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Guess what I got for Christmas. Just my second time flying, so the focus was mainly on not to crash the new gadget, the nice aerial composition will come soon I hope.


Very happy with my MM & my first drone overall. As I am a photographer I always wanted a drone, but did not like to travel with 2 bags (one photo 12kg, one drone). So mavic mini made me buy ... It takes the place of a 50mm lens in my photo bags. But sooooo many things to learn now.

Big thanks for the great advice here in the forum, tons of great points I would not have thought about !

Bjoern & greeting from Paris
 
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Guess what I got for Christmas. Just my second time flying, so the focus was mainly on not to crash the new gadget, the nice aerial composition will come soon I hope.


Very happy with my MM & my first drone overall. As I am a photographer I always wanted a drone, but did not like to travel with 2 bags (one photo 12kg, one drone). So mavic mini made me buy ... It takes the place of a 50mm lens in my photo bags. But sooooo many things to learn now.

Big thanks for the great advice here in the forum, tons of great points I would not have thought about !

Bjoern & greeting from Paris
Is this La Baule by any chance?
 
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Welcome to the forum from the deserts of Arizona! Enjoy.
Here’s a link to the full 60 page online only DJI manual for your drone... and other useful stuff too.
Enjoyed your video... love sunrises and sunsets.
 
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Is this La Baule by any chance?
Hello Jumpingbean, yes we spend the new years weekend in La Baule, the harbor shots are from Le Croisic. A really impressive coast, I just had only one day of nice weather. Would have love to have some shots from the salt fields around la Guérande. Next time .... :)
 
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Welcome to the forum from the deserts of Arizona! Enjoy.
Here’s a link to the full 60 page online only DJI manual for your drone... and other useful stuff too.
Enjoyed your video... love sunrises and sunsets.
Thank you , already spend hours on youtube & in the forums, but not looked to that one ... guess the tree in the forest syndrom. Will catch up this weekend so that I am ready when the nice spring light comes :)
 
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Hello Jumpingbean, yes we spend the new years weekend in La Baule, the harbor shots are from Le Croisic. A really impressive coast, I just had only one day of nice weather. Would have love to have some shots from the salt fields around la Guérande. Next time .... :)
Thanks for the reply - it looked familiar :) I’ve been in the region for Christmas and almost got my MM blown away in Guerande’s old town. The moment I’ve got over the buildings, the drone started to drift 8 m/s! Got him down just in time, but a lesson has been learnt.
Coming back in March to get some pics of the salt flats and the submarine pens of St. Nazaire.
 
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Thanks for the reply - it looked familiar :) I’ve been in the region for Christmas and almost got my MM blown away in Guerande’s old town. The moment I’ve got over the buildings, the drone started to drift 8 m/s! Got him down just in time, but a lesson has been learnt.
Coming back in March to get some pics of the salt flats and the submarine pens of St. Nazaire.
I think I was very naive & lucky at the same time for my first flight out over the water & at the beach, I only read about all the MM wind problems & how to check the wind prior to the flight in UAV forcats after I came back !!! I would be a lot more careful now , that's for sure !

Actually .. dont know if I would do the same fligh paths now again... so just a lot of beginners luck I guess !

The Salt flats were on my list .. but we had only days with fog after the one sunny day so no good. Would love to see you salt flats & the submarine pens later in the year , can you share ? I have friends living in La Baule so I am sure they would love to see that as well !

Good flying :)