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Hi Gang!

New to this hobby, but I am really fascinated by the flight & tech aspect. I have the DJI Air 2s.

My main hobby is inshore fishing. But I also have interests in Photography, running and cooking.

Really interested in obtaining the part 107 authorization. I have the time and motivation.

Amazed at how much YouTube content there is out there. I am sure in the next few months and as my skills and knowledge develop, I'll be picking your minds.

Cheers everybody!
 

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Hi Gang!

New to this hobby, but I am really fascinated by the flight & tech aspect. I have the DJI Air 2s.

My main hobby is inshore fishing. But I also have interests in Photography, running and cooking.

Really interested in obtaining the part 107 authorization. I have the time and motivation.

Amazed at how much YouTube content there is out there. I am sure in the next few months and as my skills and knowledge develop, I'll be picking your minds.

Cheers everybody!
Greetings from Birmingham Alabama USA, welcome to the forum! We look forward to hearing from you!
 
Welcome to Mavic Pilots! :) Enjoy the forum!Thumbswayup
 
Welcome to the forum. We look forward to your participation and more of your view of the world.
 
Hi Gang!

New to this hobby, but I am really fascinated by the flight & tech aspect. I have the DJI Air 2s.

My main hobby is inshore fishing. But I also have interests in Photography, running and cooking.

Really interested in obtaining the part 107 authorization. I have the time and motivation.

Amazed at how much YouTube content there is out there. I am sure in the next few months and as my skills and knowledge develop, I'll be picking your minds.

Cheers everybody!
Welcome aboard. There is a lot of content here so when you have a question be sure to see if it or something similar has already been discussed. I invite you to check out my drone vids at my YouTube channel. Inshore fishing...and your name...makes me wonder if there actually are trout in Florida? There are several vids here....Bud's Youtube channel
 
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Welcome to the forum! :)

Here are some things to help you get started with your drone:
  • Download the DJI manual for your drone here (it doesn't come in the box). The manual is packed with lots of useful tips and will give you a better understanding of your drone's features.

  • Check out this getting started guide for some tips not found in the DJI manual.

  • Your drone batteries will last longer if you use and maintain them like this.

  • The drone records flight data each time you fly. You can decrypt and view those flight logs with these tools.

  • Check out MavicHelp.com for commonly used accessories you might need.
 
Welcome aboard. There is a lot of content here so when you have a question be sure to see if it or something similar has already been discussed. I invite you to check out my drone vids at my YouTube channel. Inshore fishing...and your name...makes me wonder if there actually are trout in Florida? There are several vids here....Bud's Youtube channel
Thanks AK. I’ll be sure to check out your content.
 
Welcome to the forum! :)

Here are some things to help you get started with your drone:
  • Download the DJI manual for your drone here (it doesn't come in the box). The manual is packed with lots of useful tips and will give you a better understanding of your drone's features.

  • Check out this getting started guide for some tips not found in the DJI manual.

  • Your drone batteries will last longer if you use and maintain them like this.

  • The drone records flight data each time you fly. You can decrypt and view those flight logs with these tools.

  • Check out MavicHelp.com for commonly used accessories you might need.
The drone records flight data each time you fly. You can decrypt and view those flight logs with these tools.


Super. This topic has been on my mind since day one. Thanks msinger.
 
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Hello from the Crossroads of America Trouteye


My main hobby is inshore fishing.

I'm not a fisherman so I'm not familiar with the term "in shore" fishing.

I have seen these products for use with a drone to drop the bait waaay out there past the waves.


Amazon.com : dji mavic air 2 dropping system

Perhaps it's something you might be interested in once you get some more stick time with the Air 2s.

Good luck and welcome to the Forum. :cool:
 
New to this hobby, but I am really fascinated by the flight & tech aspect. I have the DJI Air 2s.

Really interested in obtaining the part 107 authorization. I have the time and motivation.


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.


As a New Drone Pilot, there are a couple of Legal Things you may need to do…

If you have not already done so, you will need to get your TRUST Certificate. You can get that at the Pilot Institute Web Site (FREE…) . Your Drone weighs more than 250-grams (0.55 pounds) and if you are flying under The Exception for Recreational Flyers, you are required to register your Drone.

When I first started flying I registered my Mini 2 because the TRUST Certificate and FAA Registration established me as a "certified" Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Pilot.

Link to the TRUST Certificate at the Pilot Institute Web Site (FREE…)


Link to the FAADroneZone (Optional Registration for Drones under 250-Grams…)


If you are considering acquiring your Part 107 License, here is a link to get you going…


Since you live in Florida, 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…
 
Thanks loud thunder.

FAA TRUST certified and registered. 👍

If I want to study for the part 107, can I simply study the FAA sUAS study guide or are there other materials needed?
 
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If I want to study for the part 107, can I simply study the FAA sUAS study guide or are there other materials needed?
This question is both easy and hard. Easy as in I enrolled in the Pilot Institute's Part 107 Drone Course. I took a couple of months to complete it, I was not in any rush. When I was finished I took my Part 107 Exam, I scored 100%... Easy Answer… Because it is a Great Course, all the areas of study are broken down into easy to digest modules. The course is advertised that you can complete the course in 14-days and they guarantee you'll pass the course or you get your money back. But I am a satisfied customer, so what value is my opinion.

You can go online, YouTube for instance and you will also receive high praise for other courses also offered by other entities and I have nothing to say they are not just as good or even better, but you will have to decide that for yourself.

There are even those who have only viewed the various YouTube Videos online and they also passed the part 107 Exam.

Passing is 70% and the exam costs $175. Even if you pass with the minimum score, your license is the same color as mine. My license is not Gold Embossed…

There are Study guides available free on-line. The link below is for one from the FAA, but it is dated 2016 and it is incumbent on you to get the latest updates from the FAA Web Site on flying at night, over people, vehicles, etc…


There are also study guides available on Amazon and I've heard good things about them…

But I will end this with one more pitch for Pilot Institute, they offer a FREE Flash Card App for Android and iOS Devices available at your favorite App Store. You do not heave to be enrolled in their course, they offer it free to all. It has 110 flash Cards and perhaps best of all, it's advertisement free…


Good Luck whichever way you go…
 
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Hi Gang!

New to this hobby, but I am really fascinated by the flight & tech aspect. I have the DJI Air 2s.

My main hobby is inshore fishing. But I also have interests in Photography, running and cooking.

Really interested in obtaining the part 107 authorization. I have the time and motivation.

Amazed at how much YouTube content there is out there. I am sure in the next few months and as my skills and knowledge develop, I'll be picking your minds.

Cheers everybody!
Hello and Welcome from Lahore Pakistan... With the state of the art DJI drone technology feel free and safe in flying and Enjoy... I have also cleared UK CAA Drone Operator Licence test in order to understand how to fly safe and keeping in view other's safety ...do try that.
 
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