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Now's the time, with the Mavic 2 announcement on the horizon. Wal-Mart online is selling a whole MP package for $739. Find out who their dealer is and contact direct, or tell DJI what you did and find out their price.

-Then let us know!

BTW, Sadly, I've heard your story before from others.
 
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To all less experienced drone pilots I would say: one shouldn't create risks but instead do everything possible to avoid them.
Taking it out 4Km is creating a risk, even with a DJI battery. Doing that with a non DJI battery is well, extremely risky. It's your call.
 

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Bump. Anybody can answer my question? I need to find a cheap standalone mavic aircraft asap.

I have 2 choices right now:

-Newegg refurbished Mavic for 639$, with remote and charger (both of which I already have)

-Preowned standalone Mavic for 545$ on amazon
 

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To all less experienced drone pilots I would say: one shouldn't create risks but instead do everything possible to avoid them.
Taking it out 4Km is creating a risk, even with a DJI battery. Doing that with a non DJI battery is well, extremely risky. It's your call.
Going out 4km isn't risky. I frequently do it and always have around 35-50% when I come back to the home point.

I was unlucky and got a faulty battery. The sudden drain could have happened at 1km distance, and I would have lost the Mavic whatsoever.
 
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Didn't buy the battery, received it as a gift. And I don't need flying tips, I've been flying long enough to take my own decisions.
Bump. Anybody can answer my question? I need to find a cheap standalone mavic aircraft asap.

I have 2 choices right now:

-Newegg refurbished Mavic for 639$, with remote and charger (both of which I already have)

-Preowned standalone Mavic for 545$ on amazon
Asked and answered, plus you yourself posted two cheap options, so it has been answered 4 times.
Are you wanting us to make THIS decision for you? or are you just looking for one a dollar cheaper?
I would go to DJI or Best Buy and get a brand new one. the piece of mind and warranty alone are worth the extra few dollars.

EDIT to add: while typing this you posted you wanted cheap! Good luck!
 

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...Newegg sells the full kit for 639$ so I'm looking for something cheaper than that
You also mentioned it was refurbished. There is nothing wrong with buying refurbished as long as there is a good return policy. The Newegg/DJI return policy is pretty restrictive; if defective, it will only give a refund within 7 days of purchase and a replacement within 15 days of purchase. Considering that some of those days are in shipping you would be advised to thoroughly test it out as soon as you receive it.
 

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Didn't buy the battery, received it as a gift. And I don't need flying tips, I've been flying long enough to take my own decisions.
no offense but if you're as experienced as you claim you would have known not to use a knockoff battery regardless on how it was acquired.
glad you got your bird back,luck was on your side.
 

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no offense but if you're as experienced as you claim you would have known not to use a knockoff battery regardless on how it was acquired.
glad you got your bird back,luck was on your side.
I didn't get the bird back.

And you're absolutely right, I have 30 years of experience in model airplanes and 6 years in quadcopters but that's not experience, right?

Go complain about the Mavic. That's what you do the best.
 
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