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Fullgore

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Hi Everyone,
I wanted to ask You an advice about my future drone.

I’m really unsure, I have two possibilities:

1) Mavic Minibrand new (450€)
2) Mavic Pro (first generation, used, sold by a friend) 600€ woth 3 batteries

The only feature that I like more with the pro is the active tracking, but on the other hand the mini is very tiny and portable.

what do you think about? 🤔

Thank You in advance.
 

MAvic_South_Oz

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It really comes down to what sort of flying you will do, and conditions you will often encounter.
The M1P (and its lipo batteries) will handle wind and cold a lot better, much better range / signal reliability, feature packed and with front obstacle avoidance.
Tried and tested, very reliable.
The mini as you say is very good for travel, but should really be flown always VLOS, and with careful / special consideration to wind, basically low and close flights.
Seems to still have bugs and issues that don’t help in flight, particularly in wind / cold or under pressure with moderate to hard flying.
At this early stage in the Mini release, I’d go the Pro, especially if you know the history and owner.
 

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What about the fly lifetime with one battery for the pro1?
And what do You think about the license and assurance required for the mavic pro? Are them not mandatory for the mini?
 

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Fly time for the mavic pro is about 20 minutes.
Not sure about regulations where you are.