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The bug has bitten and I'm shopping for a used drone, given SS doesn't pay very well.

I'm leaning toward a used Mavic Air 2S because I'm a pretty good photographer to begin with.

Do I need a license to fly the 2S recreationally? Everything I'm seeing on the web is pretty ambiguous.

Anyway - It's nice to find this place!

John
 

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The bug has bitten and I'm shopping for a used drone, given SS doesn't pay very well.

I'm leaning toward a used Mavic Air 2S because I'm a pretty good photographer to begin with.

Do I need a license to fly the 2S recreationally? Everything I'm seeing on the web is pretty ambiguous.

Anyway - It's nice to find this place!

John
I see a lot of replies and hellos, but I didn't see any answer to your question. Here goes:

You need to pass the TRUST test before you can fly. There are several providers who offer the training and test for free. Here is one:


You also have to register your drone here:


Welcome to the forum, have fun!
 

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Hello from the Crossroads of America Ponz

https://mavicpilots.com/members/rawman001.150043/ is correct about the TRUST test and registration of your aircraft.

Recreational is a no brainier.

Part 107 requires additional studies, passing of a test, and different numbers.

A vendor here offers a Part 107 course if interested.


Good luck, have fun, and welcome to the Forum. :cool:
 

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I see a lot of replies and hellos, but I didn't see any answer to your question. Here goes:

You need to pass the TRUST test before you can fly. There are several providers who offer the training and test for free. Here is one:


You also have to register your drone here:


Welcome to the forum, have fun!
Many thanks!
 

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I'm leaning toward a used Mavic Air 2S

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.


some of the members have already enlightened yon getting the TRUST Ceritiface and registering your new drone, so I leave it be…

Since you live in Missouri, there are specific laws and rules for you to follow, please check the link below for all the Rules and Laws that are in effect in your neck of the woods and it also links you to some of the Best Places to Fly in your area… Also, if you travel on vacation, visit friends, and relatives in other parts of the country, check back here so you do not run afoul of the law.


Even if you 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 Mavic Air 2s, including the User Manual.

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…"


Happy Droning…
 

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Hello from Minnesota and welcome to the Forum....Congratulations on your Air 2s it's a great drone.....There's a lot of good quality teaching/feedback going on in here. Just ask, and the experts are great on providing good sound advice for you to apply and use... Remember to always Fly safely and fly smartly representing all the drone hobbyist well.
 

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The bug has bitten and I'm shopping for a used drone, given SS doesn't pay very well.

I'm leaning toward a used Mavic Air 2S because I'm a pretty good photographer to begin with.

Do I need a license to fly the 2S recreationally? Everything I'm seeing on the web is pretty ambiguous.

Anyway - It's nice to find this place!

John
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