Another Hello from S/E Michigan!

Discussion in 'Pilot Check In' started by Guff15, Jan 21, 2018.

  1. Guff15

    Guff15 New Member

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    Just bought a Mavic a few days ago after months of research and contemplating. I had my sights set on a Phantom 3 SE but after finding out DJI discontinued them I decided to splurge and go with the Mavic.

    Only 1 flight under my belt with it and it was only 3 minutes. I started getting a warning which I attributed to wind gusts at 50ft so RTH was immediately pressed, lol. We weren't suppose to get winds over 12mph the other day but I guess the weatherman was wrong. I could tell the drone was fighting the wind due to the motors constantly changing pitch and speed.

    I look forward to learning more about what the Mavic can do, but I'm already floored at this amazing machine compared to my kids "toy" drones.
     
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  2. MichiganMavic

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    Welcome from another SE Michigander . St Hghts Area. Went out yesterday with my MP, Spark, and Q500. Little windy for the Spark, but Sport mode saved it. Yesterday was more of a P4 day, but I didn’t have the batteries charged up.
     
  3. Guff15

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    I'm about 35mi south of you in Woodhaven! I wanted so bad to take the MP out yesterday but my body said noooo to waking up after working midnights, lol. I'm hope we have good weather tomorrow so I can get a little more flight time under my belt. Suppose to rain today, not to mention my son has a wrestling tournament so no flying today.
     
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    Welcome to Mavic Pilots! :)
     
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    Welcome to Mavic Pilots .
    I hope you will find our site helpful and look forward to any input , photo's/video's you might post .
    Don't be shy and ask anything if you can't find it by searching .Thumbswayup
     
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    Welcome and enjoy your Mavic
     
  7. MichiganMavic

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    There’s some good looking sights in that area with the water near and the small islands, including G.I.
     
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    ... compared to my kids "toy" drones.[/QUOTE]

    Men and boys.....The price of their toys. ;)
    Thumbswayup
     
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    Howdy from Wyoming @Guff15 , welcome to the community, plenty of fine folk and excellent information here.
     
  11. CCTjohn

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    Welcome, another SE Michigander here. Walled Lake / Commerce. A good friend also has an MP and splits time between Adrian and Ypsilanti Belleville area.

    I have found this form very informative so far and think you will as well.
     
  12. Arnezie

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    Jackson area saying welcome , I’ve been flying a lot of smaller flights in this crappy weather we’ve been having but having fun doing it.
     
  13. JamesA

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    Your quote:

    We weren't suppose to get winds over 12mph the other day but I guess the weatherman was wrong. I could tell the drone was fighting the wind due to the motors constantly changing pitch and speed.



    Greetings from West Michigan. Do not believe the local weather report regarding wind speeds. You should download UAV Forecast app and use it to tell you what the elevated wind speeds are.
    If you are not an experienced pilot you are taking a big risk flying with wind speeds 20 mph or more.
    Have fun and enjoy the moment.
     
  14. MichiganMavic

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    Flew my Inspire around to cycle my battery. I’m thinking of getting the CF folding props to make a big Mavic
     
  15. MichiganMavic

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    Flew my other Mavic to cycle a battery today. Still haven’t flown the New one yet
     
  16. frankiez

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    Only problem with Belleville, izzat its so close to DTW
     
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    Sorry, I only just now saw your quote of my post.

    Yes it is very close to the airport and I love very near Oakland County Airport. Far enough to fly as long as I don't venture North too far.

    Then there are the 400 heliports in our area.
     
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