software crashes and found a solid solution? Jan 7 2017: Haven't had a single problem...
  14. Cookedinlh

    How Lethal is Mavic

    Transport Canada will not allow flights BVLOS (Beyond Visual Line of Sight) commercial or otherwise. . . . even with a standing or Blanket SFOC. I spoke to them yesterday regarding a special case whereby as long as it was under GPS control and within the boundaries of the field you are working...