How visible are the props when tilting up?

Discussion in 'Mavic Pro Help' started by skyeboysteve, Nov 30, 2016.

  1. skyeboysteve

    skyeboysteve Member

    Nov 30, 2016
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    I'm definitely interested in getting the Mavic at some point--mostly for its portability. However, I'm wondering if anyone can tell me how it compares to the P3/P4 when it comes to looking up (with the camera tilt) and seeing blades in the frame?

    I'm planning to film a hospital complex that has cantilevered buildings where one of the buildings looks like it's been stacked on a couple others--providing large soffits (and tunnel) a few stories off the ground. The company I'm filming for manufactured and installed a large percentage of their work on the underside of these soffits that span the full width of the building. I've been thinking of getting the Mavic for this purpose, as I assume the props won't get in the frame as much when looking up at the soffit above; while flying underneath.

    I've also been thinking perhaps I should spend my money on a Phantom 4 Pro instead--since I'll be getting a much better camera, and getting props in the frame is probably going to be something I can't escape entirely with the Mavic anyway.

    Can anyone with experience with Mavics give me an idea about how visible the props are when tilting the gimble up all the way?
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  2. halley

    halley Well-Known Member

    Nov 27, 2016
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    Central Honshu, Japan
    For an upward shot I might engage in DJI heresy and affix a separate action camera to the top of the shell. No gimbal stabilization but a lot better upward inspection visibility.
  3. Mako79

    Mako79 Well-Known Member

    Oct 13, 2016
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    I have tried it on tripod mode - through the eyes of a walking dog =)
    If there is no wind and you don't full tilt fwd on the +30 degrees (upskirt) angle, you can only see just the left tip of the props.
    You can always fly backwards to completely avoid the props from appearing.
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