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Just bought my MA FMC - first flight out of beginner mode today.
Very impressed with the quality of design and construction and the results.
I spent a couple of months with a Syma X5SW - good practice because it's much harder to fly than the Mavic.
I live in a very hilly area so will have some fun with altitude - the house is on a hilltop so it's easy to go negative.
A nearby hill is almost exactly 150 m (the French altitude limit) higher than us, so seeing over that is a goal when I gain enough confidence.
Surprised how easy (and quick) it is to lose sight of the drone, even with strong signal a bit unnerving in such a hilly landscape.
Here's a pic of the new pilot and an idea of the landscape - in the other direction it's even hillier.
 
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Just bought my MA FMC - first flight out of beginner mode today.
Very impressed with the quality of design and construction and the results.
I spent a couple of months with a Syma X5SW - good practice because it's much harder to fly than the Mavic.
I live in a very hilly area so will have some fun with altitude - the house is on a hilltop so it's easy to go negative.
A nearby hill is almost exactly 150 m (the French altitude limit) higher than us, so seeing over that is a goal when I gain enough confidence.
Surprised how easy (and quick) it is to lose sight of the drone, even with strong signal a bit unnerving in such a hilly landscape.
Here's a pic of the new pilot and an idea of the landscape - in the other direction it's even hillier.
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 .:)
 

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Just bought my MA FMC - first flight out of beginner mode today.
Very impressed with the quality of design and construction and the results.
I spent a couple of months with a Syma X5SW - good practice because it's much harder to fly than the Mavic.
I live in a very hilly area so will have some fun with altitude - the house is on a hilltop so it's easy to go negative.
A nearby hill is almost exactly 150 m (the French altitude limit) higher than us, so seeing over that is a goal when I gain enough confidence.
Surprised how easy (and quick) it is to lose sight of the drone, even with strong signal a bit unnerving in such a hilly landscape.
Here's a pic of the new pilot and an idea of the landscape - in the other direction it's even hillier.
Howdy from Wyoming @Alec in France , welcome to the community, plenty of fine folk and excellent information here.
 

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Alec in France

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Many thanks for the welcome and good wishes. I've already picked up some very useful tips - and the even more important "don'ts" from the forum.
Hope to make some useful contributions when I'm more familiar with the drone.
 

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Welcome to MavicPilots from Dayton Ohio USA! Enjoy your new Mavic Air, love the photo, keep them coming. Fly safe and have fun!
 

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