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Hi, from Lithuania

Martynas A

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Hi guys,
Glad to Join you! I got very positive impression of this forum :)

I am from Vilnius, Lithuania - very nice country filled with lakes and forests. So obviously I love camping, hiking and kayaking. Also one of my biggest loves is cycling - I do that with my gravel bike, I try to ride remote locations, explore surroundings.

For last 17 years I also have a passion for photography. This is a reason why I bought (2023 october) my first drone - DJI mini 4 pro, to accompany my Canon cameras in my trips.

So I am happy to join you!
 
Anxious to hear more about your country. I have only recently learned that my family is originally from Lithuania and I so desperately want to visit soon. Looking to see some of your photos and video with your Mini 4 Pro; I also have the same drone.
 
Welcome to the forum! :)

A few useful tips for you:
  • The current Mini 4 Pro manual can be downloaded here (it doesn't come in the box).

  • This video covers all the basics of the Mini 4 Pro. It would be worth a watch even if you're not new to the Mavic 4 Pro.

  • 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.
 
Anxious to hear more about your country. I have only recently learned that my family is originally from Lithuania and I so desperately want to visit soon. Looking to see some of your photos and video with your Mini 4 Pro; I also have the same drone.

Thanks for warm welcome :)
Here is couple of videos that I already made (please not that I was in the process of learning, so they are very novice):

Kernavė, medieval capital of Lithuania, hundreds of years ago, very beautiful and picturesque Kernavė (youtube.com),

Nearby to Kernavė:

Suburb of Vilnius, where I Live, not that very impressive, but it is as it is: Pilaitė, Palvininkai, Gėlužės ežeras žiemą (youtube.com)

Laba diena! Mano žmona užaugo Vilniuje.

We were in Beržoras last summer where I flew my drone, as well as Kryžiu Kalnas.

Hill of cross (Kryžių kalnas) is very unique location, with very unique history. I've never heard of small village of Beržoras, but looking at pictures at wikipedia - it looks impressive!
 
Greetings from Birmingham Alabama USA, welcome to the forum! We look forward to hearing from you!
 
my first drone - DJI mini 4 pro, to accompany my Canon cameras in my trips.

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.


Since you live in Lithuania, 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 4 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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