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Newbie from Spain


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Mar 26, 2023
I have a DJI Mavic Air 2 and am enjoying getting to know what it can and what I as a newbie, can't do! I'm finding this site really helpful in directing me to tutorials as well as giving generally useful tips.
There are plenty of restrictions in my area of southern Spain, however I can find a few areas in which to practise according to the Enaire Drones map. This organisation manages the airspace in my region. There seem to be descrepancies between what the Enaire Map shows and information I receive from the DJI Fly app when I attempt to fly in an area which is outside the 8km safety area of a small local airport. I am assuming the Enaire Map takes precedent?
It perhaps is a naive question, however I'm always mindful of being questioned by the local police and any issues which could arise from the DJI tracking information which may show I'm in a restricted area.
I am fully compliant with all the necessary European licenses and drone identification requisits and have registered my drone in Spain.
Any comments are welcome! Thanks.
Warm welcome to the forum, I am also new on this forum but are members on Yuneec and DJI have 5 in total and love the sport
Greetings from Birmingham Alabama USA, welcome to the forum! We look forward to hearing from you!

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 the UK, 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 Mavic Air 2, 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…
Welcome to the forum! :)
¡Bienvenido a nuestro foro, de Hauptmann, en 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--including many from Spain and Portugal--who enjoy helping each other get the most out of our hobby. Most of the questions you'll have have already been addressed, and are easy to search. If you have NEW questions, just ask!

I've attached two links below which will give you a heads start in making quality videos.

Estamos encantados de tenerte con nosotros!

Rich R (aka Hauptmann)

Welcome to Mavic Pilots! :) Enjoy the forum!Thumbswayup
Welcome to the forum!

As for your question, always follow local rules as the DJI data is not always correct
Many thanks for your response and answer to my question! I know it was somewhat hidden in my introduction. I shall feel a bit more confident now when out searching for places to fly when I know what the Enaire Map shows, regardless of what DJI comes up with!
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