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Hi everyone. New user here from the south east of England.

Still fairly new to drones, having had my mini 3 pro for a few months now.
I have a good background in photography, but am now getting more into video.

Hope to find a lot of inspiration here, and hopefully some constructive criticism on my own work too.
 
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Hi everyone. New user here from the south east of England.

Still fairly new to drones, having had my mini 3 pro for a few months now.
I have a good background in photography, but am now getting more into video.

Hope to find a lot of inspiration here, and hopefully some constructive criticism on my own work too.

This is my YouTube channel. :)

Welcome for Alabama, hope you enjoy your drone and he group.

Mike
 
Still fairly new to drones, having had my mini 3 pro for a few months now.

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.



I reviewed your YouTube Channel, interesting, I am sorry that you had to use the Care Refresh, but aren't you glad you had it? If you search our past postings, you are not alone in losing a drone to a "conflict" with a Geo Zone. One member, also in the UK, flew his drone from an island in Scotland towards another nearby island, only to learn that there was an airport there and "somehow" he busted into the zone, but he could not cross it again to return, his visual flight map, like yours, showed him flying back and forth along the border trying to return. He did panic and later wrote that he had sufficient battery to return to the distance island and land there, but he ultimately also "flew into the sea…"

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


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, and 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 puppy or kitten 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, 6 feet (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.

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…
 
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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.



I reviewed your YouTube Channel, interesting, I am sorry that you had to use the Care Refresh, but aren't you glad you had it? If you search our past postings, you are not alone in losing a drone to a "conflict" with a Geo Zone. One member, also in the UK, flew his drone from an island in Scotland towards another nearby island, only to learn that there was an airport there and "somehow" he busted into the zone, but he could not cross it again to return, his visual flight map, like yours, showed him flying back and forth along the border trying to return. He did panic and later wrote that he had sufficient battery to return to the distance island and land there, but he ultimately also "flew into the sea…"

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


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, and 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 puppy or kitten 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, 6 feet (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.

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 for the warm welcome.

Yes there were some lessons learned from that incident. Confident now that I can avoid similar happening again, but still get nervous flying over water. Not that it stops me.
 
Greetings from Birmingham Alabama USA, welcome to the forum! We look forward to hearing from you!
 
Confident now that I can avoid similar happening again, but still get nervous flying over water. Not that it stops me.
Well, you've used your one Fly-Away and if it happens again, you are on your own… Or you can do the "old switcheroo…" One person lost their drone a second time and to get it replaced, they bought a totally smashed up drone of the same model, that they smashed it up even more and removed the identifying serial number and then had it replaced as a crashed and smashed drone that goy driven over…

Or you can buy a set of pontoons and you might be able to recover it as it floats past the "White Cliff of Dover…" L 😂 L . . .
 
Welcome to Mavic Pilots! :) Enjoy the forum!Thumbswayup
 
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