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Greetings From Canada :) , just got into the flying game , got my First drone about a Month ago DJI mini 2 just to try it and ohhhhh boy I fell in love with it ,as a photographer I've always wanted to be able to capture landscape from above and capture good 4k Videos , as much as I enjoy the mini 2 I felt that there was something missing (12MP sensor) could not cut it , so i upgraded to The Mavic air 2 with the ( 48 MP) and I can say I am very happy with it ,I wish I had gotten into flying drone way sooner ,I feel like I have missed on a lot


Looking forward to Interact with you guys and see your amazing Photos/videos and Drone Tricks :)
 
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Greetings from Birmingham Alabama USA, welcome to the forum! We look forward to hearing from you!
 
Greetings From Canada :) , just got into the flying game , got my First drone about a Month ago DJI mini 2 just to try it and ohhhhh boy I fell in love with it ,as a photographer I've always wanted to be able to capture landscape from above and capture good 4k Videos , as much as I enjoy the mini 2 I felt that there was something missing (12MP sensor) could not cut it , so i upgraded to The Mavic air 2 with the ( 42 MP) and I can say I am very happy with it ,I wish I had gotten into flying drone way sooner ,I feel like I have missed on a lot


Looking forward to Interact with you guys and see your amazing Photos/videos and Drone Tricks :)
Welcome to the forum from Savannah, GA!
Please share some shots!
 
Welcome to our forum, from Hauptmann, in Hurst, Texas!

You'll love the flexibility of vantage points an aerial camera platform affords--you'll get shots and videos you could only dream of before! I fly a Mavic 2 Pro now, but will soon be upgrading to the Mini 3 Pro.

We have over 150,000 members—many from Canada--who enjoy helping each other get the most out of our hobby. Most of the questions you'll have will’ve already been addressed, and are easy to search. If you have NEW questions, just ask!

I attached a couple of links below, which will make learning piloting and photo/video skills easy. They specifically refer to the Mini 3 Pro, but his “moves” apply to any drone (DJI, anyway).

Glad to have you with us!
Rich R (aka Hauptmann)



 
Welcome to our forum, from Hauptmann, in Hurst, Texas!

You'll love the flexibility of vantage points an aerial camera platform affords--you'll get shots and videos you could only dream of before! I fly a Mavic 2 Pro now, but will soon be upgrading to the Mini 3 Pro.

We have over 150,000 members—many from Canada--who enjoy helping each other get the most out of our hobby. Most of the questions you'll have will’ve already been addressed, and are easy to search. If you have NEW questions, just ask!

I attached a couple of links below, which will make learning piloting and photo/video skills easy. They specifically refer to the Mini 3 Pro, but his “moves” apply to any drone (DJI, anyway).


Glad to have you with us!
Rich R (aka Hauptmann)



Thank you for the Links , will definitely take a look :)
 
Welcome to the forum! :)
 
Got my First drone about a Month ago DJI mini 2 just to try it and ohhhhh boy I fell in love with it ,as a photographer . . .

. . . so i upgraded to The Mavic air 2 with the ( 42 MP) and I can say I am very happy with it.

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 Canada, there are specific laws and rules for you to follow, please check to ensure these are current.


Even if you may 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 Mini 2 and the Air 2, including the User Manuals.

After you read the Manuals, read them again, you will be surprised what you missed the first time and you will be better prepared for that first "scary moment…"



Happy Droning…
 
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 Canada, there are specific laws and rules for you to follow, please check to ensure these are current.


Even if you may 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 Mini 2 and the Air 2, including the User Manuals.

After you read the Manuals, read them 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 for the Quick Tips love it , I've gotten use to flying the mini over long distances ,. i am quite familiar with the controls but i am always looking to learn new things sometime we think we know a lot but its only scratching the surface , i have not flown my Mavic air 2 on high altitude only in my backyard as much as i am excited about it this thing kinda scares me its faster than the mini 2 :s , I registered the Drone on Transport Canada but still learning about about the protocols before doing the exam and applying for a pilot license , i've seen some of the questions i realized i truly know nothing about Aviation ( i might need to watch ''Top Gun'' a few more times haha jk jk) , i must say it is very interesting and makes you want to learn more
 
Greetings From Canada :) , just got into the flying game , got my First drone about a Month ago DJI mini 2 just to try it and ohhhhh boy I fell in love with it ,as a photographer I've always wanted to be able to capture landscape from above and capture good 4k Videos , as much as I enjoy the mini 2 I felt that there was something missing (12MP sensor) could not cut it , so i upgraded to The Mavic air 2 with the ( 48 MP) and I can say I am very happy with it ,I wish I had gotten into flying drone way sooner ,I feel like I have missed on a lot


Looking forward to Interact with you guys and see your amazing Photos/videos and Drone Tricks :)
Greetings From Canada :) , just got into the flying game , got my First drone about a Month ago DJI mini 2 just to try it and ohhhhh boy I fell in love with it ,as a photographer I've always wanted to be able to capture landscape from above and capture good 4k Videos , as much as I enjoy the mini 2 I felt that there was something missing (12MP sensor) could not cut it , so i upgraded to The Mavic air 2 with the ( 48 MP) and I can say I am very happy with it ,I wish I had gotten into flying drone way sooner ,I feel like I have missed on a lot


Looking forward to Interact with you guys and see your amazing Photos/videos and Drone Tricks :)
Greetings from Detroit and welcome to the forum. Lots of great info here. Fly safe.
 
i might need to watch ''Top Gun'' a few more times
When you start using the Air 2, start off in Cine Mode, it's less responsive (as in a good way…) and as for watching "Top Gun", I have gone to YouTube and watched the "Top Gun Maverick" video excerpts more times than I care to mention. If you ever need those drones to pull "Ten-Gs," you'll feel the Pucker Factor then…

Good Luck and Fly Safe…
 

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