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Christmas survivors

Bob1956

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It was said that a new WW I pilot had a survival rate of three weeks after reporting to the front. It's been a month since the "Bloody Holidays". How many good, sweet Mini's, Mavic's and Air's were lost those first weeks, How many flew into the New Year?
 

barrybcar

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No issues here. I fly at least once a week with it. But I’ll be the first to admit that I am conservative. I never fly when the wind is over 30 mph. I never go farther than 3.823 miles out. And the sun and/or moon is always visible. 🙄
 
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I don’t get to fly very often as I live rural but commute to another city. Where I stay there is too close to a major airport . Since my experience is low I tend to stay well above the trees . Videos aren’t exciting but I haven’t any close calls either. Followed the rail road tracks for a mile when I first got mavic last spring and haven’t been half that far since. Haven’t tried night flying but I did fly at dusk once. First and only time I could actually see the Mavic’s running lights. Very pretty
 

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I'm conservative with my drone as well and prefer to keep it safe, I've not flown much over the Christmas as it's been wet and windy. A bit overcast and windy today but managed to get the shot I was wanting and landed the drone without issue.
 

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No issues here. I fly at least once a week with it. But I’ll be the first to admit that I am conservative. I never fly when the wind is over 30 mph. I never go farther than 3.823 miles out. And the sun and/or moon is always visible. 🙄
According to DJI the Mini can only handle winds up to 18mph, so I suspect you'll join the club pretty soon ;)
 

pelagic_one

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My Mini is flown nearly every day, with the exception of windy conditions. My increased confidence has me flying over water quite a bit. I owe its survival on advice gleaned from this forum. Without the advice, as well as the myriad what-not-to-do stories, I can only imagine how I would’ve flown otherwise.

I’ve flown and crashed a couple RC fixed wings and helicopters, so I’d be afraid my over-confidence with flying an easier-to-fly quadcopter would cause a spectacular crash or a very dramatic burial at sea (automated landing).
 

KB9Radio

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No issues here. I fly at least once a week with it. But I’ll be the first to admit that I am conservative. I never fly when the wind is over 30 mph. I never go farther than 3.823 miles out. And the sun and/or moon is always visible. 🙄
3823 miles out is some pretty good range for sure! I haven't got that good of range yet. :)
One of these times you'll hit RTH and it will fly to China.
 
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MaxE1955!

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Use some common sense when deciding to fly the Mavic Mini and you’ll have it till it falls apart. Flying in adverse conditions, about 3 minutes.