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Hello people
I have been looking at this forum for a few weeks now after getting my Mavic pro. My name is Grahame and I'm from Wallsend in the UK.

Since getting my Mavic I've been getting as much practice as possible clocking up over 4 hours of flying in 2 weeks and about 10km in total flight distance.

Hopefully my technique will get better with the help of posts on here and will try and get some sort of movie done soon. The 2 big hurdles for me are flying it over water which is a shame because I live about 4 miles from the beautiful North East coast and flying it more than 100m away from me even though I can still see it I just can't seem to break this psychological barrier. Below is one of my first pictures from my back garden which I love. 20180724_225134.jpg

Well that's all for now
Cheers Grahame
 
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Welcome to Mavic Pilots .
I hope you will find our site helpful and look forward to any input , photo's/video's you might post .
Don't be shy and ask anything if you can't find it by searching .:)
 

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Hello,
It is a pleasure to welcome you to the Mavic Pilots forum.
I hope that you will be able to use the forum to further your safety knowledge and for the exchange of innovative ideas and as a resource for current developments in Mavic quadcopters.
Great photo!
Enjoy! Thumbswayup
 

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Welcome to MavicPilots from Dayton Ohio USA! Enjoy your new Mavic Pro, Nice photo! Fly safe and have fun!
 
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Welcome fellow toon dweller :). I just joined this forum last week after getting my Mavic Pro platinum a couple weeks back. I’ve managed just over 2 hours flying so far as I’ve been watching a good few YouTube videos to try and tinker with the camera, drone and gimble settings and think I’m just about there with it. When I’m back at my desk tomorrow I’ll chuck some links your way which have been quite helpful for me.

Here’s a couple of shots I’ve taken so far from around the area, they should be fairly familiar to you :)

I’ve been quite brave and had it out over the water already, not too far tho. My theory is tho if it falls outta the sky for whatever reason from 300ft it’s gonna be toast regardless of where it falls so just go for it and enjoy :)
 

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Hello people
I have been looking at this forum for a few weeks now after getting my Mavic pro. My name is Grahame and I'm from Wallsend in the UK.

Since getting my Mavic I've been getting as much practice as possible clocking up over 4 hours of flying in 2 weeks and about 10km in total flight distance.

Hopefully my technique will get better with the help of posts on here and will try and get some sort of movie done soon. The 2 big hurdles for me are flying it over water which is a shame because I live about 4 miles from the beautiful North East coast and flying it more than 100m away from me even though I can still see it I just can't seem to break this psychological barrier. Below is one of my first pictures from my back garden which I love. View attachment 42767

Well that's all for now
Cheers Grahame
Howdy from Wyoming @Grahamerob , welcome to the community, plenty of fine folk and excellent information here.
 

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Hi I’m Ki I recently purchased a Mavic Air, first DJI I own and loving it, I come from owning a Yuneec Breeze. I’m from Puerto Rico and this drone is amazing for nature photography.
 

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Hello people
I have been looking at this forum for a few weeks now after getting my Mavic pro. My name is Grahame and I'm from Wallsend in the UK.

Since getting my Mavic I've been getting as much practice as possible clocking up over 4 hours of flying in 2 weeks and about 10km in total flight distance.

Hopefully my technique will get better with the help of posts on here and will try and get some sort of movie done soon. The 2 big hurdles for me are flying it over water which is a shame because I live about 4 miles from the beautiful North East coast and flying it more than 100m away from me even though I can still see it I just can't seem to break this psychological barrier. Below is one of my first pictures from my back garden which I love. View attachment 42767

Well that's all for now
Cheers Grahame
Ha Guys, welcome!

Grahame, don't worry too much about the water! Get yourself to a level where you are comfortable with the Mavic, that you trust that it follows your commands. Then, whenever you are ready, take it over the water. Don't go too far at first, and maybe make sure to fly into the wind at first. That way, you're bound to be able to fly back with the wind in case anything goes pear shaped.
Also, fly at altitude first. In normal flight, altitude equals safety. This goes for your drone as well, no need to fly at wave top level on your first endeavors!
Take care, and looking forward to seeing those first movies!