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G’day from a Dane Down Under Sydney

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Hi, hej and G’day everyone

Very new to flying drones, got a DJ Mini 3 Pro for Christmas, together with my father’n’law who got a Mini 2.

We have been flying a little bit, like a few hours here and there.

It’s my first time flying or driving anything RC, so getting the hang of the controls has been the first challenge, then realising how limited I am legally allowed to fly, in and around Sydney.
I am In Leichhardt for those familiar with Sydney, right in the flight path 🙄 - 470-500 meters above, according to flight radar.

The next big challenge is video recording and editing.

So I hoping to learn here and eventually give.

I do have a background in photography and photoshop.

Anyways that a little intro about me

Henrik
 
Hello from the Crossroads of America tived

Nice to meet you Henrik. 🤝

Welcome to the Forum. :cool:
 
Welcome to Mavic Pilots! :) Enjoy the forum!Thumbswayup
 
Very new to flying drones, got a DJ Mini 3 Pro for Christmas, together with my father’n’law who got a Mini 2.

Welcome from the Hampton Roads area of Virginia, USA. We have a Member's Map in the Upper Right of the Title Bar. Click on "Members" and then Click on "Member's Map…" Check it out and you might find some new flying friends.


Please invite you FiL to join, he might be interested in the happenings of the Mini 2 and have specific questions and maybe even be able to contribute to the Forum...

Since you live in Australia, there are specific laws and rules for you to follow, please check to ensure these are current.


Even if you may have flown Drones before, here is some Good Old Fashion Advice…

You paid a lot of money for that Drone, put your phone number on it. If your drone gets lost or stuck in a tree and it finally comes down when you are not around, give the finders an opportunity to contact you so it can be returned.

Now, for the Fun Part, But do not let the excitement of the moment get the best of you. When you are going out to fly, do it slowly and deliberately. Get used to a set procedure and even practice it.

There are so many things I could write but these are the highlights that I feel need mentioning.

Plug in your phone/tablet into your controller; turn on the Controller and DJI Fly App (if it does not start on its own…). On the Drone, open the front legs, then open the back legs, then remove the Gimbal Cover.

The Gimbal is the most delicate item on the Drone and banging or bumping can damage it. I also fastened a short "Remove Before Flight" ribbon to the cover so it's more noticeable and I do not forget to remove it…

Turn on the drone and watch it come to "life." Watching the Gimbal go through its self-check is almost like watching a kitten or puppy opening its eyes for the first time…

Place the drone down (preferably on a Landing Pad) while it finishes its self-test (collecting satellites, etc…).

Check your battery status (Phone, Drone, and Controller), check the Signal Strength, by now the Controller should have reported it updated the Home Point.

Lift off, 4-5 feet (1-1/2 meters) or so, hover a bit, check the controls (move the drone a bit forward, back, left, right, yaw left and right). By now, your Controller will probably report again, Home point Updated.

If you go out in a rush and race thru your start up and take off before the drone has finished it prep, it may update its Home Point over that pond or that old tree you are flying over and in your excitement, you'll fly the drone long past it Low Battery point and when it engages Return to Home and lands in the pond or in a tree; it will be all on you…

Now go have fun, learn to fly the drone by sight before you try to fly it out a distance depending on the video feed, FPV.

I would also advise you to use YouTube and watch a lot of the Videos on flying and setting up the Drone. When it is too dark, too cold, or too wet, you can "fly it vicariously" through YouTube. Also watch some of the Blooper Drone Videos and learn how not to fly your "New Baby."

Below is the link to all of the downloads offered by DJI for the Mini 3 Pro, including the User Manual And I've included the downloads for the Mini 2 for your Father-in-law. Please forward him a copy of the link…

After you read the Manual, read it again, you will be surprised what you missed the first time and you will be better prepared for that first "scary moment…"




Fly On and Fly Safe…
 
Greetings from Birmingham Alabama USA, welcome to the forum! We look forward to hearing from you!
 
Henrik, welcome to the forum from Hauptmann in North Texas!

You made a great choice in the Mini 3 Pro--totally the one to get!
With its sub 250 gram weight, it is not subject to many of the restrictions imposed on heavier drones. You'll love the flexibility of vantage points an aerial camera platform affords--you'll get shots and videos you could only dream of before! I fly a Mavic 2 Pro now, but will soon be upgrading to the Mini 3 Pro, like yours.

Our more than 150,000 members worldwide enjoy helping each other get the most out of our hobby. Many of the questions you'll have will have already been addressed, and are easy to search. New questions? Just ask!

Other Mini 3 Pro owners have had range issues. Our members have found fixes for that problem.

Glad to have you with us!

Rich R (aka Hauptmann)

p.s. Be sure to follow LoudThunder's and GFields' dvice.
 
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Welcome to the forum! :)
 
Welcome from the Hampton Roads area of Virginia, USA. We have a Member's Map in the Upper Right of the Title Bar. Click on "Members" and then Click on "Member's Map…" Check it out and you might find some new flying friends.


Please invite you FiL to join, he might be interested in the happenings of the Mini 2 and have specific questions and maybe even be able to contribute to the Forum...

Since you live in Australia, there are specific laws and rules for you to follow, please check to ensure these are current.


Even if you may have flown Drones before, here is some Good Old Fashion Advice…

You paid a lot of money for that Drone, put your phone number on it. If your drone gets lost or stuck in a tree and it finally comes down when you are not around, give the finders an opportunity to contact you so it can be returned.

Now, for the Fun Part, But do not let the excitement of the moment get the best of you. When you are going out to fly, do it slowly and deliberately. Get used to a set procedure and even practice it.

There are so many things I could write but these are the highlights that I feel need mentioning.

Plug in your phone/tablet into your controller; turn on the Controller and DJI Fly App (if it does not start on its own…). On the Drone, open the front legs, then open the back legs, then remove the Gimbal Cover.

The Gimbal is the most delicate item on the Drone and banging or bumping can damage it. I also fastened a short "Remove Before Flight" ribbon to the cover so it's more noticeable and I do not forget to remove it…

Turn on the drone and watch it come to "life." Watching the Gimbal go through its self-check is almost like watching a kitten or puppy opening its eyes for the first time…

Place the drone down (preferably on a Landing Pad) while it finishes its self-test (collecting satellites, etc…).

Check your battery status (Phone, Drone, and Controller), check the Signal Strength, by now the Controller should have reported it updated the Home Point.

Lift off, 4-5 feet (1-1/2 meters) or so, hover a bit, check the controls (move the drone a bit forward, back, left, right, yaw left and right). By now, your Controller will probably report again, Home point Updated.

If you go out in a rush and race thru your start up and take off before the drone has finished it prep, it may update its Home Point over that pond or that old tree you are flying over and in your excitement, you'll fly the drone long past it Low Battery point and when it engages Return to Home and lands in the pond or in a tree; it will be all on you…

Now go have fun, learn to fly the drone by sight before you try to fly it out a distance depending on the video feed, FPV.

I would also advise you to use YouTube and watch a lot of the Videos on flying and setting up the Drone. When it is too dark, too cold, or too wet, you can "fly it vicariously" through YouTube. Also watch some of the Blooper Drone Videos and learn how not to fly your "New Baby."

Below is the link to all of the downloads offered by DJI for the Mini 3 Pro, including the User Manual And I've included the downloads for the Mini 2 for your Father-in-law. Please forward him a copy of the link…

After you read the Manual, read it again, you will be surprised what you missed the first time and you will be better prepared for that first "scary moment…"




Fly On and Fly Safe…
Thank you!

Really appreciate all the information, that is very good advice. Slow down!

I managed one flight since I signed up here.

Hopefully over Easter I can go flying and learn a bit more

Thanks very one for making me feel welcome

Henrik
 
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